Introduction to IIIF (International Image Interoperability Framework)

Friday, October 30, 10:00 am – 11:30 am, online synchronous (Instructors: Caterina Agostini, Rutgers Italian, and Danielle Reay, Drew University Library)

This workshop will explore the International Image Interoperability Framework ( and the work of the IIIF community to create universal standards for describing and sharing images online. With common viewing platforms, we can obtain interoperable digital image content to display, edit, annotate, and share images on the web, for example artworks, maps, and musical scores.

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Programming for Humanists Fall Course

Programming for Humanists, run at Texas A&M will offer Zoom-based courses this fall. Registration is open now and closes on September 2. For details, and to register, see

Digital Editions, Start to Finish (8 weeks)

This course is designed for Humanities scholars who wish to create a digital edition of a text that is scholarly quality and can be peer-reviewed for promotion and tenure and/or used in classes for students who need access to rare texts. Students will learn all the basics of what Elena Pierazzo has described as “a new publication form called the ‘digital documentary edition’ which is composed of the source, the outputs and the tools able to produce and display them.” In this class, we will spend three weeks learning TEI encoding, the code used to create scholarly digital editions, as we will explain, and then will learn how to transform them into web pages using oXygen. Registration includes a one-year subscription to oXygen. Readings and lessons assigned before class meetings will take approximately two hours per week to complete. ($500)

HTML and CSS (6 weeks)

This class is for absolute beginners who know nothing about the code that lies behind the web sites as seen in browsers such as Google Chrome or Safari.  There are other sources available for learning HTML and CSS, but in this class, students will actually create HTML and CSS files during class time, along with the instructor; making mistakes is integral to learning the coding system, and so going over mistakes is an essential part of the course curriculum. The class consists of workshops in which everyone follows along, making HTML pages and styling them with CSS (Cascading Stylesheets). When problems arise, students will share their screens with everyone, and we will troubleshoot together. We will be using oXygen to create and edit both HTML and CSS.  Registration includes a one-year subscription to oXygen.  Note: Students who do not already have server space for web publishing will need to purchase or activate via your university web-accessible server space (e.g., Reclaim Hosting $30 per year, not covered by the registration fee).  Assignments requiring an hour to complete will be given at the end of every class to prepare you for the next one. ($400)

Taking both classes costs only $750 or $2,500 for 5 participants from the same institution.

Digitorium 2020

The University of Alabama University Libraries is proud to announce the annual Digital Humanities Conference, Digitorium, will be held October 1-3, 2020. The conference, hosted by the University of Alabama Libraries and the Alabama Digital Humanities Center, will be entirely virtual for the first time this year. In an unprecedented time when digital literacies are critically important, Digitorium represents a timely opportunity for faculty, practitioners, and students to learn what’s possible with Digital Humanities (DH) methods and pedagogy. This year, we will offer several workshops that can help build DH skills, with tools such as Nvivo, Orange, 360 videos in VR, and Twine.  

While we are disappointed that we won’t be able to meet in person, we’re looking forward to providing an opportunity for faculty, practitioners, and students worldwide to engage with discussions on Digital Humanities, hear from innovative scholars in the field, and to learn new skills through virtual workshops.

Registration is $25.00 and opens August 16th , 2020.

For more information regarding our schedule, plenaries, and registration, please visit the Digitorium site.