Workshop on Digital Assignments

Breakfast 9-10am in Room B224 (Humanities and Global Studies Conference Room)

Workshop 10am-12pm in Room B118 (Computer Lab)

The goal of this workshop is to work alongside faculty doing similar projects to further develop your assignments. Each participant should bring any materials needed to work on the assignment and should post a one page description of their planned assignment on this Google Slides Presentation. We will break into working groups based on common tools or genres. The workshop will be held in a computer lab, but feel free to bring your own laptops.

Some resources that might help:

Data Visualization Workshop

DATA VISUALIZATION

A Workshop for

SHU/Ramapo Digital Humanities Grant Fellows

Friday, November 1, 2019

3:00 – 5:00 pm

Meeting Place: Seton Hall University, Schwartz Hall 112

VISITOR PARKING INFORMATION

Refreshments will be served

Data visualization is the graphical representation of information and data. It is also a form of storytelling. By using visual elements such as charts, graphs, and maps, data visualization tools provide an accessible way to see and understand trends, outliers, and patterns in data.

Some starting guides to learn more about data visualization are:

Cathy Moran Hajo will demonstrate an assignment that incorporates census data between 1860 and 1940 on the town of Mahwah, using Tableau and Word Clouds. You will also have an opportunity to try Tableau Public for yourself.

Greg Iannarella will demonstrate the strategies and tools he uses in Business Writing courses for data visualization (Google Sheets) and to promote recursive research and writing (JSTOR Text Analyzer). You will have an opportunity to try Text Analyzer. Please come with a research paper (in electronic form) to use for this part of the workshop.

In addition, we hope you’ll come prepared to join the conversation with examples of your own and with information or questions you have about creating student assignments or doing research using data visualization tools.

Please let us know if there is a tool YOU’D like to demonstrate.

Faculty Development Day

Stephen Rice, Monica Giacoppe, and Sarah Koenig, who attended Digital Humanities workshops last summer will share digital platforms that they are using to create new kinds of assignments for their classes. Learn about new pedagogical possibilities for humanities courses or other courses that deal primarily with qualitative information.

 

WWP Advanced Institutes: Word Vectors for the Thoughtful Humanist

In 2018, the Women Writer’s Project received a grant from the NEH Institutes for Advanced Topics in Digital Humanities to support a series of advanced seminars on using word embedding models in teaching and research. This program supports four institutes in 2019–2021:

  • An introductory institute focused on research uses of word vectors, using the WWP’s web-based Women Writers Vector Toolkit
  • An introductory institute focused on pedagogical uses of word vectors, using the WWP’s web-based Women Writers Vector Toolkit
  • An intensive institute focused on research uses of word vectors, offering a thorough, well-scaffolded introduction to RStudio through commented code samples that can be adapted for use in participants’ own work
  • An intensive institute focused on pedagogical uses of word vectors, including coverage of RStudio and the challenges of teaching command-line tools in a humanities context

The introductory events will use simple, open-access web tools hosted in the Women Writers Online Lab, while the intensive events will focus on using RStudio and command-line tools. All four institutes will consider how to make and assess arguments about and with text analysis data, and discuss how to assess the validity of methods, data preparation, and tool configuration. After each event, participants will receive support and guidance in implementing these techniques in their home research and teaching environments.

Travel funding is available of up to $500 per participant.

Read more and learn how to apply

The seminar schedule is as follows:

Northeastern University
July 17–19, 2019
Application deadline: March 22, 2019
Notification by April 19, 2019
Hosted by the Digital Scholarship Group
Introductory institute focused on research uses of word vectors

Northeastern University
May 20–22 2020
Application deadline: January 24, 2020
Notification by February 14, 2020
Hosted by the Digital Scholarship Group
Introductory institute focused on pedagogical uses of word vectors

Northeastern University
July 15–17 2020
Application deadline: January 24, 2020
Notification by February 14, 2020
Hosted by the Digital Scholarship Group
Intensive institute focused on research uses of word vectors

Northeastern University
July 2021 (specific date will be determined early in 2021)
Application deadline: March 19, 2021
Notification by April 16, 2021
Hosted by the Digital Scholarship Group
Intensive institute focused on pedagogical uses of word vectors

Word Vectors for the Thoughtful Humanist has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this project, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.