PCCC-Ramapo Experiential Learning and Digital Humanities Conference

Passaic County Community College and Ramapo College will hold an Experiential Learning and Digital Humanities Conference, January 26, 2024, from 10am-5pm @Pavillion 1, Ramapo College

Professors from Passaic County Community College and Ramapo College presented class projects they carried out in the Fall 2023 semester in a one day conference.

These professors worked over two semesters as members of Experiential Learning Community of Practice and/or Digital Humanities Community of Practice sponsored by PROSPER Grant to develop and implement hands-on engagement aspects in their class projects. These Communities of Practice also encouraged collaboration among their members, creating multi- disciplinary, multi-campus, and multi-layered class projects, which have been a great success in engaging students and local communities. Professors will present details of their class projects, some with their students, and further discuss their future projects that can be open for new collaboration. For questions, contact Neriko Doerr (ndoerr@ramapo.edu).

Presentation Schedule

  • 10:00am-10:30am: Opening Remarks, Neriko Doerr—Ramapo College
  • 10:30am-11am: The Many Faces of “My”crobes! Role of Bacteria in Health and Disease (Kokila Kota—Ramapo College)
  • 11am-11:30am: Finding Ramapo Places (Roark Atkinson—Ramapo College)
  • 11:30am-12pm: World Sustainability Projects and Reflections (Karin LaGreca—Ramapo College)
  • 12pm-12:30pm: Group Work CAN be Enjoyable: Collaborative Experiential Learning in Organizational Analysis (Rikki Abzug—Ramapo College)
  • 12:30pm-1pm: Crafting Your Path with The Comprehensive Business Plan (Khloud Kourani—PCCC)
  • 1pm-1:30pm: Working with Indigenous Peoples: Civic Engagement through Experiential Learning in an Anthropology Class (Neriko Doerr—Ramapo College)
  • 1:30pm-3pm Lunch
  • 3pm-3:30pm: Educating Community Organizers: Service-Learning and Scholar-Activist Pedagogy (Lena Delgado de Torres—PCCC)
  • 3:30pm-4pm: Best Practices and Pedagogy in Digital Sociology (Lena Delgado de Torres—PCCC)
  • 4pm-4:30pm: Using Omeka Classic with Digital Humanities Assignments, (Cathy Moran Hajo—Ramapo College)
  • 4:30pm-5pm: Creating Digital Exhibits in Omeka using the American History Textbook Project (Christina Connor—Ramapo College)

Discovering Digital Humanities: Ramapo College Spring Showcase of Student-Faculty DH Projects

When: 1pm–2pm on Thursday, April 13.

Where: SC-157, Ramapo College of New Jersey

Come and see what you can create with digital technologies in the classroom! This year’s Spring Showcase will feature presentations from faculty and students in the School of Humanities and Global Studies who have used innovative digital tools to explore and communicate information in new ways, including through interactive maps and timelines, video, and gaming. Faculty and students will explain the projects they produced in class, the digital technologies they used, and what they learned in the process. Presentations will be followed by a Q & A. This free, in-person event is open to all Ramapo College students, faculty, staff, and community members. Lunch will be served!

Building Digital Humanities Symposium

‘Building Digital’ Humanities’ is a free online symposium produced by Western Sydney University in conjunction with Gale, part of Cenage Group, and the Pondicherry University.

It will explore the conditions in which Digital Humanities (DH) can flourish at institutional, inter-institutional, national and supra-national level, considering issues such as building networks, infrastructures, research and industry collaborations, public engagement and citizen scholarship, and career paths for individual researchers.

DH has presented a set of novel issues and dilemmas for both Humanities scholars and their collaborators, partners and facilitators in venues as diverse as the classroom, the library, industry, IT, government agencies and university research offices.

As DH practices have increasingly challenged the lone scholar model of humanities research and embedded computational technologies at the heart of much cutting-edge scholarship, new challenges have arisen around infrastructures, collaborative models, approaches to scholarly attribution and accreditation, data-sharing, data-preservation, access to data, and appropriate training and career structures.

The choices policy makers, administrators and individual researchers take in response to these challenges have real world consequences, shaping, facilitating, or impeding individual careers, research agendas, or institutional or national initiatives.

The purpose of this symposium – the first globally to address these themes directly – is to explore how infrastructures, funding models, reward systems, collaborative partnerships, institutional arrangements and public engagement interact organically to shape the interdisciplinary field of Digital Humanities as a lived, everyday scholarly and personal experience, and how that impacts on the final research, societal and personal outcomes.

The symposium will take place across a series of thirty sessions spread over a three week period (6/7 November-25 November), with sessions lasting for ninety minutes to two hours timed for morning and evening in Australia, in order to cater for presenters and audiences around the globe. It can be viewed asynchronously.

For more information, and to register, see the Building Digital Humanities website.

Apply to Attend the Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities (June 2022)

The Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities (IDRH) at the University of Kansas welcomes applications to participate in the NEH-funded Public Digital Humanities Institute, June 6-11, 2022, to receive training and support in public digital humanities and academic-community collaborations. Applications are due to idrh@ku.edu by Monday, January 31, 2022 at 11:59 PM (US Central Time).

In order to focus on the under-resourced nexus of the digital humanities and public humanities, and in order to provide a one-of-a-kind opportunity for academics and their community partners to receive training together, we are inviting participants to attend in teams of two. We will host 24 participants, representing twelve collaborative digital humanities projects between the community and the academy.

This week-long summer Institute will provide foundational knowledge, skills and resources to successfully advance twelve public humanities projects, increasing their longevity, visibility and impact. This will be followed by a year of further online training, support and discussion, with a final symposium and showcase in June 2023.

Incorporating Digital Humanities into the Curriculum Wrap up

Feb. 19, 10:00am – 12:00pm

In Zoom

Faculty from Seton Hall University and Ramapo College of NJ will be presenting on the ways they have incorporated digital humanities tools and practices into their courses through projects and assignments. The presenters come from a variety of disciplines: Psychology, English, Sociology, Languages, History, and more. Students in their courses acquired skills such as text annotation, data visualization, podcasting, mapping, and data narration. Funding for this work was provided by grants from Bringing Theory to Practice and the Booth Ferris Foundation. We hope you’re able to join us to learn how DH tools, applications, and approaches can enhance teaching and learning.

This event is open to faculty from Seton Hall University, Ramapo College, and member schools of the NJ Digital Humanities Consortium. For more information, contact Mary Balkun (mary.balkun@shu.edu). Please share with others who may be interested.

Call for Participants: Creative, Critical, Editing: A Virtual Symposium

Creative, Critical, Editing: A Virtual Symposium | 22 – 30 April 2021

Creative critical approaches are having a growing impact on how we do research in the humanities – from practice-based work in art, drama and performance, to creative writing, visible and interventionist modes of translation and annotation, autoethnography and experimental ways of curating archival resources. At the same time, the digital humanities are offering new avenues for disseminating creative critical work – enabling a mixture of textual, audible and visual formats, interactive elements, audience participation and a more international scope. But the rise of the digital has also taught us to appreciate the materiality of the book in new ways even as Zoom reminds us of the joys of personal interactions.

We propose to make connections between these various developments through the concept of ‘editing’ – a practice that can take many forms: an edited collection of essays, a scholarly edition of canonical texts (from the Bible to contemporary poetry), an artistic practice (artist’s books, exhibitions), an advertising gimmick (a special edition of scented candles), a form of censorship (redacting out sensitive material). We are hoping to bring together scholars and critics, archivists and librarians, artists and creative practitioners, textual and digital editors and other thinkers – within and beyond the academy – in a virtual symposium that will explore the work of editing in its various facets.

We will start off with a virtual roundtable on 22 April 2021, 17:00-18:30, featuring:

Ruth Abbott – Caroline Bassett – Deborah Bowman – Susan Greenberg
Tim Mathews – Wim van Mierlo – Marta Werner – John Schad

This will be followed by interactive workshops – on Friday 23 April, Thursday 29 April and Friday 30 April – where we can put some of our ideas into practice. We will use Percy Bysshe Shelley’s poem The Mask of Anarchy as a base-text, but you are welcome to bring in your own materials. We hope to create an environment in which you can share your own work, try out editing in new forms, and generate ideas for future projects and collaborations.

If you would like to take part in the workshops, please submit a statement of approx. 150 words outlining your current research/practice and what you hope to gain from participating in the Symposium. We do not expect you to have any prior experience of editing or creative critical practice – all we request is curiosity and a willingness to experiment. If there are more applicants than places, priority will be given to students and early-career scholars and practitioners whose work has the potential to benefit the most from attending a workshop.

Please submit your expression of interest to IESEvents@sas.ac.uk by 14 March 2021; make sure to include the event title in the subject.
If you have any questions, please contact Mathelinda Nabugodi on mn539@cam.ac.uk.


Christopher Ohge, Lecturer in Digital Approaches to Literature, Institute of English Studies

Mathelinda Nabugodi, Leverhulme Trust/Isaac Newton Trust Early Career Fellow, Newnham College, University of Cambridge

Digital Scholarly Editing: An Introduction (May 3-7, 2021)

Course Convenor: Dr Christopher Ohge

A short course on Digital Scholarly Editing will be offered virtually by the Institute of English Studies at the School of Advanced Study, University of London. It will survey the traditions and principles of scholarly editing and textual scholarship, complemented with training on the fundamentals of creating digital editions. It aims to provide an understanding of the history of editorial practice, including the study of manuscripts, the theory of copy text editing, and the decisions relating to textual and contextual apparatus that inform the design of an edition. We will focus on encoding documents in Markdown and in XML using the standards of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI). Students will also learn about HTML, CSS, and publishing options.

Scholarly editing involves various philosophical commitments, arguments, and interpretive strategies for organizing and publishing texts and works. The aim of this short course is to combine the how of editing with the why, as well as the pragmatic functions of editions in the digital space, emphasizing thinking tools, in addition to technological ones.

Courses fees are £175 (standard) and £100 (student). Register here

Every Victorian Novel: Dispatches from Data-Intensive Book History

Every Victorian Novel: Dispatches from Data-Intensive Book History

Allen Riddell (Assistant Professor of Information Science, Indiana University)

February 15, 2021, 4:00–5:15pm

An online webinar. Registration is required for attendance.

This talk reviews three recent contributions to the history of fiction publishing in the British Isles and Ireland during the 19th century. The three papers share an investment in an inclusive history of the novel and of novel-writing as a profession. They depend on, to varying degrees, the availability of machine-readable bibliographies and of digital surrogates of volumes held by legal deposit libraries (e.g., Oxford’s Bodleian, British Library).

The first article, “Reassembling the English Novel, 1789—1919,” forthcoming in Cultural Analytics, estimates annual rates of novel publication for each year between 1789 and 1919. This period—which witnessed the publication of between 40,000 and 63,000 previously-unpublished novels—merits attention because it was during this period that institutions, organizational practices, and technologies associated with the contemporary text industry emerged.

The second article, “The Class of 1838: A Social History of the First Victorian Novelists,” revisits a research question introduced by Raymond Williams in The Long Revolution (1961) (Chapter 5, “The Social History of English Writers”). This article, published last year, examines the social origins of the 81 novelists who published a novel in 1838. Replicating Williams’s research is essential because Williams’s original study was, by his own admission, preliminary and depended on a small, non-probability sample of writers.

The talk concludes with an assessment of four major digital libraries’ coverage of published Victorian novels. (The digital libraries studied are the Internet Archive, HathiTrust, Google Books, and the British Library.) While evidence suggests that a majority of Victorian novels have been digitized, multivolume novels and novels by male authors are overrepresented relative to their share of the population of published novels. This third paper also provides an occasion to reflect on the past decade of data-intensive literary history, a research field whose prospects have been linked to mass digitization of research and national libraries.

Allen Riddell is Assistant Professor of Information Science in the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering at Indiana University Bloomington. His research explores applications of modern statistical methods in literary history and text-based media studies. He is the co-author with Folgert Karsdorp and Mike Kestemont of Humanities Data Analysis (Princeton University Press, 2021) (open-access edition in 2022). Prior to coming to Indiana, Riddell was a Neukom Fellow at the Neukom Institute for Computational Sciences and the Leslie Center for the Humanities at Dartmouth College.

If you require accommodation to attend this event, please contact us at uchi@uconn.edu or by phone (860) 486-9057.

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 (https://iiif.io/) 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.

Please register here:


Do More with Digital Scholarship workshop series

The Lewis & Ruth Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship and the McMaster University Library are pleased to share its 2020-2021 Do More with Digital Scholarship workshop series. This year’s fully virtual series consists of a mix of synchronous sessions and asynchronous modules, which will be released at various points of the year and available to watch at any time.

The series is open to all audiences. The events are listed below with registration/reminder links. The first module opens today!

More details on the workshops can be found here.

1. Introduction to Digitization

Asynchronous workshop  | available 05-October, 2020 | view now
Follow-up drop-in sessions | 16 & 26-October, 2020 | 11:30-12:30 ET | 

Instructor: Krista Jamieson

2. Roundtable on Digital Scholarship

Synchronous event | 30-October, 2020 | 3:00 – 4:30 ET | register

Facilitator: Andrea Zeffiro
Participants: Helen Beny, Emily Van Haren, Adrianna Michell, Amanda Montague

3. Textual Analysis with Voyant

Synchronous workshop | 04-November, 2020 | 11:30 – 1:30 ET | register

Instructor: Devon Mordell

4. Data Visualization with Tableau

Synchronous workshop | 18-November, 2020 | 11:30 – 1:30 ET | register

Instructor: Devon Mordell

5. Social Media Research Ethics – Preliminary Considerations

Asynchronous workshop | available 18-January, 2021 | register
Instructors: Andrea Zeffiro, Emily Van Haren, Jay Brodeur

6. Network Analysis with Gephi

Synchronous workshop | 20-January, 2021 | 11:30 – 1:30 ET | register

Instructor: Devon Mordell

7. Journal Publishing

Synchronous workshop | 26-January, 2021 | 1:00 – 2:30 ET | register

Instructors: Gabriela Mircea, Olga Perkovic

8. Data Wrangling with OpenRefine
Asynchronous workshop | available 01-February, 2021 | register 
Follow-up drop-in session | 11-February, 2021 | 11:30-12:30 ET | register
Instructor: Jay Brodeur

9. Introduction to Digital Exhibits with Omeka-S

Asynchronous workshop | available 08-February, 2021 | register 
Follow-up drop-in session | 24-February, 2021 | 11:30-12:30 ET | register
Instructor: Amanda Montague

10. Social Media Research Ethics – Project Design

Asynchronous workshop | available 22-February, 2021 | register

Instructors: Andrea Zeffiro, Emily Van Haren, Jay Brodeur

11. Roundtable on Social Media Research Ethics – Power and Provocations

Synchronous event | 26-March, 2021 | 10:00 – 11:30 ET | register

Facilitators: Andrea Zeffiro, Emily Van Haren, Jay Brodeur

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