The DSG offers workshops and training sessions on a wide range of topics at both introductory and advanced levels. Topics covered include TEI, Omeka, the Digital Repository Serivce, copyright and fair use, data curation and creation, GIS, data visualization, and project management. We are also co-sponsoring Digital Humanities Open Office Hours with NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks. If we do not have a workshop scheduled on the topic you need, please contact us to request one; we require at least two weeks’ notice.
DH Open Office Hours – Special Guest Dr. Leif Isaksen – “There and Back Again: Texts, Networks and the Origins of Cartography.”
April 19 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Dr. Leif Isaksen will be giving a talk titled “There and Back Again: Texts, Networks and the Origins of Cartography.”
This seminar discusses the relationship between maps, texts and networks in Antiquity – both in the role they played in establishing (or failing to establish) cartographic norms, and the opportunities they avail for understanding a genre which exists almost entirely in fragments. It will look at two case studies: the Geographike Hyphegesis (‘Manual for World-drawing’) of Claudius Ptolemy, and the Peutinger Map – a damaged Medieval copy of a Roman world map. The first will illustrate the how the sequential nature of text operated both as an impediment and a partial solution to the challenge of structuring visual representations the oikumene (inhabited world). The second will show how linear descriptions of itinerary networks can potentially offer insight into how they may have been expressed in two, or even three, dimensions.
DH Open Office Hours are opportunities for students, faculty members, and librarians to discuss recent developments in the field of digital humanities and their own research. These are informal, conversational meetings held every week, and they are designed in part to be spaces where students and scholars new to digital humanities might ask questions about research topics and tools. Informal discussion topics/optional readings are occasionally circulated before meetings if a particular topic seems interesting to a large number of people. We’ll also have some guests from local institutions/other parts of Northeastern stopping by this semester at times.
For discussion questions and more information, please see the DH Open Office Hours Wiki page.
You should come to DH Open Office Hours if:
-You’re a member of the Northeastern community who is interested in learning more about digital humanities
-You have a research project or an idea that might need some informal feedback or information about relevant digital tools.
-You’re a student or faculty member who is already doing cool stuff in the field of digital humanities.
For more information, please contact our Digital Scholarship Group Coordinator, Abbie Levesque (email@example.com). You can also follow the DSG on Twitter (@NU_DSG).
DH Open Office Hours will generally be held on Wednesdays from 12:30-1:30 PM (in the Digital Scholarship Commons) for the Spring 2017 semester. Visit the DSG’s Events Calendar for the most up-to-date information on scheduling.