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.

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February 2017

Introduction to TEI

February 17 @ 9:00 am - February 18 @ 5:00 pm
422 Snell Library, Northeastern University
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Dissatisfied with Google Books? Curious about digital formats that can communicate scholarly ideas? This seminar offers an intensive exploration of scholarly text encoding, aimed at an audience of humanities scholars, archivists, and digital humanists. We focus on the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) Guidelines, a magnificent but complex language for representing digital scholarship and the gold standard for rigor in digital texts. Through a combination of hands-on practice, presentation, and discussion, participants will work through the essentials of TEI markup and…

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NULAB Talk: Bayesian Poisson Tensor Decomposition for International Relations

February 21 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
11th Floor, 177 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Please join us for a talk by guest speaker Hanna Wallach, Senior Researcher, Microsoft Research NYC and Adjunct Associate Professor, UMass Amherst. This event is co-sponsored with NetSI and will be followed by a conversation with the speaker for graduate students. Title: Bayesian Poisson Tensor Decomposition for International Relations Abstract: Like their inhabitants, countries interact with one another: they consult, negotiate, trade, threaten, and fight. These interactions are seldom uncoordinated. Rather, they are connected by a fabric of overlapping communities,…

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DH Open Office Hours – Special Topic: Field and Focus Papers and Comprehensive Exams

February 22 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Digital Scholarship Commons,

Dave DeCamp and Bill Quinn will share their experiences on doing Field and Focus papers and comprehensive exams on DH fields. Digital Humanities Open Office Hours are held each week in the Digital Scholarship Commons (on the second floor of Snell Library). 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…

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March 2017

DH Open Office Hours – Special Guest Greg Palermo

March 1 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Digital Scholarship Commons,

Gregory Palermo will be sharing a work-in-progress talk about the work he hopes to do in circulation studies using the DHQ bibliography records. Digital Humanities Open Office Hours are held each week in the Digital Scholarship Commons (on the second floor of Snell Library). 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…

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NULab Panel: Feminist Methods in Digital Spaces

March 13 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
90 Snell Library,

A panel and discussion featuring: Moya Bailey, Assistant Professor of Cultures, Societies and Global Studies and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Northeastern University Carla Brodley, Professor and Dean of the College of Computer and Information Science, Northeastern University Gillian Smith, Assistant Professor of Game Design, Northeastern University Jacqueline Wernimont, founding co-Director of the HS Collab and Assistant Professor of English, Arizona State University. This event is free and open to the public, but if you are not a member of…

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NULab Talk: From One Drop to One Percent: The Impact of DNA Ancestry Tests on the Worldview of White Supremacists

March 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
909 Renaissance Park,

A talk by Joan Donovan, Postdoctoral Fellow at The UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics. This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Title: From One Drop to One Percent: The Impact of DNA Ancestry Tests on the Worldview of White Supremacists About the Speaker: Advances in population genetics and the direct-to-consumer marketing of DNA ancestry tests are challenging how groups fashion and maintain their identities. Most commonly, researchers focus on how Native Americans and African Americans’…

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NULab Workshop: Building Digital Feminist Communities

March 15 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Digital Scholarship Commons,

Jacqueline Wernimont, founding co-Director of the HS Collab and assistant professor of English at Arizona State University will host a workshop on “Building Digital Feminist Communities.” This event is free and open to the public, but if you are not a member of the Northeastern community, please email Sarah Connell (sa.connellnortheasternedu) to register.

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DH Open Office Hours/NULab Workshop with special guest Dr. Jacqueline Wernimont

March 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Digital Scholarship Commons – Media Lounge,

Jacqueline Wernimont, founding co-Director of the HS Collab and assistant professor of English at Arizona State University will host a workshop on “Building Digital Feminist Communities.” This event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP by emailing Sarah Connell (sa.connellnortheasternedu) if you are planning to attend. Please note this is an extended DH Open Office Hours, and will run from 12 - 2 PM. Digital Humanities Open Office Hours are held each week in the Digital Scholarship Commons…

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DH Open Office Hours

March 22 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Digital Scholarship Commons – Media Lounge,

Digital Humanities Open Office Hours are held each week in the Digital Scholarship Commons (on the second floor of Snell Library). 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…

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NULab Conference: Keeping the Public Sphere Open

March 24 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
310 Renaissance Park,

On March 24, the NULab will be hosting its first annual conference, showcasing the work of faculty, fellows, alumni, and research collaborators. The conference will include a range of panels and talks, all organized around the theme: “Keeping the Public Sphere Open.” The keynote address will be delivered by Peter Levine, Associate Dean and Lincoln Filene Professor of Citizenship & Public Affairs in Tufts University’s Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life and Director of CIRCLE (The Center for Information and…

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