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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April 2017

DH Open office Hours – Learn to Build Twitter Bots with Dr. Elika Ortega!

April 5 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Digital Scholarship Commons – Media Lounge,

This week, special guest Dr. Elika Ortega will be teaching us how to build twitter bots! Bring a laptop to work on for this session if you'd like to build along with us. 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…

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Introduction to TEI Customization

April 7 @ 9:00 am - April 8 @ 5:00 pm
422 Snell Library, Northeastern University
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Since the release in 2007 of the most recent version of TEI (P5), TEI users have had a very different relationship to the TEI Guidelines. Unlike previous versions, TEI P5 does not exist in a “default” or “vanilla” state: any TEI schema used in a text encoding project must be generated from the TEI source and involves some degree of choice and selection. When properly planned, the TEI customization process can make a huge difference to the efficiency of a…

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Marc Priewe Event: Tracing Early American Captivity Narratives

April 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Digital Scholarship Commons – Media Lounge,

Join the DSG and NULab for a special chat with Professor Marc Priewe, from the University of Stuttgart. Professor Priewe is the head of American Studies at Stuttgart and the German PI on the new Digging into Data project, "Oceanic Exchanges." He will be joining us to talk about his recent research on creating a digital archive of American captivity narratives. Please RSVP here if you plan to attend. Visitors from outside Northeastern must RSVP to attend.

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DH Open Office Hours with Special Guest Joanne Afornalli

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

This week we will be joined by Joanne Afornalli, who will be presenting a poster on her MA thesis, which is about trauma in the inmate community. Her work focuses on the TEI encoding of interviews with former inmates. 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…

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Introduction to RELAX NG and Schema Planning

April 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Digital Scholarship Commons,

This is an informal WWP workshop held on two dates (April 13 and 20); please email wwpnortheasternedu if you would like to attend. For more on RELAX NG, please see: http://relaxng.org/

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NULAb Workshop: Gephi

April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
422 Snell Library, Northeastern University
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Join Devin Gaffney for a workshop on Gephi hosted by the NULab Fellows. 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 – Special Guest Dr. Leif Isaksen – “There and Back Again: Texts, Networks and the Origins of Cartography.”

April 19 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Digital Scholarship Commons – Media Lounge,

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…

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Introduction to RELAX NG and Schema Planning

April 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
422 Snell Library, Northeastern University
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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This is an informal WWP workshop held on two dates (April 13 and 20); please email wwpnortheasternedu if you would like to attend. For more on RELAX NG, please see: http://relaxng.org/

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September 2017

DH Open Office Hours: Welcome to the DSG and DH at Northeastern

September 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

DH Open Office Hours will be beginning again this week on September 13th. This year they will be held every Wednesday from 12:00 - 1:00 PM in the Digital Scholarship Commons Media Lounge, located on the second floor of Snell Library (take a right out of the stairwell, head through the glass double doors, and take an immediate left toward the orange couches). These office hours are a great way for beginning and experienced researchers to share knowledge about how to use…

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DH Open Office Hours: Workshop Design

September 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

DH Open Office Hours, held every Wednesday from 12:00 - 1:00 PM in the DSC Media Lounge, are a great way for beginning and experienced researchers to share knowledge about how to use different tools, or to turn an idea into a solid project. We’ll also share current and completed projects, as well as our experiences with many different facets of the DH world. There will also be informal talk sessions with visiting digital scholars. This is a great opportunity…

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