Taught by Andrew Goldstone, Department of English, Rutgers University–New Brunswick Wednesday, April 30, 20144:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.Alexander Library, Room 413169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ With the increasing prominence of the digital humanities, humanists are once again asking themselves whether they can make use of the computer’s most fundamental capacity: its ability to count. This workshop introduces some of the methodological choices required for computational counting: what representations of data are suitable for machine processing? Once you have such a representation, how can you begin to analyze it? We will make these questions concrete through an introduction to R, which is both a programming language andRead More →

Friday, March 7, 1:00–3:00 p.m. Location: Alexander Library, Room 406 (SCC Seminar Room) 169 College Ave., New Brunswick, NJ (map) Coffee, Tea, and Snacks Call for Proposals The Rutgers Digital Humanities Initiative invites graduate students currently engaged in digital humanities work, or who are interested in entering this field, to participate in a hands-on workshop on how DH skills might be acquired, further honed, and deployed. Building on the DH Showcase that took place in January, this workshop is open to all students involved in graduate work, and will aim to promote DH skills that have specific application to MA and PhD students preparing toRead More →

Friday, February 21, 2014 Work-in-progress discussion, 2:00 pm–3:30 pm Murray Hall, Room 107 510 George St., New Brunswick Network analysis workshop, 4:30 pm–6:30 pm Alexander Library, Room 413 169 College Ave., New Brunswick Taught by Hoyt Long and Richard So (University of Chicago). Hoyt Long and Richard So join us to discuss their work in progress in their project Literary Networks: New Computational Methods in the Sociology of Culture and to introduce one of their key analytical techniques. They will discuss a precirculated paper (see below) and then lead a workshop introducing the network visualization and analysis tool Gephi and its application to literary-historical data.Read More →

Wednesday, November 20, 20131:10 pm–3:10 pmAlexander Library 413 169 College Ave., New Brunswick, NJTaught by Andrew Goldstone, English Department. This workshop aims to expand our horizons for thinking about how we handle text on our computers. In order to attain liberation from Word, we will explore the difference between text editors and word processors, discuss the ways computers represent text as content or form, and experiment with some key technologies for digital document preparation. We will dally with three related computer languages in rapid succession. We will begin with markdown, a minimal but versatile set of plain-text conventions. Then we will learn to convert markdownRead More →

Thursday, October 24, 2013 4:30 pm–6:30 pm, Alexander Library 413 169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ Taught by Sheila Brennan, Center for History and New Media, George Mason University. This workshop will introduce Omeka, a publishing platform for library, museum, archive, and scholarly collection display that has been widely used for digital history projects. Omeka is designed for creating complex narratives and is known for emphasizing rich metadata using the Dublin Core standard. During the workshop, participants with sample materials will create their own Omeka sites using Omeka.net. RSVP This workshop is free but spaces are limited. Graduate students, faculty, and staff are welcome. NoRead More →