Fall 2017 Workshops

Workshops take place either in the DH Lab or in IHL 413 (a computer lab), both on the fourth floor of Alexander Library, 169 College Ave, New Brunswick, NJ. Francesca Giannetti, Digital Humanities Librarian, is the instructor for all workshops. Your RSVP is appreciated.

Citation Management with Zotero
Digital Humanities Lab (Alexander 406-407)
September 26, 1-2 pm

Zotero is a free application that collects, manages, and formats citations and bibliographies. In this introductory, hands-on workshop, we’ll learn how to create collections for different projects, attach PDFs and notes to references, tag references for easy searching, and¬†generate citations and bibliographies in Word. Bring laptops and download Zotero 5.0 for your OS.

Thematic Maps in QGIS
Alexander 413
October 24, 1-2:30 pm

Thematic maps show one or more themes (or variables) arranged spatially on a map. In this workshop, we’ll explore the basic building blocks of geospatial visualizations, including data types, file formats, and some ways of representing data, using a free and open source GIS called QGIS.

Collecting Social Media Data for Research
Alexander 413
November 16, 1-2:30 pm

This workshop is the first in a two-part series on social media data. Social media data provide researchers with a real-time view into a wide variety of social and cultural topics. In this workshop, we’ll explore beginning and intermediate tools for collecting social media data from services like Twitter and Instagram.

Manipulating and Analyzing Social Media Data in R
Alexander 413
November 21, 1-2:30 pm

This workshop is the second of a two-part series. In this workshop, we’ll receive a gentle introduction to the R language and RStudio, the most commonly used integrated development environment for R. We’ll explore a social media dataset using some popular packages of the tidyverse collection, including dplyr and ggplot2.

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