Digital Humanities Seed Grants: Call for Proposals Deadline: March 1, 2018 Award: up to $2,000 (maximum) Funding/Project Period: 2018-2019   The Rutgers Digital Humanities Initiative (DHI) invites proposals for seed grants to support digital humanities projects in research, teaching, and public outreach, in any humanistic or related discipline of the university. Digital Humanities may be defined as the application or study of computing technologies to enhance our understanding of humanistic fields of inquiry. 1 This funding cycle will be for projects conducted during the subsequent 12 months (i.e. April 1, 2018 – March 30, 2019). Rutgers DHI seed grants are designed to foster collaborative projectsRead More →

Digital Humanities Showcase: Call for Proposals Submit by February 1, 2018 Showcase on March 27, 2018 The interdisciplinary field of digital humanities (DH) aims to bring together humanistic inquiry and digital technologies, organizing new modes of archival research, developing computer-aided methodologies for answering humanistic questions, curating digitized archives of all kinds, bringing digital platforms into the classroom in creative ways, and engaging critically with the culture of new media. In order to encourage collaboration and community at Rutgers, and regionally in the state New Jersey, the Rutgers Digital Humanities Initiative invites contributions to a Digital Humanities Showcase, to be held at Alexander Library on Tuesday,Read More →

Getting Started Download Data and Worksheet Go to this url and download the zipped file of today’s data and worksheet. Move it to your desktop where you can easily find it again. Right click on the zipped file and extract the contents (Windows) or double-click to open (MacOS). R and RStudio R is the programming language. RStudio is an integrated development environment (IDE) that makes scripting in R much easier. Both are free and open source software. If you’d like to continue experimenting with R and RStudio, but you’d rather not install them on your personal machine, you can instead use the https://apps.rutgers.edu cloud service.Read More →

Contents Introduction Platform Limitations Formulate a research question Create a search string to retrieve your data TAGS Tool setup (easy) TAGS Tool setup (harder) Creating your Twitter archive Exploring and filtering your data Where to Next? Introduction For the hands-on portion of this workshop, we are going to use the TAGS tool, developed by Martin Hawksey, to start an archive of tweets on a topic of our choice. TAGS functions as a Google Sheet plugin that allows you to interact with the Twitter Search API. Ideally, we will accomplish three things: Learn about the metadata embedded in a tweet, and consequently the kinds of questions we can ask of Twitter data. FormulateRead More →

Contents About QGIS QGIS: A First Look Getting Data ACS Data Top Languages Spoken at Home (Middlesex) Adding a Vector Layer to QGIS Joining data Diagrams Proportions Discussion Print Composer Historic Maps References and Further Reading About QGIS QGIS is an advanced desktop mapping tool, comparable to ArcGIS. Its advantages: it is a strong tool for geospatial analysis; it’s easy to export your work to static images (PDF, TIFF, etc.). QGIS is less well suited for making interactive web maps, although there are various plugins that facilitate this work. The downside of QGIS is that the learning curve can be steep. In the hands-on portionRead More →