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 →

Introduction Zotero helps you to: keep track of your information while you search; create citations while you write; generate a formatted bibliography in seconds. Setting up Zotero Standalone Create your free Zotero account at Download and install Zotero Standalone at Add your username and password to Zotero Standalone to sync your account ( Zotero > Preferences > Sync). Add the browser connectors for your favorite browsers. Task: Saving Sources Find a Rutgers library catalog record ( for one book (using keyword or subject search) and add it to your Zotero library. Find an article in JSTOR and add it to your Zotero library.Read More →

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 downloadRead More →

The Rutgers Digital Humanities Initiative recently awarded DH seed grants in support of four scholarly digital projects. Marlene H. Gaynair (PhD student, History), Hudson McFann (PhD student, Geography), Kristin O’Brassill-Kulfan (Coordinator of the Internship Program and Instructor of Public History, History), and Mary Rizzo (Associate Director of Digital and Public Humanities Initiatives, American Studies, and Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, History) are the principle investigators who will develop these projects and present on their work in 2017-2018. Islands in the North: Black Caribbean Migrants Creating Space and Place in Toronto, 1950s to 1990s This digital project (re)creates the space and place of Black Caribbean/West IndianRead More →