Digital Humanities Showcase: Call for Proposals Submit by December 6, 2013Showcase on January 29, 2014 In recent years, the interdisciplinary field of digital humanities (DH) has emerged as one of the most exciting new approaches to research, teaching, and public outreach in the humanities. The digital humanities aim to bring humanistic inquiry and digital technologies together, 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 celebrate the range of DH scholarship already underway atRead 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 RSVP This workshop is free but spaces are limited. Graduate students, faculty, and staff are welcome. NoRead More →

October 2, 1:10 p.m.–3:10 p.m. Murray Hall, 510 George St., Room 302 Taught by Meredith McGill and Andrew Goldstone In this workshop, you will create a basic academic website for yourself. We will discuss the essentials of online self-presentation for academics and survey some of the available options at Rutgers and beyond for academics creating websites about their work. No prior technological knowledge expected. The workshop will be hands-on and humanist-centric. Graduate students, faculty, and staff welcome. RSVP Seating is limited: RSVP to Vishal Kamath, Before the workshop Participants should make sure they have activated their ScarletMail accounts at You may also wishRead More →