Taught by Francesca Giannetti, Digital Humanities Librarian, Alexander Library Wednesday, December 10, 2014 4:00 – 6:00 PM Alexander Library, Room 415 169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ Have you been wanting to explore a geographic component to your research but don’t know how to get started? Attend this workshop, and you will learn the basics of geospatial analysis, including file types, the csv data format – one of the most ubiquitous and application agnostic,  how to create vector data (points, lines, polygons), finding and reusing geospatial data, examples of how to visualize your data, and how to share interactive digital maps online. E-mail Francesca (francesca.giannettiRead More →

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 →