Hello, digital humanists! Welcome to our online only schedule of Fall 2020 workshops. We are using a different reservation system this time around, and we are joining forces with the New Brunswick Libraries Graduate Specialist Program in order to show the full spectrum of offerings in advanced digital research methods, be you a quant, qual, or a little-of-both person. Please head over to libcal.rutgers.edu/calendar/nblworkshops to reserve your spot. Filter by category “digital humanities” to see the workshops below. The digital humanities workshops will be taught by Caterina Agostini, Digital Humanities Graduate Research Specialist, and Francesca Giannetti, Digital Humanities Librarian. Note by FG on 2020-10-04: AddedRead More →

In the Spring semester, we had unexpected situations, quick changes, and we adapted to new circumstances. Have you found yourself chatting with colleagues about what is most effective in working remotely? Did you feel that some classroom activities and functionalities could not fully transfer online, or not quite the way you wanted that transition to be? Have you thought it might be a good time to see how digital humanities tools can be used in your teaching practice? One of the first, noticeable differences is that we are working from home. So, if we are used to presenting new topics in a classroom, talking toRead More →

The Office of Advanced Research Computing (OARC) at Rutgers provides a number of computing resources and training services to facilitate research computing needs across the university. Amarel is OARC’s high performance computing environment. It can be accessed from any personal computer, and it offers Rutgers scholars additional resources for pursuing computational projects. Motivations for Use Why might a humanist use, let alone need, high performance computing? One might assume the answer has something to do with “big data,” but this phrase can be misleading given the many different methods and data formats found in the digital humanities. The more useful question to ask is rather:Read More →