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 →

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DH programming this spring includes events and workshops on Wikipedia editing, social media, network analysis, web scraping, text analysis, and more. Reserve your place at a workshop at https://go.rutgers.edu/cq7y8muq. Workshops will be taught by Alex Leslie and Caterina Agostini—Digital Humanities Graduate Specialists—and Francesca Giannetti, Digital Humanities Librarian. Additional workshop topics will be added later in the spring. More to come! Note by FG on 2020-02-26: Added information on workshops taking place in March and April. Note by FG on 2020-03-23: COVID-19 related updates. Added Hugo workshop text. Events Frederick Douglass Day Transcribe-a-Thon Friday, February 14, 2020, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Alexander Library, JetStream (RoomRead More →

About this workshop This is the text of a workshop that I (Francesca) led in Fall 2019 on how to analyze and view historical data in QGIS. I’ve posted previously about visualizing present-day New Jersey census data in QGIS. This version is adapts (er… steals, really) a tutorial written by Brandan P. Buck for the Mapping Early American Elections (MEAE) project. I’ve swapped Maryland for New Jersey, of course, and I chose to focus on a late eighteenth-century congressional election in which the beginning of the modern two-party system starts to emerge. It was written with beginners in mind and introduces some basic but powerfulRead More →

The New Brunswick Libraries are seeking to hire a Digital Humanities Graduate Research Specialist to join their cohort of graduate specialists providing support to researchers in advanced digital research topics and methods next semester. See the job description for details on how to apply.Read More →