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NB: Updated with additional workshops on 2024-02-08.

Digital Humanities and Narrative

  • Tuesday, February 6, 1:00-2:30 p.m. (registration link | instructor: Francesca Giannetti)
  • Wednesday, February 7, 10:00-11:30 a.m. (registration link | instructor: Francesca Giannetti)

The collection and presentation of evidence in the humanities advances new perspectives more so than proof of a given argument. This workshop explores how humanities scholars use digital tools in the service of narrative. A hands-on portion will focus on one such approach: the narrative map (ArcGIS StoryMaps).

If you are a Rutgers affiliate, create your account by signing in with your netID at before the workshop.

Frederick Douglass Day Transcribe-a-thon

Douglass Day 2024 will feature the general correspondence of Frederick Douglass from the Library of Congress. About the collection: Frederick Douglass Papers: General Correspondence, 1841 to 1912. Learn more about Douglass Day at

#BlkDH: Gathering Oral History in a Digital World

  • Thursday, February 22, 2024, 3:00-4:30 p.m., online (registration link | instructor: Tajah Ebram)

Are you using oral history or interviews for your research or community work? Do you need support in bridging the richness of oral storytelling traditions with our increasingly digital culture? Come to this workshop to learn about some of the best practices, equipment, digital tools and descriptive practices for planning, gathering and ultimately caring for your oral history interviews.

There will be space to discuss and skillshare around your own projects and to learn more about Black oral history collections housed here at Rutgers!

Digital Humanities and Data

  • Tuesday, February 27, 2024, 1:00-2:30 p.m., online (registration link | instructor: Francesca Giannetti)
  • Wednesday, February 28, 2024, 10:00-11:30 a.m., online (registration link | instructor: Francesca Giannetti)

Is there a humanist way of working with data (cf. Posner, “Data Trouble”)? This workshop prods at that question, examining tensions with quantification and categorization, and moving towards repair and remediation. A hands-on portion will look at concrete ways to represent research topics as tabular data (aka a spreadsheet), one of the handiest and most portable of data formats.

#BlkDH: Building Digital Exhibits with Omeka

  • Thursday, February 29, 2024, 12:00-1:30 p.m., online (registration link | instructor: Tajah Ebram)

This workshop will offer an introduction to Omeka and walk, step by step, through the process of developing items, collections and exhibits for your digital archives and projects. We will also explore and discuss some of the existing Black digital archiving projects that make use of this platform.If you attended the “Digital Community Archives” workshop in Fall, then this is a great space to continue practicing with Omeka.

Prior to the workshop:

DH Showcase

Join us for the 2024 Digital Humanities Showcase, the Rutgers Digital Humanities Initiative’s annual symposium. The Showcase features Rutgers–New Brunswick student and faculty speakers, including the 2023–24 Digital Humanities Graduate Seed Grant recipients.

Featured image: Sowerby, James, 1757-1822. Coloured figures of English fungi or mushrooms.