Please join the Digital Humanities initiative for these events in Spring 2022. Also check our calendar for a full schedule including DH workshops offered by the Rutgers Library.

Note: please check back for updated information; events may be in-person, remote, or hybrid as pandemic circumstances and university policies dictate.

NEH Office of Digital Humanities Virtual Visit

Friday, January 28, 12 p.m. (remote)

In this virtual workshop, Elizabeth Tran, Senior Program Officer at the National Endowment for the Humanities’s Office of Digital Humanities, will help us better understand which programs at the NEH can support digital humanities projects (and other digital projects), how to write a competitive application, and how the NEH review process works. Register at

Graduate Seed Grant Proposal Workshop

Friday, February 11, 12 p.m.

A roundtable discussion with DH Initiative faculty on conceiving digital humanities projects and applying for the Graduate Seed Grant. Prospective seed grant applicants are strongly encouraged to attend. Register at

Frederick Douglass Day Transcribe-a-Thon

Monday, February 14, 12 p.m.

Help us transcribe the records of the Colored Conventions, the nineteenth century’s longest campaign for Black civil rights. Together we can learn about the long history of Black activism—including the important roles of Black women in the conventions! More information:

Visualizing Data with Palladio

Thursday, February 17, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm, online synchronous (Instructor: Wafa Isfahani) Register

Palladio is a web-based, data-driven tool to analyze relationships across time and visualize historical or cultural networks. In this workshop, we will learn to visualize humanistic data on a map and draw connections between data points.

Advanced Zotero

Monday, February 21, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm, online synchronous (Instructor: Francesca Giannetti) Register
Thursday, February 24, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm, online synchronous (Instructor: Francesca Giannetti) Register

If you are already a Zotero user and are looking to take your citation and literature review game to the next level, this workshop is for you. We will learn how to route PDF attachments to a cloud storage folder and retrieve and organize our PDF annotations using the third-party plugin Zotfile. In case a refresher is needed, our “Introduction to Zotero” materials are available at

Lisa Tagliaferri, “Ars dictaminis and Ars technica: Caterina of Siena’s Vernacular Community”

Monday, February 28, 4:30 p.m. (remote)

Organized by the Department of Italian. Lisa Tagliaferri, Visiting Scholar in the Department of Italian, explores the social networks and literary production of Catherine of Siena, the 14th-century mystic. For Zoom information, visit

DH Initiative Seed Grant Proposals due

Tuesday, March 1

The Rutgers Digital Humanities Initiative (DHI) invites proposals from graduate students in any Rutgers-New Brunswick humanities department or program for seed grants of up to $1,000 to support digital humanities projects in research and/or public outreach. Application information at

Hemispheric and Transatlantic Archives Workshop: Researching Iberian, Latin American, Caribbean, Latinx Collections

Friday, March 4, 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Teleconference Hall, Alexander Library, and by Zoom

Fernando Acosta, Princeton University
Paloma Celis-Carbajal, New York Public Library
Sarah Aponte, CUNY-Dominican Studies Institute
Martin Tsang, University of Miami
Laura Martin, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Hands-on workshops, presentations, and exhibits highlighting an array of exciting materials (print and digital) for research and teaching in the arts, humanities, and social sciences relevant to these expansive transnational areas.

Co-sponsored with the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Center for Latin American Studies, Rutgers Library, the School of Arts and Sciences Humanities Dean, and the “Tres Marias” Camões/FLAD chair in Portuguese Studies.

DH Initiative Keynote Lecture
Lauren Klein (Emory)
Data Feminism in Action

Monday, April 4, 2 p.m.

Teleconference Hall, Alexander Library

Our DH Initiative keynote lecturer for 2021–2022 is Lauren Klein, Winship Distinguished Research Professor and Associate Professor in the Departments of English and Quantitative Theory and Methods at Emory University. RSVP in advance for this in-person event. Prof. Klein will also offer a workshop for graduate students at 10 a.m. on April 4 in Academic Building Room 6051 (registration and readings TBA).

Introduction to Network Analysis with Gephi

Monday, April 4, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm, online synchronous (Instructor: Wafa Isfahani) Register
Thursday, April 7, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm, online synchronous (Instructor: Wafa Isfahani) Register

Are you interested in exploring and recreating historical or cultural networks representing trade, communication, kinship relationships, or similar? In this workshop, we’ll use Gephi to analyze the relationships between actors and make a network graph to show our findings. No prior experience with network analysis is required.

Intermediate Network Analysis with Gephi

Monday, April 18, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm, online synchronous (Instructor: Wafa Isfahani) Register
Thursday, April 21, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm, online synchronous (Instructor: Wafa Isfahani) Register

In this intermediate-level workshop on network analysis you will learn about different types of layouts available on Gephi, how to refine network graphs, and chose a layout that works best for your research project. Ideally, participants would have some prior knowledge of network analysis, or familiarity with Gephi.

Digital Archives of Asias

Friday, April 22, 12 p.m. (remote: register in advance)

Organized  by the Digital Humanities and Global Asias initiatives at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, “Digital Archives of Asias” brings together scholars and artists using digital humanities methods and mediums to preserve, interpret, and make accessible the histories and cultures of Asia and its diasporas. This roundtable discussion explores how activists and artists use digital humanities approaches and tools in different projects connected to Asian and Asian American Studies.

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Rutgers Book Initiative Invited Lecture: Matt Rubery (University of London)
Podcasts, Audiobooks, and Podiobooks

Tuesday, April 26, at 6 p.m.

Academic Building, Room 6051

Respondent: Andrew Goldstone (English, Rutgers-New Brunswick)
Co-sponsored with the Rutgers Initiative for the Book.