PrintWe’re Hiring! Search Underway for a Deputy Director of Digital Initiatives

Based in the Provost’s Office and reporting to the Advisor to the Provost for Digital Initiatives, the Deputy Director of Digital Initiatives will join an institution with strong support for digital work and will be part of an enthusiastic and collaborative community of faculty members, graduate students, and staff working together to explore new digital humanities projects and opportunities.

For more information on this job opportunity, please visit the job posting on the GCDI site.  To apply, please visit the CUNYFirst website. Application materials must be submitted online by May 21, 2015.

midtownNew Website Launches for “On Broadway”

The new urban data visualization project “On Broadway” has launched their extended website. The project installation will be displayed at the New York Public Library (5th & 42nd) from December 2014 to January 2016.

“On Broadway” represents 13 miles of Broadway using images and data from Instagram, Twitter, Foursquare, Google Street View, the US Census Bureau, and more. Please visit the website to find out more about “On Broadway.”


GC Digital Fellows Announce Spring 2015 Workshops & Office Hours

The GC Digital Fellows lead up to a dozen workshops each semester that provide hands-on training and practical information about digital tools and methods. All workshops are free and open to members of the Graduate Center community. Visit the Digital Fellows Website for the full list of Spring 2015 workshops.

The GC Digital Fellows also hold office hours every week during the academic year in the Digital Scholarship Lab to provide one-on-one assistance with digital humanities projects. Please visit the Digital Fellows Website for the full Spring 2015 Office Hours schedule.

debates in DH2Announcing the Debates in the Digital Humanities book series from the University of Minnesota Press

The University of Minnesota Press is pleased to announce the Debates in the Digital Humanities Series, a book series edited by Matthew K. Gold of the CUNY Graduate Center, that will identify ideas and discussions in the digital humanities as they emerge.

The series will have two major components: the Debates in the Digital Humanities Annual, which will highlight conversations that have influenced the field during a given year, and books on special topics that warrant more focused and extended discussion. Please visit the Debates in the Digital Humanities website for more information.

-5U3F4KB_400x400The Futures Initiative at CUNY

The Futures Initiative aims to advance greater equity and innovation in higher education. Housed at the Graduate Center and reaching throughout the CUNY community, the Futures Initiative empowers the next generation of intellectual leaders with bold, public, and engaged teaching and learning.

The first course offering from the Futures Initiative, Mapping the Futures of Higher Education, will explore new pedagogical methods, digital tools, and research collaborations while considering the role of the university in society. Professors Cathy N. Davidson and William Kelly will help students propose new pedagogical and institutional designs for the world we live in now. As a final project, students will design and populate a collaborative, online, public “CUNY Map of New York,” designed to visualize what college offers the community–and vice versa.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnnouncing “Digital Dissertations Resources”

The GC Digital Fellows are happy to announce a new resource for students who are interested in creating a digital dissertation (and the committee members and academic departments who support them). The Digital Dissertations hub on the Digital Fellows website now has sections for defining digital dissertations, evaluating them, and reflecting about the process of producing digital scholarship as part of the dissertation experience.
Visit the Digital Fellows blog to read more about this resource.

3033765-poster-phototrail1CUNY Graduate Center Awarded Multimillion-Dollar CUNY 2020 Grant

The Graduate Center, co-leader of CUNY’s newly created Big Data Consortium, will establish the CUNY Center for Digital Scholarship and Data Visualization. The consortium has been awarded $15 million from the State of New York in the CUNY 2020 grant competition.

The establishment of the Center positions the Graduate Center at the forefront of the growing body of work on “big data”–the exploration and analysis of massive datasets that require high-performance computers. The Graduate Center will partner with leading providers of data visualization software to pioneer new visualization techniques to analyze trends and patterns in datasets supplied by prominent cultural institutions. The Center will train graduate students and employees in visualization techniques, taking advantage of New York City’s growing strength as a hub for technological innovation.

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