GC Digital Fellows Announce Fall 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 Fall 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 Fall 2015 Office Hours schedule.

mickiPh.D. Candidate Micki Kaufman Receives Prestigious Award for ‘Quantifying Kissinger’ Project

Ph.D. candidate Micki Kaufman (History), a former GC Digital Fellow, was recently awarded the Lisa Lena Opas-Hänninen Young Scholar Prize from the Association for Computers and the Humanities.   The prize will help fund Kaufman’s project, “Everything on Paper Will Be Used Against Me: Quantifying Kissinger.”

[Watch the introductory video.]

DHBox Wins Second Consecutive Start-Up GrantDHBox Image

GC Digital Initiatives have been awarded a highly competitive National Endowment for the Humanities grant for a project that originated in the Digital Praxis Seminar, a course focused on introducing Graduate Center students to digital scholarship.

The winning project, DH Box, seeks to create a simple toolbox that can be used to teach technical subjects in the digital humanities. The NEH Office of Digital Humanities awarded the project a Level 2 Start-Up grant of nearly $60,000. The grants support the planning stages of innovative projects that are intended to benefit the humanities.

2214976055_5a62e1a11d_oThe Digital GC: Year-End Showcase

Please join us on May 19th 2015 for a special event at the Graduate Center showcasing the innovative and diverse digital projects initiated during the 2014-2015 academic year! Presentations will be given by: the Digital Praxis Seminar, the GC Digital Fellows, Provost’s Digital Innovation Grantees, the New Media Lab, the Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Certificate Program, the Futures Initiative, and the GC Library.

Event Details:
Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 4:15 pm
The Graduate Center – Room 9205

Please click here for more information. You can view the video of last year’s Digital GC Showcase here.

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.”

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.

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