The Digital GC: December 5-9, 2016

In an ongoing effort to surface and share relevant events, publications, workshops, and opportunities that may be of interest to “The Digital GC” community, GC Digital Initiatives posts regular updates each Monday to our blog.

The Digital GC aggregates information not only about GC Digital Initiatives (GCDI), but also shares ongoing events across the GC, CUNY, and New York City that feature conversations about new scholarly methods enabled through the critical use of digital technologies, about the cultural opportunities and challenges presented by digital technologies, and about the changing shape of scholarly communication and pedagogy in light of the emergence of digital technologies. This includes links to: Events, Workshops, Featured Posts, Resources, News, and Calls for Participation.

If you would like for us to share information about an upcoming event, workshop, or other announcement relevant to the Digital GC community, you can submit your information through the Digital GC Submission Form.

GC Digital Initiatives Sponsored Events

Teaching Philosophy and Analytical Reasoning with Argument Visualization.”  
Simon Cullen (Princeton)

When: December 9, 3-4:30 pm
Where: The Graduate Center, Room 5200

Many students — even bright students at top research universities — have not developed their analytical reasoning abilities to the level widely presupposed by college-level curricula. They struggle to engage with argumentative prose, and often find writing such prose extremely difficult. In this hands-on session, I present experimental evidence that suggests training students in a technique for visualizing the logical structures of arguments can lead to large and long-lasting improvements in their logical reasoning ability. You will learn what argument visualization is, and how it can be used to help your students develop these crucial analytical skills within the context of content focused courses. Further information about argument visualization, as well as some example maps, may be found at[]. The presentation will conclude with a little mapping workshop, so if possible, please bring an internet-connected laptop. 

Co-sponsored by Political Science, Philosophy, GC Digital Initiatives, and the Teaching and Learning Center of the CUNY Graduate Center

GC Digital Initiatives Resources

The GC Digital Initiatives offer a wide range of resources to support your interests in scholarly communication, digital scholarship and research methods, digital humanities, and digital pedagogy. Have a question? Want to try something new? Interested in finding a community of resources using a similar digital tool? Here are some of the GD Digital Initiatives resources that you can take advantage of this week.

GC Digital Fellows Office Hours
When: Tuesdays from 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Where: The Digital Scholarship Lab, Graduate Center Room 7414

Python User Group (PUG)
When: Wednesdays 12:00 – 2:00 PM
Where: The Digital Scholarship Lab, Graduate Center Room 7414

GCDI Digital Project Working Groups
The Text Analysis Working Group is having its first meeting this week!
When: Friday, Dec. 9th from 3:00-4:00 PM
Where: The Digital Scholarship Lab, Graduate Center Room 7414
Interested in participating in any of the working groups? Sign Up!

Workshops @ The GC

The GC Digital Fellows of GCDI and many of our partners across the GC offer workshops related to our mission to promote a Digital GC. Here’s what’s planned this week:

Workshop & Round Table by the Teaching and Learning Center, the GC PSC Chapter’s Solidarity Committee, the Adjunct Project, and the Graduate Center Library: Critically Engaging Race and Racism in Higher Education
When: Tuesday, Dec. 6: workshop 3:00-5:00 PM, round table 5:30-7:30 PM
Where: Graduate Center, Room 9204

Teaching and Learning Center Workshop: Teaching Portfolios as Reflective Practice
When: Wednesday, Dec. 7, 1:00 -3:00 PM
Where: Graduate Center, Room 9207

Calls for Participation & Funding Opportunities

Call for Papers: Geomedia 2017 Conference: “Spaces of the In-Between” (May 9 -12, 2017 in Karlstad, Sweden)
Deadline for thematic panel and individual paper proposals: Dec. 9, 2016

Call for Papers: New Jersey College English Association (NJCEA) Annual Conference: “Dismantling Inequality through Dialogues of Conscience” (April 1, 2017 in South Orange, New Jersey)
Deadline for panel, paper, workshop or roundtable proposals: January 31, 2017
Deadline for submission of essays for the NJCEA annual Graduate Student Award: February 15, 2017

Registration open for the 2017 Digital Media and Composition (DMAC) Institute (May 10-17, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio)
Registration is open until: Feb. 15, 2017 (or until all available seats have been filled).