The Digital GC: February 6-10, 2017

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.

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.


New @ the Digital GC

Check out the new Teach@CUNY Project, Visible Pedagogy! “Visible Pedagogy is a platform for discussions about teaching and learning at CUNY. It is edited by the staff of the Graduate Center’s Teaching and Learning Center, but is authored by members of the CUNY community. If you would like to contribute please see our Contributors’ Guidelines or email us at tlc at”


GC Digital Initiatives Sponsored Events


When: Feb. 6-10, various times
Where: throughout NYC! For a full list of workshop offerings, click here

DHWeek is a celebration of the Digital Humanities in New York City and features networking sessions, a DH community meeting, open workshops offered across the city, and social events. This year DHWeek will be held from February 6-10 and we are excited to offer another amazing year of workshops and talks for all skill levels.

The GC is hosting the kickoff gathering today!
When: Monday, Feb. 6, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Where: Graduate Center, Rooms 9204-9207

Co-sponsored by the Bard Graduate Center, Columbia University, Fordham University, The Graduate Center CUNY, New York University, Metropolitan New York Library Council, New York Public Library, the New School, Pratt, Rhizome, and NYC Digital Humanities.

“Accessibility, Mobility and Design”

Sara Hendren (Olin College of Engineering) and April Coughlin (SUNY, New Paltz)
Moderated by: Jessica Murray (Futures Initiative Fellow, GC Doctoral Student in Human Development)

When: Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2:00-3:00 PM in-person & live-streamed event, 3:00 – 4:00 PM reception & Twitter chat
Where: The Graduate Center, Room 9100 (Skylight)

Join the Futures Initiative on Wednesday, February 8 from 2-3 for Accessibility, Mobility, and Design, a conversation about the meaning of mobility and the role of design as a process that can cultivate a culture of accessibility that goes beyond accommodations. Sara Hendren (Olin College of Engineering) and April Coughlin (SUNY, New Paltz) will discuss physical, structural, and attitudinal barriers within and outside of the classroom, that shape access to education for students with disabilities. The discussion will be moderated by Jessica Murray (Futures Initiative Fellow, GC Doctoral Student in Human Development). Space is limited, so please RSVP if you plan to join us. If you need any accommodations to be able to participate comfortably in this event, please contact us at

Co-sponsored by the CUNY Disability Scholars, GC Digital Initiatives, and the Center for the Humanities.


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.

Monday Maker Hours
When: alternating Mondays from 4:00 – 6:00 PM, starting Feb. 20
Where: The Digital Scholarship Lab, Graduate Center Room 7414

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
Interested in participating? Sign Up!


Workshops & Meetings @ 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:

GC CUNY Resist Trump Meeting
When: Monday, Feb. 6, 6:30-8:30 PM
Where: Graduate Center, Room 5409

New Media Lab General Meeting
With presentations by: Jeffrey C. Suttles and Rachel Daniell
When: Tuesday, Feb. 7, 12:30-2:00 PM
Where: Graduate Center, New Media Lab, Room 7388.01

Library Workshop: Intro to Zotero for Citation Management
When: Tuesday, Feb. 7, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Where: Graduate Center Library Basement, Room C196.05

Digital Fellows Workshop: Machine Learning: A Primer
When: Wednesday, Feb. 8, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Where: Graduate Center Library Basement, Room C196.01

Library Workshop: Everything You Wanted to Know About the Library But Were Afraid to Ask
When: Wednesday, Feb. 8, 4:30 – 6:30 PM
Where: Graduate Center Library Basement, Room C196.05

Digital Fellows Workshop: Critical Circuits and Physical Computing: Arduino 101
When: Wednesday, Feb. 8, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Where: Graduate Center, Room 9206

Digital Fellows Workshop: Info Security
When: Thursday, Feb. 9, 6:30 – 9:30 PM
Where: Graduate Center Library Basement, Room C201


Events Nearby

There’s so much going on in the NYC area. Here are just a few of the events that caught our eye.

Black History Month Digital Arts Student Arts Exhibit: “Reflections on Seneca Village”
When: Feb. 1-28, 2017, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Where: Hall of Fame Gallery, 1st Floor at Bronx Community College, 2155 University Avenue, Bronx, NY


Calls for Participation & Funding Opportunities

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)
Note that you may also wish to apply for the Cindy and Dickie Selfe DMAC Fellowship towards tuition for the DMAC Institute – the deadline to apply is Feb. 8, 2017

Call for Proposals: National Women’s Studies Association: “40 Years After Combahee: Feminist Scholars and Activists Engage the Movement For Black Lives” (Nov. 16-19, 2017 in Baltimore, MD)
Deadline for proposals: Feb. 22, 2017

Call for Proposals: HSTAC 2017: “The Possible Worlds of Digital Humanities” (Nov. 2-4, 2017 in Orlando, FL)
Deadline for submissions: April 7, 2017