The Digital GC: March 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

We heard that Northeastern University’s  Women Writers Online (WWO) collection will be free to access this March, in celebration of Women’s History Month! “Women Writers Online is a full-text collection of early women’s writing in English, published by the Women Writers Project at Northeastern University. It includes full transcriptions of texts published between 1526 and 1850, focusing on materials that are rare or inaccessible. The range of genres and topics covered makes it a truly remarkable resource for teaching and research, providing an unparalleled view of women’s literate culture in the early modern period” (source: WWO website).  Learn more about getting started with WWO here.

And we wanted to remind you again that the GCDI Digital Project Working Groups are back! The next meeting of the GIS Working Group will be held on Monday, March 6th, from 2:00 – 3:30 PM in GC room 7414.
This is a great opportunity to share skills, learn skills, and discuss topics around GIS (geographic information system).  The Text Analysis Working Group just met last Thursday, and keep an eye out for the next one! For more information about the Digital Project Working Groups, visit


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, next is March 6
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
When: the next meeting of the GIS Group will be Monday, March 6, from 2:00 – 3:30 PM
Where: The Digital Scholarship Lab, Graduate Center Room 7414
The next meeting of the Text Analysis Working Group will be announced soon.
Interested in participating? Sign Up!


Workshops & Discussions @ 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:

Futures Initiative Roundtable Discussion: Global Perspectives on the Fight for Higher Education
When: Monday, March 6, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Where: GC Room 9100 (Skylight Room)

Digital Fellows Event: Doc-a-thon for better docs!
When: Monday, March 6, 5:00-10:00 PM
Where: GC Room 3317

Library Workshop: Using MS Word for Your Dissertation or Thesis
When: Tuesday, March 7, 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Where: GC Library Basement, Room C196.05

Social Media Fellows Workshop: So you want to start a podcast?
When: Tuesday, March 7, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Where: GC Room C201

New Media Lab General Meeting
When: Wednesday, March 8, 12:30 – 2:00 PM
Where: GC New Media Lab, Room 7388.01

Library Workshop: Intro to Zotero for Citation Management
When: Wednesday, March 8, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Where: GC Library Basement, Room C196.05


Events Nearby

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

Data & Society Databite: Online Harassment, Risky Research, and Activism
When: Wednesday, March 8, 4:00 – 7:00 PM
Where: Data & Society, 36 West 20th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY

Baruch College Library Workshop: Intro to GIS Using Open Source Software (Baruch)
When: Friday, March 10, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Where: Baruch College Newman Library, 151 East 25th Street, New york, NY

The Museum of Modern Art: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Art + Feminism
When: Saturday, March 11, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Where: The Museum of Modern Art, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Education and Research Building, 4 W 54th St
New York, NY


Calls for Participation & Funding Opportunities

CUNY Graduate Center Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) Focused Inquiry Groups (FIGs) for the Spring 2017 Semester ($200 award for selected participants)
Deadline to apply: March 15, 2017

Smith College: Massachusetts: Five Colleges, Inc. – Five College Postdoctoral Fellowship in Digital Humanities and Blended Learning ($55,000 salary for the 2017-2018 academic year, with $5,000 in research and travel support)
Review of applications will begin March 15, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

CUNY Graduate Center New Media Lab: Digital Dissertation Award (award amount: $1,000)
Applications due: March 27, 2017

Registration open for the 2017 American Society for Environmental History Conference: “Winds of Change: Global Connections across Space, Time, and Nature” (March 29 – April 2, 2017 in Chicago, IL)
There is a fee for registration, more info here.
*There are a number of panels on the material and environmental effects of the digital! See here.

Registration open for the 2017 Queerness and Games Conference (April 1-2, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA)
The event is free and open to the public.

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

Google Public Policy Fellowship (award amount: $7,500)
Applications due: 12:00 AM midnight EST May 26, 2017