The Digital GC: March 13-17, 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

This week, the GC Digital Fellows’ website features a post on digital tools by Mary Catherine Kinniburgh titled, “What is a Maker Space? An invitations to ours.”  Are you interested to experiment or create prototypes with physical computing devices like Arduino? Would you like to better understand programming and code through hands-on learning? Mary Catherine walks through what a “maker space” is, its opportunities for process-oriented learning, and all that our GC Maker Space in the Digital Scholarship Lab has to offer.  And don’t forget to stop by our Monday Maker Hours during the semester – the next is March 20!


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 GC 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 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
The next meetings of the Text Analysis and GIS Working Groups 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:

Library Workshop: Archival Research: The Basics
When: Tuesday, March 14, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Where: GC Library Basement, Room C196.05

Library Workshop: Using MS Word for Your Dissertation or Thesis
When: Wednesday, March 15, 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Where: GC Library Basement, Room C196.05

Teaching and Learning Center: Demystifying Ed Tech
When: Wednesday, March 15, 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Where: GC Room 9206


Events Nearby

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

Hunter College Integrated Media Arts MFA Program, Hunter College Department of Film and Media Studies and NYC College of Technology Emerging Media Technologies Program present: Codes & Modes: Reframing Reality, Virtuality & Non-Fiction Media
When: Thursday, March 16 (evening) to Saturday, March 18 (see a detailed scheduled here)
Where: Hunter College, 695 Park Ave, New York, NY – The primary locations on the 17th and 18th are the Lang Theater and the Film and Media Television Studio on the 5th floor in the Hunter North building. The evening of the 16th will be in the Glass Cafe on the 3rd floor of Hunter West.

Data & Society: The Biotech Futures Talk + Lab Series: Synthetic Biology
When: Thursday, March 16, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Where: Data & Society, 36 West 20th Street, 11th Floor, 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 Videography Fellowships ($34,175 per year)
Deadline to apply: March 23, 2017

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