The Digital GC: March 27 – 31, 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 featured project on the GC Digital Fellows’ website, “Visualizing the Local Impact of the NEH,” in light of Trump’s recent federal budget announcement.   Where and what kinds of projects receive funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)?  How might we visualize such funding to reflect upon the devastating effects that cutting this funding would have?  Jojo Karlin walks through various data visualizations of the NEH budget that the Digital Fellows, particularly Tahir Butt and Hannah Aizenman, produced following the lead of GC Digital Initiatives Deputy Director Dr. Lisa Rhody. Note that Lisa and the Digital Fellows are currently planning an interactive map showing in greater detail the impact the NEH has had on a state-by-state and institution-by-institution level. These projects take time, energy, and commitment, and we at GCDI want to get people involved. If you want to participate, please contact or come by Python User Group at 12 PM Wednesdays in room 7414.

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 April 3
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:

ITP Skills Lab / Digital Fellows Workshop: So, you want to create a map? Introduction to GIS
When: Tuesday, March 28, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Where: GC Room 9207

GC Library Workshop: Dissertation & Thesis Deposit Information Sessions
When: Tuesday, March 28, 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Where: GC Library Basement, Room C196.05

GC Library Workshop: Intro to Zotero for Citation Management
When: Wednesday, March 29, 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Where: GC Library Basement, Room C196.05

TLC Workshop: Social Reading and Writing with Online Annotation Tools
When: Wednesday, March 29, 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Where: GC Room 9206

GC Library Workshop: Archival Research: The Basics
When: Wednesday, March 29, 6:20 – 8:30 PM
Where: GC Library Basement, Room C196.05

GC Library Workshop: Dissertation & Thesis Deposit Information Sessions
When: Thursday, March 30, 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Where: GC Library Basement, Room C196.05

GC English Student Association (ESA) Sound Conference: The Vibrating World: Soundscapes and Undersongs
When: Friday, March 31, 8:00 AM – 6:15 PM
Where: Various rooms at the GC. The event begins with breakfast and registration in GC Room 5409 – for the full program see here.

Events Nearby

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

The New School Media Studies: Understanding Media Studies: “Power Plays with Data” with Zara Rahman and Mimi Onuoha
When: Monday, March 27, 6:00 – 7:50 PM
Where: The New School, Room UL104, University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003

NYU Center for the Humanities and NYU Digital Humanities: When the Digital Humanities Meets Art Galleries
When: Tuesday, March 28, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Where: NYU Center for the Humanities, 20 Cooper Square, Fifth Floor, New York, NY

NYU Steinhardt Department of Media: Seeing is Deceiving: Media Artists on the Limits and Possibilities of Human and Computer Vision
When: Friday, March 31, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Where: NYU 239 Greene Street, Floor 8, New York, NY

Information Society Project: WeRobot 2017
When: Friday, March 31 – Saturday, April 1
Where: Yale Law School, New Haven, CT

Calls for Participation & Funding Opportunities

HASTAC & James Madison University’s 2017 Feminist Scholars Digital Workshop (June 12-18, 2017 online via Slack)
Registration is currently open. The workshop is free and open to anyone interested in feminist research.

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

AAS / CUNY Summer Digital Fellowship (total compensation: $3,000)
Deadline to apply: March 31, 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.

Google Code Jam (Rounds range from April to August 2017)
Register before: the Online Qualification Round on April 7 at 23:00 UTC.

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