About GC Digital Initiatives

Our Mission

Graduate Center Digital Initiatives (GCDI) builds and sustains an active community around the shared idea of a “Digital GC,” where scholars and technologists explore new modes of inquiry that integrate digital tools and methods into the research, teaching, and service missions of the institution.

About Us

Comprised of a constellation of centers and labs, initiatives, and academic programs and a tightly knit group of fellows, faculty, and staff, GCDI creates programming and resources that can benefit anyone at The Graduate Center. We offer events and workshops, drop-in office hours, faculty consultations, working groups, week-long institutes, and Python Users’ Group (PUG) meetings that are open to the entire community. Our websites offer valuable resources and updates about the many opportunities there are to be part of the #DigitalGC.

Our activities, and the activities of our institutional partners, take place in a variety of spaces, including labs and centers. Our newest addition, the GC Maker Space, is part of the GC Digital Scholarship Lab, and we are in the planning stages of a forthcoming CUNY Center for Digital Scholarship and Data Visualization funded by a CUNY 2020 grant. You can read more about what we do from our Annual Report.

A leader in digital humanities, GCDI creates research and projects –including the CUNY Academic Commons, Commons In A Box (CBOX), Social Paper, DH Box, Manifold Scholarship, Beyond Citation– that have been supported by public and private grants. Students in academic programs associated with GCDI enjoy the benefit of hands-on experience with long-standing digital humanities scholars and projects, such as the Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy.

Situated in the heart of midtown Manhattan, GCDI is an active participant in the community of libraries, museums, cultural heritage organizations, and universities who are our neighbors. We coordinate the CUNY Digital Humanities Initiative and are active participants in the NYCDH community, the Association for Computers in the Humanities (ACH), centerNet, and the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO).

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