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April 2020

Digital Annotation with

April 30, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In the transition to online courses, have you been looking for a way to collaboratively annotate shared texts? Whether you are assigning group work that requires close reading of texts or working with remote research partners to review a shared document, offers a free, open source, web-based solution for collaborative annotation. Come hear about how to get started reading and writing together while physically distant. This one-hour workshop requires no prior experience or technical knowledge. The event is free…

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May 2020

Manifold Minis Series

May 5, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 5, 2020

Illustration by Jojo Karlin Are you interested in using Manifold, CUNY’s very own digital publishing platform? Are you curious how others are using this tool in their classrooms? Join Jojo Karlin, Manifold Graduate Fellow, every Tuesday at 1:00pm for a 30 minute session to discuss useful features and answer questions. April 7 Introduction to Manifold April 14 Manifold OER models (some CUNY examples) April 21 Reading Groups in Manifold April 28 Using Resources in Manifold May 5 Publishing Your OER…

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September 2020

Tools for the Digital Humanities

September 2, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

With the remarkable array of digital tools available, it can be difficult to determine which ones you’ll really need, particularly when you're in the research stage. Perhaps you only vaguely understand what "digital humanities" is. This workshop will give an overview of digital humanities methods and introduce a variety of tools for different kinds of research. We’ll discuss the genres and vocabulary of DH from text analysis to geospatial mapping and review the many available resources online and at The…

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Introduction to Python

September 10, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Python is a programming language that can be used for a wide range of tasks inside and outside of the academic world. It is vastly used for Digital Humanities, collecting and analyzing data in a variety of formats, building web applications, and much more. It is an extremely popular programming language for academic researchers because of its flexibility and adaptability. In this workshop, we will learn the basic of working with the Python programming language. This workshop is designed for…

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Introduction to the Command Line

September 17, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Introduction to the UNIX command line. Topics covered will include navigating the filesystem, manipulating the environment, executing useful commands, and using pipes to communicate between programs. This synchronous workshop will teach you how to communicate directly with your computer’s operating system using a text-based interface and is a useful first step in learning many other technical skills. If you’re interested in attending, please register here!

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Intro to R and RStudio

September 24, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

All GCDI meetings and events will convene remotely until further notice. Please register for the event you’d like to participate in at least two hours prior to the event, and a link and password to join the event will be shared within one hour of the start.

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October 2020

Getting Good (Enough) Audio Recording [Hybrid]

October 1, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

As we continue to work from home in our remote environments, this has sparked renewed interest in the possibilities of audio recording. While there may be many different entries into audio recording, this hybrid workshop will focus on understanding what a good (enough) audio recording for podcasting, interviewing, and streaming is and how that might be achieved in a home-setting. We will discuss how to create a good recording environment and possible platforms for sharing audio files. The first part…

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Intro to RQDA (R Qualitative Data Analysis) Workshop

October 7, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

R is a powerful tool to analyze statistical data. In recent years R has gained popularity because the software is open source and powerful in data analysis and machine learning. However, evaluators and researchers do not exclusively use quantitative data. It is possible to perform qualitative analysis in R. This workshop provides users a basic tutorial on how to perform a qualitative analysis and data visualization using R. Workshop will be held online on Oct 7 4:00pm – 6:00 pm,…

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Intro to Making an Interactive Map

October 15, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Interactive maps have increasingly become an effective tool for communicating one's research and engaging a broad audience. This workshop will introduce you to the basics of making an interactive map that can be shared and embedded in a website. No mapping experience is necessary. This hands-on workshop will take place live over Zoom. <<REGISTER HERE>>  

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Working with HathiTrust Data

October 22, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The HathiTrust Digital Library is the largest set of digitized books in the world. Its collection spans over 17 million items and is composed of the combined collections of several major research libraries in the United States. In addition to making a significant amount of its collection freely available online, HathiTrust also provides cloud-based research computing interfaces to sort and analyze its collections for scholarly purposes. As such, the HathiTrust collection presents an extremely rich source of data as well…

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