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April 2021

Intro to Making an Interactive Map

April 7, 2021 @ 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>>

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Web Scraping with Python (bs4)

April 19, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This workshop explores a Python library that allows users to work with and analyze web-based data. The Beautiful Soup (bs4) python library enables users to pull data out of web pages made of HTML and XML. They can then use bs4 to search, categorize, and structure HTML and XML documents. Bs4 is relatively lightweight and easy to get up and running, and we will practice scraping popular websites like the New York Times. Though bs4 offers a beginner-friendly approach to…

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September 2021

Tools for the Digital Humanities

September 17, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us to see the possibilities for doing Digital Humanities work and learn about DH tools, methods, and projects! 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…

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Introduction to Python

September 23, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

This online workshop will cover the basics of working with Python and is designed for beginners with no programming experience. About this event 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…

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October 2021

Introduction to R and R Studio

October 1, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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This workshop is intended to get interested users up to speed with the R language and the RStudio interactive developing environment. About this event R is a versatile programming language, best suited for a variety of data science needs. Whether you need to run some statistical analyses, create publication-worthy data visualizations, or even publish a website, R has a multitude of tools to help you get what you need done. This workshop is intended to get interested users up to…

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Creating interactive, visual, data driven websites in WordPress

October 7, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This workshop will review how to create a free CUNY Academic Commons website and how to embed audio and visual elements into the website. About this event Whether you are seeking to make your research publicly available, host an interactive website for your courses, or track research for your M.A. thesis or dissertation, creating websites has become a critical tool in academic scholarship. Doing so with visual and audio elements can bring data and research findings to life. In this…

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Foundations of Microsoft Excel

October 20, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The workshop will demonstrate how one could clean up and sort data and review functions for summary statistics. About this event Microsoft Excel is a powerful tool used by researchers to quickly summarize, clean, and make sense of data. Learning this tool could also build a foundation to learn other data analysis tools like R or Python. No experience necessary, suitable to researchers completely new to data analysis. The workshop will demonstrate how one could clean up and sort data…

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Basic Audio Editing with Audacity

October 21, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

This hands-on workshop will be a foundational exploration of Audacity as an audio editing software. About this event This hands-on workshop will be a foundational exploration of Audacity as an audio editing software. We will discuss some of its functionalities that can help you edit and clean your audio files to prepare it for publishing and sharing. Prior knowledge and experience is not necessary for the workshop, though having a pre-recorded sound clip/file (~1 min) that you can practice on…

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Intro to Educational Game Design

October 28, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The workshop provides a foundation in incorporating games, game-like experiences, and game design praxis in your teaching and research. About this event This workshop is intended to provide you with a good foundation in beginning to incorporate games, game-like experiences, and game design praxis in your teaching and research. The aims of the workshop are threefold: 1) to help you understand how games can reinforce existing knowledge and lead to new learning outcomes for your students, 2) to explore some…

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November 2021

Intro to GIS

November 17, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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This workshop is aimed at introducing you to the basic concepts of Geographic Information System (GIS). We will understand the main types of spatial formats in which we can describe our data, the characteristics of each format and how to combine them to efficiently convey information in a map format. The features available to display spatial data will be exemplified using the software QGIS (https://qgis.org/en/site/). By the end of the workshop, you will know how to 1) convert your data…

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