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March 2019

Workshop: Getting started with TEI

March 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This workshop is a deep introduction to the theory and practice of encoding electronic texts for the humanities. It is designed for students who are interested in the transcription and digitization of manuscripts and print-based texts into diplomatic, digital formats. The workshop contains three parts: first, an overview of TEI and the major schemas; second, a quick introduction and tutorial on one or more applications used for encoding; and finally, for the bulk of the workshop, students will get the…

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Workshop: Sentiment Analysis

March 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Sentiment analysis is a popular topic in the burgeoning field of data analysis. But what does sentiment analysis consist of? In this workshop, we give an overview of what sentiment analysis is and how sentiment analysis algorithms work. We will also discuss some of the problems with current sentiment analysis research, and tools that are being created to solve these problems. Register HERE

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Workshop: Introduction to Omeka

March 12 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Omeka is a free Content Management System (CMS) and a web publishing system built by and for scholars that is used by hundreds of archives, historical societies, libraries, museums, and individual researchers and teachers to create searchable online databases and scholarly online interpretations of their digital collections. If you have a digital collection of primary sources that you want to publish online in a scholarly way, you’ll want to consider Omeka. Omeka allows to describe the items according to archival…

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Workshop: Graphic Design for Websites

March 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

"Graphic Design for Websites" is a workshop placing an emphasis on the basic elements and principles of graphic design in relationship to front end web design aesthetics. Students will be exposed to various examples and applications for wordpress based websites (on the academic commons and beyond). The workshop will also introduce and apply a myriad of Open Education Resources on design, techniques and software. Hands on exercises will be explored. Bring your laptop. Register HERE

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Workshop: WordPress II: Customizing, Stylizing and Integrating with Social Media

March 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This workshop will involve a conceptual and technical discussion of how to integrate social media with your WordPress site. We will discuss how you can customize and style your site – including changing the layout of the site by choosing a different theme, adding functionality with plugins, customizing menus, changing your site header or coloring across the site using the Customizer function and custom CSS, and modifying the basic structure of the site by building a child-theme. Since we will…

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Finding the Right Tools for Mapping

March 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Room 9207 @ The GC, 365 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10016
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If you're thinking about making a map, but you're not sure what software or services to use, this workshop is for you! We will review popular mapping tools and compare the pros and cons of each one, including functionality, price, and accessibility. Register here

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April 2019

User Experience: It’s Not Just About Visual Design

April 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

When people consider experience, they can get caught up in the visual aspects, which are only a piece of the puzzle. This 2-hour workshop with instructor Sam Raddatz (Logic Dept, Ltd) will help you understand the other parts that play into the experience of a digital environment, like how to improve labeling and information structures to ensure users can find what they want and need. You'll walk away with tools to improve user experience without ever touching an Adobe product…

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Workshop: “The Fundamentals of UX Experience”

April 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Gathering user insights and feedback on any website or product can be daunting. Where do you start? How do you find users and get them to talk to you? We'll help you learn and briefly practice the tools and skills needed to conduct your own research and learn a lot about how to improve your digital product directly from the people that will use it. No prior knowledge of information architecture or UX necessary. Laptops recommended but not required. Register…

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September 2019

Tools for the Digital Humanities

September 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Room 9207 @ The GC, 365 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10016

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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Intro to Mapping

September 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Room C201 @ The GC, 365 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10016

Are you interested in using a map to tell your research story? to explore your data? to illustrate your argument? This workshop will offer an approachable introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and its uses: storage, capture, edition, analysis and visualization of data. In the first part of the workshop we will look at the basics of GIS, including terminology, types of data, available software and file formats. In the second part of the workshop we will do basic exercises…

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