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Applications now open for the January 2019 GC Digital Research Institute!

Applications open for the January 2019 GC Digital Research Institute Generously supported by the Provost’s Office, the GC Digital Research Institute guides an interdisciplinary cohort of graduate students, faculty, and instructional staff as they learn foundational technical skills that can aid–and even extend–their scholarship. Faculty who have participated in past GCDRIs have told us: “The GC […]

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Apply to Participate in the “Data for Public Good” Project

The “Data for Public Good” Project Application deadline: Friday, November 16, 2018 This year GC Digital Initiatives is accepting applications from GC students who have achieved an introductory fluency with the Python programming language to participate in a semester-long collaborative project designed to improve their familiarity and comfort working with code, while at the same […]

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Office Hours by Appointment

Office Hours by appointment Unable to attend Office Hours due to scheduling conflicts?  We are now hosting Office Hours by appointment! Our one-on-one Office Hour appointments provide space for a 45 minute conversation with a GC Digital Fellow about your digital projects.  The GC Digital Fellows come ready to talk through your project ideas, challenges, […]

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How Participating in the GCDRI can Develop Your Research

Sofia Sedergren is an MA student in Political Science at The Graduate Center. Her focus is on political theory and comparative politics, and her research examines right-wing party rhetoric in Europe and their strategies to gain popular support.   When I learned about the GC Digital Research Institute (GCDRI) I had already considered learning computer […]

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I Wish I Had Participated in the Digital Research Institute Sooner

This is a guest post by Ayşenur Benevento, a Ph.D candidate in the Human Development program at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, and adjunct lecturer in College of Staten Island. Her research interests concern civic engagement and political participation of children and young people with an emphasis on how their development is influenced by their social interactions […]

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My Experience at the Digital Research Institute 2018

This is a guest post by Manuel C. Co Jr., an informatician and Hunter College adjunct faculty, about his experience at the January 2018 Digital Research Institute. I am fortunate to have been accepted to the week-long GC Digital Research Institute. Following Lisa Rhody’s (@lmrhody) warm greetings, she encouraged participants to draw their research project and to […]

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Call for Applications: 2018-2019 GC Digital Fellows

Applications due: February 16, 2018 Based in the GC Digital Scholarship Lab, the GC Digital Fellows Program operates as an in-house think-and-do tank for digital projects, connecting Fellows to digital initiatives throughout The Graduate Center. GC Digital Fellows utilize a team-based approach as they explore creative solutions for projects that can be implemented in a […]

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Are you our new Institutes Coordinator? Call for Applications

Call for Applications Digital Humanities Research Institutes Coordinator Digital technologies expand the many ways humanists can choose to do their research, and Graduate Center Digital Initiatives (GCDI) has been on the forefront of providing training in these new skills.  Thanks to a generous Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities award from the National […]

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From Social Mediums: Making Social Media More Social

Program Social Media Fellow Huber (David) Jaramillo Gil shares his early experiences as a new fellow on the Social Mediums blog. As a doctoral student in Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Cultures, Huber works with program administrators, faculty, and students to create a public-face to the program’s research and scholarly activities.  Below is a short […]

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Getting Started with Social Explorer: A GC Resource for Spatializing Demographic Data, Part 1

In her most recent post to Tagging the Tower, Digital Fellow Kristen Hackett introduces the use of “Social Explorer”–a tool for visualizing and exploring population data with maps. Her post, which is the first of a 2-part series, provides GC students with an overview of how to access Social Explorer if you are a GC […]

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