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Inquiries into culture, meaning, and human value meet emerging technologies and cutting-edge skills at Pratt Institute's School of Information

Pratt launches new Advanced Certificate in Digital Humanities

The Advanced Certificate in Digital Humanities reflects the latest trends in the intersection of digital humanities and the information professions, including digital cultural heritage; data collection, analysis, and visualization; instructional technology and pedagogy; user experience; and the changing natures of research, publication, and outreach in the digital age. Courses emphasize the special role of information professionals in supporting digital humanities…

Deimosa Webber-Bey (’13) publishes article on Runaway Quilt Project

Pratt SILS alum Deimosa Webber-Bey published an article on her The Runaway Quilt project in Issue 6 of the Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy. The project started while Deimosa was a student in the Digital Humanities and Information Visualization courses at SILS. Read the open access article at http://jitp.commons.gc.cuny.edu/runaway-quilt-project-digital-humanities-exploration-of-quilting-during-the-era-of-slavery.

Profs. Sula and Miller (’13) co-author article on citation studies in Literary & Linguistic Computing

Profs. Chris Alen Sula and Matt Miller (’13) published a new article in Literary & Linguistic Computing 29(3) on “Citations, Contexts, and Humanistic Discourse: Toward Automatic Extraction and Classification.” The abstract of the paper is below, and the paper is free to download through LCC for the next three months: http://llc.oxfordjournals.org/content/29/3/452. This paper examines prospects and limitations of citation studies…

Pratt SILS announces new program concentration in digital humanities

Coordinated by Pratt SILS Assistant Professor Chris Alen Sula, the DH concentration (within the MS LIS degree) addresses the range of issues involved in digital humanities, from digitizing primary sources and creating content systems to analyzing data and exploring new platforms for research and publication. By the end of the concentration, students are able bring skills in digitization, preservation, metadata,…

Mapping Relationships in the Mississippi Freedom Struggle

In this project, I attempted to build on a database I made of organizers, organizations, and campaigns that were part of the Mississippi Freedom Struggle. The information in the original database was found Akinyele Umoja’s in We Will Shoot Back, a history focused on the role of armed resistance and armed self-defense in the Mississippi Freedom Struggle.[1] This text is…

Event Review: What Can You Do with a Digitized Book? DH Methods for Analyzing Printed Materials with Anne Donlon at Pratt Institute

Event Summary: On December 4th, Anne Donlon gave a lecture on current  DH methods for print text analysis at Pratt Institute School of Information.  This lecture gave participants an introduction to ways that large-scale book digitization projects have changed how scholars can access and analyze printed materials. Donlon gave a thorough overview of current digital humanities methods used to analyze…

Skillshare: Approach and Introduction to Python

The video above serves as a personable introduction to the coding language python which will be elaborated on below.   This serves and a basic introduction to python, the coding language. Python is a great source tool for the someone not specifically code-literate to analyze data. It works especially well with many file formats which you can find a complete…

Event Review: Open Access Symposium 2017 “Open In Order To…”

October 27, 2017   What is it?   Stony Brook Open Access Symposium is an annual event to promote Stony Brook University’s Open Access materials, and publishing. It is also an opportunity to highlight the effort from the SUNY system- (State University of New York) to become more open friendly in the fields of specifically research and education tools. The…

Event Review: Standardizing Museum Provenance for the Twenty-First Century

“Standardizing Museum Provenance for the Twenty-First Century” was a lecture that took place at the Yale Center for British Art on February 27th in New Haven, Connecticut. The lecture was centered on the Carnegie Museum of Art’s (CMOA) NEA-funded Art Tracks project. Art Tracks is a digital provenance project that “turn[s] provenance in to structured data by building a suite…

EVENT REVIEW: “Digital Humanities Meets Art Galleries” at NYU Center for Humanities

The “Digital Humanities Meets Art Galleries” panel at the NYU Center For Humanities brought forth five NYU faculty for four presentations about separate ongoing digital projects that highlight the school’s work in the DH field. The presentations touched on topics spanning algorithmic data visualization of painting canvases, digital collection management, database building, and DH pedagogy among others. This post discusses in detail the contents of each presentation, what each presentation revealed about how NYU has positioned DH within its broader curriculum, and the ongoing conversation about not only what DH projects look like but also what DH essentially is.

Social Media Scraping for Qualitative Research February 14, Sarah DeMott, NYU Bobst Library

Social Media Scraping for Qualitative Research workshop was organized as a part of New York City Digital Humanities week in February 2017. The workshop took place in NYU Bobst Library. In the workshop NUY Data Service specialist Sarah DeMott demonstrated how NCapture can be used for collecting data from different social media services, such as Twitter and Facebook, and how…

Social Media Scraping for Qualitative Data Analysis at NYCDH Week 2017

  In her chapter in Digital Humanities in the Library: Challenges and Opportunities for Subject Specialists, Caro Pinto discusses the evolution of the traditional solitary work of humanities scholars to the collaborative nature of the majority of digital humanities projects. Pinto cites consortiums such as the Tri-Co Digital Humanities Initiative and Five Colleges DH as particularly successful examples of cross-institution…