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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,…

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…

NYCDH Week 2017: “The Pedagogy of DH: A Conversation” with Kimon Keramidas and Marion Thain on Friday, February 10, 2017 at NYU’s John W. Draper Interdisciplinary Master’s Program

On Friday, February 10 at 10am, Kimon Keramidas and Marion Thain held a conversation on the Pedagogy of DH in response to a lack of pedagogical discourse in current digital humanities conversations. This event was part of a series of workshops during NYCDH Week 2017. Kimon and Marion began the conversation with detailing the structure of their respective DH courses, which emphasized how inherently interdisciplinary DH is, and demonstrated effective pedagogical approaches. Attendees were then encouraged to join in the conversation where the importance of collaboration was explored, approaches to assessment from critical reflective thinking to aesthetic , and best practices for incorporating DH without technical or institutional support were highlighted.

“Introduction to Scalar” with Shawn Hill at Fordham University

On Tuesday, February 7, Shawn Hill taught a workshop entitled “Introduction to Scalar” at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center campus. Scalar is an interactive online publishing platform that allows authors to develop several paths of reading for their users. This platform offers new methods of publishing information, no longer limited to a single, linear reading but instead open to forks in…

Machine Learning: A Primer: A DH Review

Machine Learning: A Primer Speaker: Achim Koh CUNY Graduate Center Today, many critics push to make our algorithmic world transparent, to remove the cover on “black box” machines and expose and deconstruct the systems by which these computers run. The scope of this feat, itself, appears daunting, algorithms lain in dense webs and expressed in arcane and protected jargon, yet…

Visualizing Poetry: Multivariate Data Analysis with Poem Viewer

Introduction to Poem Viewer Poem Viewer was developed by a multidisciplinary team of computer scientist, linguist, poets, and literary scholars at the University of Oxford and the University of Utah under the Digging into Data Challenge. It is an in browser tool that supports close reading through multivariate data analysis. Users are able to visualize, interact with, and identify the…