EVENTS

Calendar

Feb
9
Fri
Digital Scholarship Lab Grand Opening @ MSU Main Library
Feb 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Digital Scholarship Lab Grand Opening @ MSU Main Library | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Please join us for a week of digital scholarship events and programming, designed for users from beginner to advanced. Come see what the lab has to offer, meet potential collaborators, and enter for a chance to win a 3D-printed Sparty!

FRIDAY, 2/9

 

Feb
13
Tue
Info Session: Tech, Humanities, & the Arts in London Study Abroad @ Digital Scholarship Lab, Main Library
Feb 13 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Info Session: Tech, Humanities, & the Arts in London Study Abroad @ Digital Scholarship Lab, Main Library | East Lansing | Michigan | United States
Drop in anytime during this 2 hour window to learn more about to learn about this exciting study abroad opportunity!
Technology Humanities, and the Arts in London
25 May – 23 June 2018
In this program, students will explore changes in arts and humanities through hands-on workshops, attend plays and performances, visit museums and galleries, converse with guest speakers, go on a day trip outside the city, and immerse themselves in the culture of London, one of the creative capitals of the world!
Feb
14
Wed
Developing your academic online presence @ Digital Scholarship Lab in the Main Library
Feb 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Developing your academic online presence @ Digital Scholarship Lab in the Main Library

Presenter: Kristen Mapes

In this workshop, we will discuss where you already have an online presence, where you may want to develop a digital identity, and how to do it. We will think through what it means to have a digital identity as an academic and educator, specifically using the Visitor and Resident mapping framework. Then, we will discuss specifically academic social platforms (e.g., academia.edu, ResearchGate, etc.), with a more formal introduction to Humanities Commons.

Please note that this workshop will take place in the new, state-of-the-art Digital Scholarship Lab on the 2nd floor of the west wing in the Main Library. Pizza will be served.

Feb
15
Thu
Tool Time: RAWGraphs @ Digital Scholarship Lab, Main Library
Feb 15 @ 4:15 pm – 4:45 pm
Tool Time: RAWGraphs @ Digital Scholarship Lab, Main Library | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

This is a time to get a quick demo of a digital scholarship tool; today’s tool is RAWGraphs (http://rawgraphs.io/), for data visualization. Come get a walk-through of what this tool is useful for.

Register here

Feb
16
Fri
Preparing Your Data for Upload to a General Repository @ Digital Scholarship Lab, Main Library
Feb 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Preparing Your Data for Upload to a General Repository @ Digital Scholarship Lab, Main Library | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Sharing your research data is a crucial step in the lifecycle of your project. Funders expect it, it’s good for your scholarly reputation, and it promotes transparency and reproducibility. But how can you share your data effectively? Choosing the right repository and making the most of its capabilities will result in better discovery and citation of your data. This workshop surveys the features of general self-service repositories, explains the requirements for data preparation, and equips participants to prepare and package their data to get the most benefit from their effort. This workshop builds on last semester’s Crash Course in Research Data Management, but is not required for attendance.

Register here

Speaker: Matthew Wilkens on “Textual Geographies” @ Main Library, Digital Scholarship Lab, 2W
Feb 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Speaker: Matthew Wilkens on "Textual Geographies" @ Main Library, Digital Scholarship Lab, 2W | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Join us for a talk by Matthew Wilkens, Associate Professor of English at Notre Dame University on “Textual Geographies: Place, Computation, & Literature at Scale”.

This talk is part of the English Department’s Distant Reading Workshop. All are welcome to attend!

Feb
21
Wed
Graphic narratives and digital mapping in the world language and culture classroom @ B135 Wells Hall
Feb 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Graphic narratives and digital mapping in the world language and culture classroom @ B135 Wells Hall

Presenters: Drs. Lynn Wolff and Matthew Handelman

In this workshop, we will present a major component of our newly revised third-year German language and culture course that was piloted during the fall 2017 semester: Our work with the graphic novel Der Boxer by Reinhard Kleist (2012) and a digital mapping project that provided ways to explore how time, space, and place are intertwined in the graphic novel’s stories about the Holocaust. This component of the course had two main goals:

(1) Help students gain a deeper understanding of the Holocaust and Second World War as told in words and images in the graphic novel;

(2) Give students the opportunity to engage with a graphic novel – through visualization, contextualization, description, and analysis – beyond what is possible in the traditional essay form.

By bringing graphic narratives and digital projects into the language classroom, we hope to enable students to critically engage with contemporary approaches to the memory and representation of topics as (seemingly) familiar as the Holocaust. We look forward to sharing the results of this project and to discussing the ways that graphic narratives and digital projects can enhance the study of language and culture.

Info Session: Tech, Humanities, & the Arts in London Study Abroad @ Digital Scholarship Lab, Main Library
Feb 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Info Session: Tech, Humanities, & the Arts in London Study Abroad @ Digital Scholarship Lab, Main Library | East Lansing | Michigan | United States
Drop in anytime during this 2 hour window to learn more about to learn about this exciting study abroad opportunity!
Technology Humanities, and the Arts in London
25 May – 23 June 2018
In this program, students will explore changes in arts and humanities through hands-on workshops, attend plays and performances, visit museums and galleries, converse with guest speakers, go on a day trip outside the city, and immerse themselves in the culture of London, one of the creative capitals of the world!
Feb
27
Tue
Organizing and Using Government Data @ Digital Scholarship Lab, Main Library
Feb 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Organizing and Using Government Data @ Digital Scholarship Lab, Main Library | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Federal, state, and local governments are increasingly sharing datasets to improve transparency and allow scholars, businesses, and citizens to leverage data and conduct research to improve their cities. However, this data is often segmented into multiple separate streams, malformed, or shared in inconvenient formats. If we wish to preserve and mirror copies of this data, or to use it for research, policy development, government accountability, organizing, reformatting, and documenting the data is a crucial component.

In this workshop, we will talk about best practices for ‘Tidy Data’ and use OpenRefine to work through several issues common to open data. You will leave the workshop with hands on experience organizing and formatting data, as well as some resources to help you work on your own data-driven projects.

Register here

Info Session: Tech, Humanities, & the Arts in London Study Abroad @ Digital Scholarship Lab, Main Library
Feb 27 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Info Session: Tech, Humanities, & the Arts in London Study Abroad @ Digital Scholarship Lab, Main Library | East Lansing | Michigan | United States
Drop in anytime during this 2 hour window to learn more about to learn about this exciting study abroad opportunity!
Technology Humanities, and the Arts in London
25 May – 23 June 2018
In this program, students will explore changes in arts and humanities through hands-on workshops, attend plays and performances, visit museums and galleries, converse with guest speakers, go on a day trip outside the city, and immerse themselves in the culture of London, one of the creative capitals of the world!