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.
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.
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.
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.