EVENTS

Calendar

Sep
7
Thu
Getting Started in the Digital Humanities: Beginner Tools @ REAL Classroom, 3 W Instruction Room
Sep 7 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Getting Started in the Digital Humanities: Beginner Tools @ REAL Classroom, 3 W Instruction Room | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Find out about the Digital Humanities in this introductory workshop: what it is, resources for learning more and getting help on campus, and events on campus this semester and beyond. Then we will get started in the Digital Humanities through introductions to, and experimentation with, text analysis and visualization tools. You will come out of this workshop with hands-on experience using several browser-based tools, as well as resources for exploring and analyzing data further in the future.

Part of the MSU Digital Humanities Workshop series, this introductory workshop is open to anyone – students, faculty, staff, the public – from any disciplinary background.

An RSVP is encouraged but not required to attend the workshop. RSVP here.

Sep
12
Tue
DH Lunch Meetup for Grad Students @ MSU Main Library, Make Central (2nd Floor West)
Sep 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
DH Lunch Meetup for Grad Students @ MSU Main Library, Make Central (2nd Floor West) | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

This is a monthly gathering for graduate students who are doing or interested in digital humanities. Anyone is welcome to join once or regularly. We will start with one grad student sharing informally about their work, whether in the classroom or in research. After about 15 minutes, then the rest of the time will be left to the group to share their work, discuss recent or upcoming conferences, and/or talk about the field and MSU DH generally.

There will be soda and sandwiches provided. This gathering is meant to be informal, so even if you can only stop by for a few minutes, feel free to do so!

Oct
11
Wed
Preparing and Exploring Local Public Data with Tableau @ REAL Classroom, 3 W Instruction Room
Oct 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Preparing and Exploring Local Public Data with Tableau @ REAL Classroom, 3 W Instruction Room | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Federal, state, and local governments are increasingly sharing datasets to improve transparency and allow scholars, businesses, and citizens leverage data to conduct research and improve their cities. In this workshop, we will find one dataset from local government, prepare it for analysis, and explore it using the visualization tool, Tableau Public. You will leave the workshop with hands on experience working with a dataset, as well as some resources to help you find data for your own projects.

Part of the MSU Digital Humanities Workshop series, this introductory workshop is open to anyone – students, faculty, staff, the public – from any disciplinary background.

An RSVP is encouraged but not required to attend the workshop. RSVP here.

Oct
16
Mon
DH Lunch Meetup for Grad Students @ WIDE, 301 Bessey Hall
Oct 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
DH Lunch Meetup for Grad Students @ WIDE, 301 Bessey Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

This is a monthly gathering for graduate students who are doing or interested in digital humanities. Anyone is welcome to join once or regularly. We will start with one grad student sharing informally about their work, whether in the classroom or in research. After about 15 minutes, then the rest of the time will be left to the group to share their work, discuss recent or upcoming conferences, and/or talk about the field and MSU DH generally.

There will be soda and sandwiches provided. This gathering is meant to be informal, so even if you can only stop by for a few minutes, feel free to do so!

Oct
19
Thu
Experimental Design in the Digital Humanities @ REAL Classroom, 3 W Instruction Room
Oct 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Experimental Design in the Digital Humanities @ REAL Classroom, 3 W Instruction Room | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Experimental design is at the heart of digital humanities research; it is important that DH practitioners learn how and why to conduct an experiment using humanities data. While readymade DH tools are useful, these interdisciplinary habits of mind extend well beyond the life cycle of any particular technology, and are necessary for rigorous and flexible research in digital humanities.

In this workshop, participants will:

  1. review the basic components of experimental design,
  2. develop their own humanities experiment, using a much-loved text,
  3. test preliminary hypotheses,
  4. develop an assignment for use in a course.

Part of the MSU Digital Humanities Workshop series, this introductory workshop is open to anyone – students, faculty, staff, the public – from any disciplinary background.

An RSVP is encouraged but not required to attend the workshop. RSVP here.

Nov
1
Wed
Getting Started with Content Management Systems and Web Publishing @ REAL Classroom, 3 W Instruction Room
Nov 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Getting Started with Content Management Systems and Web Publishing @ REAL Classroom, 3 W Instruction Room | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Sometimes your work is best shared as a website. There are lots of options for web publishing that don’t require you to write code. Whether you’re curious about specific web platforms (like WordPress, Drupal, Omeka, and Scalar), or you’re brand new to web publishing, this workshop will walk you through what each of these platforms are for, their strengths and weaknesses, and how they might be applicable to your work. No coding experience or laptop required.

Part of the MSU Digital Humanities Workshop series, this introductory workshop is open to anyone – students, faculty, staff, the public – from any disciplinary background.

An RSVP is encouraged but not required to attend the workshop. RSVP here.

Nov
9
Thu
Security and Privacy in Online Scholarship @ REAL Classroom, 3 W Instruction Room
Nov 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Security and Privacy in Online Scholarship @ REAL Classroom, 3 W Instruction Room | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Scholars working on contested issues are increasingly finding themselves the target of online harassment, doxing, and hacking. This workshop will cover some of the common practices people use to harass and threaten others on the web, and will discuss some simple steps you can take to make yourself and your data safe while working publicly.

Part of the MSU Digital Humanities Workshop series, this introductory workshop is open to anyone – students, faculty, staff, the public – from any disciplinary background.

An RSVP is encouraged but not required to attend the workshop. RSVP here.

Nov
14
Tue
DH Lunch Meetup for Grad Students @ LEADR, 112 Old Horticulture
Nov 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
DH Lunch Meetup for Grad Students @ LEADR, 112 Old Horticulture | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

This is a monthly gathering for graduate students who are doing or interested in digital humanities. Anyone is welcome to join once or regularly. We will start with one grad student sharing informally about their work, whether in the classroom or in research. After about 15 minutes, then the rest of the time will be left to the group to share their work, discuss recent or upcoming conferences, and/or talk about the field and MSU DH generally.

There will be soda and sandwiches provided. This gathering is meant to be informal, so even if you can only stop by for a few minutes, feel free to do so!

Nov
15
Wed
Crash Course in Research Data Management @ REAL Classroom, 3 W Instruction Room
Nov 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Crash Course in Research Data Management @ REAL Classroom, 3 W Instruction Room | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Have you ever lost a project file? Been unable to find the most recent version of a document? Suffered hard drive failure or had your laptop stolen? Been unable to open old files? Been told your data management plan wasn’t detailed enough? Forgotten which file was which? Even small research projects can generate enough data and digital material to become confusing and vulnerable to loss. Start your next project (or class) out with a plan to keep your project organized and your data safe, from inception until you are ready to share, reuse, or revisit the project whether next month or years from now. This workshop will provide strategies and insights for managing your data for effective collaboration, to meet funder requirements, or to preserve it for reuse or sharing in the future.

Part of the MSU Digital Humanities Workshop series, this introductory workshop is open to anyone – students, faculty, staff, the public – from any disciplinary background.

An RSVP is encouraged but not required to attend the workshop. RSVP here.

Dec
6
Wed
DH Lunch Meetup for Grad Students @ Linton Hall, Room 9 (Basement)
Dec 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
DH Lunch Meetup for Grad Students @ Linton Hall, Room 9 (Basement) | Goldonna | Louisiana | United States

This is a monthly gathering for graduate students who are doing or interested in digital humanities. Anyone is welcome to join once or regularly. We will start with one grad student sharing informally about their work, whether in the classroom or in research. After about 15 minutes, then the rest of the time will be left to the group to share their work, discuss recent or upcoming conferences, and/or talk about the field and MSU DH generally.

There will be soda and sandwiches provided. This gathering is meant to be informal, so even if you can only stop by for a few minutes, feel free to do so!