Scholarly Commons (and partners) Fall 2016 Events

The Scholarly Commons sponsors and promotes a wide variety of workshops, lectures, and other events throughout the academic year. Our calendar lists events related to digital scholarship, professional development, research methods, and other topics that are held across campus. Highlights for the Fall 2016 semester include:

Humanities Data Programming Workshop

September 28-29

A two day workshop geared towards humanities researchers interested in incorporating data-driven practices into their research. Sponsored by the Scholarly Commons and the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship.


October 1 - October 22

HackCulture is a humanities focused hackathon sponsored by the University Library. The event will take place from October 1 to October 22. To learn more, visit the HackCulture homepage.


November 15

On November 15 the University of Illinois and the Illinois GIS Association celebrate geospatial technology. GIS Day is held at the iHotel and Conference Center and includes  a keynote address, lighting talks, practical GIS presentations, and more. For more information, and to register, visit the GIS Day website

Survey Research Lab Webinar Series and Weekly Open Hours

Throughout the Semester

The Survey Research Lab is offering four webinars on survey research methodology during the Fall 2016 semester. These free webinars cover a range of topics and take place on Wednesdays in October at noon. For more information about these webinars, including registration information, visit our blog post about the webinar series

In addition, the Survey Research Lab holds open consultation hours in the Scholarly Commons on Thursdays from 2-5 pm throughout the semester.

CITL Data Analytics Workshop Series

Workshops run from September 20 - October 18

CITL Data Analytics (formerly ATLAS) offers a series of workshops on statistical and qualitative analysis software and working with social science data. To view the Fall 2016 workshop schedule, visit the CITL Workshop Registration website

Recurring Events

Scholarly Commons Speaker Series

The Scholarly Commons speakers series is an ongoing series of lectures delivered by researchers, scholars, and other influential members of the digital scholarship community. These events are free and open to the public. You can learn about speakers, past and future on our speaker series page.

Image of Research

The Image of Research is a multidisciplinary competition celebrating graduate student research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This competition generally opens midway through the Fall semester and submissions are accepted until January, with winners announced in the Spring. This event is jointly organized by the Scholarly Commons and the Graduate College and is supported by a generous gift to the Scholarly Commons from the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics. For more information, visit the Image of Research webpage

Savvy Researcher Workshops

Most days during the fall and spring semesters, the Library's Savvy Researcher workshop series brings experts together with students and faculty to explore various topics relevant to research and academic success.

Usually 45-60 minutes long, the workshops provide an introduction to concepts and tools as well as helping make a contact with whom you could follow up for in-depth questions. All instructors will do their best to accommodate your unique research needs.

To view the current schedule, visit the Savvy Researcher calendar. Registration is requested by clicking on the date you want to attend. Classes are limited to 20 attendees. (A wait list of 5 people will kept and they will be notified the day before if space becomes available.) All classes are held in the Main Library, Room 314, unless otherwise noted. You can bring your own laptop or use one of our desktop computers for use during hands-on activities.

Watch for weekly reminders about the Savvy Researcher series in the GradLinks e-mail and via Twitter from@ScholCommons.

Past Events

Learn about prior events on our past events page