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Past Events

Spring 2018

Project Forum: Digital Humanities Techniques for Data and Text

Biweekly starting Monday March 5, 2018

On Monday, March 5, the Scholarly Commons Interns (Matt and Clay) hosted the first Project Forum, an hour-long bi-weekly meeting space for scholars interested in Digital Humanities questions regarding data and text. These meetings were an opportunity for informal, open-ended conversations about research to discuss conceptual, methodological, and workflow issues for projects. Their goal was to think together about how to develop robust Digital Humanities research, whether as beginners interested in trying out DH techniques or those with more experience, and to make that research more legible to others.

Spring 2017

“A Career in Publishing” talk with Niko Pfund

February 6, 2017

Niko Pfund, President of Oxford University Press USA, gave a talk sharing insights on trends and issues in publishing, highlighting available opportunities in the field, and discussing knowledge, skills and abilities that are important for success in the publishing profession.

Humanities Data Carpentry Workshop

April 13-14, 2017

This Humanities Data Carpentry workshop was for humanities or social science researchers with minimal programming experience who want to integrate data-driven practices into their research. This hands-on workshop taught basic concepts, skills and tools for working more effectively with the types of data commonly encountered by humanists and social scientists. For more information, see the workshop program.

Fall 2016

Humanities Data Programming Workshop

September 28-29, 2016

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.

Spring 2016

Computational Social Science: Methods for Data Driven Discovery

Together with the Institute for Computing in Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (I-CHASS), the Scholarly Commons hosted the 2016 Computational Social Science Workshop on January 30th, 2016. Speakers from around campus gave introductory talks and hands-on workshops about data-driven research in social science, covering topics such as Geographic Information Systems, network analysis, and machine learning. Visit IDEALS to read the Workshop Program and to browse the workshop session materials.

Spring 2015

University of Illinois Digital Humanities Symposium 2015

In the February 2015 the Scholarly Commons and I-CHASS organized a Digital Humanities Symposium focused on Explorations of Technology in Humanities Research. Visit the Digital Humanities Symposium 2015 page to read more about this event.