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CDVS Workshop: Mapping in Tableau

Thu, 2021-02-25 10:00
Thu, Feb 25, 2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tableau is a software package that is increasingly popular for creating striking visualizations, such as charts and graphs, from tabular data. It also has an increasing number of capabilities to create maps. Source data can include native geospatial files (such as shapefiles or GeoJSON files), but also tabular data (such as CSV or Excel files) that include locational values, such as place names or coordinate data. This workshop will cover how to create maps in Tableau and on ways to manipulate the data and to effectively symbolize it on a map.

Developing a Historical Biography and The Vital Importance of Black History Archives

Tue, 2021-02-23 15:30
Tue, Feb 23, 2021
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Join us for a discussion on Developing a Historical Biography and The Vital Importance of Black History Archives with author Blake Hill-Saya and C. Eileen Watts-Welch as they discuss "Aaron McDuffie Moore, An African American Physician, Educator, and Founder of Durham's Black Wall Street" (2020). Moore was one of the nation's most influential African American leaders in the early 20th century and a co-founder of the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company and Lincoln Hospital in Durham, NC. Hill-Saya and Watts-Welch are both descendants of Moore and this project had deep personal connections. They will share how their research in the NC Mutual archive (jointly held by Duke and North Carolina Central University) and the collections at Shaw University's archives aided in illuminating his life and legacy. This event is co-sponsored by the John Hope Franklin Research Center and the History of Medicine Collections in the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University. Please Register Here:
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CDVS Workshop: Effective Academic Posters

Mon, 2021-02-22 17:00
Mon, Feb 22, 2021
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Poster sessions are an incredible opportunity to share our work with a broader audience, get feedback, and network with our peers, as well as potential employers, funders and collaborators. Our careers often depend on performing well in these exciting and often chaotic venues, but few of us are trained in graphic design and visual storytelling! In this talk, I will present some principles for creating an effective academic poster, and introduce you to a group critique process that should help you tell your story more clearly and stand out from the crowd.

Port Cities of the Eastern Mediterranean with Malte Fuhrmann

Fri, 2021-02-19 10:00
Fri, Feb 19, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
This lecture will look at the recently published book by Malte Fuhrmann - Port Cities of the Eastern Mediterranean: Urban Culture in the Late Ottoman Empire (Cambridge U. Press) Eastern Mediterranean port cities, such as Constantinople, Smyrna, and Salonica, have long been sites of fascination. Known for their vibrant and diverse populations, the dynamism of their economic and cultural exchanges, and their form of relatively peaceful co-existence in a turbulent age, many would label them as models of cosmopolitanism. In this study, Malte Fuhrmann examines changes in the histories of space, consumption, and identities in the nineteenth and early twentieth century while the Mediterranean became a zone of influence for European powers. Giving voice to the port cities' forgotten inhabitants, Fuhrmann explores how their urban populations adapted to European practices, how entertainment became a marker of a Europeanized way of life, and consuming beer celebrated innovation, cosmopolitanism and mixed gender sociability. At the same time, these adaptations to a European way of life were modified according to local needs, as was the case for the new quays, streets, and buildings. Revisiting leisure practises as well as the formation of class, gender, and national identities, Fuhrmann offers an alternative view on the relationship between the Islamic World and Europe. This event is public but registration is required.
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CDVS Workshop: Designing a Reproducible Workflow with R and GitHub

Wed, 2021-02-17 10:00
Wed, Feb 17, 2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The importance of reproducibility, replication, and transparency in the research endeavor is increasingly discussed in academia. This workshop will introduce foundational strategies that can increase the reproducibility of your work and present a potential end-to-end reproducible workflow using a suite of tools, including git, RStudio, Binder, and Zenodo. Configuration for the hands-on portion of the workshop will be sent to participants one week before the workshop.