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Exhibit Tours: Five Hundred Years of Women's Work

Fri, 2019-03-29 18:00
Fri, Mar 29, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Please join us for a highlights tour of the exhibition "Five Hundred Years of Women's Work: The Lisa Unger Baskin Collection." Guided tours led by Rubenstein Library staff are offered every Friday, March 8-June 14, 2019, at 2:00pm and 3:00pm. (Exceptions: tours not offered April 12 and May 10.) Registration is recommended but not required. Tours will meet inside the Mary Duke Biddle Exhibit Suite in the Rubenstein Library and will last about 30 minutes. Please let us know if you have questions or need to request parking accommodations for accessibility.

The History of Visualization through the Rubenstein Library's Special Collections

Fri, 2019-03-29 16:00
Fri, Mar 29, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
In 1821, William Playfair critiqued Adam Smith's conclusions in The Wealth of Nations. He argued that, despite Smith's genius, his conclusions would have been much different had he used data visualizations. In my class, "Theories and Practices of Data Visualization," my students and I study data visualizations through history in order to understand how the data visualization methods that we now employ daily have developed over time. Of primary concern is how visualization technologies and techniques made data increasingly accessible to larger audiences, and became instrumental in broadcasting information, and, even in some cases, saving lives. In visiting the collections of Duke's Rubenstein Library, students examine and interact with historical visualizations in their original context. In this talk I will discuss the highlights of this collection and the consequences of studying the history of data visualization on the development of present-day visualization practices.
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Visualization Friday Forum

Fri, 2019-03-29 16:00
Fri, Mar 29, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The Visualization Friday Forum seminar series is a forum for faculty, staff and students from across the university (and beyond Duke) to share their research involving the development and/or application of visualization methodologies. Our goal is to build an interdisciplinary community of visualization experts whose combined knowledge can facilitate research and promote innovation. Anyone is welcome to attend.

DHI Week | Danica Savonick: Feminist Genealogies of Digital Pedagogy

Thu, 2019-03-28 20:00
Thu, Mar 28, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Please join the Digital Humanities Initiative for the keynote presentation of DHI Week 2019! RSVP here: https://dhi-feminist.eventbrite.com A brief schedule is below. Full descriptions and schedules for our DHI Week events can be found here: https://digitalhumanities.duke.edu/dhi-week-2019 In this talk, Dr. Danica Savonick (SUNY Cortland) situates current conversations around digital pedagogy, public humanities, and student writing within a genealogy of feminist and anti-racist aesthetics and activism.
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DHI Week | Becoming a Versatile Humanist: Lessons from Duke PhD Alumni

Thu, 2019-03-28 16:00
Thu, Mar 28, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Please join the Digital Humanities Initative for the Thursday afternoon event in DHI Week 2019! RSVP: https://dhi-alumni.eventbrite.com 12:00 | Becoming a Versatile Humanist: Lessons from Duke PhD Alumni. Speakers: Elizabeth Baltes, Assistant Professor of Art History, Coastal Carolina University; Mitch Fraas, Curator, Special Collections, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania Libraries; Sandra van Ginhoven, Head, Project for the Study of Collecting and Provenance, Getty Research Institute; Andrew Ruoss, Faculty, Hotchkiss School. Lunch provided. Full descriptions and schedules for our DHI Week events can be found here: https://digitalhumanities.duke.edu/dhi-week-2019
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DHI Week | Engaged DH Pedagogies Outside the Classroom

Wed, 2019-03-27 14:30
Wed, Mar 27, 2019
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Please join the Digital Humanities Initative for the Wednesday events in DHI Week 2019! RSVP: https://dhi-pedagogy.eventbrite.com 10:30 | Engaged DH Pedagogies Outside the Classroom: Bass Connections Projects Panel. How do humanities faculty do digital research projects? Digital humanities projects challenge us as scholars and teachers to integrate our disciplinary expertise with novel--and perhaps unfamiliar--technologies and skills. This panel features Duke humanities faculty who have conducted collaborative digital research through Bass Connections, and related, programs. We will focus on how these projects are conceived, developed , and completed through a discussion of past and ongoing projects across three disciplines. This panel will feature Robin Kirk (Cultural Anthropology, Activating History), Charlotte Sussman (English, Representing Migration through Digital Humanities) and Andrew Janiak (Philosophy, Project Vox), and Jessica Hines (English, Visualizing Suffering). Moderated by Astrid Giugni (English, Data+). Full descriptions and schedules for our DHI Week events can be found here: https://digitalhumanities.duke.edu/dhi-week-2019
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The Newest Negroes: Black Doctors and the Desegregation of Harlem Hospital, 1919-1935

Tue, 2019-03-26 21:00
Tue, Mar 26, 2019
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
This lecture will focus on the desegregation of Harlem Hospital, highlighting the conflicts and tensions that took shape as black doctors sought to merge their professional goals with the larger cause of racial improvement.

DHI Week | Publishing In/With Hybrid Forms

Tue, 2019-03-26 16:00
Tue, Mar 26, 2019
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Please join the Digital Humanities Initiative for the Tuesday events in DHI Week 2019! RSVP here: https://dhi-publishing.eventbrite.com A brief schedule is below. Full descriptions and schedules for our DHI Week events can be found here: https://digitalhumanities.duke.edu/dhi-week-2019 Panel 1: 12:00 | Multimedia and Web Content in Monographs and Journals: New Options for Humanities Authors - Speakers: Kat Charron (NCSU), Jessica Ryan (Duke University Press), David Bell (Duke), and Liz Milewicz (Duke Libraries). Moderated by Sylvia Miller (FHI). 1:30 | Lunch Panel: 2:00 | Futuristic Publishing Forms for Digital and Hybrid Scholarship - Speakers: Helen Burgess (NCSU), David Zielinski (Duke), Aaron Kutnick (Duke), and John Herr (Duke Trinity Technology Services). Moderated by Amanda Starling Gould (FHI). 3:30 | VR/AR Demo with David J. Zielinski
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Triangle Digital Humanities Institute on Digital Humanities Pedagogy

Mon, 2019-03-25 04:00
Mon, Mar 25, 2019
All Day
Join the Triangle Digital Humanities Network (TDHN) for the first Triangle Digital Humanities Institute (TDHI)! This one-day event aims to build community and skills around digital humanities pedagogy. It will include lightning presentations, roundtables, workshops, and discussion sessions by and for instructors, staff (including, but not limited to, librarians and technologists), and graduate students at universities in the Triangle area. Topics will range from assessing the value of dh pedagogy, presenting classroom case studies, scaling research to fit the classroom, and creating open environments for experimentation to developing collaborative teaching models, designing dh assignments, integrating dh into learning objectives, grading digital projects, and building capacity beyond the individual classroom. Katherine Faull, Diane Jakacki, and Anne Kelly Knowles will offer feature presentations on their collectively vast pedagogical experiences in digital humanities and related fields. Local presenters will share examples from their own teaching, will foster practical discussions, and will offer resource sharing opportunities. The full schedule for the TDHI is here: http://triangledh.org/tdhi/ RSVP here: http://bit.ly/tdhi-ped The TDHI is the first in a week-long series of events. The full "DHI Week" schedule is here: https://digitalhumanities.duke.edu/dhi-week-2019
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VFF: Make Your Mark! Boost Effectiveness of Data-Driven Storytelling with New Visual Methods

Fri, 2019-03-22 16:00
Fri, Mar 22, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Whether sharing research insights, explaining a new product idea or solving a business problem, adding new visual communication methods to your tool box can help you "make your mark" at university, in academic research and business. TK George will share how enterprises like Google, IBM, GE, SAP and others are being driven by growing research that visual methods can tell data-driven, complex stories in ways that achieve faster business outcomes. These hands-on visual methods use images, text, shape and color to communicate, document or translate information to tell stories for enhanced understanding. The output (via digital, paper, video, etc.) is then used for learning, collecting and conveying user feedback, more effective business outcomes or for more interactive meetings. Methods George will cover include sketchnoting/visual notetaking, graphic recording, graphic facilitation and more.
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Visualization Friday Forum

Fri, 2019-03-22 16:00
Fri, Mar 22, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The Visualization Friday Forum seminar series is a forum for faculty, staff and students from across the university (and beyond Duke) to share their research involving the development and/or application of visualization methodologies. Our goal is to build an interdisciplinary community of visualization experts whose combined knowledge can facilitate research and promote innovation. Anyone is welcome to attend.

DVS Workshop: Data Management 101 for Scientists

Tue, 2019-03-19 18:00
Tue, Mar 19, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Scientists work with lots of data both big and small, and in many formats and systems. This workshop will introduce data management practices for scientists to consider and apply throughout the research lifecycle. Good data management practices pertaining to planning, organization, documentation, storage and backup, sharing, citation, and preservation will be presented through a sciences lens using discipline-based, concrete examples. While good general data management practices are relevant across disciplines, participants working specifically within the sciences are the intended audience for this workshop.

VFF: Deceptive Graphs: Quantifying the Truncation Effect in Bar Graphs & Exploring Interventions

Fri, 2019-03-08 17:00
Fri, Mar 08, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
We approach the question of potentially deceptive visualizations using the tools of experimental psychology. In a series of experiments, we quantify the effects of truncating the y-axis of bar graphs, which remains a common practice, despite being frowned upon by data visualization experts. We focus on relative judgments of quantity ("How different are A and B?"), rather than objective measures ("What is the value of X?"). We'll discuss our experimental design, results to date (spoiler: truncation matters!), and variations on the study, including studies recruiting PhD students in the quantitative fields and the humanities. I'll discuss our working definition of a "misleading graph," and how this might work might fit into existing work on misinformation. I'd love to solicit discussion and feedback on this paradigm from a non-psychological perspective.
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Visualization Friday Forum

Fri, 2019-03-08 17:00
Fri, Mar 08, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The Visualization Friday Forum seminar series is a forum for faculty, staff and students from across the university (and beyond Duke) to share their research involving the development and/or application of visualization methodologies. Our goal is to build an interdisciplinary community of visualization experts whose combined knowledge can facilitate research and promote innovation. Anyone is welcome to attend.

DVS Workshop: Adobe Illustrator for Modifying Charts and Graphs

Thu, 2019-03-07 15:00
Thu, Mar 07, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
In this workshop, you will learn the basics of using Adobe Illustrator, the professional standard in vector graphics software, for fine-tuning charts and graphs created in other programs like Excel, Matlab and R. Many people avoid using Illustrator because of its steep learning curve, but you will see that once you know a few basic tools, it is quite easy to give all your work a consistent look, extra highlights and annotations, and that professional edge. There are no prerequisites - we will start with the basics.

SSRI~ Workshop: Using Excel to organize and analyze information and data and to present findings

Thu, 2019-03-07 14:00
Thu, Mar 07, 2019
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
This workshop provides an overview of ways Excel can be used to structure and even analyze data and to create presentations. It starts with examining basic tools and functions in Excel (including ways that Excel can be used to manage textual data, to combine or divide data cells and sources, and to perform calculations such as sum, average, minimum, and maximum). It then proceeds to an overview of how to sort and transpose data and create graphs and tables. Finally, it reviews how to perform basic statistical operations including counts and frequencies in Excel. Registration required; please click the "more event information" button below to access the registration form.

DVS Workshop: Managing Sensitive Data

Tue, 2019-03-05 19:00
Tue, Mar 05, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
In the course of your research you may collect, interact with or analyze data that are considered "sensitive." In this workshop we will examine common sensitive data types, how Duke's IRB and Information Technology Security Office (ITSO) expects you to protect that data throughout your project's lifecycle and the resources available to you for sensitive data storage and analysis, data de-identification, and data archiving and sharing.

Screen/Society--"The Wandering Soap Opera" (2019) | Raul Ruiz | Triangle Premiere

Tue, 2019-03-05 00:00
Mon, Mar 04, 2019
7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Film Screening: "The Wandering Soap Opera" (Raúl Ruiz, 2019, 80 min, Chile, Spanish with English subtitles, Color, DCP) In 1990, Ruiz conducted six days of acting workshops and filming in his native Chile, yielding a small wealth of 16mm footage that was never edited together until Valeria Sarmiento, Ruiz's wife and chief collaborator, found the footage in Duke University's Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library and completed the film, nearly six years after Ruiz's death in 2011. The result is a wildly inventive, episodic work of political satire born of Ruiz and Sarmiento's vision of "Chilean reality" as a grand pastiche of soap-opera tropes-in other words, that the best way to understand the political and economic realities Chileans face is to view their situation through the sublime and ridiculous prism of the telenovela. "Clearly relishing the stylistic leeway afforded by the genre-the film's prismatic color palette and exaggerated decoupage provide enough aesthetic pleasures to make one mourn yet again the absence of one of cinema's great stylists-Ruiz takes as fanciful an approach to the film's visual design as he does its object of critique." - Jordan Cronk, Film Comment
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Screen/Society--"The Wandering Soap Opera" (2017) | Raul Ruiz | Triangle Premiere

Tue, 2019-03-05 00:00
Mon, Mar 04, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The Wandering Soap Opera (Raúl Ruiz, 2017, 80 min, Chile, Spanish with English subtitles, Color, DCP) In 1990, Ruiz conducted six days of acting workshops and filming in his native Chile, yielding a small wealth of 16mm footage that was never edited together until Valeria Sarmiento, Ruiz's wife and chief collaborator, found the footage in Duke University's Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library and completed the film, nearly six years after Ruiz's death in 2011. The result is a wildly inventive, episodic work of political satire born of Ruiz and Sarmiento's vision of "Chilean reality" as a grand pastiche of soap-opera tropes-in other words, that the best way to understand the political and economic realities Chileans face is to view their situation through the sublime and ridiculous prism of the telenovela. "Clearly relishing the stylistic leeway afforded by the genre-the film's prismatic color palette and exaggerated decoupage provide enough aesthetic pleasures to make one mourn yet again the absence of one of cinema's great stylists-Ruiz takes as fanciful an approach to the film's visual design as he does its object of critique." - Jordan Cronk, Film Comment
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VFF: Mapping Surface Coal Mining in Appalachia and Visualizing Physically Giant Spatial Data

Fri, 2019-03-01 17:00
Fri, Mar 01, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
In mid-2018, I and my colleagues at Duke, SkyTruth, and Appalachian Voices published a novel dataset: the yearly spatial extent of surface coal mining in the Central Appalachian region of the United States from 1985 through 2015. In this presentation, I will briefly review our methods and results of this research. But I will spend more time to explore a unique problem we ran into when writing the paper: how to visualize a physically giant but non-congruous spatial dataset? Through our research, we found over 2900 km^2 of land had been mined during this time period; while simply communicating that number is easy, visualizing it in a meaningful, understandable way proved challenging. I will discuss how we approached this problem and perhaps even solicit your ideas for how you would have visually communicated these data.
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