In partnership with departments across Duke and practitioners across the Research Triangle, Digital Scholarship Services (DSS) offers a variety of open workshops and symposia focused on digital projects, methods, tools, and best practices. Subscribe to our listserv for upcoming DSS events or follow us on Twitter @DukeDSS (Digital Scholarship Services) / @MurthyDigital (Murthy Digital Studio).

SPRING 2018

Digital Humanities Workshop Series: Text/Data (Spring 2018)

Wednesdays, 9:00 - 11:00 AM
Murthy Digital Studio (The/EDGE, Bostock Library Level 1)

The Text/Data Series consists of 8 workshops focused on working with textual data in the context of the digital humanities. Moving in a trajectory from close reading (markup, encoding, creating electronic editions) to distant reading (topic modeling, machine learning, aggregating and analyzing large corpora), the workshops aim to provide participants with a general knowledge of approaches to working with text.

This workshop series is meant to encourage experiential learning.  Sessions will typically begin with a brief discussion of key concepts before transitioning to hands-on work with relevant software and data sets, which are available on the computers in the Murthy Digital Studio.  Each event in the series is a workshop, not a lecture, so attendance per session is capped at 10.  

Most workshops in this series will count for Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) credit.  In the event of over-enrollment, priority will be given to waitlisted registrants who are pursuing RCR credit (as indicated on the workshop registration form).  

Please contact askdigital@duke.edu with any questions.  We look forward to seeing you this spring!

January 17: Introduction to Text/Data Series
Registration & Info: https://duke.libcal.com/event/3842353

January 24: Introduction to XML, TEI, and Structured Markup (RCR: GS712.13)
https://duke.libcal.com/event/3842354

January 31: Applications of TEI for Research (RCR: GS712.14)
https://duke.libcal.com/event/3842355

February 7: Acquiring and Preparing a Corpus of Texts  (RCR: GS712.15)
https://duke.libcal.com/event/3842356

February 14: Ngrams, Concordances, Style Analysis  (RCR: GS712.16)
https://duke.libcal.com/event/3842357

February 21: Analyzing Text with Python (1/2)  (RCR: GS712.17)
https://duke.libcal.com/event/3842358

February 28: Analyzing Text with Python (2/2)  (RCR: GS712.18)
https://duke.libcal.com/event/3842359

March 7: Topic Modeling, Document Classification, and Sequence Tagging with MALLET  (RCR: GS712.19)
https://duke.libcal.com/event/3842360

M&M - Munch & Mull Digital Scholarship Discussion Group

Mondays, 12:00-1:00 PM
Murthy Digital Studio (The/EDGE, Bostock Library Level 1)

Munch & Mull is a Libraries-based discussion group that holds weekly, informal, brown-bag lunch conversations around issues, projects, methods, and trends in digital scholarship. All are welcome! For more information about upcoming discussions, join our listserv:  https://lists.duke.edu/sympa/subscribe/munch-mull-digihum-reading-group .

Jan 22:  Report on the "Digging Deeper" TRLN Text Mining workshop
https://duke.libcal.com/event/3764985

Jan 29:  OLE, Folio, and the Next Generation of Library Services
https://duke.libcal.com/event/3764986

Feb 5: The TOC Project - Text-Mining the German National Library Catalog 
https://duke.libcal.com/event/3764989

Feb 12:  Alien Reading: Text Mining, Language Standardization, and the Humanities
https://duke.libcal.com/event/3764988

Feb 19:  Digging Deeper at UNC Libraries with Amanda Henley and Nathan Kelber
https://duke.libcal.com/event/3764987

Feb 26:  Documenting the Now: Archiving Social Media for Future Research
https://duke.libcal.com/event/3764990

Mar 5: Creating DH Community
https://duke.libcal.com/event/3764991

Mar 12: How Cute! Distracting Ourselves from Political Realities of Librarianship
https://duke.libcal.com/event/3764992

Mar 19: Structured, Open, & Collaborative Publishing? The Case of arthistorians.info
https://duke.libcal.com/event/3764993

Mar 26: Cultivating the Sympathetic Research Imagination
https://duke.libcal.com/event/3764996

Apr 9: Meaning & Miasma - Seven Scholars on the Post-Print Paradigm
https://duke.libcal.com/event/3764999

Apr 23: Redefining the Finish Line - Building Learning Modules for ArcGIS with Duke Extend
https://duke.libcal.com/event/3764998

May 7: How Cute! Distracting Ourselves from Political Realities of Librarianship (Encore discussion) 
https://duke.libcal.com/event/4188188   

May 14: Thomas More's Dialogue of Comfort Gets Translated Yet Again 
https://duke.libcal.com/event/3765000

May 21: Mellon's Monograph Initiative and the Reassembling of Scholarly Communications 
https://duke.libcal.com/event/3764994

The Hidden Work of Digital Scholarship -- DSS 2018 Open House

Thursday, February 8, 11:45-1:00
Edge Workshop Room (Bostock Library Level 1)
Registration: bit.ly/dssopenhouse2018

What’s behind a successful digital project? A tool or platform, of course, and someone to manage technical needs like coding and server administration. What’s less apparent, though, are the multiple roles and tasks that help ensure projects achieve their goals, connect with their intended audiences, and can be sustained. With scholarly projects in particular, much of this work can involve non-technical yet critical tasks, from gathering and synthesizing content, to organizing and synchronizing teams. In this year’s Digital Scholarship Services Open House, we showcase the often overlooked, essential work of digital projects, from the perspective of those individuals often tasked with carrying this work forward — graduate students.

Join us for lunch and a conversation with this cross-disciplinary panel of graduate students, as they discuss the nature of their digital projects and the insights and skills they've gained through this work.

  • Meredith Graham (Music department, Duke)
  • Aubrey Klein (School of Information and Library Sciences, UNC-CH)
  • Adrian Linden-High (Classical Studies department, Duke)
  • Ashton Merck (History department, Duke)
  • Ke Xu (Graduate Liberal Studies program, Duke)

 


Duke Libraries Digital Scholarship Services department collaborates with researchers in the humanities and interpretive social sciences, at any level of study, to plan and build digital research projects. We supply consultation on technical matters, project management, and best practices for a wide range of technologically-engaged research. We also encourage learning and experimentation in digital scholarship through exploratory projects, programs of hands-on instruction, graduate student internships, and resources and programming in The Edge / Murthy Digital Studio.