This workshop will help graduate students in the humanities and interpretive social sciences understand public scholarship. Students will learn how to recognize scholarly public humanities work, ways to effectively reference public scholarship, and ethical considerations when working with or for the public. Students will explore public humanities projects through hands-on activities and discuss and reflect on best practices. This workshop will be led by Liz Milewicz, Director of the ScholarWorks Center, and Arianne Hartsell-Gundy, Head of the Humanities and Social Sciences department at Duke University Libraries.
All are welcome to register; priority seating will be given to graduate students, particularly students in the humanities and social sciences. Please note that, in order to make the most of our time in the workshop, there will be some pre-work required.
This workshop introduces fundamental concepts and practices of minimal computing, with a focus on two key ethical areas: reducing the environmental impacts of computation and ensuring broad, equitable access to digital resources by minimizing their computational dependencies. Participants will explore how to balance those ethical imperatives with the computational requirements of scholarship, particularly in the digital humanities. Specific topics of discussion will include static website generation and maintenance, accessibility via minimal design, and the types of foundational knowledge required to facilitate a minimal approach to computation for research.
No previous experience with digital scholarship tools or methods is required.
Got plans for spring break? If you’re staying on campus, take a spring tea break with us at the Edge Lounge in Bostock Library. We will have crafts, library swag —and, most importantly— tea and snacks.
Have library questions? We’ve got you covered! Librarians will be on-site to help with research and citing sources. We hope you’ll join us!