Digital Humanities and Your Dissertation: An Introductory Workshop for Graduate Students

Are you a doctoral student (or an advanced MA student) wondering about all the buzz around “the Digital Humanities”? Do you wish you could get a concise introduction to this emerging field as it applies to your own research (and meet a community of scholars working in this area)? If so, please join UTSC faculty, digital librarians, and other graduate students for a day-long workshop on April 21st, 2015. In addition to an overview of the field of DH and a sneak peak of some exciting projects being developed at UTSC, you’ll learn about key principles, methods, and tools available to you right now. No coding or prior experience necessary -- just register to secure your spot by filling out this brief survey. As a bonus, your feedback will help us finalize the schedule to ensure that the training provided is as useful as possible. We will provide lunch, instructional materials, and lots of food for thought. All you need to bring is your laptop and questions.

Please note: All graduate students are welcome to register to this free event, but as seating is limited, priority will be given to pre-candidacy students in the Departments of History, Classics, East Asian Studies, Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, and the Collaborative Programs in Women and Gender Studies and South Asian Studies. Register by April 13th, and you’ll be notified of acceptance by April 15th.

This event is hosted by the Department of Historical and Cultural Studies, in partnership with the UTSC Library.

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Getting Here

Location - the Social Sciences Building (MW) at the University of Toronto Scarborough, RM 120



According to the TTC Trip Planner
Take the 198 ROCKET towards U OF T SCARBOROUGH - EAST
198 Bus Schedule


Preliminary Schedule

9:30 - Welcome, housekeeping, roundtable, what is DH?

10:00 - Introduction to Digital Humanities at UTSC (Faculty Projects)

10:30 - Open Discussion/break

10:45 - Zotero, and Beyond Bibliographic Managment - What is Zotero? How do you use features for data collection and research collaboration? Intro to open-source community and plugins

12:00 - Lunch (Provided)

1:00 - Academic Blogging, Digital & Data Storytelling, Natural Language Processing & Social Media Analysis

3:00 - break

3:15 - Structuring and Analyzing Data (Network Visualizations) - Structured data and your thesis

4:15 -Closing remarks (Frontiers & Data Curation)

4:30 -  Exit survey

Event Updates!

We have a full house! Thanks to all for applying to attend this workshop. We're excited at the amount of interest it has garnered. For those of you attending, we have some updates.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015
University of Toronto Scarborough
1265 Military Trail
MW (Social Sciences Building)
Toronto, ON M1C 1A4