The University of Kansas Libraries
Digital Jumpstart Workshop scheduled for March 3-4
Update: seats for most workshops are still available; call 785-864-3601 or email email@example.com for availability.
The Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities will host a Digital Jumpstart Workshop on Thursday & Friday, March 3-4. The events, which are open to KU faculty, staff, and graduate students, will be held in 455 Watson Library from 9 am to 4 pm each day.
The workshop includes four sessions that provide hands-on introductions to digital tools and practices in order to help researchers capture and digitize your data, discover and analyze patterns in text, and present and disseminate results. In addition, an opening keynote will provide a general introduction to digital humanities.
Participants may choose any or all of the sessions below. All skill levels, from beginner to seasoned digital humanist, are welcome. Participants should bring their own laptops and, if available, data.
Welcome and Keynote: What is the Digital Humanities? (Thursday, 9:00-10:15 a.m.)
Session 1: Getting Started in the Digital Humanities (Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-12 noon)
Session 2: Capture and Digitization: Text, Audio, Images (Thursday, 1:00-4:00 p.m.)
Session 3: Discovery and Analysis: Text Mining (Friday, 9:00 a.m.-12 noon)
Session 4: Visualization Tools for Beginners (Friday, 1:00-4:00 p.m.)
See http://idrh.ku.edu/events/workshops.shtml for schedule details and session descriptions.
The introductory keynote session is free and open to the public. No registration required.
Registration is required for all other sessions of the Digital Jumpstart Workshop. Registration is free and open to KU faculty, staff, graduate students, and other KU partners, but space is limited and will be awarded on a first-come first-serve basis.
To register, please email Sean Barker at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than February 23. You should specify which sessions you will attend (any combination of sessions 1, 2, 3 and/or 4).
The Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities, created through a partnership of KU Libraries, the Hall Center for the Humanities and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, supports and enhances humanities research at KU. Its mission is to promote the use of computing technology to advance humanistic scholarship across disciplines, publish and disseminate scholarly research through new Web-based models and study the impact of technology on society and on the scholarly record.