Topics in Digital Mapping: Getting and Organizing Spatial Data

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The first workshop for the Topics in Digital Mapping Series was yesterday, January 21st.  David Wrisley introduced us to a variety of tools and ideas related to the process of getting and organizing spatial data. Participants were encouraged to try porting .csv files into Google Maps and to compare the visualization options with those available from CartoDB, which will be the subject of Workshop four in this series.

All participants were encouraged to create a data set for themselves for the next workshop, on February 11th, with 25 points and a temporal element, so they can map a topic of personal interest in Palladio.

All slides from the talk are available for download at http://tinyurl.com/fordhammappingday1

THIS FRIDAY (Nov 15) New Directions in Digital Scholarship Event @ Yale

This is a reminder that  Yale University is hosting a New Directions for Digital Scholarship event THIS FRIDAY, November 15, 2013 from 3:00-7:00pm, and Fordham GSDH would like to send you to it!

Registration for the event is free, but you must register in advance.

We are happy to provide round-trip Metro-North tickets between Fordham and New Haven.

So, if you have registered and would like to take us up on the offer (or have questions), email kmapes@fordham.edu

The schedule is as follows:

3:00-3:10pm – Welcome, Susan Gibbons (University Librarian at Yale University)

3:10-4:00 – “Making Ourselves Indispensable: The UCL Centre for Digital Humanities at Three Years Old” – Claire Warwick (Prof. of Digital Humanities at University College London)

4:10-5:30 – “Showcasing Yale Projects”

Including: “EliScholar: A Platform for Open Access Scholarly Publishing”; “Teaching Across and With Yale’s Himalayan Collections: An Experiment in Crowd Cataloguing”; “Mining Magazine Archives”; New Image Analysis Tools for Manuscripts”; “Photogrammer: A Yale NEH DH Start-Up Grant Project”

5:30-7:00 – Reception

Joint NYCDH & NYC Museum Educators Meetup – Poll to Decide the Date

The NYC Digital Humanities Student Group is jointly organizing a meetup with the NYC Museum Educators Roundtable Technology Peer Group. All are welcome! We will discuss the possibilities and challenges of creating educational project sites for the public.

Please weigh in to decide the date (the poll will close on Wed, Nov. 13): http://doodle.com/d9piyxmyskipgmai

NYCDH Student Group Coffee Meetup, Nov. 16 @ 10am

Join the NYCDH Student Group for a meet up over coffee to discuss digital humanities-related topics!

The Details:
Saturday, November 16
NYCDH Student Group Coffee + Digital Humanities meet up
Think Coffee, 73 8th Avenue, NYC

10a-12p

For this first meet up, Grant Wythoff, Ph.D., will join us to talk about his position at Columbia University’s Society of Fellows in the Humanities and as lecturer in the Department of English and Comparative Literature. Through his work in digital humanities, “Grant is interested in placing theoretical reflection in dynamic conversation with practical innovation.” Read more about Grant’s work on the CU Society of Fellows site and visit his Twitter page to hear from him firsthand.
All are welcome. See you there!
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New Directions in Digital Scholarship Event at Yale, Nov 15

Yale University is hosting a New Directions for Digital Scholarship event on Friday, November 15, 2013 from 3:00-7:00pm, and Fordham GSDH would like to send you to it!

Registration for the event is free, but you must register in advance.

We are happy to provide round-trip Metro-North tickets between Fordham and New Haven.

The schedule is as follows:

3:00-3:10pm – Welcome, Susan Gibbons (University Librarian at Yale University)

3:10-4:00 – “Making Ourselves Indispensable: The UCL Centre for Digital Humanities at Three Years Old” – Claire Warwick (Prof. of Digital Humanities at University College London)

4:10-5:30 – “Showcasing Yale Projects”

Including: “EliScholar: A Platform for Open Access Scholarly Publishing”; “Teaching Across and With Yale’s Himalayan Collections: An Experiment in Crowd Cataloguing”; “Mining Magazine Archives”; New Image Analysis Tools for Manuscripts”; “Photogrammer: A Yale NEH DH Start-Up Grant Project”

5:30-7:00 – Reception

So, if you have registered and would like to take us up on the offer (or have questions), email kmapes@fordham.edu

Next Meeting of Fordham Graduate Student DH Group, 10/16

Our next meeting with be a book discussion of Digital_Humanities THIS Wednesday, Oct 16 at 12:30pm in Dealy 115.

Join us (even if you haven’t read the whole book)!

Get a free download of the book from MIT Press here:http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/digitalhumanities-0

This is a short book that covers the basics of digital humanities and a toolkit for undertaking projects. Digital_Humanities is by By Peter Lunenfeld, Anne Burdick, Johanna Drucker, Todd Presner and Jeffrey Schnapp.

First Fall Meeting of the Fordham Graduate Student Digital Humanities Group

The first meeting of the Fordham Graduate Student Digital Humanities Group was this past Wednesday, September 25.  We were delighted to have a strong turnout, including Alan Cafferkey, the director of faculty tech services and Jane Suda, one of Fordham’s reference librarians, in addition to graduate students of all levels, from first-year M.A. students to post-docs.  After introductions in which each individual outlined their DH projects and skills, we had a productive conversation about the transformative nature of digital humanities scholarship and its potential to lead to new and exciting forms of research and new ways for scholars to access both primary and secondary materials.

We were able to set a schedule of events for the fall semester that will spark discussion of the digital humanities at Fordham and also provide graduate students with the opportunity to learn technical skills otherwise unavailable at Fordham.

Our Fall Events:
October 16: Book Discussion: Digital_Humanities. Peter Lunefeld, Anne Burdick, et. al.  Open-access edition available here, 12:30-2:00 pm, Dealy 115

October 30: Intro to TEI workshop for Medievalists and others, 2:30-4:00pm, location TBA (sponsored by Fordham Digital Humanities Working Group)

November 12: Joint talk with the English department: Brian Croxall, DH librarian at Emory University, will lead a discussion of pedagogy, 5:30-7:00pm, Dealy 115

November 13: Kimon Keramidas, “Using Prezi for Visual Presentation and Dynamic Electronic Posters,” 2:30-4:30pm, Keating 318

December 4: Kristen Mapes will give a presentation on the Digital Humanities class she is currently taking at Pratt’s library school.

May 2-3, 2014: THATCamp here at Fordham!

Potential Spring Events:
A digital tools workshop on how to use various programs together for increased productivity
A workshop on Search Engine Optimization
A statistics workshop
A discussion of the Programming Historian website

Our next meeting will be at 12:30 on October 16.
We will discuss Digital Humanities, by Peter Lunefeld, Anne Burdick, Johanna Drucker, Todd Presner and Jeffrey Schnapp.  The book may be purchased in hard-copy or as an e-book.  The e-book is available from the Fordham Library, and NYPL also has an electronic copy and physical copies.