Unworkshops

In these hour-long sessions, attendees will be introduced to a topic.  Rather than a traditional workshop, the sessions will showcase examples and encourage discussion. Hands-on work will be minimal (but this also is to be determined by session leader). You can sign up for a workshop when you register upon arrival.

Topics will include:

    • Content Management System Showdown (Meyerson Conference Room, 2nd Fl.)
      We will compare and contrast several platforms for authoring web content to support digital humanities projects. Presented by Nick Okrent and Katie Rawson.
    • Design for Digital Interpretation: objects, content, data, and public understanding (Seminar Room 626, 6th Fl.): If you build it will they come? Well, it depends. Now that you’ve organized your objects, compiled your data, and written up findings, how can you use technology to interpret the hidden narratives in a meaningful way for others? This workshop will focus on some of the design considerations that should be addressed when embarking on a new interpretive project. We’ll look at examples, both digital and analog, to examine how others have approached the use of technology to foster learning. We’ll also look to participants to share their own projects for group discussion. Presented by Stacey Mann.
    • Intro to Drupal Gardens (Seminar Room 627, 6th Fl.): In this workshop, participants will learn how to set up a Drupal website from scratch, using Acquia’s Drupal -as-a-Service platform, Drupal Gardens . We will briefly examine some relevant, popular sites that run on Drupal Gardens then participants may follow along as we sign up, set up, style, and populate a Drupal website, all from a beginner’s level. No prior experience with Drupal or web design is needed to participate and begin building your own Drupal -based site for a professional portfolio, digital exhibit, and more. Presented by Kate Lynch.
    • Google Analytics (WIC Seminar Room, 1st Fl. West): Google Analytics is a tool that can be customized to work with your website, blog, or other web presence and that can provide you with the data which will help you to evaluate and improve your site’s effectiveness and visibility. At this workshop, you will learn what types of data Google Analytics provides, how to set it up and customize it for your site and data needs, and how you can use this data to manage and boost your viewership and maximize your web presence. Presented by Sarah Wipperman.
    • EAD 101: Encoded Archival Description (EAD) (Goldstein Electronic Classroom, 1st Fl. West): Instructor Holly Mengel will provide a very brief overview of EAD and the reasons for coding finding aids in encoded archival description. She will also provide examples of coded finding aids and methods for troubleshooting and correcting errors. Participants should not expect to walk away as EAD experts, but should, ideally, feel confident in pursuing EAD as a method for making their archival collections more accessible to users.
    • Social media tech tools (Collaborative Classroom, 1st Fl. West): Social media has become a powerful means of engaging students with content and drawing attention to campus resources. This session will present a variety of social media tech tools (Twitter, Storify, Flickr, Instagram, Pinterest, HootSuite), comparing platforms and offering examples of creative use for instruction and/or outreach. Bring your laptop to follow along, or watch as we do show-and-tell. Presented by Vickie Karasic. Unworkshop notes.
    • Intro to Wikipedia Editing (Seminar Room 625, 6th Fl.): Mary Mark Ockerbloom, Wikipedian in Residence at the Chemical Heritage Foundation, will demystify Wikipedia culture and describe how Wikipedia works. In the second part of the presentation, Mary will walk through the creating an account, searching, editing pages, and creating new pages. Bring your computer and you can create your username and password (or try this at home in advance!), make your first edit, and practice editing in your sandbox.
    • Intro to Screen Scraping (Class of 1955 Conference Room, 2nd Fl.): In this workshop participants will learn how to use software to harvest and work with data en masse from the web. We will introduce specific tools like wget and provide opportunities to gain hands on experience with some simple screen scraping tools.
    • Movie Tools (Class of 1954 Teaching Seminar Room (302), 3rd Fl. East): We will walk through several tools to create movies or videos for digital project use.
    • Critical Design for Digital Humanities – Canceled due to illness.

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