HASTAC Scholars – Call for applicants

Digital Humanities in the College of Arts and Letters is pleased to support a number of HASTAC Scholars for the 2017-2019 academic years. Deadline for applications: October 3 Announcement of Award: October 11 Are you an undergraduate or graduate student engaged with innovative projects and research at the intersection of digital media and learning, 21st-century education, and technology in…

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Reflecting on DHSI

Though it’s been a couple months since DHSI, I’ve still been thinking about the things I learned that week. But first, I want to talk about my overall impression of the summer institute. Before I walked onto UVic’s (University of Victoria) campus and became apart of the DHSI community, I thought this program would be…

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Register for a Workshop!

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We have some exciting workshops set up for this fall. We hope to see you there! Beginner Tools Workshop: Getting Started in the Digital Humanities Git Workshop: Git and GitHub for Humanities Data Visualization Workshop: Visualizing Data with Tableau 3D Modeling with Photogrammetry Topic Modeling Workshop: Brief Introduction to Topic Modeling Also save the date…

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Meaningful Intersections in Trendy Humanities

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Summer is almost gone, and it seems a good time to reflect on the exciting opportunities it brought. To briefly introduce my reflection (though many of you already know me): my name is Cody Mejeur, and I am a PhD student in English working on video game narrative–particularly the interrelationship of narrative and play as…

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Further adventures in the digital humanities?

As anticipated on this very blog, I recently spent a week in Indianapolis attending a workshop on computational text analysis at HILT 2016. We spent our time surveying a number of different tools, techniques, and concepts related to text analysis, so I walked away with a greater appreciation for data cleaning, Weka, HathiTrust, metadata, Python,…

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Learning Data Visualization Strategies at HILT

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As a I prepare to travel to Indianapolis for the HILT (Humanities Intensive Learning and Teaching) Institute, I’ve been reflecting on my connection to Digital Humanities research and pedagogy. As a researcher of visual/digital rhetoric, I have been consistently fascinated by the ways researchers take diverse data sets and communicating the findings visually. The data visualizations I…

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Conference report: Black Studies and the Digital Humanities – New Developments

I recently attended two fantastic conferences that covered a range of new and interesting scholarship and activism happening at the intersections of the Digital Humanities and the interdisciplinary Black Studies field. My research draws on developments in the digital humanities that document histories of oppression and black resistance in the African Diaspora. I presented highlights…

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