Events in Princeton and Surrounding Areas

Maps and Geospatial Information Center @Princeton: Spring 2021 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Workshops. Multiple classes and topics related to GIS from February 9 to March 25. The classes will be held on-line as Zoom sessions from 3:30 to 5 PM EDT.

The Digital Humanities Lab at Rutgers University is offering multiple events during the Spring 2021. Please see details and schedule here. In addition their Libraries host workshops in a wide variety of digital methods and techniques, including quantitative data analysis using Python, R, and more. Full list and details available here.

The Rutgers Libraries will be offering a new series of free online workshops (Data Science Basics on Thursday's from 3:00-4:30 pm) as an Introduction to Data Science for those with no experience in coding or data analysis. Although the workshops are designed as a series, you don’t have to attend all to benefit; you can drop in as your schedule permits. Workshops will cover data analysis and cleaning using Excel, data visualization using Excel and Tableau, and querying databases using SQL. Our final workshop will provide tips on getting your first data science internship! Please register to obtain a link to the online sessions. Please register at the following link.

September 8, 4 p.m.: Center for Digital Humanities, Princeton, Using Data to Make Maps Fairer. Technology for a Just Society (JuST) at Princeton presents this installment of its speaker series, featuring Dr. Sam Wang, professor of neuroscience and the founder of the Princeton Gerrymandering Project. Register for the event and find the Zoom link.

September 16, 8 to 9 p.m.: Center for Digital Humanities, Princeton, Data Storytelling. Princeton's radLab presents a talk by Scott Wolf about data storytelling and its relationship with visualization. Get the link to watch and, with a Princeton email address, ask questions on Slack.

Fall 2020: Center for Digital Humanities, Princeton, PICSciE Computing Training Workshops. The Princeton Institute for Computational Science and Engineering (PICSciE) offers mini courses and workshops on topics ranging from Programming Using Python to How to Create and Collect Geographic Data using QGIS. Read more and sign up for this semester's virtual workshops.

October 9, 11 a.m.: Center for Digital Humanities, Princeton, Tropy Webinar. The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media is offering a free webinar for graduate students on using Tropy, a free archival research photo management tool. Register for the webinar.

October 20, 4:30 p.m.: Center for Digital Humanities, Princeton, Archival Silences in the Present Moment. The Archival Silences working group continues this year as a series of webinars, starting with this session. Read more about the upcoming topics and contact the organizers.

October 29-30: Center for Digital Humanities, Princeton, Living at the Intersection Symposium. The Princeton Council on Science and Technology's 2020 symposium will examine the topic of “Truth and Evidence” at the intersection of STEM and the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Learn more about the speakers and the event schedule.

November 16-17, via Zoom: 4th Princeton Annual Humanities Colloquium (PAHC) on Africa and Digital Humanities. This year’s colloquium focuses on the ways in which digital technology and the study of Africa shape each other. Register here


January 28, 1:05 to 1:50 pm: Center for Digital Humanities, Princeton, Exploring Privacy Apps (InfoSec 101). Our Privacy Initiative is launching on January 28, International Data Privacy Day, with a collaboration with the Princeton Information Security Office. At the event, the Information Security Office will discuss several software applications developed with privacy in mind. Some applications explored include DuckDuckGo privacy services, Tor browser, Mailvelope encrypted email, and Signal messaging (encrypted instant messenger, voice, and video calling). Join us to learn about both the advantages and disadvantages of these services. Learn more and register.

Advanced Zotero

  • Monday, February 8, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, online synchronous (Instructor: Francesca Giannetti)
  • Thursday, February 11, 10:00 am - 11:00 am, online synchronous (Instructor: Francesca Giannetti)

If you are already a Zotero user and are looking to take your citation and literature review game to the next level, this workshop is for you. We will learn how to route PDF attachments to a cloud storage folder and retrieve and organize our PDF annotations using the third-party plugin Zotfile. In case a refresher is needed, our “Introduction to Zotero” materials are available at

Network Analysis for Humanists

  • Monday, February 22, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm, online synchronous (Instructor: Francesca Giannetti)
  • Thursday, February 25, 10:00 am - 11:30 am, online synchronous (Instructor: Francesca Giannetti)

Are you interested in exploring and recreating historical or cultural networks representing trade, communication, kinship relationships, and the like? In this workshop, we’ll use Gephi to analyze the relationships between actors and make a network graph to show our findings. No prior experience with network analysis is required.

Working with APIs in R

  • Monday, March 1, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm, online synchronous (Instructor: Francesca Giannetti)
  • Thursday, March 4, 10:00 am - 11:30 am, online synchronous (Instructor: Francesca Giannetti)

Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) allow us to send structured requests and retrieve data for all kinds of humanistic and social science research. With a little bit of programming know-how, it becomes possible to manipulate and visualize data to produce insights into our questions. Assuming an interest in the consumption and reception of popular culture, this workshop will compare the New York Times Article Search and Spotify Web APIs.