Events in Princeton and Surrounding Areas

Maps and Geospatial Information Center @Princeton: Spring 2022 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Workshops. Multiple classes and topics related to GIS . The classes will be held in the Lewis Science Library E-classroom 225 from 1:30 to 3:00 PM EST. 

PICSciE Computing Training Workshops. The Princeton Institute for Computational Science and Engineering (PICSciE), in collaboration with OIT Research Computing and other academic departments, 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


Great opportunities to learn something new or refresh what you already know. As part of the New Jersey Digital Humanities Consortium we have access to the following:

Rutgers New Brunswick Libraries will offer workshops on Python, R, GIS, Digital Humanities, data visualization, data science topics, and social media data. For additional information and registration visit: https://libcal.rutgers.edu/nblworkshops

Ryan Womack, Data Librarian, is the organizer of a "Diversity in Data" series with presenters Katherine Lee (MS student in Computer Science) and Burcu Kolcak (PhD candidate, Political Science). These are open presentations and discussions held online that deal with data bias and data collection issues with disparate impacts by gender, race, and other markers of identity. See https://bit.ly/nbldatadiversity for details!

Rutgers Digital Humanities Initiative have among others workshops Hemispheric and Transatlantic Archives and a keynote featuring Lauren Klein (Emory University). For details visit: https://dh.rutgers.edu/spring2022/

Center for Digital Humanities, Princeton: On February 22 Benjamin Lee (University of Washington) will offer a lecture entitled Novel Machine Learning Methods for Computing Cultural Heritage: An Interdisciplinary Approach. For details and registration visit: https://cdh.princeton.edu/events/

Princeton University Library Spring Workshops and Events: Find out what’s on the calendar for spring: Intro to 3D printing at the PUL MakerSpace, Zotero, Essential QGIS Tools for Research, Foundations of Data Visualization’s to name a few! PU NETID REQUIRED TO REGISTER. https://libcal.princeton.edu/calendar?cid=-1&t=d&d=0000-00-00&cal=-1&in…

November 3, 12:00 noon: Center for Digital Humanities and PRDS, Princeton, Finding Humanities Data. This workshop will explore what it means to search for humanities datasets. We’ll explore the factors that make finding such data more challenging, including institutional and material factors that affect access. The workshop will introduce participants to resources for finding well-documented and sourced datasets. Participants will gain experience working through ethical questions in sourcing data, and learn about best practices for data collection. We’ll explore how your datasource impacts the kinds of research questions scholars can ask about humanities objects as we navigate digital repositories, metadata, the complexity of full-text search, and principles that shape how data becomes findable, accessible, and usable. Registration required.

October 26, 4:30-6:00 pm: Center for Digital Humanities, Princeton, Machine Predictions and Synthetic Text: A Roundtable. For this roundtable, two co-authors of "Stochastic Parrots" will speak with three leading digital humanities scholars about the implications of the article for humanities research employing NLP methods. Together, they will discuss how the authors’ attention to process (data gathering, documentation, standards) and ethics in AI can be turned to humanists creating data and models for the study of literature, history, and culture. Register for the Zoom webinar.

October 25 and October 28, 11-12:30 pm: Digital Storytelling with Narrative Maps, Wafa Isfahani. In this introductory workshop, we will learn about combining text, interactive maps, and other multimedia content to create an immersive digital story. ArcGIS StoryMaps can help to illustrate spatial relationships and add visuals and texture to your stories.  Note: Rutgers affiliates, please sign up for a Rutgers ArcGIS account prior to the workshop. Register here for Oct. 25 online synchronous. Register here for Oct. 28 online synchronous

October 14, 11:00 -12:30 pm: Introductory Text Analysis with Voyant Tools, Wafa Isfahani.  This workshop focuses on Voyant, an open source suite of tools for analyzing texts or a corpus of texts in quantitative ways. Participants will learn basic information about different types of text analysis and their applications. We will use a prepared corpus of texts to explore different tools, skins (layouts), and discuss how they might used in humanities scholarship.  Register here, online synchronous[2021-02-12 update: Voyant handout and sample corpus