Events in Princeton and Surrounding Areas

How to Transcribe a Million Manuscripts with eScriptorium
Friday, December 1, 2023, 12:00 - 1:30 pm EST (via Zoom).
Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies

Peter Stokes, École Pratique des Hautes Études – Université PSL (Paris), will discuss recent advances in machine learning technologies in relation to the millions of images of manuscript pages now available and the challenges that this "big data" problem poses for research in premodern manuscript studies. His talk will address these issues in the context of kraken and eScriptorium, a pair of tools for automatic transcription of handwritten and printed documents, especially for rare and historical scripts. More information available here.

Maps and Geospatial Information Center @Princeton: Fall 2023 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Workshops. Multiple classes and topics related to GIS starting on September 11. 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 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: and use the "Filter by Topic" and select Data.

Rutgers Digital Humanities Initiative have among others workshops Zotero, Building Digital Exhibitions and Collections with Omeka, Digital Humanities and Data, Digital Humanities and Pedagogy, Interactive Storytelling with Esri ArcGIS StoryMaps and Digital Humanities Project Development. For additional information and registration visit: and use the "Filter by Topic" and select Citation Management and Digital Humanities.

Center for Digital Humanities, Princeton: The Center for Digital Humanities at Princeton is an interdisciplinary research center that brings together faculty, staff, students, and community partners working at the intersection of the humanities and technology. For events held at the CDH visit: 

Princeton University Library Workshops and Events: Find out what’s on the calendar for fall: How QGIS and R work together, Literature Mapping in 30 Minutes, Using R with ArcGIS Pro, Introduction to Data Analysis with Stata, Text Analysis, and Visualizing Interconnections in the Social Sciences to name a few! PU NETID REQUIRED TO REGISTER. Visit and use the "Filter by Category".

Sherman Center for Digital Scholarship at McMaster University: The Center offers throughout the year a variety of online classes available to everyone. They also have recordings of past trainings.  For details and schedule visit:  SCDS Events.