Upcoming DSSG Events

Digital Scholarship Support Group Seminar, Fundamentals of Digital Scholarship, October 24-25, 2018

Foundations Seminar: Fundamentals of Digital Scholarship

10/24/18 9:00 am – 10/25/18 2:00 pm

Fundamentals of Digital Scholarship is a two-day seminar designed to introduce participants to the core stages of digital scholarship’s research workflow: the acquisition, manipulation, analysis, and presentation of data. This seminar is intended to serve as a springboard for faculty, Read more…

Harvard University Digital Scholarship Support Group Office Hours

DSSG Office Hours, Fall 2018 (Thursdays)

11/01/18 11:00 am – 11/01/18 12:00 pm

Do you have a digital scholarship project in mind but need some guidance on getting started with the research process? Drop in during Office Hours with questions and DSSG members will suggest tools, methodologies, and approaches that can benefit your Read more…

Harvard University Digital Scholarship Support Group Office Hours

DSSG Office Hours, Fall 2018 (Wednesdays)

11/07/18 3:00 pm – 11/07/18 4:00 pm

Do you have a digital scholarship project in mind but need some guidance on getting started with the research process? Drop in during Office Hours with questions and DSSG members will suggest tools, methodologies, and approaches that can benefit your Read more…

Upcoming Partner Events

Introduction to Web Scraping With Python

10/26/18 9:30 am – 10/26/18 12:00 pm

This workshop will introduce basic techniques for web scraping using popular Python libraries Visit http://bit.ly/iqss-pyweb for details and registration information (requires HarvardKey).

Data Analysis Using Spreadsheets (Or: Make Pivot Tables Your Friend)

10/31/18 1:30 pm – 10/31/18 2:30 pm

Bring your laptop! In this hands-on workshop, we use Google Sheets to convert data into visualizations. There will be a particular focus on combining pivot tables with simple graph functions to quickly and dynamically explore your data. Halloween candy will Read more…

Introduction to Microsoft Azure Cognitive Services

11/02/18 9:30 am – 11/02/18 12:30 pm

This workshop introduces the Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform and demonstrates some services of particular interest to social scientists. Visit http://bit.ly/iqss-mscloud for details and registration information (requires HarvardKey).

Structured Data, Databases, and SQL

11/09/18 9:30 am – 11/09/18 12:30 pm

This class will discuss the fundamentals of structured data, introduce you to using SQLite (a lightweight database available on all most computing platforms), and teach you the basics of querying and summarizing data with SQL Visit http://bit.ly/iqss-sql for details and Read more…

Introduction to Data Visualization with Tableau

11/14/18 1:30 pm – 11/14/18 2:30 pm

In this hour-long, hands-on workshop you’ll use a sample dataset to create several different types of visualization using Tableau. You’ll also learn how to combine graphs together to create interactive dashboards and how to create stories from the data. Click the date Read more…

Introduction to Data Visualization with Tableau

11/14/18 3:00 pm – 11/14/18 4:00 pm

In this hour-long, hands-on workshop you’ll use a sample dataset to create several different types of visualization using Tableau. You’ll also learn how to combine graphs together to create interactive dashboards and how to create stories from the data. Click the date Read more…

Past Events

Research Methods in Islamic Studies

10/12/18 11:30 am – 10/12/18 5:00 pm

The Prince AlWaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program is pleased to invite you to its Methods in Islamic Studies Workshop, which will be held on October 12 from 11:30AM to 5PM at the Center for Middle East Studies, Room 102 (38 Kirkland St).  This is the first Read more…

What is IIIF? Having Fun with IIIF and Japanese Visual Materials

10/11/18 12:00 pm – 10/11/18 2:00 pm

This hands-on, interactive workshop, supported by the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies and led by members of DARTH (Arts & Humanities Research Computing) and the the Japan Digital Research Center (JDRC) will introduce participants to the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) and open Read more…

Design Principles for Data Visualization

10/09/18 3:00 pm – 10/09/18 4:30 pm

This 90-minute workshop covers key design principles you should consider when planning or storyboarding your visualizations — from choosing the optimal visualization type for your data to the effective use of color, text, and spacing. Oct. 4 at 1:30 pm in Read more…

Design Principles for Data Visualization

10/04/18 1:30 pm – 10/04/18 3:00 pm

This 90-minute workshop covers key design principles you should consider when planning or storyboarding your visualizations — from choosing the optimal visualization type for your data to the effective use of color, text, and spacing. Oct. 4 at 1:30 pm in Read more…

Why Mine Text?

09/10/18 3:00 pm – 09/10/18 4:00 pm

What is text mining? How does it impact research? Come learn from a panel of researchers about why they use text mining, what sorts of research questions it supports, and what types of scholarship can arise from such methods. You’ll Read more…

Foundations Seminar: Digital Teaching Methods

08/28/18 9:00 am – 08/29/18 2:00 pm

Join the Digital Scholarship Support Group for the Digital Teaching Methods workshop, a two–day seminar in the DSSG’s Foundations Series that focuses on the thoughtful integration of digital tools and methods in teaching and learning. The Digital Teaching Methods seminar Read more…

The CITADEL Project: Computational Investigation of the Topographical and Architectural Designs in an Evolving Landscape, August 27, 2018, 1-2pm, Lamont Library room B-30

The CITADEL Project: Computational Investigation of the Topographical and Architectural Designs in an Evolving Landscape

08/27/18 1:00 pm – 08/27/18 2:00 pm

The CITADEL Project: Computational Investigation of the Topographical and Architectural Designs in an Evolving Landscape This presentation will introduce the CITADEL project and its main components, with a strong focus upon the application of a Neo4j-based graph database to analyze Read more…

DSSG Office Hours

05/16/18 2:00 pm – 05/16/18 3:00 pm

Do you have a digital scholarship project in mind but need some guidance on getting started with the research process? Drop in during Office Hours with questions and DSSG members will suggest tools, methodologies, and approaches that can benefit your Read more…

DSSG Office Hours

05/10/18 10:00 am – 05/10/18 11:00 am

Do you have a digital scholarship project in mind but need some guidance on getting started with the research process? Drop in during Office Hours with questions and DSSG members will suggest tools, methodologies, and approaches that can benefit your Read more…

Digital Humanities: An Afternoon Symposium

04/06/18 2:45 pm – 04/06/18 5:45 pm

This event is free and open to the public. The following invited speakers will share current research projects; presentations will be followed by a panel discussion. Gregory Crane (Tufts University): Perseus Digital Library Lisa Fagin Davis (Medieval Academy of America): Chronique Read more…

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3D Scanning Deep History

04/02/18 12:00 pm – 04/02/18 1:00 pm

“Deep History”, a course jointly offered by the History and Anthropology departments this semester, combines the perspectives of archaeology and history together in a single historical framework. To help anchor the course in the timeline of past and present, students Read more…

ArtTechPsyche IV

03/30/18 8:45 am – 03/30/18 6:00 pm

Returning for a fourth year, ArtTechPsyche celebrates human expression at the intersection of technology and the arts. This annual symposium run by Harvard’s Digital Futures Consortium is a unique collaboration between Harvard Arts and Humanities Research Computing (DARTH), the Harvard Library, and Arts @ 29 Read more…

24-Hour Hackathon: New Search Methods in the Humanities

03/29/18 3:00 pm – 03/30/18 3:00 pm

Harvard Library is hosting a 24-hour hackathon! It’s free and open to everyone – not just coders – so mark your calendars for March 29th and 30th, and sign up with your friends. Our goal is to develop a new search engine for Read more…

IIIF New England Spring Meetup

03/14/18 12:00 am – 03/16/18 12:00 am

Following on the successful IIIF New England fall meetup, Harvard and MIT are planning to co-convene a larger IIIF New England spring meeting. With a New England regional focus, our plan is to organize a 2 day meeting. This meeting Read more…

Using Web APIs With Python

03/13/18 2:00 pm – 03/13/18 4:00 pm

Comfortable with basic Python and want to expand your digital toolkit? Interested in querying and analyzing real-time data or faceted big data? Want to process data using web services or create data mashups? This workshop will help participants integrate RESTful Read more…

Fundamentals of Digital Scholarship (Spring 2018)

03/07/18 9:00 am – 03/07/18 2:00 pm

Fundamentals of Digital Scholarship is a two-day seminar designed to introduce participants to the core stages of digital scholarship’s research workflow: the acquisition, manipulation, analysis, and presentation of data. This seminar is intended to serve as a springboard for students, Read more…

Measuring the Unseen

03/07/18 11:45 am – 03/07/18 12:45 pm

The Digital Futures Consortium at Harvard invites you to its next event in the Digital Futures Discovery Series, exploring the blend between analyzing quantitative data and designing an experience to “hear” the heart of a city. PULSUS gathers real-time data Read more…

MorgantinaVR: Visualizing Material Culture in Virtual and Augmented Reality

02/07/18 11:45 am – 02/07/18 12:45 pm

Please join us for the first event of 2018 in the Digital Futures Discovery Series, a year-long program led by Harvard’s Digital Futures Consortium that explores the ongoing transformation of scholarship through innovative technology. Alex Walthall and Luke Hollis will present MorgantinaVR, a product of the American Read more…

DataFest 2018

01/17/18 12:00 am – 01/19/18 12:00 am

DataFest is a two-day workshop held during J-term and developed by data practitioners and researchers from across the university. Hosted by the Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS), the purpose of the workshop is for participants to develop skills in working with Read more…

Digital Teaching at the Bok Center’s Winter Teaching Week

01/17/18 10:00 am – 01/17/18 4:00 pm

Join Academic Technology, the Harvard Library, and the Digital History program for a one-day workshop on the use of digital tools and methods in the classroom! The workshop will provide a hands-on introduction to several approaches that have been used Read more…

Unabridged: Media and Technology Lightning Round

01/12/18 3:30 pm – 01/12/18 4:30 pm

This round of 5 minute lightning talks will feature media and technology resources available at Harvard, so that Unabridged participants become better aware of how technology can enhance their research and realize the array of experts available to assist with Read more…

Visual Eloquence: A Hands-On Workshop for Creating Effective Data Visualizations

01/10/18 10:00 am – 01/10/18 12:30 pm

Interested in using data visualizations to explore your data or as part of your research output, but not sure where to start? Are you already using data viz, but want to learn to create more effective presentations with different applications Read more…

Drone Technology: Bridging the Gap Between Research and Teaching

11/08/17 11:45 am – 11/08/17 12:45 pm

Please join us for the third event in the Digital Futures Discovery Series, a year-long program led by Harvard’s Digital Futures Consortium that explores the ongoing transformation of scholarship through innovative technology. Anas Chalah will present Drone Technology: Bridging the Gap Between Research and Read more…

Fundamentals of Digital Scholarship (Fall 2017)

10/25/17 9:00 am – 10/25/17 2:00 pm

Fundamentals of Digital Scholarship is a two-day seminar designed to introduce participants to the core stages of digital scholarship’s research workflow: the acquisition, manipulation, analysis, and presentation of data. This seminar is intended to serve as a springboard for students, Read more…

Project Phaedra: Preserving Harvard’s Early Data and Research in Astronomy

10/04/17 11:45 am – 10/04/17 12:45 pm

Please join us for the second event in the Digital Futures Discovery Series, a year-long program led by Harvard’s Digital Futures Consortium that explores the ongoing transformation of scholarship through innovative technology. Daina Bouquin will discuss Project Phaedra: Preserving Harvard’s Early Data and Research in Astronomy. Material originally produced during Read more…