Upcoming DSSG Events

Discovery Series: Emotion in Data Visualization

01/19/22 3:30 pm – 01/19/22 4:30 pm

Speakers: Martin Wattenberg and Fernanda Viégas Join us for the first event in our spring 2022 Discovery Series! Martin Wattenberg and Fernanda Viégas, leaders of Google’s PAIR (People+AI Research) initiative and new SEAS faculty, will speak on Emotion in Data Visualization. Zoom registration About the Read more…

Upcoming Partner Events

Past Events

Open Access as a Game Changer for Digital Scholarship

11/18/21 1:00 pm – 11/18/21 2:00 pm

Come hear practicing digital scholarship librarians (and DSSG members!) Carol Chiodo and Hugh Truslow talk about the transformative impact that Open Access, Open Data, and Open Software have had on digital scholarship in the humanities and social sciences. This event is Read more…

Discovery Series: Opportunities Beyond Bars

11/17/21 2:00 pm – 11/17/21 3:00 pm

Speaker: Jenn Halen Can Virtual Reality be used in a time of extreme isolation to connect undergraduate students from Harvard with mentees in a juvenile detention center in meaningful ways? Will this service-learning environment be as fulfilling as in person Read more…

Ethical Reasoning for Computer Scientists

11/10/21 12:00 pm – 11/10/21 1:00 pm

In a follow-on to HILT’s 2021 Conference, we will learn how Embedded EthiCS meets the challenge of making ethical reasoning integral to computer science education. We’ll explore how embedding philosophers directly into computer science courses helps students learn how to think Read more…

Working with Data (Fall 2021)

11/04/21 9:00 am – 11/04/21 1:00 pm

In this two-day workshop, you will get a sense of what is possible working with humanities data and understand how humanities scholars approach “data”. We will introduce multiple scenarios with different datasets to help you develop strategies for organizing and Read more…

Text Analysis with HathiTrust Digital Library and Research Center Analytics

11/01/21 10:00 am – 11/01/21 12:00 pm

The HathiTrust Digital Library and HathiTrust Research Center’s suite of analytical tools offer rich opportunities for researchers to explore the HathiTrust corpus of texts, including those still under copyright protection. Come learn how to build collections of texts and analyze Read more…

What to Do with Millions of Books: The HathiTrust Digital Library & Research Center

10/29/21 12:00 pm – 10/29/21 1:00 pm

Glen Worthey, from the HathiTrust Research Center, will speak on the center’s latest initiatives in text and data mining. Registration and presentation via Zoom.   Glen Worthey is Associate Director for Research Support Services in the HathiTrust Research Center, based Read more…

Discovery Series: Living in Data

10/20/21 2:00 pm – 10/20/21 3:00 pm

Speaker: Jer Thorp To live in data is to be incessantly extracted from; to be classified and categorized, statisti-fied, sold and surveilled. Data (our data) is mined and processed for profit, power and political gain. Our clicks and likes and Read more…

Speaking to Millions: User Experience Writing in Big Tech

10/20/21 12:00 pm – 10/20/21 1:00 pm

Join us for Speaking to Millions: User Experience Writing in Big Tech presented by Amelia Warren, Senior UX Writer at Amazon. In this presentation, Amelia will be covering: What is UX? What is UX writing? UX writing basics: engaging and Read more…

Visual Eloquence: A Participatory Workshop on Creating Effective Data Visualizations (Fall 2021)

10/13/21 2:00 pm – 10/13/21 4:00 pm

Are you interested in using data visualizations to explore your data or as part of your research output, but unsure of where to start? Are you already using data viz, but want to learn to create more effective presentations with Read more…

Fundamentals of Digital Scholarship

10/06/21 10:00 am – 10/06/21 3:00 pm

Fundamentals of Digital Scholarship is 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, students, and staff Read more…

Discovery Series: Figures in the Sky Initiative

09/29/21 2:00 pm – 09/29/21 3:00 pm

The Figures in the Sky Initiative (FITSI) is a digital public history project under development at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics’ Wolbach Library. FITSI’s main goal is to connect people with resources to help them understand and appreciate different astronomical Read more…

Digital Teaching Workshop: Tools for Assignments and Activities

08/27/21 9:00 am – 08/27/21 3:00 pm

The Digital Teaching Methods seminar provides a hands-on introduction to several approaches that have been used successfully at Harvard, all grounded in specific pedagogical examples and use cases. Whether you will be teaching with digital tools for the first time Read more…

East Asian Digital Scholarship Series: CrossAsia Integrated Textrepository Workshop

06/14/21 10:00 am – 06/14/21 11:00 am

Speaker: Brent Hou-Ieong HO, East Asia Department, Berlin State Library (Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin) At the April meeting of the East Asian Digital Scholarship Series, Matthias Kaun, director of Berlin State Library’s East Asia Department, introduced the CrossAsia platform (https://crossasia.org) to Read more…

GIS Institute Summer 2021

06/01/21 9:30 am – 06/11/21 5:00 pm

GIS Institute Instructors:    Scott Bell  and  Jill Kelly Registration Schedule: Application deadline:  Friday, March 19, 2021, 11:59 pm (Late applications can join the waitlist.) Notification of acceptance: Friday, April 2, 2021 Registration fee due ($100 for Harvard affiliates and $3,150 for others) : Friday, April 16, Read more…

Cartography Workshop (spring 2021)

04/23/21 9:30 am – 04/23/21 4:30 pm

Location: Northwest Building B129 Lead Instructor:  Jeff Blossom See https://gis.harvard.edu/cartography-workshop for description and fees. How to Apply: For Harvard Affiliates, please submit your application by clicking the green ‘HARVARD APPLY’ button(HUID login required). For Non-Harvard applicants, please submit your application by clicking the blue ‘NON-HARVARD APPLY’ Read more…

Would We Know Life If We Saw It?

04/21/21 3:00 pm – 04/21/21 4:00 pm

Presentation Recording Over the last few decades, scientists have found thousands of planets beyond our own. Some of those planets might be habitable, and perhaps even inhabited already; but how can we tell? Clara Sousa-Silva (Center for Astrophysics | Harvard-Smithsonian) Read more…

Colonial North America at Harvard Library Symposium: Culminating a Multi-Year Digital Project at Harvard Library 

04/08/21 11:00 am – 04/08/21 12:30 pm

Nearly a decade ago, Harvard Library embarked on a comprehensive digitization project of manuscript and archival materials relating to Colonial North America from across the Library’s repositories. This project enabled thousands of items to be made widely available online. In celebration of Read more…

NEH Digital Humanities Grants Informational Session

03/31/21 12:00 pm – 03/31/21 1:00 pm

Hannah Alpert-Abrams, Program Specialist for the Office of Digital Humanities – National Endowment for the Humanities, will be leading an information session about the process of applying for NEH-ODH grants, particularly the Digital Humanities Advancement Grants. Recent Harvard NEH-ODH grant recipients Read more…

Images as Data with Distant Viewing

03/24/21 2:00 pm – 03/24/21 4:00 pm

Recording and automatic transcription: https://harvard.zoom.us/rec/share/O7vLMoi_68RKPFawqqerm3DwQdc_TWADmbQrsv6lLLKJHHF-Vg-Yaj80lZgLFHyq.V4KN6gR6qPq90ODC Google Colab Notebook: https://colab.research.google.com/drive/1JEPMi1uMlN3FSPB7lu-CSqfT7FT6WOVZ?usp=sharing Images as Data Working Group Wiki: https://wiki.harvard.edu/confluence/display/librarymeetings/Images+as+Data+Working+Group+Charge This in-depth, hands-on workshop will introduce participants to the Distant Viewing Toolkit, a set of open source tools for the computational analysis of visual culture. The toolkit addresses Read more…

Newspaper Navigator: Re-Imagining Digitized Newspapers with Machine Learning

03/24/21 1:00 pm – 03/24/21 2:00 pm

Slides: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1PRd7iZ1vPm8yvl4uKrKej3epNV1QcMw0U4dYwXtyDx0 Recording: https://harvard.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=ea8b38e8-16c0-4e9c-a2e4-acf50135e8ef The millions of digitized historic newspaper pages within Chronicling America, a joint initiative between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities, represent an incredibly rich resource for the American public. Historians, journalists, genealogists, students, Read more…

Foundations Seminar: Fundamentals of Digital Scholarship (Spring 2021)

03/11/21 10:00 am – 03/11/21 3:00 pm

Fundamentals of Digital Scholarship introduces participants to the core stages of digital scholarship’s research workflow: the acquisition, manipulation, analysis, and presentation of data. This seminar serves as a springboard for faculty, students, and staff who wish to explore the potential Read more…

Visual Eloquence: A Participatory Workshop on Creating Effective Data Visualizations (Spring 2021)

02/25/21 10:00 am – 02/25/21 12:00 pm

Are you interested in using data visualizations to explore your data or as part of your research output, but unsure of where to start? Are you already using data viz, but want to learn to create more effective presentations with Read more…

Plant Biology Education in Virtual Reality

02/24/21 2:00 pm – 02/24/21 3:00 pm

Watch the presentation VRPlants is a team of staff and students from the North Carolina State University Libraries and Department of Plant & Microbial Biology that is developing virtual reality educational experiences dealing with plant biology and natural sciences. VRPlants Read more…

Data Literacy and Digital Humanities Lecture Series

02/16/21 11:15 am – 02/16/21 12:45 pm

The lecture series on „Data Literacy and Digital Humanities“ is an integral part of the lecture series “Digital Humanities – Theorie und Methodik”, which was founded in the Wintersemester 2014/15 by Elisabeth Burr with the aim to fill the term Read more…

February IIIF Online Training

02/01/21 12:00 am – 02/06/21 12:00 am

Interested in diving into IIIF? Check out this external workshop from the IIIF Consortium. Special price for Harvard affiliates, as Harvard is a IIIF Consortium member. About this Event The course will cover: Getting started with the Image API Getting started Read more…

Basic Introduction to GIS (spring 2021)

01/29/21 1:30 pm – 01/29/21 3:30 pm

Location: Northwest Building B129 Lead Instructor:  Jeff Blossom See https://gis.harvard.edu/introduction-gis for description and fees.  How to Apply: For Harvard Affiliates, please submit your application by clicking the green ‘HARVARD APPLY’ button(HUID login required). For Non-Harvard applicants, please submit your application by clicking the blue ‘NON-HARVARD Read more…

Storytelling in Action: The GRX Immersive Labs Way

01/27/21 3:00 pm – 01/27/21 4:00 pm

Presentation Recording The Harvard Online Discovery Series kicks off 2021 with a special tribute in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King featuring VR filmmakers Alton Glass and Paris McCoy from GRX Immersive Labs. In the Storytelling in Action: The GRX Immersive Labs Way session, Read more…

Datafest 2021

01/19/21 12:00 am – 01/23/21 12:00 am

A Data Science Bootcamp for better research, on 19-22 January 2021, Held Remotely. https://projects.iq.harvard.edu/datafest2021 The format will include workshops in these categories: Data Analysis Data Management Data Visualization We will update with the detailed schedule when available. Register  

GIS Institute Winter 2021

01/05/21 9:30 am – 01/15/21 5:00 pm

This is a virtual class without in-person attendance. Virtual classroom access links are emailed to all accepted students prior to January 5th. GIS Institute Instructors:    Scott Bell  and  Jill Kelly Registration Schedule: Application deadline:  Friday, October 23, 2020, 11:59 pm (Late applications can Read more…

Foundations Seminar: Digital Teaching Methods – Tools for Assignments and Activities (Winter 2021)

01/14/21 9:00 am – 01/14/21 3:00 pm

Join the Digital Scholarship Support Group for Digital Teaching Methods: Tools for Assignments and Activities, an event in the DSSG’s Foundations Series that focuses on the thoughtful integration of digital tools and methods in teaching and learning. The Digital Teaching Read more…

East Asian Digital Scholarship Community Hour: Cool Tools for Online Teaching

01/13/21 7:30 pm – 01/13/21 9:30 pm

The second East Asian digital scholarship community hour will start at 7:30 PM EST on 13 January 2021. The theme is “Off the Beaten Track: Cool Tools for Online Teaching.” So far, we have flash presentations about mmhmm (https://www.mmhmm.app), Gather (https://gather.town), Read more…

Dataverse Open Office Hours

12/23/20 11:00 am – 12/23/20 1:00 pm

Weekly virtual office hours are open to Harvard researchers and staff to provide support for Dataverse 5.0. Demo of 5.0 will begin promptly at 11am. Open Hours: Wednesdays, 11AM – 1PM RSVP required to: support@dataverse.org For any questions on how to Read more…

Data Science Services Office Hours

12/16/20 1:00 pm – 12/16/20 3:00 pm

The Data Science Services team is offering drop-in virtual office hours every Wednesday between 1pm-3pm EST on Zoom, as a way to access our FREE consulting service for short questions or problems related to statistics and/or programming. Details to drop Read more…

GIS for Humanities and Social Sciences (Fall 2020)

12/11/20 9:30 am – 12/11/20 4:30 pm

Taught via live Zoom conference Lead Instructor:  Jeff Blossom See https://gis.harvard.edu/gis-humanities-and-social-sciences for description and fees. How to Apply: For Harvard Affiliates, please submit your application by clicking the green ‘HARVARD APPLY’ button below (HUID login required). For Non-Harvard applicants, please submit your application by clicking Read more…

GIS for Humanities and Social Sciences

12/11/20 9:30 am – 12/11/20 4:30 pm

Lead Instructor:  Jeff Blossom For more information, go to https://gis.harvard.edu/event/gis-humanities-and-social-sciences-fall-2020 See https://gis.harvard.edu/gis-humanities-and-social-sciences for description and fees. How to Apply: For Harvard Affiliates, please submit your application by clicking the green ‘HARVARD APPLY’ button below (HUID login required). For Non-Harvard applicants, please submit your application by clicking the blue ‘NON-HARVARD Read more…

Digital Scholarship Office Hours

12/10/20 4:00 pm – 12/10/20 5:00 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…

The Intersection of Art, Technology and Activism

12/07/20 2:00 pm – 12/07/20 3:30 pm

Recording link: https://harvard.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=2f44ca03-401e-46dc-9a52-ac8b0075e878 We need to rethink whom we, as a society, are choosing to memorialize in the form of public statues and monuments. “The People’s Memorial Project” is a campaign to rethink the future of memorials and monuments on the Read more…

Working Group in Political Psychology and Behavior (WoGPoP)

12/04/20 12:00 pm – 12/04/20 12:00 pm

Join the WoGPoP email list to receive the Zoom link. You can subscribe here: https://lists.hmdc.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/pol_psych. Today’s presentation: Fall 2020 Graduate Student Session The Working Group in Political Psychology and Behavior (WoGPoP) is an interdisciplinary forum for the presentation and discussion Read more…

Workshop in Applied Statistics

12/02/20 12:00 pm – 12/02/20 1:30 pm

You can attend this workshop via this link: https://harvard.zoom.us/j/99424949004 If you would like to be added to the email list to receive reminders and information about the series, please send your email address to Soichiro Yamauchi (syamauchi@g.harvard.edu). Today’s presenter: Kristen Read more…

Digital Scholarship Office Hours

12/02/20 10:00 am – 12/02/20 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…

Thanksgiving Break

11/26/20 12:00 am – 11/28/20 12:00 am

University offices are closed today.

Version Control with Git / GitKraken

11/20/20 1:00 pm – 11/20/20 4:00 pm

Version control software allows you to save “versions” of files — scripts, text files, web pages, data, etc. — which show the changes that were made to the files over time, and allows you to backtrack if necessary and undo Read more…

Working Group in Political Psychology and Behavior (WoGPoP)

11/20/20 12:00 pm – 11/20/20 12:00 pm

Join the WoGPoP email list to receive the Zoom link. You can subscribe here: https://lists.hmdc.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/pol_psych. Today’s presenter: Cecilia Mo, UC Berkeley The Working Group in Political Psychology and Behavior (WoGPoP) is an interdisciplinary forum for the presentation and discussion of Read more…

Program on Political Economy Seminar

11/19/20 4:30 pm – 11/19/20 5:45 pm

Zoom links for Political Economy Seminar are distributed via the seminar’s mailing list. You can sign up for the list using this link: https://lists.iq.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/ppe_list All interested faculty and students are invited to attend. Today’s presenter: David Broockman (UC Berkeley) Abstract Read more…

Program on Political Economy Seminar

11/19/20 4:30 pm – 11/19/20 5:45 pm

Zoom links for Political Economy Seminar are distributed via the seminar’s mailing list. You can sign up for the list using this link: https://lists.iq.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/ppe_list All interested faculty and students are invited to attend. Today’s presenter: David Broockman (UC Berkeley) Abstract Read more…

Workshop in Applied Statistics

11/18/20 12:00 pm – 11/18/20 1:30 pm

You can attend this workshop via this link: https://harvard.zoom.us/j/99424949004 If you would like to be added to the email list to receive reminders and information about the series, please send your email address to Soichiro Yamauchi (syamauchi@g.harvard.edu). Today’s presenter: Tyler Read more…

Do Less Work by Using the Unix Shell

11/13/20 1:00 pm – 11/13/20 4:00 pm

This hands-on workshop will introduce you to the Unix shell, a power tool that allows people to do complex things with just a few keystrokes, combine existing programs in new ways, and automate repetitive tasks. The Unix shell (command line) Read more…

The Big Data Turn in the Humanities: Sailing into Uncharted Waters

11/13/20 10:00 am – 11/13/20 11:00 am

Speaker: Javier Cha (Seoul National University) The total amount of data created by 2020, if stored in a stack of single-layer Blu-ray discs, would reach seven times the distance between the Earth and the Moon. In 2019 alone, content creators Read more…

Program on Political Economy Seminar

11/12/20 4:30 pm – 11/12/20 5:45 pm

Zoom links for Political Economy Seminar are distributed via the seminar’s mailing list. You can sign up for the list using this link: https://lists.iq.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/ppe_list All interested faculty and students are invited to attend. Today’s presenter: Katia Zhuravskaya (Paris School of Read more…

Veterans Day (obs. for staff)

11/11/20 12:00 am – 11/12/20 12:00 am

University offices are closed today. Classes will still be held.

Workshop in Applied Statistics

11/11/20 12:00 pm – 11/11/20 1:30 pm

You can attend this workshop via this link: https://harvard.zoom.us/j/99424949004 If you would like to be added to the email list to receive reminders and information about the series, please send your email address to Soichiro Yamauchi (syamauchi@g.harvard.edu). Today’s presenter: Cory Read more…

Institute for Quantitative Social Sciences IQSS Harvard University

Python Natural Language Processing

11/06/20 1:00 pm – 11/06/20 4:00 pm

This hands-on workshop will introduce foundational concepts in natural language processing (NLP) as well as techniques for analyzing text (natural language) data using Python’s Natural Language ToolKit (NLTK) library. We will work through an entire basic NLP workflow covering acquiring text corpora from the web, Read more…

Working Group in Political Psychology and Behavior (WoGPoP)

11/06/20 12:00 pm – 11/06/20 12:00 pm

Join the WoGPoP email list to receive the Zoom link. You can subscribe here: https://lists.hmdc.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/pol_psych. Today’s presenter: Ashley Jardina, Duke University The Working Group in Political Psychology and Behavior (WoGPoP) is an interdisciplinary forum for the presentation and discussion of Read more…

Program on Political Economy Seminar

11/05/20 4:30 pm – 11/05/20 5:45 pm

Zoom links for Political Economy Seminar are distributed via the seminar’s mailing list. You can sign up for the list using this link: https://lists.iq.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/ppe_list All interested faculty and students are invited to attend. Today’s presenter: Paola Sapienza (Northwestern University) Abstract Read more…

Workshop in Applied Statistics

11/04/20 12:00 pm – 11/04/20 1:30 pm

You can attend this workshop via this link: https://harvard.zoom.us/j/99424949004 If you would like to be added to the email list to receive reminders and information about the series, please send your email address to Soichiro Yamauchi (syamauchi@g.harvard.edu). Today’s presenter: Yiling Read more…

Institute for Quantitative Social Sciences IQSS Harvard University

Python Web-Scraping (flipped classroom)

10/30/20 1:00 pm – 10/30/20 2:30 pm

This hands-on workshop will introduce basic techniques for web-scraping using popular Python libraries. This is an intermediate-level, and somewhat challenging, workshop appropriate for those who have been using Python for at least a few months. You should be familar with all of Read more…

The Academia Sinica Digital Humanities Research Platform

10/29/20 8:30 pm – 10/29/20 9:30 pm

Speaker: Hsiang-an Wang (Academia Sinica Center for Digital Cultures) Launched in October 2018, the Academia Sinica Digital Humanities Research Platform (https://idh.ascdc.sinica.edu.tw/member/) is an one-stop platform of source materials, digital tools, and collaboration that enables big data analysis for innovative research. Read more…

Program on Political Economy Seminar

10/29/20 4:30 pm – 10/29/20 5:45 pm

Zoom links for Political Economy Seminar are distributed via the seminar’s mailing list. You can sign up for the list using this link: https://lists.iq.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/ppe_list All interested faculty and students are invited to attend. Today’s presenter: Andy Eggers (University of Oxford) Abstract Read more…

Visual Eloquence: A Participatory Workshop on Creating Effective Data Visualizations

10/29/20 10:00 am – 10/29/20 12:00 pm

Are you interested in using data visualizations to explore your data or as part of your research output, but unsure of where to start? Are you already using data viz, but want to learn to create more effective presentations with Read more…

Visual Eloquence: A Participatory Workshop on Creating Effective Data Visualizations (Fall 2020)

10/29/20 10:00 am – 10/29/20 12:00 pm

Are you interested in using data visualizations to explore your data or as part of your research output, but unsure of where to start? Are you already using data viz, but want to learn to create more effective presentations with Read more…

Workshop in Applied Statistics

10/28/20 12:00 pm – 10/28/20 1:30 pm

You can attend this workshop via this link: https://harvard.zoom.us/j/99424949004 If you would like to be added to the email list to receive reminders and information about the series, please send your email address to Soichiro Yamauchi (syamauchi@g.harvard.edu). Today’s presenter: Fabian Read more…

Institute for Quantitative Social Sciences IQSS Harvard University

Python Introduction

10/23/20 1:00 pm – 10/23/20 4:00 pm

This hands-on workshop introduces the basic elements of Python by working through an example of how to analyze text data. Python is a general purpose programming language commonly used for data cleaning, analysis, visualization, and other applications. Note that the focus of Read more…

Working Group in Political Psychology and Behavior (WoGPoP)

10/23/20 12:00 pm – 10/23/20 12:00 pm

Join the WoGPoP email list to receive the Zoom link. You can subscribe here: https://lists.hmdc.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/pol_psych. Today’s presenter: Roxane de la Sablonnière, University of Montreal The Working Group in Political Psychology and Behavior (WoGPoP) is an interdisciplinary forum for the presentation Read more…

Julia Cage – Program on Political Economy Seminar

10/22/20 4:30 pm – 10/22/20 5:45 pm

Zoom links for Political Economy Seminar are distributed via the seminar’s mailing list. You can sign up for the list using this link: https://lists.iq.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/ppe_list All interested faculty and students are invited to attend. Today’s presenter: Julia Cage (Sciences Po Paris), ‘Social Read more…

Foundations Seminar: Fundamentals of Digital Scholarship (Fall 2020)

10/20/20 10:00 am – 10/20/20 3:00 pm

Fundamentals of Digital Scholarship introduces participants to the core stages of digital scholarship’s research workflow: the acquisition, manipulation, analysis, and presentation of data. This seminar serves as a springboard for faculty, students, and staff who wish to explore the potential Read more…

Data Feminism

10/15/20 12:00 pm – 10/15/20 1:00 pm

Watch a recording of “Data Feminism” As data are increasingly mobilized in the service of governments and corporations, their unequal conditions of production, asymmetrical methods of application, and unequal effects on both individuals and groups have become increasingly difficult for Read more…

Medieval Texts and Modern Podcasts: Lessons in Digital Media Pedagogy

10/02/20 4:30 pm – 10/02/20 6:00 pm

Edwin O. Reischauer Institute Japan Forum Lecture Series With increasing demands for remote learning and digitally-inflected pedagogy, how can educators deploy various types of online media in our teaching and scholarship? This virtual session will feature two scholars of Japan Read more…

Long Live the Digital Scholarship Project!

09/25/20 10:00 am – 09/25/20 11:15 am

Presenters: Peter Bol, Harvard University, China Biographical Database Grace Fong, McGill University, Ming-Qing Women’s Writings Andrew Gordon, Harvard University, Japan Disasters Digital Archive Project Helen Hardacre, Harvard University, Constitutional Revision Research Project It is difficult to start a digital scholarship project. Maintaining it for Read more…

Data Visualization: Reasons, Not Rules

09/16/20 2:00 pm – 09/16/20 3:00 pm

For a long time data visualization has been taught as a craft that is based on strict rules (“don’t use pie charts!”, “bar graphs should always have a 0 baseline!”) This talk explains that this strategy is both limiting and Read more…

Foundations Seminar: Digital Teaching Methods – Tools for Assignments and Activities (Fall 2020)

09/15/20 12:00 am – 09/16/20 12:00 am

Join the Digital Scholarship Support Group for Digital Teaching Methods: Tools for Assignments and Activities, an event in the DSSG’s Foundations Series that focuses on the thoughtful integration of digital tools and methods in teaching and learning. The Digital Teaching Read more…

Basic Introduction to GIS (fall 2020)

09/04/20 1:30 pm – 09/04/20 3:30 pm

Location: Northwest Building B129 Lead Instructor:  Jeff Blossom See https://gis.harvard.edu/introduction-gis for description and fees.  How to Apply: For Harvard Affiliates, please submit your application by clicking the green ‘HARVARD APPLY’ button(HUID login required). For Non-Harvard applicants, please submit your application by clicking the blue ‘NON-HARVARD Read more…

Text Analysis in R with Quanteda

07/30/20 10:00 am – 07/30/20 12:00 pm

Are you interested in using natural language processing or text analysis in your research? R is one of the most recommended languages for TA/NLP, partly because of an ecosystem of libraries designed to tackle common tasks such as corpus creation, Read more…

Scalar in the Classroom

07/14/20 10:30 am – 07/14/20 12:30 pm

Introducing multimedia assignments into a class for the first time can seem intimidating. In this workshop, we will help you remediate an existing assignment in Scalar, a free, open source authoring and publishing platform designed to make it easy for authors and Read more…

Supporting Digital Scholarship at Harvard

07/08/20 1:00 pm – 07/08/20 2:00 pm

Identifying and Supporting Digital Scholarship at Harvard, Part 2 As demand for Digital scholarship (DS) projects grows more frequent across the disciplines, librarians are increasingly fielding requests for support for such projects. Even “traditional” research now often involves digital methods Read more…

Identifying Digital Scholarship at Harvard

07/07/20 1:00 pm – 07/07/20 2:00 pm

Identifying and Supporting Digital Scholarship at Harvard, Part 1 As demand for Digital scholarship (DS) projects grows more frequent across the disciplines, librarians are increasingly fielding requests for support for such projects. Even “traditional” research now often involves digital methods Read more…

Visual Eloquence: A Participatory Workshop on Creating Effective Data Visualizations (Summer 2020)

06/30/20 10:00 am – 06/30/20 12:00 pm

Are you interested in using data visualizations to explore your data or as part of your research output, but unsure of where to start? Are you already using data viz, but want to learn to create more effective presentations with Read more…

GIS Institute Summer 2020

06/02/20 9:30 am – 06/12/20 5:00 pm

This is a virtual class without in-person attendance. Virtual classroom access links will be emailed to all accepted students prior to June 2nd. GIS Institute Instructors:    Scott Bell  and  Jill Kelly Registration Schedule: Application deadline:  Friday, March 20, 2020, 11:59 pm (Late applications Read more…

[Postponed] IIIF Annual Conference and Showcase

06/04/20 12:00 am – 06/05/20 12:00 am

Statement from IIIF-C regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) (Updated 2020-03-13) Given the global health concerns surrounding Covid-19, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the IIIF Annual Conference, scheduled to take place in Boston from June 1-4, 2020. We will communicate Read more…

DSSG Office Hours, Spring 2020 (Thursdays)

05/07/20 11:00 am – 05/07/20 12:00 pm

Due to the impacts of the coronavirus, we are only able to offer remote office hours. These will be held at the same times as in-person office hours. Please fill out the same Google Form linked above so that we Read more…

2020 CGA Conference: From Geospatial Research to Health Solutions

04/30/20 12:30 pm – 05/01/20 6:00 pm

Update (3/20/2020): As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves rapidly around the globe, many of our invited speakers are playing a key role at the forefront in combatting the disease. The organizing committee and sponsors recently reevaluated the situation, and decided to Read more…

Fisher Prize Award Competition 2020

05/01/20 12:00 pm – 05/01/20 1:30 pm

The Fisher Prize for excellence in GIS will be given to one graduate and one undergraduate student who must be enrolled in the academic year and in good standing to be considered for the award.  Group projects are allowed – Read more…

Undergraduate Research Fellow at NSF Spatiotemporal Innovation Center

05/01/20 12:00 pm – 05/01/20 12:00 pm

NSF REU Fellow Opportunity 7 weeks from June 2020 to August 2020 The NSF Spatiotemporal Innovation Center (STC) is looking for several undergraduate research assistants to serve as NSF REU Fellows from June to August 2020. They will potentially work Read more…

DSSG Office Hours, Spring 2020 (Wednesdays)

04/29/20 3:00 pm – 04/29/20 4:00 pm

Due to the impacts of the coronavirus, we are only able to offer remote office hours. These will be held at the same times as in-person office hours. Please fill out the same Google Form linked above so that we Read more…

Cartography Workshop (spring 2020)

04/24/20 9:30 am – 04/24/20 4:30 pm

This event is canceled in accordance with Harvard University’s COVID-19 guidance.  Location: Northwest Building B129 Lead Instructor:  Jeff Blossom See https://gis.harvard.edu/cartography-workshop for description and fees. How to Apply: For Harvard Affiliates, please submit your application by clicking the green ‘HARVARD APPLY’ button(HUID login required). For Read more…

Tidying Data with Google Sheets, OpenRefine, and Python (Remote Delivery)

04/16/20 2:00 pm – 04/16/20 4:30 pm

[This workshop will be delivered via Zoom due to the COVID-19 pandemic] In his paper “Tidy Data,” Hadley Wickham riffs on Tolstoy: “Like families, tidy datasets are all alike but every messy dataset is messy in its own way.” When Read more…

Scalar in the Classroom (Remote Delivery)

04/14/20 2:00 pm – 04/14/20 3:30 pm

Introducing multimedia assignments into a class for the first time can seem intimidating. In this workshop, we will help you remediate an existing assignment in Scalar, a free, open source authoring and publishing platform designed to make it easy for authors and Read more…

EDC Student of the Year Award

04/05/20 11:55 pm – 04/05/20 11:55 pm

The Esri Development Center (EDC) Student of the Year is an annual award open to all Harvard students, sponsored by Esri and administered by the CGA. Its purpose is to recognize outstanding achievements in developing novel tools or techniques for Read more…

NPS GIS Internship

03/31/20 12:00 pm – 03/31/20 12:00 pm

The National Park Service is hiring! The Office of Tribal and Cultural Affairs in Interior Region 1 is pleased to offer a competitive paid internship beginning in May/June 2020, with the option to extend into the fall. Current undergraduate/graduate students Read more…

[Postponed] ArtTechPsyche VI

03/27/20 12:00 am – 03/28/20 12:00 am

Postponed: this event has been postponed due to university guidelines on the coronavirus. Don’t worry – ArtTechPsyche will return next year. Now in its sixth year, ArtTechPsyche celebrates human expression at the intersection of technology and the arts through numerous immersive Read more…

[Postponed] Text Analysis in R with Quanteda

03/11/20 1:30 pm – 03/11/20 4:00 pm

Postponed: this event has been postponed due to university guidelines on the coronavirus. We will be rescheduling the talk for later in the semester, in a format yet to be determined (virtual or in-person). Are you interested in using natural Read more…

The Hedera Project: Reading that Fits

03/11/20 2:30 pm – 03/11/20 3:30 pm

Postponed: this event has been postponed due to university guidelines on the coronavirus. We will be rescheduling the talk for later in the semester, in a format yet to be determined (virtual or in-person). Hedera is an online language learning Read more…

Visual Eloquence, a hands-on workshop on data visualization

Visual Eloquence: A Hands-On Workshop for Creating Effective Data Visualizations (Spring 2020)

02/27/20 4:00 pm – 02/27/20 6:00 pm

Are you interested in using data visualizations to explore your data or as part of your research output, but unsure of where to start? Are you already using data viz, but want to learn to create more effective presentations with Read more…

Fundamentals of Digital Scholarship seminar, offered February 11-12, 2020 by the Harvard University Digital Scholarship Support Group

Foundations Seminar: Fundamentals of Digital Scholarship (Spring 2020)

02/12/20 10:00 am – 02/12/20 3:00 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…

Datafest 2020

01/22/20 9:00 am – 01/22/20 5:00 pm

Numerous DSSG members will be leading workshops at DataFest 2020: Data Visualization with Tableau: Jess Cohen-Tanugi NVivo (Windows); NVivo (Mac): Hugh Truslow Acquiring and Analyzing Social Media with NVivo: Hugh Truslow Interactive Data Visualization with RShiny: Jess Cohen-Tanugi and Ista Read more…

Foundations Seminar: Digital Teaching Methods, January 15-16, 2020

Foundations Seminar: Digital Teaching Methods (Spring 2020)

01/16/20 10:00 am – 01/16/20 3:00 pm

Join the Digital Scholarship Support Group from 10am to 3pm on January 15th and 16th for the Digital Teaching Methods seminar, a two–day event in the DSSG’s Foundations Series that focuses on the thoughtful integration of digital tools and methods Read more…

DSSG Office Hours, Fall 2019 (Thursdays)

12/12/19 11:00 am – 12/12/19 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…

DSSG Office Hours, Fall 2019 (Wednesdays)

12/04/19 3:00 pm – 12/04/19 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…

Using Web APIs with Python

11/07/19 1:00 pm – 11/07/19 5:00 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…

Cover image, Digital Futures Discovery Series 11-6-19, Gabriel Pizzorno on Identity, Personhood, and Material Culture: Personal Effects Confiscated from Prisoners at Dachau Concentration Camp

Identity, Personhood, and Material Culture: Personal Effects Confiscated from Prisoners at Dachau Concentration Camp

11/06/19 2:00 pm – 11/06/19 3:00 pm

Concentration camps were much more than a corollary to National Socialism: they represented the most fully articulated manifestation of its ideology. From the very beginning, they formed the backbone of the Third Reich’s repressive apparatus and, through mass detention, deprivation, Read more…

Mapping History

Mapping History (Day 2)

10/31/19 10:00 am – 10/31/19 2:00 pm

Today, visual and digital tools are increasingly being used in the social sciences and humanities for translating historical documents into datasets that can be digitally manipulated and recombined. Mapping is an effective tool for reconstructing the past, which reveals the Read more…

Mapping History

Mapping History (Day 1)

10/30/19 10:00 am – 10/30/19 12:00 pm

Today, visual and digital tools are increasingly being used in the social sciences and humanities for translating historical documents into datasets that can be digitally manipulated and recombined. Mapping is an effective tool for reconstructing the past, which reveals the Read more…

Digital Futures Discovery Series: Machine Learning – How Does it Work?!?

10/23/19 2:00 pm – 10/23/19 3:00 pm

Click here for more information on the Digital Futures Discovery Series, a monthly presentation series on digital innovations in research and teaching presented by Cabot Library and the DSSG. Andromeda Yelton (https://andromedayelton.com) is a software engineer and librarian. Currently she Read more…

Houghton Library, Latin 159, f.173

Digital Editing and the Medieval Manuscript

10/20/19 9:30 am – 10/20/19 4:30 pm

Houghton Library, Latin 159, f.173 This graduate training workshop will cover topics in: Paleography and Cataloging of Medieval Manuscripts Manuscript Transcription and Scholarly Editing Introduction to the Digital Edition: Challenges and Best Practices · ​Collaborative Editing XML, Text Encoding Fundamentals Read more…

Everything Digital

10/10/19 12:00 pm – 10/10/19 3:30 pm

Do you wonder what digital tools might be useful for your research? Join us for an informal lunch session as we share recommendations and useful shortcuts to help you get off to a running start and make the most of Read more…

Visual Eloquence, a hands-on workshop on data visualization

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

10/09/19 4:00 pm – 10/09/19 6:00 pm

Are you interested in using data visualizations to explore your data or as part of your research output, but unsure of where to start? Are you already using data viz, but want to learn to create more effective presentations with Read more…

ESRI StoryMaps Hands-on Workshop

10/07/19 10:00 am – 10/07/19 12:00 pm

Want to enhance your data and present your research in a polished and engaging format? Attend a hands-on workshop on ESRI’s StoryMaps and learn how to create stylish presentations, digital exhibitions, and compelling narratives with all types of media and Read more…

Foundations Seminar: Fundamentals of Digital Scholarship

10/03/19 9:00 am – 10/03/19 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…

Using Augmented Reality to Improve Physics Learning in Maker Spaces

10/02/19 2:00 pm – 10/02/19 3:00 pm

Emerging technologies such as Augmented Reality (AR), have the potential to radically transform education by making invisible phenomena to become visible and accessible to novice learners. This talk discusses research projects at the intersection of makerspaces, physics education, and immersive Read more…

Scholarly Multimedia Publishing with Scalar

09/19/19 2:00 pm – 09/19/19 4:00 pm

Interactive media form the cornerstone of the modern web. Scalar is a free, open source authoring and publishing platform that’s designed to make it easy for authors to write long-form, born-digital scholarship online. Scalar enables users to assemble media from Read more…

Mirador 3

09/17/19 2:00 pm – 09/17/19 3:00 pm

Harvard serves millions of digitized images via the IIIF (International Image Interoperability Framework) standard and played a key role in developing Mirador, one of the most widely used IIIF image viewers. Mirador is part of Hollis Images, the Harvard Library Image Read more…

Digital Futures Discovery Series: Envisioning Cultures in Virtual Reality

09/11/19 2:00 pm – 09/11/19 3:00 pm

The Digital Scholarship Support Group and Cabot Science Library warmly invite you to the first talk in our 2019-2020 Digital Futures Discovery Series. This presentation will showcase a project in which four different Parisians from the same quarter were asked Read more…

Foundations Seminar: Digital Teaching Methods, August 21-22, 2019

Foundations Seminar: Digital Teaching Methods

08/22/19 10:00 am – 08/22/19 3:00 pm

Join the Digital Scholarship Support Group from 10am to 3pm on August 21st and 22nd for the Digital Teaching Methods seminar, a two–day event in the DSSG’s Foundations Series that focuses on the thoughtful integration of digital tools and methods in Read more…

Spring 2019 Office Hours from the Harvard University Digital Scholarship Support Group

DSSG Office Hours, Spring 2019 (Thursdays)

05/09/19 11:00 am – 05/09/19 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…

Spring 2019 Office Hours from the Harvard University Digital Scholarship Support Group

DSSG Office Hours, Spring 2019 (Wednesdays)

05/01/19 3:00 pm – 05/01/19 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…

Touch This Page: Making Sense of the Ways We Read

04/23/19 3:30 pm – 04/23/19 4:30 pm

The Digital Futures Consortium at Harvard invites you to the final event in the 2018–19 Digital Futures Discovery Series, highlighting an experiential exhibition about the multisensory experiences of reading. What did the last book you read feel like? By putting 3D replicas of books for Read more…

Story Maps: An Introduction

04/19/19 1:00 pm – 04/19/19 2:00 pm

The Harvard Library Geospatial Working Group invites you to attend: Story Maps: An Introduction Presenter: Dani Brown, Geospatial Data Technical Assistant, Harvard Library, ITS When: Friday, April 19th, 2019, 1:00pm-2:00pm ET Where: Lamont Library, Room B-30 Want to enhance your Read more…

First Annual Boston Area Digital Scholarship Symposium, April 2019

First Annual Boston Area Digital Scholarship Symposium

04/10/19 9:00 am – 04/10/19 5:00 pm

On April 10th, 2019, Harvard University will host the first annual Boston Area Digital Scholarship Symposium. This event will bring together scholars from the greater Boston area to share their work in digital scholarship. The focus of this year’s symposium Read more…

Critically Engaging with Interactive Digital Narratives

03/19/19 12:00 pm – 03/19/19 3:00 pm

As interactive and immersive narratives are increasingly incorporated into our academic experiences, we often miss that moment of critical awareness formerly framed by opening a book. Identifying an authorial presence and remaining mindful of that positionality in working with today’s Read more…

Fundamentals of Digital Scholarship, March 13-14 2019, from the Harvard University Digital Scholarship Support Group

Foundations Seminar: Fundamentals of Digital Scholarship

03/14/19 9:00 am – 03/14/19 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…

Tidy Data for Researchers: Or, How to Get Your Spreadsheets to Actually Tell You Something

03/08/19 2:00 pm – 03/08/19 5:00 pm

Cole Crawford and Jeremy Guillette will be giving the next workshop in the Alwaleed Bin Talal Research Methods in Islamic Studies series. In “Tidy Data for Researchers: Or, How to Get Your Spreadsheets to Actually Tell You Something,” researchers will learn Read more…

Data and / in the Humanities, March 6, 2019, Yenching Library

Data And/In the Humanities

03/06/19 12:00 pm – 03/06/19 1:00 pm

DSSG member Carol Chiodo is the next speaker in the Harvard-Yenching Library Forum’s East Asian Digital Humanities Series. She will be speaking on “Data And/In the Humanities.” Please RSVP to Feng En Tu at hyl@eadh.gmail.com.

DataFest 2019

01/22/19 12:00 am – 01/24/19 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…

Foundations Seminar: Digital Teaching Methods

01/23/19 9:00 am – 01/23/19 4:00 pm

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

AR/VR Open House: Cabot Library

01/18/19 1:00 pm – 01/18/19 4:00 pm

Visit Cabot Library’s new AR/VR studio! Cabot Library will be holding an open house for its new AR/VR studio on the second floor.

Library Carpentry 2019

01/15/19 10:00 am – 01/16/19 4:30 pm

The Library Learning Initiative is hosting a two-day Library Carpentry workshop on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 15-16, 2019, from 10:00-4:30 both days, including lunch and a coffee break. The workshop will cover the following in-depth, hands-on modules: Introduction to Data; Read more…

Harvard University Digital Scholarship Support Group Office Hours

DSSG Office Hours, Fall 2018 (Thursdays)

12/13/18 11:00 am – 12/13/18 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)

12/05/18 3:00 pm – 12/05/18 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…

Introduction to Data Visualization with Tableau

11/15/18 3:00 pm – 11/15/18 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…

Introduction to Data Visualization with Tableau

11/15/18 1:30 pm – 11/15/18 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…

Using Web APIs with Python

11/08/18 11:00 am – 11/08/18 2:00 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…

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…

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…

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, Spring 2018 (Wednesdays)

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, Spring 2018 (Thursdays)

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…

Courtesy of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Item # 40-77-40/10137

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…