Events, News, Talks and Presentations

Call for Papers: 2023 Greater Boston Digital Research & Pedagogy Symposium

February 6, 2023

Proposals are due February 17. Cross-posted from Programs in Digital Humanities at MIT. The Programs in Digital Humanities at MIT invite submissions for participation in a one-day symposium of Boston-area scholars, teachers, researchers, librarians, and all combinations thereof engaged Read more…

Talks and Presentations

2021-2022 Discovery Series Recap

July 14, 2022

The 2021-2022 Harvard Discovery Series built on the strong slate of talks from 2020-21. While campus COVID restrictions gradually loosened throughout the year, we focused on running a consistently virtual Discovery Series, which allowed us Read more…


Multiple SHARIAsource and Program in Islamic Law Digital Humanities and Data Science Positions

February 14, 2022

The Program in Islamic Law at Harvard Law School is currently hiring multiple positions to support their digital humanities and data science initiatives. Some listed deadlines have passed but application forms will continue to accept Read more…


Harvard Library Love Data Week 2022

February 2, 2022

HARVARD LIBRARY CELEBRATES LOVE DATA WEEK 2022 Originally posted at Data is for everyone! Wait … data are for everyone? Either way, Love Data Week 2022 is about how different folks use data. If you Read more…

Talks and Presentations

Spring 2021 Discovery Series Recap

May 18, 2021

Just over a year ago, running an entirely virtual speaker series would have sounded crazy, but like all other areas of our work and personal lives which were upended by COVID, we pressed on and Read more…

Events, Talks and Presentations

Machine Learning with Visual Materials

March 31, 2021

Last Wednesday the DSSG hosted two excellent events related to machine learning and images, attracting nearly 150 virtual attendees between them. We first heard from Ben Lee, who presented “Newspaper Navigator: Re-Imagining Digitized Newspapers with Read more…

Events, Talks and Presentations

Fall 2020 Discovery Series Recap

December 10, 2020

The Harvard Discovery Series is a collaboration between the DSSG and Cabot Science Library which brings scholars on the frontiers of digital knowledge-making to a Harvard audience in an intimate and interactive setting. These presentations demonstrate the Read more…

Events, Talks and Presentations

Alberto Cairo on Data Visualization: Reasons, not Rules

September 22, 2020

The 2020 Harvard Discovery Series kicked off in great style with a presentation by renowned data visualization expert Alberto Cairo, a journalist, designer, and the Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the School of Communication of the Read more…


HMS: Great Data Cleanup Campaign

July 1, 2020

Interested in learning more about research data management? Check out Harvard Countway Library of Medicine’s “Great Data Cleanup Campaign,” a series of online short seminars (30 min) that teach best practices for data management from Read more…


Multiple Digital Humanities / Data Science RA Positions (Program in Islamic Law)

April 28, 2020 Professor Intisar Rabb and the Program in Islamic Law at Harvard Law School are accepting applications for summer 2020 research assistants. The position descriptions are given below. Interested students can submit their applications via Formstack, Read more…


Coronavirus Monitoring

March 9, 2020

COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION: Multiple Harvard community members have tested positive for COVID-19. Learn more. Harvard University is closely monitoring the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. As the situation continues to change rapidly, our top priority Read more…

Robin Kelsey, Dean of Arts and Humanities, speaks at the first annual Boston Area Digital Scholarship Symposium

Barajas Dean’s Innovation Fund 2020 Applications Now Open

March 3, 2020

Originally posted at The Dean of Arts and Humanities is pleased to announce continued funding available for initiatives in the Digital Arts and Humanities, thanks to the generosity of the Barajas Dean’s Innovation Fund for Read more…


Call for Applications: 2019-2020 DARTH Data Curation Grant

December 6, 2019

Deadline: Friday, December 20, 2019 with rolling submissions until Friday, February 14, 2020. Harvard Arts and Humanities Research Computing (DARTH) is excited to announce a new grant opportunity. DARTH’s Data Curation Grants support digital research Read more…


Spring 2020 DSSG Workshops

December 5, 2019

This spring, the DSSG will reprise a number of popular workshops, including our core Digital Foundations series (Digital Teaching Methods and Fundamentals of Digital Scholarship). Fundamentals of Digital Scholarship is being offered earlier this semester Read more…


HarvardX “Introduction to Digital Humanities” Course Launches

May 7, 2019

As primary sources of information are more frequently digitized and available online than ever before, how can we use those sources to ask new questions? How did Chinese families organize themselves and their landscapes in Read more…


Faculty-Staff Collaborations Highlight First Annual Boston-Area Digital Scholarship Symposium

April 12, 2019

On April 10, 2019, the Harvard University Digital Scholarship Support Group hosted the First Annual Boston-Area Digital Scholarship Symposium, a one-day event featuring faculty presentations on digital scholarship initiatives with an emphasis on the institutional Read more…

First Annual Boston Area Digital Scholarship Symposium, April 2019

First Annual Boston Area Digital Scholarship Symposium Announced

February 22, 2019

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 Read more…


Harvard Statistics Consulting Service

September 19, 2018

Looking for help with a data science project? DSSG office hours might be a good place place to start, but another fantastic resource is the Department of Statistics. The Department of Statistics now offers free, drop-in Read more…

Harvard University Digital Scholarship Support Group

DSSG Offering Office Hours

August 13, 2018

After a successful limited pilot last spring, the Digital Scholarship Support Group will begin offering weekly office hours for the fall 2018 semester. Office hours are a key part of our core digital research support Read more…

Talks and Presentations

‘It Takes a Village’ – DSSG Presentation from the 2018 Digital Initiatives Symposium

May 1, 2018

The following text is from a presentation at the 2018 Digital Initiatives Symposium, hosted by the University of San Diego. The full text can be seen at It Takes a Village: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Read more…


DSSG offers Fundamentals of Digital Scholarship seminar to a packed house of Harvard faculty, students, and staff

March 8, 2018

Gabriel Pizzorno, lecturer in the Department of History, presents on data structures to attendees at the Spring 2018 Fundamentals of Digital Scholarship seminar. On March 6–7, the Digital Scholarship Support Group (DSSG) led a capacity crowd Read more…


DSSG offers successful Winter Teaching Week seminar on Digital Teaching Methods

February 26, 2018

The Digital Scholarship Support Group offered a successful one-day workshop on the use of digital tools and methods in the classroom as part of the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning’s Winter Teaching Week Read more…

Talks and Presentations

MorgantinaVR: Visualizing Material Culture in Virtual and Augmented Reality

February 14, 2018

The Digital Futures Discovery Series kicked off its 2018 schedule on Feb. 7 with a presentation on digital datasets and Virtual Reality in an ongoing cultural heritage project. The talk and interactive demonstration, titled “MorgantinaVR: Read more…


DSSG to offer Digital Teaching Methods seminar at Winter Teaching Week 2018

December 13, 2017

Winter Teaching Week is a series of intensive workshops offered by Harvard’s Bok Center for Teaching and Learning during J-Term in conjunction with January @GSAS for graduate student teachers at every stage, from just starting Read more…