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DHO Digital Humanities Workshop - Seeing Data Differently: Emerging Tools for Scholarly Analysis and Presentation

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Date: 17 February 2010, 10:00-17:00
VenueRoom MF111, Magee Campus, University of Ulster

In collaboration with
University of Ulster

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Presenters: Mr Shawn Day, Digital Humanities Specialist (DHO), and Dr K. Faith Lawrence, Digital Humanities Specialist (DHO)

The DHO in conjunction with the University of Ulster is proud to present the first of two one-day digital humanities workshop events. The workshop will combine a project clinic with hands-on demonstrations of web tools which can be used for managing, communicating and presenting data within and between digital humanities projects.

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Digital Humanities Workshop - Seeing Data Differently: Emerging Tools for Scholarly Analysis and Presentation

Venue: Room MF111, Magee Campus, University of Ulster
Date: Wednesday 17th Feb 2010
Times: 10:00 - 17:00

This workshop will begin with a project clinic focusing on some of the issues faced by digital humanities researchers and the importance of communication both within and between projects.

The afternoon will feature a hands-on workshop introducing useful online tools such as Simile's Exhibit and assorted Google Widgets for data visualisation and sharing of research information. How do you find tools? How do you use them? How can you share your research online and how can you benefit from others shared data? Answers to these questions will guide our exploration. This workshop is designed for the those at all stages of research projects. At the conclusion of this workshop, attendees will have a better understanding of the range of tools available and be in a position to critically evaluate applicability to their needs.

Workshop Requirements:
Attendees will need to bring a (wireless enabled) laptop to this event.

If you have any questions about these requirements, please email s.day@ria.ie for more information.

We have created a social network site to support this event. It is located at http://differentdata.ning.com

 

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Agenda:

09:30 - 10:00 Registration
10:00 - 10:15 Opening Welcome and Introductions
10:15 - 11:00 Project Slam*
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee
11:30 - 13:00 Digital Communications Clinic
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:00 Hands-On Textual Tools
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee
15:30 - 16:45 Hands-on Data Tools and Publishing
16:45 - 17:00 Wrap-Up and Closing

* Please note at registration if you wish to present your project (5 mins max). Template slides are available here [PPT, 140kb].

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To register for this day please click here.

 

Speaker Biographies

Shawn Day, Digital Humanities Specialist, Digital Humanities Observatory, Royal Irish Academy

Shawn Day is a Digital Humanities Specialist with the DHO. Shawn is affiliated with the History Department at McMaster University (Canada) where he is completing a PhD exploring the social and economic circumstances of the nineteenth century retail liquor trade. He applies digital, spatial and social network analysis to the study of the relationships between credit, respectability, and maintaining order in the Victorian community.  Shawn is involved in a number of successful and innovative digital humanities projects throughout Canada. Most recently large manuscript census databases in the 1871/1891 census project (University of Guelph). He is a team member of the national TAPoR text analysis portal project and the Network for Canadian History and the Environment (NiCHE).

Prior to undertaking the PhD, Shawn spent a number of years in the private technology sector where he founded a number of businesses and served in marketing, research and development management roles.

Dr K Faith Lawrence, Digital Humanities Specialist, Digital Humanities Observatory, Royal Irish Academy

Faith Lawrence is a digital humanities specialist with the Digital Humanities Observatory. She did her first degree in ancient history with a special interest in comparative mythology. Progressing sideways she completed a masters in archaeological science (computing) before finding herself in a computer science department researching online communities, narrative and the semantic web. Her doctorate looked at emergent semantic and web 2.0 technologies through the case study of online fiction archives and author communities. Her most recent projects include Electronic Visualisation of C19 French literary-scientific texts: Flaubert's Tentation de saint Antoine.

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Presentation Materials

Below you will find links to the materials used during this workshop. 

The Exercise materials for the building your own Exhibit tutorial are available here

AttachmentSize
Welcome, Introductory Session and Project Slam1.24 MB
Digital Communications Clinic.ppt919.5 KB
Text Tools Workshop.ppt1.95 MB
Data Tools Workshop.ppt3.39 MB

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