News & Events

BDHWG: Ted Underwood Feb. 12 | D-Lab Convening Room (356 Barrows)

We are pleased to be co-hosting Ted Underwood (U. Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) with Computing and the Practice of History.  Ted’s research combines information science and literary criticism through the application of machine learning algorithms to large digital collections. There will be two events (see attached):

  • 11 – 12 PM :  A small seminar (please ): Digital Methods + Your Research: The Possibilities and Challenges of (Your) Digital Humanities Projects

  • 12:15 – 1:30 PM : A brownbag discussion : Quantitative Social Sciences for the Humanities: How Much Does “the Digital” Matter for Distant Reading?

BDHWG: Project Lightning Talks Feb. 13 | 12 – 1 PM | D-Lab Convening Room (356 Barrows)

BDHWG is great place to workshop ideas, troubleshoot and try out new things in a supportive space.  Let’s check in and hear what folks are working on this semester with informal 5 minute lightning talks.  Don’t worry about how “finished” your project is–it’s still very helpful to see early-stage projects.  If you’re interested in presenting, please see our blog for more info.

DH at Berkeley: Launching Digital Humanities at Berkeley & Opening The Future of Memory ( by Feb. 13 )
Feb. 18 | 5 – 8 PM | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way

You are cordially invited to for Digital Humanities at Berkeley.  This event will also celebrate the opening of The Future of Memory : Jewish Culture in the Digital Age at the Magnes Collection.The project includes an installation, exhibition, and digital research lab in which museum professionals, scholars, students, and the public, discuss the meaning of memory and the many facets of digital history. Please by Feb. 13 .

News: Mary Elings Presents #HackFSM at the Coalition for Networked Information

Mary Elings recently participated in a presentation on digital humanities and the archives at the Coalition for Networked Information ( read more )

Digital Humanities and Egyptology Workshop (see attached)

Feb. 13 | 10 AM – 1 PM | 373 Bancroft Library

Willeke Wendrich, UCLA: Ancient Egypt Online: Data, Metadata and Quality of Information
Mark Depauw, KU Leuven: Trismegistos and Ancient Egypt: Bridging Academia and Collections

Rita Lucarelli, UC Berkeley: The Materiality of the Book of the Dead: Mapping Ancient Texts on Objects through 3D Visualization Techniques

PopUp Exhibition at the Magnes: Anne Wootton and the Power of Searchable Sound

Feb. 18 | 12 – 1 PM | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way

We search text all the time — why can’t we search speech? This thought led I Anne Wootton in 2012 to co-found Pop Up Archive , a Bay Area startup whose software allows users to automatically transcribe, index and tag sound files from anywhere on the web, making the sound searchable to the second.  Pop Up Archive has processed over 700,000 minutes of audio in the past two years. Several of the Magnes’s sound holdings are included in Pop Up Archive’s public index, including the reel-to-reel recordings of Israeli leaders speaking in San Francisco at dinners organized in the 1950s and 1960s by the Israel Bonds Corporation of America and several oral histories originally commissioned by the Magnes. Anne’s presentation will showcase the power of audio transcription and the value it has for scholarly research today.

Training Highlights:


  • 2/13 : Double Feature: Network Analysis & Visualization AND Managing Your Research Like a Boss

  • 2/26 : Reference Management with Zotero

  • 2/27 : Life Cycle of a Text Analysis Project

  • 3/4, 3/11, 3/18 : Basics of Drupal (3-part series)

Qualitative Methods:

  • 2/18 : QMG Presents: Integrating Quantitative Data in Qualitative Research

  • 2/20 : Qualitative Data Analysis with Atlas.TI

  • 3/13 : From Coding Qualitative Data to Analyzing It


  • 2/11 : Useful Stuff in R

  • 2/18 : R Graphics

  • 2/27 : Exploratory Plotting and Data Analysis in R

Geospatial Innovation Facility

  • 2/23: Intro to Geographic Information Systems (GIS): Social Science Focus

  • 4/6: Intro to Open Source GIS: Working with QGIS

  • 4/20: Creating your own web maps

  • 5/20 – 5/22: Spatial Data Science Bootcamp (applications due 3/16)

Working Groups

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