Kicking Off the 2014 – 2015 Digital Humanities Working Group

Digital humanities uses digital methods and tools to answer old questions and raise new ones.  The DH Working Group brings together students, faculty, and staff to explore the exciting field of digital humanities and to apply new methods to develop research questions and projects. We welcome everyone regardless of discipline and technical background. We’re a low-stakes, no-prep group excited to play with new ideas and learn from one another.

We are hoping to have our first meeting during the week of September 8th.  We will showcase a few DH tools and projects, especially those led by UC Berkeley students and staff all over campus.  The first meeting will also have an open discussion about topics of interest useful to your discipline and preferences.

Please fill out the following Doodle poll with your general availability. We will send out an email with the confirmed date and time no later than Sunday, September 7th.

Events to look out for this semester:

  • HackTheHearst – an interdisciplinary hackathon for the Phoebe. A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology  (Sep. 10th – 21st)
  • Workshop  – Databases, Data Management, and SQL (Oct.)
  • Workshop – XML and Its Uses (Nov.)
  • Python Codecademy sprint
  • Workshop – Leveraging Social Media for Academics
  • Workshop – Digital Research Methods

Past events have included workshops on digital research methods, such as text mining and network analysis, and discussions around digital collaboration and open source.  Last spring, we helped organize HackFSM , a hackathon for the Free Speech Movement Digital Archive.

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