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Digital Humanities

This guide is meant to support Digital Humanities research, scholarship, and teaching at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.

DH Workshop: StoryMap and Timeline JS (December 2019)

Interested in integrating a free digital humanities tool into your class or research? Beth Caruso, the Library's Digital Pedagogy and Emerging Technologies Librarian, will present two free tools: StoryMap JS and Timeline JS.
 
StoryMap JS - Free tool to help tell online stories that highlight the locations of objects or a series of events.
 
Timeline JS - Free tool for telling stories in a timeline format. Combines dates with text and images.
 
Date and Time: Tuesday, December 3, 11-12:15
Location: Visualization Lab, 2nd Floor of Atkins Library in Area 49
Food/drink are allowed in the Visualization Lab.
Registration: No need to register. All UNC Charlotte students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend!
 

Faculty that have worked with Beth to integrate these into their classes during the Fall semester, and anyone else that has worked with these programs are encouraged to share their experiences.

Visualizing Twitter (September 2019)

 

Visualizing Twitter Workshop Flyer

 

Date: Friday, September 13th (Save to Calendar)

Time: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Location: VisLab in Area 49 (2nd Floor of Atkins Library) 

Audience: UNC Charlotte faculty and graduate students 

Required: Advanced registration (Deadline September 4th). Participants must bring a laptop and commit to participating in the entire 3-hour workshop. 

Led by PhD candidate Emma Davenport (Duke University), this workshop will introduce you to a curriculum project that engages students in an exploration of Twitter and public discourse. Visualizing Twitter: Public Discourse and the 2018 Florida Midterm Election Recounts is a project created at Duke University in collaboration among the English Department, Math Department, University Library and Technology Services. This workshop will walk participants through the steps of conceiving, planning, executing, and assessing a two-week unit that invites students to explore the relationship among social media, visualization of large datasets, and humanities questions. We will examine and evaluate a completed sample unit, discuss the pedagogical benefits and drawbacks of the visualization software Tableau, and develop familiarity with some of the classroom applications of Twitter. Additionally, participants will have an opportunity to construct their own visualizations of a sample Twitter dataset. Ultimately, we will aim to answer the question: how can working with large datasets augment students’ abilities to engage with humanistic questions? Time will be provided during the workshop to share ideas for applications of this project to your work.

Who should participate? People with an interest in…

  • Integrating social media into the curriculum
  • Integrating digital media literacy into the curriculum
  • Integrating digital humanities into the curriculum
  • Integrating visualization projects into the curriculum
  • Integrating the 2020 Republican National Convention or other events/topics into the curriculum
  • Learning new programs, such as Social Feed Manager, TAGS (Twitter Archiving Google Sheet) and data visualization tool, Tableau
  • Partnering with other faculty and graduate students on these types of projects!

Questions? Please contact Amanda Binder (abinder3@uncc.edu) or Natalie Ornat (nornat@uncc.edu)

UNC Charlotte Digital Humanities Forum (April 2019)

Digital Humanities Forum logo

This half-day forum on digital humanities (DH) brings together faculty and graduate students from across UNC Charlotte. The goals of the forum are to learn from each other, share ideas and expertise, and hopefully encourage collaboration on-campus to further research projects, grants and instruction in DH. 

Schedule

8:30 - 9:45 a.m. Breakfast and DH tools showcase (Area 49)

15 minute break

10 - 11:15 a.m. Panel discussion on research and DH (Halton Room)

10 minute break

11:25 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Panel discussion on instruction and DH (Halton Room)

12:15 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch, brainstorming session, and networking (Halton Room)

What can I expect from the forum?

8:30-9:45 a.m.

The day will begin with a showcase of digital humanities tools and spaces that can be incorporated into your research and/or teaching.  Enjoy a light breakfast, explore the new innovation center in Atkins Library (Area 49), and talk with graduate and undergraduate students, faculty and Atkins librarians about technologies they have used in DH projects and/or instruction.

 

10 a.m. -12:15 p.m.

The next phase of the event will highlight the work of UNC Charlotte faculty in the areas of Digital Humanities. The first panel discussion will feature faculty that have incorporated Digital Humanities into their research. The second panel discussion will feature faculty that have incorporated Digital Humanities assignments and projects into their courses.

 

Faculty Panelists:

Julio Bahamon, Department of Computer Science (CCI)

Chris Beorkrem, School of Architecture, Co-Director of Digital Arts Center (CoAA)

Beth Caruso, Technology + Digital Strategies, Atkins Library

Wenwen Dou, Department of Computer Science, Charlotte Visualization Center (CCI)

Maren Ehlers, Department of History (CLAS)

Bobby Hobgood, Department of Languages and Culture Studies (CLAS)

Min Jiang, Department of Communication Studies (CLAS)
Alireza Karduni, Department of Computer Science, Charlotte Visualization Center (CCI)

Robert McEachnie, Department of History (CLAS)

Jennifer Munroe, Department of English (CLAS)

Natalie Ornat, Public Services, Atkins Library

Kaus Sarkar, Department of Dance (CoAA)

Eric Sauda, School of Architecture, Co-Director of Digital Arts Center (CoAA)

Aaron Shapiro, Director of Public History (CLAS)

Consuelo Salas, Department of English and University Writing Program (CLAS)

Hamed Tabkhi, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (College of Engineering)

Kai-Uwe Werbeck, Department of Languages and Culture Studies (CLAS)

 

12:15-1:15 p.m.

The day will end with lunch and a brainstorming session. Participants will discuss ways the campus can better support faculty and students with digital humanities work.