The Center for the Humanities and the UC Merced Library are pleased to host Miriam Posner on Thursday, November 19 to deliver a workshop and presentation related to the field of digital humanities. The event will be hosted in the Library (KL 371) from 1-3 PM.
"Working with Humanities Data” (1 hour)
There's more to a spreadsheet than meets the eye. Structuring information in a table is the key to visualizing it as graphs, charts, maps, and more. Come discuss how to find and structure data, including the tradeoffs for the humanist.
A demonstration on Palladio, a kind of Swiss Army-knife for visualizing humanities data, will also be included. This workshop is geared toward those who are new to data visualization.
"The Teachable City: Developing Digital Collaborations with Students and Cultural Institutions” (1 hour presentation + Q&A)
Partnering with community organizations can be a great way to get students working on projects they care about. But how do you find these organizations? How do you ensure that both the students and the organizations gain from the
experience? And what kinds of projects might the students take on? Hear about experiences at UCLA, where a number of successful collaborations with local cultural institutions have been developed.
Miriam Posner is coordinator and core faculty in the Digital Humanities Program at UCLA. She is currently working on a
book, Depth Perception, on American medical filmmaking (under contract with University of North Carolina Press).