Category: Announcements

2014-2015 Workshops and Events

We are excited to begin yet another year of Demystifying Digital Humanities workshops! In addition to the workshops, we will continue to offer quarterly “Play with Your Data” development and feedback sessions, DH office hours bi-monthly, as well as a new quarterly event–DH Happy Hour! This new event is orientated around our primary objective which is to help facilitate collaboration by exposing the fantastic resources and training opportunities available on campus, and to make more visible the variety of digital projects in which both faculty and graduate students are engaged. Below is a detailed list of the dates and times of the autumn quarter events.

Autumn 2014 Workshops:

Saturday, October 18th: “What is Digital Humanities and Why Does It Matter?” 9:30AM-12:30PM CMU 202 (registration is still open)

Saturday, October 25th: “Managing and Professionalizing Your Online Presence and Identity” 9:30AM-12:30PM, CMU 202 (registration is still open)


Autumn 2014 “Play with Your Data” Session:

Wednesday, October 29th, 11:30-1:00PM, Location TBA


Autumn DH Office Hours (Location OUG):

Friday, October 24th 3:30-5:00PM

Friday, November 7th, 3:30-5:00PM

Friday, November 21st, 3:30-5:00PM

Friday, December 5th, 3:30-5:00PM


DH Happy Hour:

Thursday, October 16th 5:30-7:30 CMU 202








Demystifying Digital Humanities RENEWED for 2013-14!

We’re thrilled to announce that funding for Demystifying Digital Humanities has been renewed for 2013-14! This means that we’ll be able to refine our workshop content according to feedback from our participants and faculty sponsors, and run the workshops again in order to keep building the UW’s digital humanities/multimodal scholarship cohort. We’re very pleased to announce that Brian Gutierrez, also of UW English, will be joining us in running this year’s series.

Demystifying DH will be expanding in two directions during 2013-14:

1) Over this summer, we will be expanding this website substantially, in order to make it a more complete archive of the DMDH curriculum, and to serve as a resource for UW students, staff, and faculty who are interested in learning more about digital and multimodal scholarship. Our plans include a listing of campus-wide DH-related courses, and resource posts on specific topics, i.e. understanding intellectual property issues in relation to DH projects.

2) During the school year we’ll be holding a number of Development and Feedback Sessions in the Simpson Center’s new multimodal scholarship project lab. These sessions are intended to be part show-and-tell, part open peer review, part tech support office hours, where people can come to demonstrate what they’re working on; and/or seek help and encouragement on dealing with a particular obstacle. We hope that participants from the first year of the workshops will be able to use these sessions to collaborate and gain support from the digital humanities cohort that is developing at UW; but the sessions are open to everyone. The more people who are involved, the more interesting and useful the sessions will be. Specific schedule information will be available closer to the start of the school year.

If you’d like to know more, then you can check out our grant application:

In the meantime, watch this space! We’ll have more news shortly.