Introducing UW’s first DH Office Hours!

Interested in Digital Humanities, but not sure where to start? Having trouble identifying the right technology for your research project? Interested in getting more involved with the UW DH community? Come to office hours!

Members of Demystifying Digital Humanities, UW-IT, and UW Libraries are offering informal office hours for Digital Humanities Researchers this quarter. We offer individual consulting services to help Digital Humanities researchers plan, execute and explore potential solutions for emergent research projects. Digital Humanities Office Hours will be held Thursday afternoons, 3:00-5:00 pm in OUGL 230 April 24thMay 8thMay 22nd, and June 12th.

Here are just a few of the questions that you might ask, and that we would be happy to talk through with you.

  • I think I want a ____________ (database, timeline, exhibit for displaying images, etc.); what platforms should I look at?
  • I want to __________; what kind of technical skills do I need?
  • How do I learn TEI/MySQL/Omeka/Python/ArcGIS?
  • Where do I find resources and/or funding that will help me _______?
  • How do I prepare my data for that platform?
  • How do I digitize [material?]
  • How do I install [platform]?
  • Can you help me clean up this text so that I can use it with [platform?]

These office hours are a pilot project — we hope to learn more about the type of support that people doing DH at UW need. The more people who come, the more we can learn, and the more likely it is that we'll be able to continue to offer office hours in the future. So: don't wait! Come to office hours this quarter!

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