Digital Humanities Lab Events

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The Digital Humanities Lab will host several talks and workshops on using Twitter, Cartodb for making maps, and other useful tools for DH research, along with our regular talks and programming.  New events will be listed on this page as they are scheduled and shared with the campus community.

We welcome partnering with existing interest groups and initiatives on campus.  If you would like to ask us to host a speaker, workshop or other digital humanities related event, please contact Ann Hanlon ( for more information.

DH Lab Spring 2016

February 9 | 11-12:30: Twitter for Academics (workshop), presented by Kristin Briney

February 12 | 2:00-3:30: Serious Play Discussion: Identity Negotiation in RPGs with Krista-Lee Malone

February 23 | 1:00-3:30: Geek Week event: Playing with Data

February 24 | 6:30: Technophiles Podcast: Remixing Culture with guest, Marc Tasman

February 25: Data for the Humanities: Workshop and Discussion, presented by Justin Schell, Head of Shapiro Design Lab, University of Michigan Library, and Thomas Padilla, Digital Scholarship Librarian, Michigan State University. Co-sponsored by the DH Lab, the Year of the Humanities, the Social Studies of Information Research Group (SSIRG) and the UWM Libraries.

10:00 – 12:00 noonMaking things with Humanities Data: A Workshop: This workshop will present several use-cases to demonstrate how arts and humanities projects can use data, what factors to consider, and strategies and tools to employ, including approaches to project design. In particular, the workshop will consider data for the humanities in the context of digital archival collections as a data source.

3:00 – 4:30 What is Humanities Data: A discussion with Justin Schell and Thomas Padilla. What is humanities data? Have we been using it along? And where is it? Join our speakers for a critical discussion focused on the idea of data in the humanities, the scope of available (and unavailable data) and what it means to create meaning from data sets.

February 29 | 11-12:30: CartoDB Workshop presented by Eliza Bettinger

March 10 | 11-12:30: LaTEX Workshop presented by Nathan Humpal

March 22 | 2:30: Directions in Digital Humanities: We Didn’t Start the Fire…But We Tweeted About It, presented by Genevieve McBride (UWM History), Jaclyn Kelly, (Milwaukee Public Museum), and UWM graduate students Samantha Schwarz and Margaret Spiegel. Join us for a discussion of McBride and Kelly’s collaborative effort / pilot-project to live-tweet a historical reenactment of the 1892 Third Ward Fire in Milwaukee. The project was part of a graduate seminar on History of the Heartland: The American Midwest.

March 23 | 6:30: Technophiles Podcast: Modernizing the Museum, Guests Julian Jackson (head of exhibits) and Greg Post (IT director), Milwaukee Public Museum

April 20 | 6:30: Technophiles Podcast: Filament Games with guest, Dan Norton

All events take place in the Digital Humanities Lab except where noted.