Digital Humanities Lab Events

West Wisconsin Avenue, V-J Day celebration downtown. Milwaukee Neighborhoods Digital CollectionPhoto: University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Dennis Wierzba Negatives, 1941-1957

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.

Spring 2018 Events

February 16 | 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM – Lessons Learned: Panel Discussion of Process and Products by the First Cohort of the Collaborative Research Team Development Grants (Office of Research)

February 19 | 3:00 PM – “Working on it” GIS and High Performance Computing, Dan Siercks, L&S IT, Stephen Appel, UWM Libraries, Wei Xu, PhD Candidate, Geography
Learn about progress (and obstacles) to developing a geocoder for big datasets, and how high performance computing has been put to use to enable research with GIS data.

Humanitarian Open Street Map Mapathons, Led by the UWM GIS Club
February 23 | 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
March 30 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
April 27 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

March 2 | 12:00 PMData Visualization 101 Workshop: Make Better Charts
Kristin Briney, UWM Libraries
With the trend toward collecting ever more data, it’s increasingly important to present that data effectively. Often, that means with a chart. This sessions reviews how to pick the right chart for your data and how to streamline that chart to best tell your story.

March 9 | 12:00 PMData Visualization 102 Workshop: Workshop Your Charts
Kristin Briney, UWM Libraries
Discuss and improve your own visualization by working through the framework established in Data Visualization 101. Please bring a dataset with you to this workshop. Prior attendance at Data Visualization 101 strongly encouraged.

March 28 | 3:30 PM Curating your Online Presence
Chris Cantwell, UWM History and Jaclyn Kelly, Milwaukee Public Museum
How can you exercise some control over your online presence, especially if you are about to jump into the job market? How do your social media personas and professional online personas overlap? And how can you think about curating your professional online persona for best effect, with an eye toward your social media presence as well? Join us for a discussion aimed especially at undergrad and graduate students who are about to enter the job market.

April 4 | 3:00 PM – Look Here! How Artists use Library Collections to Make New Work: A Panel Discussion
Look Here! Artists and UWM Librarians
The Look Here! initiative asked artists from RedLine Community Art Studio and Peck School of the Arts to create projects that reimagine, transform, and engage with the objects in the UWM Libraries unique collections, especially our Digital Collections, in ways that were unimagined before the digital turn. Join us for a discussion with the artists and librarians to uncover what we’ve learned about reimagining our own collections.

April 6 | 12:00 PM – Visualizing Asia: Images | History | Digital
Julia Adenay Thomas, Associate Professor of History, Notre Dame University

April 10 | drop in anytime between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PMDigital Pedagogy Fair
UWM Faculty, Instructors, and Teaching Assistants
Are you curious about the possibilities for including a multi-modal or digital project in your class but wonder about the technology, learning outcomes, or you’d simply like some great examples? Then join us for a “Digital Pedagogy Fair” in the Digital Humanities Lab on Tuesday, April 10th. Drop in anytime between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to learn how faculty, instructors, and teaching assistants at UWM are integrating digital and multi-media assignments in the classroom. Stations will feature specific assignments, tools and methods used, and learning outcomes. Refreshments while they last!

April 24 | 2:00 PMWorkshop: Cheap 3D Scanning
Dr. Gabriel Menotti, Lecturer in Editing and Multimedia at Ufes (Brazil), Fulbright Visiting Scholar at C21-UWM
This workshop introduces techniques for 3D scanning with photogrammetry, which employs regular photographic cameras and consumer-grade software. Participants will be able to explore the uses and misuses of 3D replication in fields such as cultural heritage, filmmaking, and new media arts.

April 25 | 3:00 PMOpportunities with High Performance Computing in the Humanities
Dan Siercks, L&S IT