Digital Humanities Lab Events

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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 2017

April 13 | 11:00 AMGIS Data for the Social Sciences and Humanities (workshop), Stephen Appel, American Geographical Society Library

April 18 | 12:00 PM Endangered Data Brown Bag Discussion, Join us for a discussion to kick off Endangered Data week. We will review two current articles on data rescue efforts:

April 20 | 2:00-4:00 PMDocument Management and Workflow using GitHub, Geoff Gimse, UWM English. This workshop will focus on the use of GitHub and Git for document management and development. As part of the workshop, users will learn about different markup languages (AsciiDoc, reStructuredText, and Markdown), why they were developed, and how they are used today. They will then discover how these languages work as part of a documentation management and publication toolchain and how those toolchains work to provide greater flexibility for authors and greater access for different audiences. Participants will then walk through the creation of a sample document workflow using Git and GitHub. This workshop will take users a bit deeper into certain aspects of Git and will introduce them to several different tools that can aid in creating accessible and open documents ready for multiple presentation formats. While these topics will be more in-depth, users of all skill levels are welcome to attend and follow along.

This workshop is geared for audiences that are interested in working with, collaborating on, and managing digital texts and publications in Git and Github. It will be particularly useful scholars interested in open and collaborative publishing in a variety of contexts. While this will be a deeper dive into a specific use-case for Git and Github, no previous experience with design or development is required.

April 21 | 12:00-2:00 PM, Live webinars on Endangered Data:

12:00 – 1:00 PM: Live webinar: Endangered Accountability: A DLF-Sponsored Webinar on FOIA, Government Data, and Transparency. Join members of the Digital Library Federation’s new working group on Government Records Transparency and Accountability for a live conversation about government data and records transparency. In this webinar, we’ll dig below the headlines to talk about the current state of FOIA, the difference between “records” and “data,” and what, actually, is at risk in this current moment. Featuring presentations by Alex Howard of the Sunlight Foundation, Denice Ross from New America, and Deputy Director Nikki Gramian and Management Analyst Amy Bennett from the National Archives FOIA Ombudsman’s Office.

1:00 – 2:00 PM: Live webinar: Raising Awareness and Engaging your Community through DataRescue. DataRescue events to archive Government data and web content have exploded across the Nation. In this webinar, U of Minnesota Government Documents Librarian, Alicia Kubas, will talk about the context for this initiative, the process of hosting a DataRescue event, and how it can mobilize your community and bring awareness to the issue of vulnerable online Government information.

April 21 | 3:30 PM – Serious Play: Game Studies – a career in that?

April 28 | 1:00 PM – Visualizing U.S. Census Data (workshop), Stephen Appel, American Geographical Society Library

May 5 | 3:30 PMSerious Play: Wrap-up session

May 12 | 12:00 PM – Internet Privacy Workshop, Kristin Briney, UWM Libraries. New FCC privacy rules have prompted consumer concerns about the privacy of their information online. This workshop will cover privacy tools and strategies for keeping your information safe on the internet.

All events take place in the Digital Humanities Lab, 2nd floor east, Golda Meir Library