Digital Humanities Lab Events

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This spring, the UWM Libraries Digital Humanities Lab will host a speaker series, “Directions in the Digital Humanities,” as well as talks, workshops and meetups related to recent initiatives and projects.  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 Matt Russell ( for more information.

Events Spring 2015

January 21, 2015 | 12PM – Digging into Data: Open Refine Workshop presented by Kristin Briney, Eliza Bettinger, Ann Hanlon, Brad Houston (UWM Libraries)

February 11, 2015 | 12PM – Digging into Data: Regular Expressions Workshop presented by Kristin Briney (UWM Libraries)

February 13, 2015 | 12PM – “Service-Learning Reflection: Creating Assignments, Facilitating Discussion, and Grading it All,” presented by the Center for Community-Based Learning, Leadership, and Research (CCBLLR), Click for Informational Flyer

February 26, 2015 | 11AM – Methods in Digital Humanities: Scalar, presented by Matt Russell (DH Lab)

February 27, 2015 | 9AM – 1PM – Directions in Digital Humanities: “Using Copyright to Your Advantage in the Digital Humanities,” presented by Tomas Lipinski (School of Information Studies), Click for Registration

March 4, 2015 | 4PM – Directions in Digital Humanities: “Stitching History from the Holocaust: A Digital Humanities Lab Project,” presented by Rachel Baum (Jewish Studies), Will Tchakirides (History), Ann Hanlon (Libraries)

March 11, 2015 | 12PM – Digging into Data: GIS Workshop presented by Eliza Bettinger (UWM Libraries)

March 13, 2015 | 12:30PM – Open Education Week Presentation: “Open Textbooks: Access, Affordability, and Academic Success” presented by Dave Ernst (founder of the Open Textbook Network)

March 24, 2015 | 11AM – Methods in Digital Humanities: Imageplot, presented by Matt Russell (DH Lab)

March 26, 2015 | 3 PM – Serious Play series, “Re-releases, Remakes, and Remembrances: Preserving the Cultural History of Video games,” presented by Nathan Humpal.
This informal talk will focus on the unique difficulties of preserving Videogames both as physical or digital objects, and as cultural artifacts. Questions discussed include: What barriers exist for preserving a videogame? What are we preserving when we preserve a game? How can we preserve multiplayer experiences?
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March 27, 2015 | 10:30AM – “Unraveling Ersatz Facts: Methods for Online Fact Checking,” presented by Olga Yurkova and Tatiana Matychak (, sponsored by the Social Studies of Information Research Group

April 2, 2015 | 4PM – Invited talk/workshop, “Hide the Metrics and Scare the NSA! Net Art as Artistic Research,” Ben Grosser (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), sponsored by the Digital Arts and Culture certificate program

April 3, 2015 |  9 – 11:30AM – Data Day in the UWM DH Lab, presentations by Scott Graham (English), Rebecca Klaper (Freshwater Science), Rina Ghose (Geography)

April 3, 2015 | 1:30 – 4PM – (Data Day Workshop), “Workshop on R,” (Digital Humanities Lab), presented by Dave Armstrong (Political Science).  Click for information on and description of R (statistical computing software)

April 8, 2015 | 4PM – Directions in the Digital Humanities: “Digital Humanities in the iSchool” presented by Tanya Clement (University of Texas at Austin), co-sponsored by the Social Studies of Information Research Group

April 9, 2015 | 10AM – “Digital Humanities in the iSchool: Opportunities and Challenges” roundtable discussion, presented by Tanya Clement (University of Texas at Austin), co-sponsored by the Social Studies of Information Research Group

April 16, 2015 | 1:30PM – “Locating the Literary History of Word Processing: A Discussion About Media Archaeology, Computer History, and the (Digital?) Humanities,” symposium presented by Matthew Kirschenbaum (University of Maryland/MITH), co-sponsored by the Social Studies of Information Research Group
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April 17, 2015 | 12PM – Directions in Digital Humanities, “War; What is it Good For? Playing with Conflict Simulation (A Hands-On Game Design Workshop), presented by Matthew Kirschenbaum (University of Maryland/MITH), co-sponsored by the Center for 21st Century Studies

April 23, 2015 | 3PM – Serious Play: Gamergate, presented  by Alexis Dalbey, Steve Cuff, and Rachel Kinnard.


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