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 (hanlon@uwm.edu) for more information. See Past Events

Fall 2023 (all times are Central time)

We are planning events for fall 2023, including conversations about artificial intelligence and intellectual property, workshops on Juncture, IIIF, and Python, and a multidisciplinary research series on research data.

Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property: A Conversation
Wednesday, October 11 | 1:00 p.m.
Tomas Lipinski, School of Information Studies

Join us to discuss the problematic area where intellectual property rights and artificial intelligence cross paths: from the mining of data to feed large language models, to issues of attribution and permission in AI-created work.

Registration: https://uwm.edu/libraries/digital-humanities-lab/dh-lab-events/dh-event-registration-artificial-intelligence-and-intellectual-property/

Multidisciplinary Research Series: A collaboration between NMDSI and the UWM Libraries
Friday, October 20 | 10:30 a.m.: OPEN
Friday, November 17 | 10:30 a.m.: Anne Bonds (Geography) and Derek Handley (English) on managing research data for Mapping Racism and Resistance

The Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute, in collaboration with the UWM Libraries, will host a series of research talks to provide space for researchers across disciplines to discuss work in progress that incorporates a wide variety of data science methodologies. Talks will take place in the fall 2023 semester on Friday, October 20; and Friday, November 17, all at 10:30 a.m. in the UWM Libraries E272 (formerly the DH Lab). Please contact Purush Papatla (papatla@uwm.edu) or Ann Hanlon (hanlon@uwm.edu) if you are interested in presenting your work.

Registration: https://uwm.edu/libraries/digital-humanities-lab/dh-lab-events/dh-event-registration-multidisciplinary-research-series-a-collaboration-between-nmdsi-and-uwm-libraries/

Workshop: Building Digital Essays Using Juncture and IIIF
Thursday, October 26 | 10:00 a.m.
Ann Hanlon, UWM Libraries

Juncture is an open-source framework to build multimedia exhibits that enables authors to build simple or complex narratives, building on other open tools. Tap into existing digital collections and incorporate high resolution images, zooming capabilities, the ability to highlight specific areas of an object, and provide context and narrative. All with web-based tools that are available to anyone! No experience necessary.

Registration: https://uwm.edu/libraries/digital-humanities-lab/dh-lab-events/dh-lab-registration-building-visual-essays-using-juncture/

Workshop: Python for Beginners
November 6, 7 | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Ann Hanlon, UWM Libraries and Karl Holten, UWM Libraries and L&S IT

This 2-day workshop will cover the basics of learning how to program using Python for data analysis. Based on the curriculum for the Software Carpentries “Programming with Python” we will cover installation, fundamentals, and data analysis (time permitting). No experience necessary.

Registration: https://uwm.edu/libraries/digital-humanities-lab/dh-lab-events/dh-event-registration-python-for-beginners/

Artificial Intelligence and Metaphor
Wednesday, November 8 | 2:00 p.m.
John Jordan, Communication

New technologies like AI require metaphors for understanding. But these metaphors do more than provide context; they shape and steer people’s attitudes and future policies. We can learn much about AI by examining the metaphors currently being used to define AI in public. Join us for a conversation with John Jordan, Associate Professor of Communication. More information coming soon!

Registration: https://uwm.edu/libraries/digital-humanities-lab/dh-lab-events/dh-event-registration-artificial-intelligence-and-metaphor/

Workshop: Maps and IIIF/Juncture
Monday, November 20 | 10:00 a.m.
Ann Hanlon and Stephen Appel, UWM Libraries

Using the Juncture open-source framework as well as other open tools, including IIIF, we will introduce some basic techniques to use maps and geographic coordinates in a web-based environment. Expand your mapping capabilities!

Registration: https://uwm.edu/libraries/digital-humanities-lab/dh-lab-events/dh-event-registration-maps-and-iiif-juncture/