May 2, 2023
Digital Humanities Teaching Fellows Alumni Panel
Danielle Harms, Lisa Hager, Nan Kim, Anne Bonds, Whitney Moon, Ann Hanlon
March 17, 2023
The Race for Time: Saving Analog Video and Audio
Shiraz Bhathena, UWM Libraries
April 5, 2022
DH Teaching Fellows (2021-22 cohort) Panel Discussion
Rachel Baum, UWM Foreign Languages & Literature and Jewish Studies; Lisa Hager, UWM English; Aragorn Quinn, UWM Foreign Languages & Literature; moderated by Kate Ganski, UWM Libraries
March 10, 2022
Computational Humanities: Game Design
Ryan House, UWM English (PhD candidate)
In our “Ludic Century,” information surrounds us, abstracted into immensely complex, global institutions and technologies through which we go about our daily lives, intimately entangled systems of data just moving around to the (algo-)rhythmic gravity of those massive constellations of data. When we approach games as a cultural form on par with bureaucracy and ritual, we can begin to make sense of the ways those institutional forces legitimize their power and status. Videogames, in particular, are well-suited to model the digital, algorithmic systems of life in the 21st Century and beyond. The Digital Humanities provides a useful toolkit for analyzing videogames more fully than for their narrative or even mechanics, but as amalgamized, co-assembled structures of agencies. This workshop touched on the concept of ludoliteracy and introduced no-cost, no-code ways to start putting what you or your students know about games into purposeful action or research.
March 2, 2022
Computational Humanities: GIS and Mapping
Stephen Appel, UWM Libraries
Maps are a familiar tool of humanities research. Maps of places and spaces can provide useful context, help connect information based on location, and visualize patterns through time and space. Geographic Information Systems provide the humanities with digital tools to take advantage of cartographic methods and visualization, tell stories with maps, and do spatial analysis on just about any data. Learn about some ways that GIS is being employed in humanities research, including with accessible tools like story maps, desktop GIS, and online GIS.
February 24, 2022
Computational Humanities: Text Analysis
Ann Hanlon, UWM Libraries; Karl Holten, UWM Libraries and L&S Web and Data Services; Dan Siercks, UWM L&S Web and Data Services
The identification of meaningful patterns and anomalies across large bodies of text has long been a central concern of the Digital Humanities. Text analysis, text mining, and topic modeling are all tools employed by researchers to clean, mark up, parse, analyze, and visualize word frequencies, patterns, and relationships. This workshop looked at some exemplar text analysis projects in the Humanities, including Voyant, that can provide an entry to working with text, and develop an understanding of what text analysis, text mining, topic modeling, and other terms of art mean, and the methodologies that inform this work.
February 18, 2022
3D Spanish Travelers
Eugenia Afinoguénova, Professor of Spanish, Marquette University; Chris Larkee, Visualization Technology Specialist, Marquette University Visualization Lab; Alexa Nelson, Undergraduate Student Class of ‘22, Design, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater; Stephen Appel, GIS Specialist, UWM Libraries
Sharing their approach to visualizing time-stamped itineraries of 19th-century travel writers using historical maps and Augmented Reality programming, the presenters address questions that emerge at the intersection of geospatial humanities, literary mapping, GIS, and game design.
November 16, 2021
Elizabeth Hargrave, Wingspan designer/Game designer
Elizabeth Hargrave, designer of the board game, Wingspan, speaks about game development, birds, and the mechanics and background of the hit board game.
August 24-25, 2021
Sound Image History: Collections as Data Series
The Sound Image History series took place virtually on August 25-25, 2021 to celebrate the wrap of the LGBTQ+ AV Archive Mining Project, part of the Mellon-funded Collections as Data: Part to Whole Initiative. The series can be found here: https://uwm.edu/libraries/digital-humanities-lab/dh-lab-videos/sound-image-history/
April 28, 2021
Digital Humanities Lab Teaching Fellows: Panel Discussion
Krista Grensavitch, History and Women’s and Gender Studies; Danielle Harms, English; Maureen McKnight, English; Amanda Seligman, History; Moderated by Kate Ganski, UWM Libraries
The DH Lab’s 2020-21 Teaching Fellows cohort engages in a thoughtful discussion about the integration of DH methods and tools in their fall 2020 classes, the impact of the pandemic on teaching, and how technology closed some loops and reconnected others.
March 31, 2021
Voices of Gun Violence: Collaboration in the Digital Humanities
Barbra Beck, Associate Professor of Public Health at Carroll University, Portia Cobb, Associate Professor of Film, Video, Animation & New Genres at UWM, Debra Gillispie, Founder of Mothers Against Gun Violence, Leslie Harris, Associate Professor of Communication at UWM, Erin Sahlstein Parcell, Associate Professor of Communication at UWM, Michelle Trujillo, Associate Lecturer Professor of Film, Video, Animation & New Genres at UWM, Kaija Zusevics, Associate Researcher at the Center for Urban Population Health
Voices of Gun Violence is a public digital humanities project that offers a platform for the often untold stories of gun violence in the Milwaukee area. The project bridges contributions ranging from community members, to public health scholars, to visual and audio arts experts. In this round table we will discuss common issues that arise from complex collaborations, and we will have plenty of time for discussion. Questions include: How can a project sustain meaningful community/academic collaboration? How can the digital humanities offer a platform for scholars ranging from the sciences to the arts? What processes help the development of collaboration? What are different ways that we can think about products that emerge from the digital humanities?
March 17, 2021
A Celebration of World Water Day: Mapping the Connections among Indigenous People
Margaret Noodin, College of Letters & Science, Stacie Sheldon, User Experience Researcher and Web Designer, Lacey Meyers, Content Editor, and Willow Lovecky, Content Editor; with introduction by Melissa Scanlan, Director of the Center for Water Policy, School of Freshwater Sciences
The Mapping Indigenous Connections project provides a visual guide to the many Native American nations that are part of the Anishinaabe Confederacy. Led by Margaret Noodin, 2019-2020 Water Policy Scholar, the project focuses on more than 140 Ojibwe, Odawa and Potawatomi nations. Linked by the Anishinaabemowin language, these communities are located around the western Great Lakes. Join us for a discussion about the possibilities and limitations of visualizing community via mapping, and how projects like this can recenter ideas of identity, such as relating to a water body, in a digital space. This event is in celebration of the U.N.’s World Water Day and co-sponsored by the Center for Water Policy, UWM School of Freshwater Sciences and Electa Quinney Institute for American Indian Education.
February 22, 2021
Viral History: Documenting COVID-19
Chris Cantwell, Assistant Professor of History, UWM; Jonathan Nelson, Collection Development Archivist, Wisconsin Historical Society; Moderated by Derek Webb, Head of UWM Archives
The COVID-19 crisis was and is a lived historical moment that historians and the community were eager to capture as it happened. Chris Cantwell, UWM Assistant Professor of History, and Jon Nelson, Collection Development Archivist for the Wisconsin Historical Society, will discuss two projects aimed at collecting stories, images, and objects from the community that express the impact of the crisis on daily life. The COVID-19 MKE digital archive and the COVID-19 Journal Project had similar aims and different collecting strategies – one focused on the digital and the latter emphasizing journaling as a mode of expression. Join us for a discussion about how these projects developed, how the artifacts collected speak to our experience, and the implications for community sourced documentation.