This year’s Day of DH at the Scholars’ Collaborative was organized á la THATCamp style. We asked participants to propose workshop or discussion-style sessions, which were run simultaneously and followed by open hack sessions. The full schedule and proposed topics can be found here. The morning sessions consisted of using NVivo to analyze social media data from Twitter, discussion about pedagogy and planning for a DH syllabus, and user friendly web design. The afternoon sessions consisted of two group discussions, the first on using geo-spatial tools for literary visualizations, and the second about mapping cultural and historical events, and a repeat of the popular NVivo workshop from the morning.
Here are reflections from two participants: Joanna Huckins MacGugan (PhD candidate, UConn Medieval Studies) – “Dabbling in DH,” and Brandon W. Hawk (PhD candidate, UConn Medieval Studies) – “A Hawk’s Eye View Day of DH,” http://dayofdh2014.matrix.msu.edu/brandonwhawk/.
To find out more about digital humanities/digital scholarship work being done at UConn, visit the following sites:
- Scholars’ Collaborative | Twitter: @scholarscollab
- Digital Humanities at UConn
- Digital Media & Design | Digital Humanities
- The Connecticut Digital Archive