The CUNY Digital Humanities Initiative (CUNY DHI), launched in Fall 2010, aims to build connections and community among those at CUNY who are applying digital technologies to scholarship and pedagogy in the humanities. All are welcome: faculty, students, and technologists, experienced practitioners and beginning DHers, enthusiasts and skeptics.
We meet regularly on- and offline to explore key topics in the Digital Humanities, and share our work, questions, and concerns. See our blog for more information on upcoming events (it’s also where we present our group’s work to a wider audience). Help edit the CUNY Digital Humanities Resource Guide, our first group project. And, of course, join the conversation on the Forum.
Recent group activity
Anders Wallace replied to the topic Technical question– how to batch-convert multiple docs to .txt files in the forum Digital Humanities Initiative 1 day, 4 hours ago
Hi Keith and Benjamin, many thanks for this great advice! Yes, the files are pdf’s, and I’m working on a mac. Ben I’ve forked your script on github, thanks for your work here. Looking forward to using these tools!
Keith Miyake replied to the topic Technical question– how to batch-convert multiple docs to .txt files in the forum Digital Humanities Initiative 2 days, 1 hour ago
In addition to what type of files you’re starting with, what operating system are you running? If you’re on a mac, and you’re dealing with .html, .rtf, .doc or .docx files, you can use the built in textutil command line tool to batch convert documents. The following commands assume all your files are .docx files (change to .doc, .html, .rtf, etc…[Read more]
Benjamin Miller replied to the topic Technical question– how to batch-convert multiple docs to .txt files in the forum Digital Humanities Initiative via email 2 days, 3 hours ago
Hi, Anders. I suspect that command-line tools like pdftotext plus a
shell-script will probably get the job done; it’s what I used (at Micki’s
suggestion, and based on her code) to convert from pdf to txt, also for
What filetype are the docs to begin with? If it’s pdf, you might be able to
just fork my script from…[Read more]
Anders Wallace started the topic Technical question– how to batch-convert multiple docs to .txt files in the forum Digital Humanities Initiative 2 days, 4 hours ago
I have a technical question. I am using the Mallet natural language processing toolkit in my research, and as part of this process I have to convert many (thousands) of documents into .txt files. I wondered if anyone knows a program or function that can batch together and convert many docs into .txt files at once (without having to…[Read more]
mandiberg started the topic Art+Feminism Wikipedia Editathon, Saturday at MoMA & around the world in the forum Digital Humanities Initiative 2 days, 15 hours ago
I’m writing to invite you all to the Art+Feminism Wikipedia Editathon happening this Saturday at MoMA and the Brooklyn Museum. Art+Feminism is a campaign to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia, and to encourage women-identified editorship. We have over 70 events at this point!
While the event is visual art focused, we…[Read more]
Hi All —
If you’ve taken a DH course, please consider participating in the survey
below. I’ve done an interview with the group and I am looking forward to
the results of their study.
From: DH Pedagogy Study[SMTP:DHPEDAGOGYSTUDY@GMAIL.COM]
Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 6:37:27…[Read more]
Matt has offered some excellent advice re: graphic design basics.
I would also recommend this YouTube video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pD_OvRtH0aY) which is more about infographics and data visualization more generally, but covers a lot of these principles through visual examples.
The Journal of Digital Humanities has featured posters from recent DH conferences. You can see some samples here – http://journalofdigitalhumanities.org/3-1/ – and here – http://journalofdigitalhumanities.org/2-3/
Here is some very general design advice:
* Regularize/be consistent with alignment, fonts, and text size
* Use modern…[Read more]
As a senior research fellow at the Brooklyn Waterfront Research Center (BWRC), I am happy to announce that we have an internship opportunity that might be of interest to members of this group. Please feel free to distribute widely.
The Brooklyn Waterfront Research Center (BWRC) at New York City College of Technology has an opportunity…[Read more]
Renee McGarry started the topic CFP: Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy, Issue 8 in the forum Digital Humanities Initiative 1 week, 1 day ago
The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy is currently seeking submissions considering the special topic “Disability as Insight, Access as the Function of Design,” co-edited by Sushil K. Oswal and Andrew J. Lucchesi. The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2015.
JITP welcomes work that explores critical and creative uses of interactive…[Read more]
Matthew K. Gold started the topic Fwd: Shana Kimball started the topic Job Alert: Project Manager with
NYPL technology in the forum NYCDH Announcements [NYC Digital Humanities] in the forum Digital Humanities Initiative via email 1 week, 2 days ago
Shana Kimball started the topic Job Alert: Project Manager with NYPL
technology in the forum NYCDH Announcements
NYPL Technology has an exciting opportunity for a talented Project Manager
to guide the development of our core digital collections platforms &
experimental projects. The full description is below. Please help us…[Read more]
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The Postcolonial Studies Group (PSG)
Spring 2015 Colloquium Series presents:
Rahul K. Gairola
*Migrations in Absentia: Multinational Digital *
*Advertising and Manipulation of Partition Trauma*
Friday, March 20th 2015
2:30 PM – 4:30 PM, Rm. 5414
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Rahul Gairola contributes…[Read more]
Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz replied to the topic Tomorrow: Webinar on Omeka and Digital Archives with HASTAC Scholars in the forum Digital Humanities Initiative 1 week, 5 days ago
I’d like join in Kalle! I’ll send you an email.
Kalle Westerling started the topic Tomorrow: Webinar on Omeka and Digital Archives with HASTAC Scholars in the forum Digital Humanities Initiative 1 week, 5 days ago
The webinar takes place tomorrow, February 20, 3pm (EST)/12pm (PST)
Omeka is a free, open-source content management system that makes it easy for researchers, teachers, and students to work with digital collections. This webinar will walk through what Omeka can (and can’t) do, showcase exhibit-builder plugins like Neatline, and highlight digital…[Read more]
Roxanne Shirazi started the topic Event: "The MOOC Moment" (Elizabeth Losh), Feb. 26th at 3:30pm in the forum Digital Humanities Initiative 1 week, 5 days ago
Of possible interest to members of this group:
Next week the Graduate Center will host Elizabeth Losh (UC San Diego) in a discussion on MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) that goes beyond the hype and looks instead at the way they have spurred a variety of innovative pedagogical experiments: SPOCs (Small Personalized Online Courses), DOCCs…[Read more]
Bob Kosovsky replied to the topic Fwd: Francesca Giannetti started the topic Event: Hugoye Symposium on
Syriac and DH, 3/6 at Rutgers in the forum NYCDH Announcements [NYC Digital
Humanities] in the forum Digital Humanities Initiative 2 weeks ago
On a whim and seeking to go beyond my usual comfort zone, I attended a really interesting session at the recently-passed conference of the American Historical Society:
The Digital Humanities and the Study of Christianity in Late Antiquity: Reflections on a Disciplinary Intersection
They all indicated how important Syriaca.org is for research, and…[Read more]
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