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Last Day to Apply for the January 21-24 GC Digital Research Institute

  • As I have written elsewhere – attending the DRI has been a turning point for many previous participants, including myself. I strongly encourage you to apply. I\’m sharing Lisa Rhody\’s and Matt Gold\’s message below.


    Please encourage students and faculty in your programs to apply for this year’s GC Digital Research Institute (GC DRI), which will run January 21-24, 2020. Applications, available at, are due by December 2, 2019 at 11:59 PM. Participation is free and requires no prior technical knowledge.

    At the GC DRI, participants build a foundational set of digital literacies, starting from how to work from the command line through exploring data types and sources, version control and sharing, and an introduction to programming with either R or Python. By the end of the week, participants create maps, analyze text, visualize data, and learn how to begin creating digital archives and web sites. No technical experience is needed–just a willingness to learn how to use your computer in new ways.

    Since 2016, over 200 students, faculty, and staff from more than 17 different programs have used the institute to improve their digital research skills, and the GC DRI curriculum has been recognized twice by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for its innovative and accessible approach to learning digital research skills for interdisciplinary research.

    But don’t just take our word for it, read what other GC students and faculty from the humanities to the social and bench sciences have written about past institutes.

    Want to learn more?  Watch the video about previous institutes on our website, featuring GC students and faculty. We look forward to seeing you in January!

    Best wishes,

    Lisa and Matt


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