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Upcoming Events and Workshops through GCDI

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    Lisa Marie Rhody

    Dear all, 

    We are writing to let you know about four upcoming GC Digital Initiatives workshops, including Intro to Python, Intro to Mapping, and Intro to Omeka. This Friday we will also be celebrating the publication of “Debates in the Digital Humanities 2019,” which will bring together a number of contributors to discuss their work.


    Matt and Lisa

    Debates in the Digital Humanities 2019, September 20th, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    Celebrating the publication of Debates in the Digital Humanities 2019 in print and on the open-access Manifold platform, this event brings together a number of contributors to discuss their work, including: Marisa Parham (Amherst College) on “Sample | Signal | Strobe: Haunting, Social Media, and Black Digitality”; Laura Mandell (Texas A&M University) on “Gender and Cultural Analytics: Finding or Making Stereotypes?”; Radhika Gajjala (Bowling Green State University) on “Caring Archives of Subalternity?”; Katie Rawson (University of Pennsylvania) on “Against Cleaning”; Kevin Ferguson (Queens College and CUNY Graduate Center) on “Volumetric Cinema”; and Lauren F. Klein (Emory University) and Matthew K. Gold (CUNY Graduate Center) on “A DH That Matters.” Brief presentations by each speaker will be followed by a roundtable and Q&A.

    This event is co-sponsored by the M.A. Program in Digital Humanities and GC Digital Initiatives.

    Register HERE


    Intro to Python, September 25th, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    Python is a programming language that can be used for a wide range of tasks, including collecting and analyzing data in a variety of formats, building web applications, and much more. It is an extremely popular programming language for academic researchers because of its flexibility and adaptability. In this workshop, we will learn the basic of working with the Python programming language. This workshop is designed for Python beginners; a prior knowledge of programming is not required.

    Register HERE


    Create an Engaging Online Multimedia Narrative, October 2nd, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    Learn how to create a visually engaging full-screen scrolling narrative with ESRI Story Map’s Cascade application. This free, easy-to-use, open-source tool allows you to blend narrative text, maps, 3D scenes, images, and videos in order to tell your story and engage your audience.


    Register HERE

    Creating Websites with WordPress, CUNY Academic Commons, and Reclaim Hosting, October 9th,  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    What does it take to create a personal or professional website for yourself, your project, or your organization? This workshop will introduce you to GC resources for building websites, and get you started selecting the platform that’s right for you as you begin a personal website with WordPress.

    Register HERE

    Intro to Omeka, October 15th, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    Omeka is a free Content Management System (CMS) and a web publishing system built by and for scholars that is used by hundreds of archives, libraries, museums, individual researchers, and teachers to create searchable online databases and scholarly online interpretations of their digital collections. If you have a set of digital primary sources that you want to publish online in a scholarly way, you’ll want to consider Omeka. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to understand some of the conceptual challenges faced when developing digital archives and create an online database of digital archival items. 

    Register HERE



    About the Workshops and the GC Digital Fellows Program: 

    Part of GC Digital Initiatives and based in the GC Digital Scholarship Lab, the GC Digital Fellows Program operates as an in-house think-and-do tank for digital projects, connecting Fellows to digital initiatives throughout The Graduate Center. Digital Fellows utilize a team-based approach as they explore creative solutions for projects that can be implemented in a collaborative fashion. In the process, the Program helps build out “The Digital GC” — a vision of the Graduate Center that incorporates technology into its core research and teaching missions.


    For more information, contact us here.

    Visit our calendar to follow along with all our events.



    Matthew K. Gold, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of English & Digital Humanities

    Director, M.A. in Digital Humanities | M.S. in Data Analysis and Visualization Programs

    Advisor to the Provost for Digital Initiatives, CUNY Graduate Center

    President, Association for Computers and the Humanities | @mkgold


    Lisa M. Rhody, Ph.D.

    Deputy Director of Digital Initiatives

    Director of Digital Fellowship Programs

    Director of Research Initiatives, CUNY Academic Commons | @lmrhody







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