Digital Humanities Lab News

January 25, 2016

Every hurricane of the past 150 years: Metrocosm

YaleMakes and Yale Data Science are pleased to announce that Max Galka will lead a hands-on workshop covering the essentials of GIS (geographic information systems). He will walk through the process of obtaining and using public data to create thematic maps. The workshop will take place on Saturday, January 30 from 1:30-2:30pm in BassL70.

Galka's data-driven graphics have been featured in The Washington Post, Time, The Guardian, and Huffington Post. He publishes data visualizations with the aim of provoking thought, and he enjoys teaching people how to do the same.

No programming experience is required, but it is recommended that you bring a laptop.

Advanced registration is required. RSVPs should be sent to

Post on January 25, 2016 - 3:14pm |

January 14, 2016

Monica Ong Reed, Yale Digital Humanities Lab

The Digital Humanities Lab (DHLab) is excited to share that Monica Ong Reed has joined on as our User Experience Designer. An M.F.A. graduate in Digital Media from the Rhode Island School of Design, she first came to Yale as designer for the School of Music (2007-2015) to lead initiatives in web and mobile publishing. Her design for the YSM website was nominated for a Webby Award in 2014 and recognized by the W3 Awards and the Connecticut Art Director’s Club.

Monica is coming to the DHLab from the Yale School of Music, where she created the user interface for the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments’ online catalog, providing a framework for multi-media discovery experiences. Monica will be instrumental in designing the visual appearance and user experience of rich-client, web-based projects coming out of the Lab.

Monica will be working in the DHLab (Sterling Memorial Library, 316). Please stop by to welcome her!

Post on January 14, 2016 - 10:42am |

January 14, 2016

Yale Digital Humanities Lab

The Digital Humanities Lab would like to congratulate the recipients from the inaugural round of DHLab Training Scholarships: Andrew Wang (first-year PhD student in English), Masha Shpolberg (third-year PhD student in Comparative Literature and Film & Media Studies), and Graziano Krätli (Digital Projects and Technology Librarian, Divinity School Library). The $500 awards will help support their participation in week-long courses at the upcoming Digital Humanities Summer Institute. The courses include: "Feminist Digital Humanities: Theoretical, Social, and Material Engagements," "Digital Storytelling," and "Digital Humanities Databases."

DHLab Training Scholarships are open to Yale undergraduates, graduate students, and librarians. There will be a second round of Training Scholarships announced and awarded later in the spring semester. For more information, please visit DHLab Training Scholarships.

Post on January 14, 2016 - 9:50am |