Digital Humanities Lab News

July 15, 2016

Applications are now open for two TEI workshops at Yale: Digital Editing and the Medieval Manuscripts Roll and Digital Editing and the Medieval Manuscript Fragment. Both workshops will cover the fundamentals of digital editing while tackling the codicological challenges posed by the materials. Participants will undertake the work of transcription and commentary, encoding the text and images of a medieval manuscript roll or fragment according to TEI P5 protocols. The workshops will result in collaborative digital editions.

These graduate training workshops will cover topics in:

  • Paleography and Cataloging of Medieval Manuscript Rolls OR Fragments
  • Manuscript Transcription and Scholarly Editing
  • Introduction to the Digital Edition: Challenges and Best Practices
  • Collaborative Editing
  • XML, Text Encoding Fundamentals and the TEI Schema

No prior paleography or encoding experience is required. To apply, please visit the Digital Rolls and Fragments website and submit your application by July 15.

Post on June 2, 2016 - 4:30pm |

July 14, 2016

Coffee and Code Workshop: Web Scraping

July 14, 2:00-3:30pm in the Digital Humanities Lab (SML 316)

Learn how to gather data from online! Join the Digital Humanities Lab for a Coffee and Code session on web scraping, led by DH Developer Douglas Duhaime. During the workshop, participants will learn and practice the fundamentals by scraping a webpage (or subset of pages) from a domain of the group's choosing. In addition to tackling the "how," we will also discuss "why" and "when" web scraping is appropriate.  

Prior to the workshop, please ensure that you have Python 2.7 installed on your computer. To verify what version of Python you have, open the "Terminal" application and type: Python

Please bring your laptop to the session.

All are welcome; no prior programming experience is required. Coffee and tea will be provided!

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Post on July 6, 2016 - 1:21pm |

July 12, 2016

Summer DH Meetups: GIS Training

July 12 and 26 at 2:00-4:00pm in Bass Library, L06

Interested in working with maps? Looking to learn GIS fundamentals at your own pace? Join the DHLab and CSSSI for one or both of our summer GIS Training Meetups!

Esri, a leader in GIS software, has created an interactive, online course that introduces the basics of geographic information systems. During each Training Meetup, participants will work through the course in a group setting, with Miriam Olivares (the GIS Librarian) and DHLab staff on hand to assist with questions. Computers will be provided, but please bring headphones for listening to the video components.

Once you complete the training session, you will be able to:

  • Define GIS
  • Differentiate between vector and raster data
  • Navigate a GIS map
  • Query the map for location and attribute information
  • And more!

After registering for a free Esri account, the training video may be accessed anytime from Esri's website.

Space for the meetups is limited; to register, please go to the YUL Instruction Calendar and click on the day(s) you'd like to register!

**If you have already completed the online training, please join us for the July 26 session, where participants will have the option to work with real data in ArcGIS. We will provide sample data, but participants should also feel free to bring their own.**

Post on June 21, 2016 - 10:54am |