Digital Humanities Lab News

October 28, 2016

Intro to Data Visualization and Tableau

October 28 at 1:30pm-3:30pm in Kline Biology Tower, C27 (Computer classroom in the Center for Science and Social Science Information)

This workshop will familiarize you with key issues in data visualization. In addition to covering the fundamental principles behind effective visualizations, we will also touch on common pitfalls that result in confusing or misleading graphics. During the workshop, participants will gain hands-on experience using Tableau — interactive, data visualization software — to produce dynamic, compelling visualizations for all kinds of data.

Space is limited for the workshop; to register, please visit the YUL Instruction Calendar. Lab computers and sample data will be available for use.

All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to register!

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About the instructors:

Catherine DeRose - Engagement and Outreach Manager in the Digital Humanities Lab

Joshua Dull - Research Data Support Specialist in the Center for Science and Social Science Information

Sarah Tudesco - Assessment Librarian for Program Development and Research

Post on October 18, 2016 - 10:00am |

October 25, 2016

Intro to Git

October 25 at 2:00pm-4:00pm in Bass Library, L06

Learn how to use Git at the DHLab's next Coffee and Code! During the workshop, DH Developer Douglas Duhaime will cover the fundamentals of Git — a free, open source version control system. Participants will learn how to create repositories and branches, manage pull requests, and commit changes.

Git provides a robust system for collaborating with team members and finding existing code that you might adopt and adapt for your own projects.

Space for the workshop is limited; to register, please visit the YUL Instruction Calendar. Lab computers will be available for use, but participants are welcome to bring their own laptops.

Coffee and Code workshops are open to all Yale students, faculty, and staff!

Post on October 18, 2016 - 9:10am |

October 21, 2016

Each semester, the Digital Humanities Lab appoints one or more Digital Humanities Fellows to assist with courses that have a strong digital humanities component. These positions provide semester-long support for graduate students to engage with DH methods and theories in a classroom setting. DHLab staff will work with fellows to design DH assignments, arrange access to electronic content, and provide specialized technical training. Visit the DH Fellows page to learn about our current recipients and their courses!

For more information and to apply, please visit our DH Fellows Application page!

Post on October 17, 2016 - 2:23pm |

October 6, 2016

GIS Fall Meetups

GIS Training Meetup

October 6, Bass Library, L06 B from 10:00am-12:00pm

Interested in working with maps? Looking to learn GIS fundamentals at your own pace? Join the DHLab and CSSSI during this GIS Training Meetup. Esri, a leader in GIS software, has created an interactive, online course that introduces the basics of geographic information systems. During the GIS Training Meetup, participants will work through the course in a group setting, with the GIS Librarian and DHLab staff on hand to assist with questions.
 
  • 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!
Lab computers will be provided, but please bring headphones for listening to the video components.
 
Space is limited. To register for this workshop, visit the YUL Instruction Calendar. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to sign up!
 
Link to the course, Getting Started with GIS: https://goo.gl/PoL2oV
 

GIS Data Meetup

October 13, Bass Library, L06 A+B from 10:00am-12:00pm

Learn how to work with data in ArcGIS! Register for this meetup if you have some familiarity with GIS and would like to become more familiar by identifying patterns in humanities data using ArcGIS. We will provide sample data, but participants should also feel free to bring their own. 
 
Lab computers will be provided.
 
Space is limited. To register for this workshop, visit the YUL Instruction Calendar. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to sign up!
 
Link to the data we'll be using in the meetup: https://goo.gl/gpFb77
 

Post on September 26, 2016 - 10:07am |