Digital Humanities Lab News

October 31, 2017

Introduction to Network Analysis with Gephi Workshop

October 31 from 2:00-3:30pm in Bass Library, L06

This workshop will provide a broad overview of network analysis. In addition to covering what networks are, how to read them, and why you might want to use them, we'll also demonstrate how to generate them using Gephi — open-source, multi-platform visualization software. During the workshop, participants will learn how to construct node and edge lists, import them into Gephi, and export them using a variety of plugins designed for sharing your network over the web. 

Sample data will be provided at the workshop, but participants are welcome to bring their own data for discussion at the end.

Windows machines will be available for use, but participants are encouraged to work from their own (Mac or Windows) laptops. 

This workshop is open to Yale students, faculty, and staff, but space is limited. To register, please visit the YUL Instruction Calendar.


Instructors: Catherine DeRose (DHLab) and Joshua Dull (StatLab)

Post on September 27, 2017 - 10:21am |

October 25, 2017

JavaScript for Humanists Workshop

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

This workshop will introduce the very basics of the JavaScript programming language, the language that runs nearly all modern websites. We will cover data structures, conditionals, and loops, and will also have time for participants to build small websites of their own design. This session is meant for those who have no prior experience programming, and is intended to prepare users for work with the D3.js data visualization framework.

Registration is open to all Yale students, faculty, and staff, but space is limited. To register, please visit the YUL Instruction Calendar.
Windows machines will be available for use, but participants may also work from Mac or Windows laptops, so long as they have administrative control over them.
Instructor: Doug Duhaime (DHLab Developer)

Post on September 18, 2017 - 3:58pm |

October 17, 2017

Introduction to Story Maps: Combine Narrative and GIS in one Platform

October 17 from 2:00-3:30pm in Bass Library, L06

Learn how to combine texts, images, and videos alongside maps using Esri's free Story Maps platform. In this workshop, participants will design a web-map, explore different Story Maps templates for showcasing research, and develop best practices to avoid copyright infringement. 

Computers and sample data will be available for use. Participants are also welcome to bring their own data.

The workshop is open to Yale students, faculty, and staff. To register, please visit the YUL Instruction Calendar.


Instructors: Catherine DeRose (DHLab), Joan Emmet (YUL), Miriam Olivares (GIS)

Post on September 11, 2017 - 1:26pm |

October 13, 2017

"Towards a Computational Archaeology of Fictional Space"

October 13 at 4:00pm in Linsly-Chittenden Hall (LC), room 209

Dennis Tenen, Assistant Professor at Columbia University, is a digital humanities scholar, literary critic, and author of Plain Text: The Poetics of Computation (Stanford UP). In addition to his vast research on the histories of reading and media, computational narratology, philosophy and poetics of computing, and literary theory, he is also the founder of Columbia’s Group for Experimental Methods in the Humanities, in which literary scholars from a broad range of specializations and departments at the university gather to work on digital methods.

All are welcome to attend his talk, "Towards a Computational Archaeology of Fictional Space." Refreshments will be served. 

This talk is sponsored by the Yale Digital Humanities Lab and Theory and Media Studies Colloquium.

Post on October 13, 2017 - 9:41am |

October 10, 2017

Gathering a Building

October 10 at 2:00pm in the Digital Humanities Lab (SML 316)

Join us for a special Office Hours in which former DHLab Postdoc Gideon Fink Shapiro presents his research on the architecture of Yale’s new residential college in the context of campus and New Haven history, building techniques, and environmental processes. The project uses data from historic map collections, the James Gamble Rogers Papers, and the architects and builders of Yale’s new Benjamin Franklin and Pauli Murray Colleges. Gideon will present the current iteration of the project as well as plans for its continued development.

For more on Gathering a Building, please visit the project page.

All are welcome! Coffee will be available. 

Post on October 2, 2017 - 10:25am |

October 6, 2017

WFF Wikipedia Editathon

October 6, 13, and 20 from 4:00pm-7:00pm in 205 Whitney, Suite 301b.

Join the Women Faculty Forum for their upcoming Wikipedia Editathon. Participants will edit Wikipedia Pages on gender equity. No prior experience is required. All are encouraged to attend. Training and pizza will be provided!

Email with questions.

Post on October 12, 2017 - 10:12am |

October 6, 2017

Join the Digital Humanities Working Group

The Digital Humanities Working Group (DHWG) at Yale is delighted to announce a call for co-conveners for the 2017-2018 academic year.
The DHWG is organized by Yale graduate students and focuses on the digital humanities broadly defined, from data mining, online preservation, and teaching with technology to digital mapping, the use of geographic information systems, data visualization, and digital publishing.
Co-conveners and attending students will have the opportunity to collectively determine the format and number of meetings for the year, which might include a regular reading and discussion group, guest lectures from DH scholars at other institutions, or workshops/tutorials on specific tools and software. This year's meetings will be held at the DH Lab, which will also be able to provide additional support for some events.
If you are interested in serving as a co-convener for the DHWG, please email Andrew Brown and Kate Needham no later than Friday, October 6 with your name, degree year, program, and a few sentences describing your experience with or interest in the digital humanities. No prior expertise is necessary, and all are invited to apply! Please also feel free to circulate this call to other colleagues who may be interested.

Post on October 2, 2017 - 11:09am |