Workshops

Spring 2014 Workshops

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Social Media and Academia: Creating Digital Research Communities

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 6:30-8:30 pm, Room C196.03
This workshop will introduce various aspects of social media as solutions or initiatives for creating communities around research. We’ll explore how to use the CUNY Commons, WordPress, and Twitter to find or create online research communities across CUNY and other universities.

3008912290_bcbba5268e_bWordPress 1: Establishing a Digital Academic Identity

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 6:30-8:30 pm, Room C196.03
The purpose of this workshop is to familiarize participants with the WordPress platform while creating a digital academic identity on the CUNY Commons.  We will focus on the main design and content components of a WordPress site, including theme editing, managing content, plugin capability and image use.  We will create a WordPress site on the CUNY Commons that can be used as a digital CV, a blog, or both.

2774615104_c336acf1e7_b-1Cloud Storage: How to Keep Your Citations and Sources in the Same Place (While Not Losing Your Dissertation)

Wednesday, February 26, 6:30-8:30 pm, Room C196.03
This workshop will introduce digital storage, citation, and note taking tools with a focus on the best ways to organize and back up your research. We will cover a range of tools including Zotero, Evernote, Drop Box, and Google Drive.

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Organizing Your Research with Reference Management Software: Zotero & Mendeley

Wednesday, March 5, 6:30-8:30 pm, Room C196.03
This workshop introduces two popular reference and citation management systems, Zotero and Mendeley Desktop. Great for beginners who want to learn how to organize their references and automatically generate citations and bibliographies.

2913018697_ccbb33e993_bWordPress 2: Enhancing Your Digital Academic Identity

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 6:30-8:30 pm, Room C196.03
This workshop will focus on improving the appearance and functionality of your existing WordPress site.  We will review some of the basic components of WordPress from our previous workshop (WordPress 1: Establishing a Digital Identity*) then move on to discuss plugins, widgets, and analytics.

2489625270_31ae449493_oDigital Storytelling with Maps: ArcGIS Story Maps

Wednesday, March 19, 6:30-8:30pm, Room C196.03
This workshop will introduce ArcGIS Story Maps, a platform than enables users to present information and multimedia on topics, trends or events within a geographic context. We will focus on setting up and designing the site, adding multimedia content, and tagging locations. Examples are shown here.

GetInline-930x390Introduction to Data Cleaning and Visualization Tools

Thursday, March 13th 2014 – 6:30-8:30pm; Room C196.03
This workshop will present the fundamentals of using data in humanities research, with specific focus on data cleaning and basic visualization techniques and practices. The workshop’s data cleaning segment will demonstrate effective ways to aggregate and prepare data for humanities analysis, including managing online and PC/Mac-based spreadsheets and data sets. The visualization segment will present a number of available tools for creating visual representations of the data.

5674438518_5b271e04e1_oDeeper Look: Data Visualization

Thursday, March 20th 2014 – 6:30-8:30pm; Room C196.03
This workshop will demonstrate the more detailed operations of visualization software (including applications, programming languages and web sites) such as ExcelGephiMany EyesD3 and others. This workshop will provide attendees with a deeper review of two or more of these visualization tools and how it might apply to their academic work.

PS CaptureIntroduction to Image Editing 

Thursday, April 10th 2014 – 6:30-8:30pm; Room C196.03
This workshop will demonstrate the use of Adobe Photoshop for image editing in digital or print production. With a special emphasis on WordPress, social media and high-resolution print production techniques, attendees interested in the use of Photoshop for scholarly publishing will be able to explore some of the more complex, though fundamental, aspects of Adobe’s indispensable image editing software.

Past Events

Fall 2013 Workshops

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Social Media and Academia: Creating Digital Research Communities

Thursday, Oct.10, 6:30-8:30 pm, Room C196.02
This workshop will introduce various aspects of social media as solutions or initiatives for creating communities around research. We’ll explore how to use the CUNY Commons, WordPress, and Twitter to find or create online research communities across CUNY and other universities.

2774615104_c336acf1e7_b-1Cloud Storage: How to Keep Your Citations and Sources in the Same Place (While Not Losing Your Dissertation)

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 6:30-8:30 pm, Room C196.03
This workshop will introduce digital storage, citation, and note taking tools with a focus on the best ways to organize and back up your research. We will cover a range of tools including Zotero, Evernote, Drop Box, and Google Drive.

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Establishing an Online Academic Identity

Thursday, Oct 24, 6:30-8:30 pm, Room C196.02

The purpose of this workshop is to familiarize participants with the WordPress platform while creating a digital academic identity on the CUNY Commons.  We will focus on the main design and content components of a WordPress site, including theme editing, managing content, plugin capability and image use.  We will create a WordPress site on the CUNY Commons that can be used as a digital CV, a blog, or both.  The workshop will be hosted by Andrew G. McKinney and Laura Kane.

165979855_3e20e73087_bOrganizing Your Research With Zotero: Creating a Digital Library

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 6:30-8:30 pm, Room C196.02
This workshop will focus on the best practices for using Zotero, a kind of open-source reference management software.

Orange Swirl Github for Everyone: Open Source Collaboration and Version Control Beyond Coding

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 6:30-8:30 pm, Room C196.02
A workshop covering the basics of using Github for a wide range of digital undertakings, from developing code, to working with datasets, to drafting public policy, and beyond. Learn what makes Github such a powerful tool for both collaborative and individual projects and how you can make it work for you.

4318370553_8b0fbf55fb_oText Analysis Methods in Humanities Research

Monday, Nov. 11, 6:30-8:30 pm, Room C196.02
This workshop will explore a number of approaches for analyzing text as part of humanities research. Using tools to count word frequency and correlation, topic modeling and sentiment analysis, host and Digital Fellow, Micki Kaufman will review her research and methodology using text analysis of historical documents. Another significant focus will be on the many options and decisions involved in effective visualization of the results.

Spring 2013 Workshops

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Feb 13: Social Media and Academia: Creating Digital Research Communities

This workshop will introduce various aspects of social media as solutions or initiatives for creating communities around research.  We’ll explore how to use the CUNY Commons, WordPress, Twitter, Tumblr, and Google Groups to find or create online research communities across CUNY and other universities.  The workshop will be hosted by Andrew G. McKinney and Laura Kane.

3008912290_bcbba5268e_bFeb 27: Using WordPress Academically: Establishing an Online Academic Identity

The purpose of this workshop is to familiarize participants with the WordPress platform while creating a digital academic identity on the CUNY Commons.  We will focus on the main design and content components of a WordPress site, including theme editing, managing content, plugin capability and image use.  We will create a WordPress site on the CUNY Commons that can be used as a digital CV, a blog, or both.  The workshop will be hosted by Andrew G. McKinney and Laura Kane.

2774615104_c336acf1e7_b-1March 12: Research Management: How to Keep Your Sources and Your Sanity

In this workshop, Digital Fellows Erin Glass and Hillary Miller  will introduce the triple threats of digital research management: citation managers, cloud storage, and annotating tools, with a focus on the best ways to organize and back up your research.  We will cover a range of options and comparative benefits between them, including Zotero, Sugar Sync, Evernote, Drop Box, and Google Drive. Level: Introductory.

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March 19: Organizing Your Research With Evernote, Dropbox, and Zotero

In this workshop, we will focus on the best practices for using specific tools for research management: Zotero, Evernote, and Dropbox…and a little Googledrive thrown in for good measure. Samples from Graduate Center students who use these tools in their own work will be presented as case studies. Hosted by GC Digital Fellows Erin Glass and Hillary Miller. Level: Basic.

Images StackApril 10: Organizing Image Collections for Research: An Overview

This workshop will explore the best tools for organizing a large number of images (100+) for research projects or your dissertation.  We will focus on a variety of tools including Flickr, iPhoto, Evernote, Picasa, Omeka, and WordPress. Hosted by GC Digital Fellows Alice Lynn McMichael & Laura W. Kane.

4318370553_8b0fbf55fb_oApril 24: Visualizing Image & Video Collections

Guest Instructor: Lev Manovich
This workshop will cover recently developed visualization techniques for exploring image and video collections of any size – from a few dozens to millions of images.  We will use open source free ImageJ software with the custom tools developed in Lev Manovich’s lab (softwarestudies.com). The techniques have already been used in variety of fields, including art history, film and media studies, digital culture studies, game studies, and linguistics. The participants will also be introduced to digital image processing – the use of computers to automatically analyze images.

large__8235898395Check the full calendar of digital events at the Graduate Center.

Find Spring 2013 Digital GC events at the Graduate Center that focus on digital tools, technologies, and theories. This calendar includes seminars, guest lectures, conferences, and workshops, free to GC community members. Submit your own event through a form at the bottom of the calendar window.

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