Join the Digital Scholarship Support Group (Academic Technology, Harvard Library, the History Department, and more) for the Fundamentals of Digital Scholarship workshop, a two–day seminar in the DSSG's Foundations Series that focuses on the core stages of digital scholarship’s research workflow: the acquisition, manipulation, visualization/analysis, and presentation of data.
This hands-on seminar is intended to serve as a springboard for faculty, students, and staff who wish to explore the potential of digital scholarship. Its sessions, which provide participants with the opportunity to work with real-world datasets that relate to the humanities and social sciences, will teach participants how to:
- Create digital datasets by mining online resources or digitizing paper materials,
- Effectively store and organize those datasets
- Prepare the data for analysis
- Use beginner-friendly visualization techniques to explore datasets, and
- Present the results in various formats on multiple platforms.
The seminar will be held from 9am–2pm on October 24 and 25 in Lamont Library B-30. Lunch is provided both days.
Feedback from previous seminar participants has been unanimously positive. "This was excellent," said one participant. "All the lecture material was engaging, useful, succinct, clear and I liked how every speaker tied their piece into the overall concept." Another said, "I liked the comprehensive and interlinking aspect of the workshops. It gave me a nice sense of a digital project from start to finish. All the presentations were easy to follow [and] engaging." "I now have a much better mental model of what is involved with digital scholarship," said another participant, "and feel ready to embark on my own project or guide others."