DSSG News

Cover image, Digital Futures Discovery Series 11-6-19, Gabriel Pizzorno on Identity, Personhood, and Material Culture: Personal Effects Confiscated from Prisoners at Dachau Concentration Camp

Discovery Series Talk, Nov. 6: Identity, Personhood, and Material Culture

October 25, 2019
Wed., Nov. 6, 2-3pm at Cabot Science Library: Concentration camps were much more than a corollary to National Socialism: they represented the most fully articulated manifestation of its ideology. This talk will showcase the use of advanced digital techniques to shed light on one of the most crucial steps in the admissions process, the removal of personal effects from arriving prisoners, and explore how we can use these objects to gain insight about their owners, the system that victimized them, and the distinctions it created.... Read more about Discovery Series Talk, Nov. 6: Identity, Personhood, and Material Culture
First Annual Boston Area Digital Scholarship Symposium, hosted by Harvard University

HUIT Academic Technology and colleagues host First Annual Boston-Area Digital Scholarship Symposium

April 11, 2019

On April 10, HUIT Academic Technology, the Harvard Library, and other members of the Harvard University Digital Scholarship Support Group held the First Annual Boston-Area Digital Scholarship Symposium, a one-day event featuring faculty presentations on digital scholarship initiatives with an emphasis on the institutional collaborations that made their projects possible.... Read more about HUIT Academic Technology and colleagues host First Annual Boston-Area Digital Scholarship Symposium

DSSG logo - the digital scholarship support group is offering weekly digital scholarship office hours

Have a digital project? Weekly digital scholarship office hours are now available!

September 20, 2018
The Digital Scholarship Support Group is offering weekly office hours for drop-in help with digital projects. Office hours are open to all Harvard affiliates (faculty, students, and staff). Bring anything from an idea to a fleshed-out project, and DSSG members will suggest tools, methodologies, and approaches that can benefit your work, and try to connect you with relevant resources, organizations, and researchers. Learn more.
Fundamentals of Digital Scholarship

Academic Technology and partners teach digital methods to a packed house of Harvard faculty, students, and staff

March 9, 2018

On March 6–7, the Digital Scholarship Support Group (DSSG) led a capacity crowd of Harvard faculty, students, and staff in a hands-on workshop covering the core stages of the digital scholarship workflow, the acquisition, manipulation, analysis, visualization, and presentation of data.... Read more about Academic Technology and partners teach digital methods to a packed house of Harvard faculty, students, and staff

Alex Walthall presents on MorgantinaVR

Digital Futures Consortium hosts standing-room-only presentation on MorgantinaVR

February 14, 2018

The Digital Futures Discovery Series kicked off its 2018 schedule on Feb. 7 with a presentation on digital datasets and Virtual Reality in an ongoing cultural heritage project. The talk and interactive demonstration, titled "MorgantinaVR: Visualizing Material Culture in Virtual and Augmented Reality," was led by Alex Walthall, assistant professor of Classics at the University of Texas–Austin and director of the American Excavations at Morgantina: Contrada Agnese Project (CAP), and...

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Digital Teaching Methods - Winter Teaching Week 2018

Academic Technology and partners offer successful Winter Teaching Week seminar on Digital Teaching Methods

February 1, 2018

The Digital Scholarship Support Group ("DSSG," a partnership of Academic Technology for FAS, Arts and Humanities Research Computing, the Digital History program, the Harvard Library, and more) partnered to offer a one-day workshop on the use of digital tools and methods in the classroom as part of the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning's 2018 Winter Teaching Week.... Read more about Academic Technology and partners offer successful Winter Teaching Week seminar on Digital Teaching Methods

Harvard Yard in Winter

Academic Technology and partners to offer Digital Teaching Methods seminar at Winter Teaching Week

January 3, 2018

Academic Technology, the Harvard Library, and the Digital History program are joining Winter Teaching Week 2018, hosted by the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, to offer a one-day workshop on the use of digital tools and methods in the classroom.  The workshop, which will be held on January 17 from 10:00am to 4:00pm in Science Center Room 300H, will provide a hands-on introduction to several approaches that have been used successfully at Harvard, all grounded in specific pedagogical examples and use cases. Click here for more information and a link to register.

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Register for the Fall 2017 Fundamentals of Digital Scholarship seminar

September 30, 2017

**UPDATE: The October seminar is full! The next one will be on March 6–7. Watch this space for a signup link!** Fundamentals of Digital Scholarship is a two-day seminar designed to introduce participants to the core stages of digital scholarship’s research workflow: the acquisition, manipulation, analysis, and presentation of data.... Read more about Register for the Fall 2017 Fundamentals of Digital Scholarship seminar

data visualization

Academic Technology, History, and Harvard Library team up to offer inaugural Digital Scholarship seminar

March 20, 2017

On March 8, 9, and 10, 2017, HUIT Academic Technology offered its inaugural seminar on the Fundamentals of Digital Scholarship, a three-day interactive event dedicated to providing a hands-on introduction to technologies and technological approaches that are becoming more commonly used in both teaching and research. Planning for the seminar was coordinated by Academic Technology senior instructional technologist Brandon Bentley, and included representatives from the Department of History's digital history program, the Harvard Libraries, and Research Computing in the Arts and...

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