Digital Humanities Initiative

The Digital Humanities Initiative is a collaborative effort between the UIC Institute for the Humanities and the UIC Library.  The initiative was generously supported beginning in spring 2019 by a University of Illinois Presidential Grant to Celebrate the Impact of the Arts and the Humanities.   A second initiative, The Multiethnic Digital Humanities Project, received funding in spring 2021.

Please visit the DHI site to see resources and projects: dhi.uic.edu. All Digital Humanities events can be seen on DHI's YouTube Channel.

Events & Announcements By Year

Events & Announcements By Year

Humanities Podcasting: Multiethnic Digital Storytelling

Digital Humanities workshop

Humanities Podcasting: Multiethnic Digital Storytelling

Hands-on Workshop!

 

Thursday, November 11, 2021

10 am – 5:15 PM

Richard J. Daley Library, IDEA Commons Classroom

801 S Morgan St, Chicago, IL 60607

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This workshop will be led by podcasting experts and UIC alumni Deepthi Murali and Manamee Guha. We invite faculty and graduate students to join us in learning how to start a podcast of one’s own. The event will feature an introductory presentation followed by a hands-on tutorial.

Attendees should download Audacity before the workshop. Alternatively, Mac users can use Garage Band but should make sure updates are installed.

Masks are required for this event. The workshop will also be livestreamed via Zoom. Registration is required for both live and virtual attendees. Zoom registration will open the beginning of November.

Schedule:

10:00-10:15 — Welcome & Introduction

10:15-Noon– Workshop leaders will present and discuss their podcasts and give an overview of the day, groups will be assigned for breakout sessions

Noon-1:00 – Lunch

1:00-2:45 — Breakout Sessions 1: technical/ idea generation

3:00-4:45 — Breakout Sessions 2: technical/ idea generation

*all participants will take part in both breakout sessions in turn

4:45-5:15 — Q&A, Closing Remarks

Speaker Bios:

  • Dr. Deepthi Murali is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History & New Media at George Mason University. She works on a number of digital history projects including the history podcasts Consolation Prize and Masala History, and PhD Futures Now! a podcast on Humanities PhDs and career diversity.
  • Dr. Manamee Guha is Assistant Professor of History at Fort Hays State University. She works on the podcast Masala History, which explores different historical topics related to South Asia.

 

Sponsored by the Multiethnic Digital Humanities Project,  (conducted by the Digital Humanities Initiative, a partnership between UIC University Library and the Institute for the Humanities).  Learn more: dhi.uic.edu

Multiethnic Digital Humanities Project 2021-2022

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Multiethnic Digital Humanities Project 2021-2022

The UIC Institute for the Humanities and University Library are delighted to announce the Multiethnic Digital Humanities Project! Generously funded by the University of Illinois Presidential Grant to Celebrate the Impact of the Arts and the Humanities, this next chapter of the Digital Humanities Initiative addresses a burgeoning area of academic work at UIC and other campuses on the intersections of digital methods and platforms with race, ethnicity, and community across the globe.

 

Digital humanities expands opportunities for new research methods and for producing public-facing work in arts and humanities on interactive digital platforms. The Multiethnic Digital Humanities Project takes inspiration from exciting work being done by our faculty and students and seeks to bolster the visibility and reach of projects documenting diverse languages, cultures, and communities. Also informed by the innovative work done across the country, such as the NEH-funded Digital Native American and Indigenous Studies Project, the project will expose our campuses to cutting-edge digital humanities work and facilitate collaborations between scholars and community partners.

 

Upcoming activities include:

  • Opportunities for students and faculty to consult on digital projects with Digital Humanities Initiative Co-Directors Carla Barger, Teaching Assistant, Department of English, and Janet Swatscheno, Instructor and Digital Publishing Librarian, University Library
  • Applications for faculty to obtain assistance on digital projects from graduate assistants
  • A new research assistantship digital humanities
  • Multiethnic Digital Humanities workshops and conference

Details will be forthcoming.

For more information about the Multiethnic Digital Humanities Project, visit dhi.uic.edu.

Digital Humanities Initiative 2020-2021

Details of the virutal workshop

Co-Directors Carla Barger, UIC English, and Janet Swatscheno (Digital Publishing Librarian)

Carla Barger, Ph.D. candidate in English, joins the Digital Humanities Initiative as Co-Director with Janet Swatscheno from the UIC Library. Carla will coordinate Digital Humanities programming, connecting faculty and students at the Institute for the Humanities with the staff and technical resources at the UIC Library. This position is created in collaboration between the UIC Library and the UIC Institute for the Humanities for 2020-2021.

Events

Conference in October 2020:

“Resources and Visibility in Digital Humanities,” a full conference on October 22-23, 2020 that offered high level academic discourse combined with innovative research methods.

Three workshops:

September – Getting Started in the Digital Humanities

February – An Introduction to Machine Learning and its Applications in the Digital Humanities

April – Large Projects, Large Teams: Benefits, Drawbacks, and Strategies for Project Management and Collaboration

 

Digital Humanities Initiative 2019-2020

Details and pictures of the digital humanities workshop

Hannah Huber, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Digital Humanities

Dr. Hannah Huber appointed first Postdoctoral Research Associate in Digital Humanities (2019-2020). Dr. Huber coordinated Digital Humanities programing, delivered a seminar and lecture based on her own digital humanities work, and helped guide digital humanities work for faculty and students.

Digital Scholarship Hub in the UIC Library

Augmenting the capabilities for a greater digital scholarship presence on the UIC campus to bring the scholarly work of faculty and students in all disciplines up-to-date and pave the way for future projects. Visit the Digital Scholarship Hub in the Richard J. Daley Library to experience resources for digital humanities, digital scholarship, scholarly publishing, geographic information system (GIS) and other projects. Equipment available includes GIS data visualization displays, 3D printers, a laser cutter, computers with software for data and text mining and more. Visitors to the Hub can meet with librarians and the Digital Humanities Initiative’s Postdoctoral Research Associate in Digital Humanities Hannah Huber, Ph.D., as well as other experts.

Two workshops

Funding two works shops in the digital humanities for students and faculty, including the “Digital Humanities in Practice: Project Development and Digital Pedagogy” as well as “Resources and Visibility in Digital Humanities,” a full conference on October 22-23, 2020 that offered high level academic discourse combined with innovative research methods.

Best Practices for Virtual Presentations

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Follow this link for a preparation guide providing details and resources for conducting lectures and seminars online. Topics include:

  • Determining a presentation format
  • Selecting a videoconferencing tool
  • Preparing a slide presentation
  • Pre-recording a presentation

Online Teaching Live Q and A

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Full event page here:

This session is intended to assist UIC faculty and instructors in transitioning from the traditional classroom to the virtual. It will begin with a brief presentation by Hannah Huber (Postdoctoral Research Associate in Digital Humanities) with Q&A to follow.

Topics include:

  • Preparing for an online course
  • Developing online modules in Blackboard
  • Incorporating asynchronous components
  • Use of web-conferencing tools and other
  • UIC- and ACCC-provided resources
  • Ideas for active learning activities
  • Utilizing and moderating discussion-based tools
  • Facilitating online peer review workshops
  • Shifting final project format from traditional to multimodal
  • Assessing digital projects

Zoom Details:

Time: May 27, 2020 1-3 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Direct Link to Zoom Meeting: https://uic.zoom.us/j/93949731387?pwd=RFVlTTJMUXM3WTNMUlRrcWI0bE1mdz09

Meeting ID: 939 4973 1387
Password: 068048

Don’t have an account through UIC’s Zoom Service? Register here.

Contact
Hannah Huber (312) 996-6352 h1huber@uic.edu

April 14, 2020; 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Troubleshooting the Virtual Classroom: Live Q&A with the Digital Humanities Initiative (Round 2)

April 14, 2020
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

This session is intended to assist UIC faculty and instructors in transitioning from the traditional classroom to the virtual. It will be led by Hannah Huber, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Digital Humanities, and Brian Atkinson, Visiting Assistant Professor and Digital Scholarship Research Coordinator.

Click here for detailed event info.

April 8, 2020; 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Troubleshooting the Virtual Classroom: Live Q&A with the Digital Humanities Initiative

This session is intended to assist UIC faculty and instructors in transitioning from the traditional classroom to the virtual. It will be led by Hannah Huber, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Digital Humanities, and Brian Atkinson, Visiting Assistant Professor and Digital Scholarship Research Coordinator.

Click here for detailed event info.