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Past workshops

Mapping with DigiMap

Collab 1, Kilburn Building - Wednesday 16 May 2018

(in association with the John Rylands Research Institute)

This workshop will showcase DigiMap and demonstrate how it can be used in the context of teaching and research. Emphasis will be placed on geospatial data literacy skills, which are valuable for both research and future employment. More information will be available shortly. 

A practical introduction to digital scholarly editing with TextLab

Collab 1, Kilburn Building - Friday 18 May 2018 12.00-4.00

(in association with the John Rylands Research Institute)

This workshop will be a practical introduction to digital scholarly editing with TextLab. TextLab is a web-based application that matches transcriptions of manuscripts in TEI-XML to the manuscript images, in effect creating a one-to-one correspondence between word and image.  The workshop will be facilitated by Christopher Ohge, Lecturer in Digital Approaches to Literature at the Institute of English Studies, University of London.

Lunch will be available at all these events. 

The workshops are open to all postgraduate students and academic researchers at the University of Manchester, and all PGR students within the North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership. Lunch and refreshments will be provided for all participants on each day.  Please note that numbers are limited, so do please register early to avoid disappointment.

Participants will need to bring their own laptop for each session, and further instructions will be given about downloading any software.

Interlinked workshops

We are offering a series of four interlinked workshops which have been designed to introduce humanities researchers to various approaches to working with digital texts.

The four sessions will offer practical introductions to a variety of digital tools and techniques, led by experts in the field, including Gerard Capes (Software Carpentry Trainer, Research IT, University of Manchester; Pip Willcox (Head of the Centre for Digital Scholarship, Bodleian Libraries, Oxford University); Iain Emsley (Oxford eResearch Centre and Sussex Humanities Lab), and Dr Lauren Fonteyn (Linguistics and English Language, University of Manchester). 

Each session is free-standing, although they are all designed to be complementary: 

  • Session 1: Introduction to data, the command line and automating tasks for the digital humanities, Monday 22nd January, 9.30-3pm (Gerard Capes)
  • Session 2: Early English Books Online and the Digital Archive: A Case-Study, Tuesday 23 January, 10.30-1pm (Pip Willcox)
  • Session 3: Beginners’ Corpus Analysis for humanities, 2-5pm, Tuesday 23 January (Lauren Fonteyn)
  • Session 4: Working with Spreadsheets and Open Refine, Wednesday 24th January, 10-4pm (Pip Willcox and Iain Emsley)

The workshops are open to all postgraduate students and academic researchers at the University of Manchester, and all PGR students within the North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership. Lunch and refreshments will be provided for all participants on each day.  Please note that numbers are limited, so do please register early to avoid disappointment.

Participants will need to bring their own laptop for each session, and further instructions will be given about downloading the software on registration. If you would like to attend but do not have your own laptop, please contact dh@manchester.ac.uk as soon as possible, as we may be able to arrange a loan for the purposes of the training.

Registration

Please register for each of the sessions separately.

Annual Digital Humanities workshop

2-5pm on Friday 15 December 2017 (Week 12)

Room 1,101, Roscoe Building

This event will include an update from the Faculty Academic Lead for Digital Humanities, Dr Guyda Armstrong, on some new teaching and research initiatives which are underway, as well as short presentations about forthcoming events and activities in Semester 2. The last part of the workshop will take the form of a discussion about how to develop new digital research projects and grant applications, in conjunction with computational and research support partners from across the University.

All Faculty of Humanities researchers are invited to attend to learn more about digital humanities.

Please note: this workshop is designed to inform and inspire, and absolutely no technical expertise or prior experience is necessary! The event is open to all Faculty of Humanities researchers, but numbers are limited to 60, so please register as soon as possible. A lunch will be provided for all participants from 1.30pm.

Registration

Digital Humanities Second Library Lab

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 2pm -  5pm

Teaching Suite, (Blue 4), Main Library, The University of Manchester Library M13 9PL

This workshop is designed to help Faculty of Humanities researchers develop new and exciting computational projects working with the University Library's digital collections.

DH@Manchester recently sought targeted expressions of interest from Faculty of Humanities researchers at all levels to develop new and innovative computational research projects with partners including the University of Manchester Library and the School of Computer Science. Supporting the formal call, the first Library Lab was offered in March to allow researchers at all levels to gain hands-on experience with tools and techniques in order to go on to develop individual research projects with the collections. Even though that call has closed, this second Library Lab will provide a similar experience using a different selection of collections.

This event may be of interest to those who could not attend the first one or would like to do more. During the afternoon workshop, you will look at digitized historical collections of 20th century newspapers and pre-20th century ballads, using tools to apply colour analysis and image search techniques. You will also use a new tool from JSTOR to search a document for related articles and books. Computers will be available for all participants, but you may prefer to bring your own laptop. For further information and any queries, please contact Phil Reed: phil.reed@manchester.ac.uk or dh@manchester.ac.uk.

This event is open to all Faculty of Humanities researchers, but numbers are limited, so please register as soon as possible via the Eventbrite page:

DH@Manchester Digital Texts Workshops

18-19 May 2017

Kilburn Building, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL

Following the success of our December Digital Humanities Colloquium, we are offering a series of three interlinked workshops designed to introduce humanities researchers to working with digital texts and mark-up.

The three sessions will offer practical introductions to a variety of digital tools and techniques, led by experts in the field, including Pip Willcox (Centre for Digital Scholarship, Bodleian Libraries, Oxford) and Jez Cope, Research Data Manager, University of Sheffield Library. Each session is free-standing, although they are all designed to be complementary.

The workshops are open to all researchers in the Faculty of Humanities, although numbers are limited, so do please register early to avoid disappointment. Please note that all participants will need to bring their own laptop to sessions 1 and 3, and further instructions will be given about downloading the software on registration.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided for participants on both days.

For detailed information and to register for each of the sessions separately please use the Eventbrite links below:

Digital Humanities Library Lab: Exploring Digital Collections

Friday 3 March, 2pm -  5pm

Teaching Suite, (Blue 4), Main Library

This workshop is designed to help Faculty of Humanities researchers develop new and exciting computational projects working with the University Library's digital collections.

DH@Manchester will be seeking targeted expressions of interest from Faculty of Humanities researchers at all levels to develop new and innovative computational research projects with partners including the University of Manchester Library and the School of Computer Science. In anticipation of the formal Call which will go out shortly, this Library Lab will allow researchers at all levels to gain hands-on experience with tools and techniques in order to go on to develop individual research projects with the collections.

During this afternoon workshop, you will look at digital text collections from publishers on platforms such as JSTOR, Jisc, Adam Matthew and Gale Cengage, using light-touch text and data mining techniques. Some of the activities will involve using a bit of Python code; however, the workshop assumes you may have no prior programming experience. Computers will be available for all participants, but you may prefer to bring your own laptop.

The formal Call for expressions of interest in new project ideas will go out to the Faculty following this workshop. Attendance at the workshop is not a prerequisite for applying to the Call. To attend the workshop, please register at:

Text Analysis with Python

Dr Folgert Karsdorp, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences

Friday 27 January, 10am - 12pm and 1pm - 3pm

Room A18, Samuel Alexander Building

For further details and to register for the Workshop (Friday 27 January, 10am - 3pm), please visit our Eventbrite page

Both events are open to all Faculty of Humanities researchers, but numbers are extremely limited, so please register as soon as possible.  After registering for the Python introductory workshop, you will be sent a link the course materials required for this event.

Digital Humanities Colloquium 2016/17, 9 December 2016

The next Digital Humanities Colloquium will take place on Friday 9 December (Week 11), from 2.00-5.30pm, in Roscoe 4.4. The event will begin with a keynote lecture from Pip Willcox followed by presentations from the University Library and School of Computer Science. All Faculty of Humanities researchers are invited to attend to learn more about digital humanities and how to develop new digital research projects with computational partners from across the University. Please note: this workshop is designed to inform and inspire, and absolutely no technical expertise or prior experience is necessary. For further details and to register, please go to our Eventbrite page: