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Workshops and Events

Upcoming

2022

Glitch Feminism by Legacy Russell

Thursday, Jan. 20

In an event co-sponsored by the Digital Humanities Institute and MOCA, Legacy Russell will speak about her book Glitch Feminism, which discusses gender, sexuality, and racial identity. 

2021

Preserving Zora's Eatonville: A Conversation with N.Y. Nathiri

Wednesday, Dec. 8, 12 – 1 p.m.

N.Y. Nathiri will discuss her extensive work spearheading efforts to preserve the historic town of Eatonville, Florida, including her establishment of the annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities. Webinar Registration

An Evening with Deesha Philyaw

Tuesday, Nov. 9, 7 p.m. (Lazzara Performance Hall)

 Fiction writer and essayist Deesha Pilyaw will discuss race, gender, parenting, and culture. No registration is required.

Poetry of the Land, Bringing Hip Hop and Agriculture Together

Thursday, Oct. 28, 12 – 1 p.m.

Dr. Constanza López speaks with “El Aka,” a community leader from Comuna 13, Medellín, Colombia. This presentation will discuss the history of Comuna 13, el Aka’s experience growing up in a place devastated by armed conflict, his fight to obtain a voice through art and hip hop, the link between hip hop and agriculture, and El Aka’s vision of community and governance. Webinar Registration

Past

2021

"The Committee" Film Screening and Discussion

Wednesday, Oct. 6, 4 p.m.

The Digital Humanities Institute and the LGBTQ Center hosted a screening of "The Committee," a documentary that traces the origins of the Florida's Legislative Investigative Committee, which sought to remove homosexuals from Florida's State Universities.

Language and Digital Humanities

Friday, Sept. 24, 3 – 4 p.m.

How does working with multiple languages, cultures, and communities change how we understand digital humanities as a discipline? Dr. Laura Gonzales, Dr. Ginessa Mahar, and Melissa Jerome explored this question by describing the processes, challenges, and lessons learned from work such as the United Fronteras project, the US Caribbean and Ethnic Florida Digital Newspaper Project, and transcriptions of Native American oral histories.

Community Learning Exchange with Chris Janson and Rudy Jamison

Wednesday, September 22, 12 – 1 p.m.

Professors at the UNF Center for Urban Education and Policy held an interactive conversation on race in our local communities. 

Misinformation During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Friday, March 12, 12 – 1:30 p.m.

The Digital Humanities Institute at the University of North Florida hosted Cailin O'Connor and James Weatherall from the University of California to give a talk drawn from their Yale University Press book, The Misinformation Age: How False Beliefs Spread. View the event flyer.  Watch the recording.

How to Research Local Black History

 

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 3 – 4 p.m.  

A roundtable discussion hosted by UNF’s Digital Humanities Institute in celebration of Black History Month.  

2020

Data Feminism: Lauren Klein Talk

 

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020 

The Digital Humanities Institute at the University of North Florida hosted Lauren Klein (Emory University) to speak about her new book, Data Feminism (MIT Press). Data Feminism, co-authored with Catherine D'Ignazio, offers a new way of thinking about data science and data ethics that is informed by the ideas of intersectional feminism. Sherif Elfayoumy (Director of UNF's School of Computing) served as respondent for the talk.

2019

Introduction to Using NVivo for Content Analysis

Friday, Nov. 8, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Building 10 Room 1102

 

Amanda Kulp, Director, Office of Assessment

 

In this workshop, participants will learn how to use NVivo to analyze textual data. NVivo is a powerful qualitative data analysis software used to code, analyze, and provide structure to textual, audio, visual, and otherwise unstructured data. NVivo is especially useful in dealing with large volumes of data, such as open-ended responses from surveys. In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to prepare, import, and code textual data in NVivo, as well as create and share basic visualizations.

 

Please contact Dave Wilson or Jennifer Murray, DHI Tools and Training subcommittee co-chairs, if you plan to attend.

Visualizations for the Digital Humanities using Tableau

Friday, Nov. 22, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Building 10 Room 1102

 

Jennifer Murray, Director of Technical Services and Library Systems, Library

 

In this workshop, we will explore how to use Tableau to create visualizations for the Digital Humanities. Tableau is an easy-to-use business intelligence software used for data analysis, providing visual tools to help you see and understand your data. We will discuss how you can create, interact with and share a wide variety of visualizations with small and large amounts of data.

 

Please contact Dave Wilson or Jennifer Murray,DHI Tools and Training subcommittee co-chairs, if you plan to attend.

An Introduction to Omeka

Monday, March 11, 3-4:15 PM, Building 2/Room 2220

 

Rebecca Weiner, international studies/philosophy major, DHI student assistant, 2018-2020 HASTAC Scholar

 

At this workshop, Rebecca Weiner will provide an overview of the open-source collections management tool Omeka, which is available to UNF faculty through the Faculty Domains Project, and which has been used on several of the affiliated projects of the UNF Digital Humanities Institute, including the Embroidering for Peace and Memory Digital Archive, which Rebecca designed and built.

2018

Getting to Know the UNF Digital Commons and Selected Works

Thursday, October 18, 10-11 AM, Digital Humanities Institute, Building 4/Room 2800

 

Courtenay McLeland, Head of Digital Projects and Preservation, Thomas G. Carpenter Library

 

This workshop will provide an overview of our institutional repository, the UNF Digital Commons, including the different types of content we host in the repository, the ways in which various types of material have been organized and options for new projects and collaborations. We will also touch upon SelectedWorks, a service available to faculty for the creation of individualized sites designed to highlight the creative and scholarly output.

 

Kite Aerial Photography (KAP) Part 1: Learn to Fly a Kite for KAP

 

Thursday, November 1, 2-4 PM, Digital Humanities Institute, Building 4/Room 2800

 

Dr. Christopher Baynard, Director, Center for Sustainable Business Practices, and Associate Professor, Department of Economics and Geography

 

In this workshop participants will learn how to prepare and fly specialized kites for use in Kite Aerial Photography. Kite assembly, launching, and flying will be covered. Additionally, discussion of kite selection, weather, conditions, and equipment for KAP will be discussed. Time and weather permitting, camera equipment will be discussed and perhaps flown.

 

Kite Aerial Photography (KAP) Part 2: Learn to Fly a Kite for KAP

 

Thursday, November 15, 2-4 PM, Digital Humanities Institute, Building 4/Room 2800

 

Dr. Christopher Baynard, Director, Center for Sustainable Business Practices, and Associate Professor, Department of Economics and Geography

 

In part two of the KAP workshops, participants will learn how to attach cameras, phones, and other equipment to kites, and possibly balloons, for capturing imagery. The participants will fly the kites and/or balloons, weather permitting, to capture imagery of (the UNF campus). The imagery will be reviewed at the end of the session.

 

NOTE: participants who plan to use their phone to capture aerial imagery should:

  • Clear up sufficient storage on your phone to accommodate imagery
  • Install an app that has an intervalometer- that will allow your phone camera to shoot at predetermined intervals. 30 seconds tends to work well.
  • For iPhones see: I motion, Time Lapse Master,Time Calc, RŌV Motion, or other. (Test before workshop).
  • For Android see: Open Camera, or other. (Test before workshop).
  • Assume all risk for loss/damage of phone. So far Professor Baynard has flown his phone five times with no adverse effects.

Kite Aerial Photography (KAP) Part 3: Learn to Fly a Kite for KAP

 

Thursday, November 29 , 2-4 PM, Digital Humanities Institute, Building 4/Room 2800

 

Dr. Christopher Baynard, Director, Center for Sustainable Business Practices, and Associate Professor, Department of Economics and Geography

 

In the final KAP workshop participants will prepare and process the imagery that they captured in the previous workshops for georeferencing, mosaicking and 3D models using ArcGIS and Pix4D or DroneDeploy. And the end of the workshop participants will have digital products of the imagery they captured for display or further analysis. Attendees should watch relevant training videos for Pix4D or Drone Deploy.