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  • 2024

    Podcast Workshop 

    Information on Podcasting workshop with the JOAT Podcast

    Digital Projects Showcase 2024

    Digital Projects Showcase. April 16, 2024, Keynote Speaker Nashid Madyun

  • 2023

    Spatial Analysis

    Tuesday, November 28th 10:00am

    Spatial analysis is the process of using a variety of methods and tools to think about phenomena in their geographical and topographical dimensions. Join us for a conversation with Dr. Chris Baynard, associate professor of geography and GIS, about ways that faculty can approach using spatial analysis in their research and teaching, with a particular focus on applications of spatial analysis in the humanities and social sciences. This event is part of a series on digital methodologies during the 2023-2024 academic year co-sponsored by the UNF Office of Faculty Excellence and the UNF Digital Humanities Institute.

    Digital Humanities: Digital Storytelling

    Tuesday, October 24th 10:00am

    This year the Office of Faculty Excellence and the Digital Humanities Institute will program a four-part series of conversations focused on the use of digital methodologies in research and teaching. The first event will be a discussion with Dr. Jessica Chandras, assistant professor of anthropology, on Tuesday, October 24, 10-11 AM eastern. Dr. Chandras will explain how she employs digital storytelling in her scholarship and in the classroom and provide suggestions for others who are interested in experimenting with this methodology.

    Haunts: A Digital Humanities Institute Event

    Friday, October 27th from 1-5pm at the UNF Carpenter Library RM 2102A

    Come join the students and faculty of the Digital Humanities Institute for an afternoon of Halloween fun and haunted "ghost stories" by faculty and students. According to Mark Sample (2014), "The word haunt, as its origins in French make clear, refers to both a practice and a place, a physical space permeated with spectral traces. In other words, a physical space written over with stories, a chorographic space. Haunts is about the secret stories of spaces" ("Location is Not Compelling," pg. 74). 

    We invite you to "haunt" the library space with us from 1-3pm with Halloween decorating the room with your own themed decorations! Then join us for these secret stories, some "ghost stories," if you will, from students of Dr. Christopher Baynard, Dr. Jessica Chandras, Dr. Maria Fernandez Cifuentes, Dr. Andrea Gaytan Cuesta, Dr. Constanza Lopez, Dr. Clayton McCarl, Dr. Kailin Sindelar, Dr. Jillian Smith, and Susan Swiatosz, University Librarian and Head of Special Collections, as they detail their DHI opportunities and projects from this last year!

    Embroidering for Peace and Memory

    October 16th-19th from 9:00am to 4:00pm in Building 15 RM 1105

    October 20th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at UNF's Ogier Gardens 

    Join us for this exciting, annual artmaking event that promotes community and human rights! Since 2012, UNF students, faculty, and staff from across campus have gathered to embroider messages of peace and the stories of people around the world who have endured ​violation of their rights. Experience with embroidery is not required. The project has approximately 400 pieces of embroidery have been produced in more than 13 languages, highlighting the culture and diversity of UNF and the North Florida community. 

    Visit Embroidering for Peace and Memory's website for more information!

    "Wild AR Connections: Methods for AR UX and Beyond."

    Thursday, October 19th 11:30am as a part of the VLC Carpenter Library Speaker Series 

    Dr. Kailan Sindelar, Assistant Professor of Technical Writing at the University of North Florida, and her graduate students will present their research using Augmented Reality to study how users interact with simulated wildlife photography. Dr. Sindelar completed her Ph.D. in Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design from Clemson University. She has recently an article in the Journal of Environmental Media (which focuses on designing interactive media about wildlife and wilderness) and a chapter in The Changing Face of VR (which focuses on designing with care ethics in virtual reality. Her research goals are to better understand and leverage environmental communication in emerging technologies to inform future designs through critical analysis, participant observation, and interviews.

    Voices from the Past and Present: Interdisciplinarity and Community Engagment in the Red Hill Cemetery Project

    Friday, October 20th at 12:00pm as a part of the Across the Nest Seminar Series

    Join us as a team of researchers from History, Anthropology, and Geography present their digital project "Voices from the Past and Present: Interdisciplinarity and COmmunity Engagment i nthe Red Hill Cemetery Project."

    This is an online event, please join in over Zoom. No prior registration is required. 

    Editing the Eartha M. M. White Collection

    Spring 2023

    Help us make accessible and valuable primary sources related to Jacksonville’s African American history! Take part in a student-led collaborative textual editing project where participants can transcribe and prepare for online publication material from the Eartha M. M. White Collection, featuring documents and personal written materials relating to Eartha M. M. White, a local African American philanthropist, and civil rights activist. Participants will be given materials from the collection to transcribe and encode using TEI-XML, the international standard for electronic textual encoding in the humanities. Participants will be appropriately credited for their contributions upon publication of their works on the project’s website. No experience with TEI-XML is required. Computers will be provided, but participants may bring their own laptops. 


    Workshops took place from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Digital Humanities Institute, J.J. Daniel Hall, Building 1 Room 1300. Please contact the DHI Director for more information. 

    African American History Harvest: A Justice Session Event

    Thursday April 20th, 2023

    The final event for the Spring 2023's Justice Session was an opportunity for members of the community to share and discuss their family artifacts related to local African American history. Representatives from local museums, archives, and historical societies were present to share in discussion and help contextualize the objects. Moderators: Imani Phillips, Adult Programming Coordinator for the Jacksonville Public Library, and Justin Rogers, Assistant Professor of History University of North Florida. Representatives: Alan Bliss, Mitch Hemann, Mia McNair. This event is part of the Spring 2023 Justice Sessions, and took place at the Jacksonville Main Library at 7:00 pm.  

    Imagining Repair through Social Infrastructure: Sibyl’s Shrine

    UNF's Digital Humanities Institute welcomed Dr. Caitlin Bruce for a virtual event discussing Sibyl's Shrine.

    Sibyl’s Shrine is an artist network for black artist caretaker mothers founded by Alisha Wormsley, and co-run with Jessica Gaynelle Moss and Naomi Chambers. It was created to address multiple inequities in terms of care, labor, and artistic infrastructure. Founded in May of 2019 the collective references Sibyls, priestesses who served the African goddess, Mami Wata, and is described as: “an arts collective and residency program rooted in radical care, rest and support for Black women, womxn, trans women, and femmes who are m/others and identify as artists, creatives and activists in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania— and beyond.” 

    The program consists of home residencies, visiting artist residencies, and community artist residencies, supporting three local artists for a period of twelve weeks with community, financial compensation, structured meetings, and mentorship from the local and visiting artist in residence. Because the project launched right before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, what was meant to be an in person residency became a digital one, and Wormsley invited 30 local and national artists to participate in weekly Zoom meetings over 12 weeks. This presentation draws on interviews with the founders and some participants as well as the program’s social media archive to explore how the residency enables communal art process as a kind of place-keeping praxis, and some of the challenges of place-keeping.

    This event took place over zoom at 2:00pm on Thursday, April 6, 2023. Check out our YouTube channel for the full recording of the presentation: 

    An Evening of Short Ethnographic Films with MOTH

    Wednesday, March 29, 2023

    Join UNF's Digital Humanities Institute and Movies on the House for an evening of ethnographic films. We will meet three anthropologists and view their short films: Cruces by Carlos Tobon Franco; A Wedding by Emiko Stock; and An Astrological Diagnosis by Nadia Naomi Mbonde. Though the themes of these films are different, a connective thread is 'movement' and changing status or defining life events (migration, pregnancy, and marriage). 

    Visit Cruces by Carlos Tobon Franco
    Visit A Wedding by Emiko Stock
    Visit An Astrological Diagnosis by Nadia Naomi Mbonde

    2023 Latin American & Caribbean Digital Humanities Symposium

    Friday, March 3rd, 2023

    UF and UNF presented their first LAC DH Symposium at UF's Smather's LibraryDr. Giulianna Zambrano was the plenary speaker. For more information, check out the LAH DH website

    Crónicas al borde: Sound, Narrative, and Transformation

    Thursday, March 2nd, 2023 

    The Digital Humanities Institute welcomes Dr. Giulianna Zambrano, professor of Literature from Universidad San Francisco de Quito, to host a digital storytelling workshop. Dr. Zambrano studies liberation, resistance, memory, and justice practices in writing and poetics in contexts of violence, catastrophes and repression. She also researches the connections between human rights and literature, especially with regard to the right to narrate. Dr. Zambrano’s workshop will explore the toolbox, methods, and materials used in Crónicas al borde’s audio documentaries and sounds essays to approach stories of transformation and their relation to contemporary debates on migration, identities, and human rights.

    This event took place from 3-4:30pm in the UNF Gallery of Art (Bldg 2/Suite 1001). For more information, please email Anne Pfister at

  • 2022

     2022 GIS Day

    Wednesday, November 16th, 2022

    DHi joined UNF, NEFGIS, and JU for an event celebrating amazing GIS projects within the local Northeast Florida community! Presentations took place at the Univeristy of North Florida inside of Hicks Hall from 12pm-2pm. 

    Follow Your Dreams: UNF Involvement in UPenn’s Dream Lab Supporting DH Projects

    Tuesday, November 1st, 2022

    The DHI and guests learned about University of Pennsylvania's Dream Lab with Jessica Borusky (UNF Galleries), Susan Swiatosz (Special Collections) and Jordyn Bowen who each attended workshops in 2022. During the event, we discovered more about Black Speculative Digital Arts and Humanities and the Nuts and Bolts of DH Project Development with a Q&A exploring why involvement for the next Dream Lab will be important for UNF presence and professional projects. This event was held in person in the UNF Gallery of Art and hosted on Zoom. Check out our YouTube channel for the full recording of the presentation: 

    Viola Muse Launch Party

    Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022

    The DHI celebrated the completion of our NEH-funded digital edition with community members, partner organizations, teachers and faculty from other Jax schools and colleges, and whoever else comes through from Art Walk on Wednesday, November 2nd! The Viola Muse Digital Edition has made Muse’s papers — and the histories of African-American Jacksonville that they document — publicly available for the first time. This event took place during the November Art Walk at MOCA Jacksonville for the launch of the Digital Edition. 

    Stealth: A Transmasculine podcast with Jackal Tanelorn

    Friday, October 21st, 2022 

    Kai and Jackal created Stealth: A Transmasculine podcast in order to reconnect with our transelders and litter mates as well as bridge the generation gap within our transmasculine community. Stealth is a podcast that captures the stories of transmasculine elders who transitioned before or around the year 2000. Transitioning, for the purposes of our podcast, includes all forms of social and medical transitioning. We value the background and experiences of our transmasculine community, and want to provide a space for those of us who are often overlooked. The term “stealth” highlights the fact that our generation was often told to hide our past, and live an underground existence. Throughout our lives, each of us has had to navigate issues of disclosure which have impacted us in many ways.

    Africana Studies, Digital Humanities & Interdisciplinarity at UNF

     Tuesday, April 26, 2022

    As part of Research Week, the Africana Studies Program, the Digital Humanities Institute, and the Office of Interdisciplinary Programs co-organized a roundtable that examines several digital projects at UNF that relate to the African American history of North Florida, as well as the African Diaspora more broadly. These include the Viola Muse Digital Edition, the Red Hill Cemetery Project, Editing the Eartha M.M. White Collection, and the Antioquia Negra Digital Archive. For more information, visit 2022 Research Week Event. 

    "Virtual Fieldwork" - Using Virtual Reality (VR) technology to teach anthropology

    Tuesday, April 25, 2022

    One of the most important aspects in anthropology, while doing research, is immersion in data through participant observation. This project considers VR as a potential complement to learning and preparing students for fieldwork, as it can stimulate strong emotional responses to sensorimotor immersion into real-life-like virtual settings. Students can interact with or practice active observation of cultural practices and phenomena to develop original research projects. In addition to learning and developing new content and aiding research, VR technology positively impacts our ability to develop or enhance empathy.

    Ethnographic Filmmaking as Cosmopolitan Product

    Thursday, April 14, 2022

    While deaf filmmaking as a profession has grown exponentially in the previous two decades, deaf ethnographic filmmaking led by deaf researchers and rooted in long-term anthropological fieldwork is new. Most existing ethnographic films involving deaf people are made by hearing filmmakers (often showing some presumption about deaf people and often relying on, or involving, narrators and interpreters). In this presentation, filmmaker Erin Moriarty Harrelson reflected on deaf ethnographic filmmaking as an inherently collaborative and polyphonic process and discussed a film made as part of the ERC-funded MobileDeaf research project.

    FLDH Conference

    Saturday, April 2, 2022

    The University of North Florida was in attendance at the 2nd annual Florida Digital Humanities Consortium (FLDH) hosted by Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL. FLDH members and guests met to hear current issues of interest and set goals for future collaborations and digital humanities research. This all-day conference included academic research and presentations not only by those in higher education, including students, faculty and staff, but also from cultural institutions and other organizations doing work in the digital humanities. To see the program, please visit the Florida Digital Humanities Consortium website. 


    Cool Anthropology Roundtable Series of Public Scholarship

    Thursday, March 31, 2022   

    Cool Anthropology's founders and directors, along with three authors featured in their new edited collection, discussed insights into the process of forging and maintaining the community collaborations essential to making academic research accessible beyond academic spaces. Panelists shared insights and challenges they have encountered, describing how anthropological research has informed their work, focusing on visual and performance art and virtual reality film experiences for the public. Through using these modalities, panelists highlighted how they are able to enrich both their storytelling and their community activism/advocacy with anthropology.  


    Kristina Baines, Associate Professor, CUNY, Guttman/Director of Anthropology, Cool Anthropology

    Victoria Costa, Creative Technologist/Community Organizer/Director of Cool Anthropology

    Kerry Hawk Lessard, Medical Anthropologist/Director, Native American Lifelines

    Gregg Deal, Artist/Disrupter

    Scott Wilson, Associate Professor and Department Chair, Anthropology, California State University, Long Beach

    Participatory Media Lab

    Monday, March 21, 2022

    The Participatory Media Lab at the University of Minnesota Duluth serves as a collaborative space for faculty and students exploring the techniques of critically informed, digital enhanced social research. Dr. Mitra Emad and Dr. David Syring (Anthropology Program, Department of Studies in Justice, Culture, and Social Change at UMD) discussed the concept and practice of participatory media, including digital storytelling, and will speak about two current projects: undergraduates in a Digital and Participatory Research Methods course who are collaborating with a community group working to create a fund supporting African heritage community members in education, housing, business development, and more; and faculty storytelling at an annual Summit at UMD focused on diversity, equity and inclusion.

    "Caught/Caer" Film Screening and Discussion


    Wednesday, March 9, 2022

    In an event co-sponsored by the DHI, the UNF English/Film Department, and the LGBTQ Center, filmmaker Dr. Nick Mai, Professor of Criminology at the University of Leicester, and Dr. Nicholas de Villiers, Professor of English and Film at the University of North Florida hosted a documentary screening and Q&A of "Caught/Caer." CAUGHT (CAER) is a collaborative documentary using fictional as well as mainstream observation filmmaking methods to express the struggles for recognition and justice of trans Latina women working in the NYC sex industry. For more information about the documentary, visit

    Co-creating Knowledge: Collaboration and Change

    Tuesday, March 1, 2022

    Focusing on the humanities and social sciences, Joy Connolly, President of the American Council of Learned Societies, discussed ongoing challenges to innovation and possible implications of changes in scholarly method and publication for the future organization of the American college and university. This event was part of the speaker series "Transforming Institutions," the third part of the University of Florida's multi-year series "Rethinking the Public Sphere."  


    Designing Digital Projects to Connect with Local Communities and Diverse Constituencies


    Friday, February 11, 2022

    Dr. Heffernan, Dr. Leverette, Dr. López, and Dr. McCarl discussed three projects based at the University of North Florida: Editing the Eartha MM White Collection, the Viola Muse Digital Edition, and Voces y Caras: Hispanic Communities of North Florida. The first two are publishing online the papers of women who represent key figures in the African American history of Jacksonville. Voces y Caras is a digital oral history project that gathers the personal stories of Hispanic residents of North Florida.


    Glitch Feminism by Legacy Russell

    Thursday, January 20, 2022

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

  • 2021

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

    Wednesday, December 8, 2021 

    N.Y. Nathiri discussed 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.

    Anthropology and History beyond the Academy

    Friday, November 19, 2021

    The first in a roundtable series on the importance of public scholarship focused on anthropological and historical research and its relevancy within national parks and historic sites. It was a culminating event of the DHI's Digital Projects Showcase, held virtually the week of November 15.  


    Digital Projects Showcase

    Monday, November 15 – Friday, November 19, 2021

    The annual Digital Projects Showcase provides an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to share teaching or scholarship practices that make use of information technologies to solve problems in interesting and original ways. The 2021 DHI Digital Projects Showcase took place online, with several virtual events scheduled synchronously on Friday, November 19. Visit our website. 


    An Evening with Deesha Philyaw

    Tuesday, November 9, 2021

    Deesha Philyaw, Jacksonville native and best-selling author of "The Secret Lives of Church Ladies," presented a reading, Q&A, and book signing. This event was part of The Justice Sessions, an ongoing series focusing on race, social justice, the arts, and Jacksonville's past and present.


    Poetry of the Land, Bringing Hip Hop and Agriculture Together

    Thursday, October 28, 2021

    Dr. Constanza López speaks with “El Aka,” a community leader from Comuna 13, Medellín, Colombia. This presentation discussed 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. 

    "The Committee" Film Screening and Discussion

    Wednesday, October 6, 2021

    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, September 24, 2021

    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, 2021

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



    Editing the Eartha M.M. White Collection Transcribe-a-thon

    Saturday, March 13, 2021

    Lynne Hemmingway ran a remote TEI-XML editing workshop for Editing the Eartha M. M. White Collection that was open to all. "Editing the Eartha M. M. White Collection" is a collaborative textual editing project that creates, edits, and publishes transcriptions of materials from the Eartha M. M. White Collection, housed in the Special Collections of the University of North Florida's Thomas G. Carpenter Library. At the Editing the Eartha M. M. White Collection Transcribe-a-thon (and Edit-a-thon), participants worked on transcribing documents and/or editing documents using TEI-XML in a three-hour session.

    Misinformation During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Friday, March 12, 2021

    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.

    The Who, What, Where, When, but Mostly Why of Faculty Publishing on Their Own Domain

    Friday, February 26, 2021
    Andy Rush, Course Media Developer for the Center for Instruction and Research Technology (CIRT), University of North Florida
    This is a story about the University of North Florida’s implementation of a “Domain of One’s Own”. The Who is you, and the What is easy – a faculty domain is an opportunity to create academic publishing spaces using modern web applications such as WordPress and Omeka. There is no question of should, of course you should. But it’s more a question of Where, and dare we ask Why? A faculty domain can function as a hub for a professional scholarly presence. The service provides for common needs such as book websites, portfolios, and podcasts. It is a gift to you. It’s a sandbox and permission to play in it. And while the Center for Instruction and Research Technology (CIRT) at UNF completely supports faculty in making the “perfect” website, we also advocate for exploring the possibilities of free and open source tools. We want envelopes pushed. Heck, we will even encourage the breaking of things. And we’ll say “Good, you broke it.”

    We see a faculty domain as a logical home for Digital Humanities projects, because it’s a space where you have total control and ownership. It’s a place where you manage your digital identity, and share your research, share your book, and share YOUR story. We see a Domain as part of a community of practice focused on collaboration and sharing. Come learn about Why you need your own domain. The When is Now! 

    How to Research Local Black History


    Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021

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

    coloniaLab: Digital Editing with Students at UNF

    Friday, February 5, 2021
    Clayton McCarl, Associate Professor of Spanish and Digital Humanities, University of North Florida; Carol Lynne Hemmingway, History/Spanish major, University of North Florida; Emilia Thom, Exercise Science/Spanish major, University of North Florida; Georgina Wilson, Spanish major, University of North Florida; & Alexandra Zapata, Criminal Justice/Spanish major, University of North Florida.
    coloniaLab is a workshop for the collaborative digital editing of materials related to early Latin America, directed by Dr. Clayton McCarl at the University of North Florida. This webinar featured Dr. McCarl and four of coloniaLab’s student collaborators, who discussed projects related to colonial-era Florida and nineteenth-century Colombia. Emilia Thom shared her edition of a series of dispatches from St. Augustine to Madrid regarding relations between the Spanish colonists and Indigenous groups. Georgina Wilson presented her work with a map and several archival documents related Fort St. Nicholas, a Spanish fortification that was located on the St. John’s river in present-day Jacksonville. Alexandra Zapata explained her work on a slave census conducted in the Antioquia region of Colombia in the 1840s. Carol Lynne Hemmingway discussed her edition of a manuscript by Colombian author Soledad Acosta de Samper. The students reflected on what they learned through these projects, and how their involvement may shape their future academic and professional plans.
    The introduction to Emilia’s project:
    “About this Edition” page, with links to the documents:
    The introduction to Georgina’s project, with links to the documents:
    The text of the slave census: Alexandra’s section begins on folio 19v.
    Lynne’s draft edition:

  • 2020

    Digital Projects Showcase

    Monday November 8 - Friday November 13, 2020

    The DHI's annual Digital Projects Showcase was held from Monday, 11/8 through Friday 11/13. This showcase was our first remote Showcase, and featured project posters, documentary films, and other multi-media presentations. The virtual showcase was built by our own Advisory Committee members, Andy Rush and Michael Boyles.

    Jane Landers on Black Society in Spanish North Florida + the Digital Archive

    Wednesday, October 21, 2020

    The DHI co-sponsored the Justice Session with Jane Landers (History, Vanderbilt University). Prof. Landers spoke about "Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose: The First Free Black Town in the Present United States, 1738-1763" and about the Slave Societies Digital Archive.


    Data Feminism: Lauren Klein Talk


    Wednesday, October 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.

    Artwork(ers) United Event

    Friday, October 2, 2020

    "ArtWork(ers) United" is a drive-in style all-digital projection and socially distanced event at UNF; it showcases over 50 artists, presenting visual art, music, poetry, and video works. The event took place on Friday, October 2nd, from 8 pm – 11:59 pm in Parking Lot 18.
    Free and open to all, the public experienced the event from their parked car with sound transmitted by radio or as a live-streamed version to view from home. The project's ideas were a response to our world and current events and aimed to create an essential dialog, an opportunity to remind people to vote and to help people register to vote.
    Conceived by "The Creatives," a Jacksonville artist collective with UNF faculty participation, this national open call focuses on the intersection of art and activism. This project is sponsored by the Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, the University of North Florida Department of Art, Art History, and Design and community support.

    Textual Editing and the Eartha M.M. White Collection Presentation

    Wednesday, February 26, 2020

    In conjunction with the presentation of the Museum of Science & History (MOSH) traveling exhibition, An Era of Racial Terror: Jacksonville's Legacy of Lynching, Carol Hemmingway, an intern working on the Editing the Eartha M. M. White Collection project, discussed her research and textual editing of the Eartha White papers.

  • 2019

    Visualizations for the Digital Humanities using Tableau

    Friday, November 22, 2019


    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.

    Digital Projects Showcase

    Friday, November 15, 2019

    The DHI's 2019 Digital Projects Showcase took place on Friday from 10am-1pm in the Student Union, rooms 3804-3806. There was a poster session & streaming media (podcasts and documentaries) from 10-12. At noon, there was a roundtable session on Using Digital Maps in Teaching and Research with Dr. Chris Baynard (GIS), Dr. Brent Mai (Dean of the Library), and Dr. Felicia Bevel (History).  

    Introduction to Using NVivo for Content Analysis

    Friday, November 8, 2019


    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.

    Open House at the DHI

    Wednesday, October 30, 2019

    The DHI held an open house for students to learn more about the DH Minor, to meet other DH Minors, and to meet faculty who are affiliated with the DHI.

    "Portraits of Lincolnville" ENC4415 Rhetoric and the Digital Humanities pop-up archive

    Wednesday, April 24, 2019

    Students in Dr. James Beasley's ENC 4415 Rhetoric and the Digital Humanities presented a pop-up archive based on work with the St. Augustine Historical Society. The students discussed the photographs of Lincolnville photographer Richard Twine and how Twine's photographs documented the African-American experience in the historic Lincolnville community in the 1920s.


    Inaugural FLDH Conference

    Friday March 29 - Saturday March 30, 2019 

    On March 29-30, 2019, the University of North Florida hosted the inaugural statewide conference of the Florida Digital Humanities Consortium (FLDH). Friday, March 29, was a formal research symposium, and Saturday, March 30, followed a more spontaneous THATCamp format. 


    "Josephine Miles: Freshman Writing and the Origins of Distant Reading"

    Thursday, March 28, 2019 

    As part of Sigma Tau Delta’s third and final Brown Bag of the Spring 2019 semester, Dr. Heffernan gave a talk titled "Josephine Miles: Freshman Writing and the Origins of Distant Reading." Dr. Heffernan was at work on a new history of the discipline of English, titled “The Teaching Archive.” Co-written with Rachel Sagner Buurma (Swarthmore College), this study of how and what English professors taught across the twentieth century in all kinds of colleges and universities was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2020. This talk was drawn from their chapter on Josephine Miles, a poet and the first woman to be tenured in the English department at the University of California-Berkeley. Miles was a pioneering scholar of quantitative research in literary study; in collaboration with the electrical engineering lab at Berkeley, she made the first computerized concordance in the twentieth century. She was also a key figure in the field of rhetoric and composition; she taught Berkeley’s freshman writing course for decades. This talk considered how Miles’s writing pedagogy influenced her groundbreaking work in the digital humanities.

    A Conversation with MOCA Project Atrium Artist Evan Roth

    Wednesday, March 13, 2019

    The Digital Humanities Institute hosted a conversation with Evan Roth, who was in Jacksonville for the installation of his work "Since You Were Born" as part of MOCA's Project Atrium. According to Matthew Patterson, MOCA's assistant director of community and public programs, Roth's work "has explored traditional themes of portraiture and landscape, but through the lens of digital technology and the ways that he has intervened in existing technology. His installation at MOCA was a self-portrait rendered through an internet cache of his search history for a period of 4 months. This imagery was installed in floor-to-ceiling vinyl in the our atrium space." At this event, participants had the opportunity to converse with Roth about his work and the processes behind it.  


    An Introduction to Omeka

    Monday, March 11, 2019


    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

    Digital Projects Showcase

    Wednesday, November 17, 2018

    The annual Digital Projects Showcase provides an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to share teaching or scholarship practices that make use of information technologies to solve problems in interesting and original ways.



    Getting to Know the UNF Digital Commons and Selected Works



    Thursday, October 18, 2018


    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, 2018


    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, 2018


    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, 2018


    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.

    Visit by Delegation from Egypt to DHI and Thomas G. Carpenter Library

    Wednesday, September 26, 2018

    GlobalJAX brought to UNF a group from Egypt who were in the US through a project with the Department of State focusing on documenting cultural heritage. They visited the offices of the DHI for a discussion of the Digital Humanities and how we approach supporting and promoting DH work at UNF. They also went to the Thomas G. Carpenter Library, where they met with Susan Swiatosz, head of Special Collections and Archives, and Courtenay McLeland, head of Digital Projects and Preservation.

    Presentation of Voces y Caras: Hispanic Communities of North Florida

    Thursday, April 19, 2018

    The students in the course Communication and Communities for Heritage Speakers, presented the interviews they conducted as part of the oral history project Voces y caras: Hispanic Communities of North Florida. This event, held annually since 2012, was in Spanish and was open to the UNF community. Since 2016, Voces y caras has been an affiliated project of the DHI.


    International Studies/Digital Humanities Symposium

    Friday, March 9, 2018

    On March 9, 2018, the University of North Florida hosted a one–day symposium examining intersections between international studies and the digital humanities. This event was cosponsored by the UNF International Studies Program, the UNF Digital Humanities Initiative (DHI), and the UNF Center for Instruction and Research Technology (CIRT). We began with a panel discussion addressing the implications of digital tools and methodologies for how we understand problems in the world today, interact across cultural boundaries, and deal with matters of cultural heritage in a globalized world. This discussion was followed by an interactive showcase of digital projects that are international in nature or that involve methodologies that may be applicable to the interdisciplinary field of international studies. Lastly, we held an open conversation about opportunities for statewide collaboration on Digital Humanities endeavors.

    Three-Part Digital Editing Workshop

    March 7, March 14, and March 28, 2018

    As part of the UNF College of Arts and Sciences Spring 2018 “Black Jacksonville” event, the digital editing project “Editing the Eartha M.M. White Collection” offered a three-day Digital Humanities workshop (3/7, 3/14, 3/28). Participants first explored the life and work of Eartha M.M. White and the archive of related materials held within Special Collections in the Thomas G. Carpenter Library at UNF. They then transcribed and encoded materials from this collection using TEI-XML, the international standard today for electronic textual work in the Humanities.

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    Inaugural International Research Symposium

    Friday, November 17, 2017

    On November 17, UNF celebrated the inaugural International Research Symposium, as part of International Education Week. At this event, undergraduate and graduate students shared their research on international topics, as well as their reflections about what they have learned through study abroad experiences or international internships. This event was hosted by the International Affairs Office, the International Studies Program, the International Center, and the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR), and was open to all UNF students, faculty, and staff, as well as members of the surrounding community.