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  • 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. Featured presentations included:

    Kingsley’s Ghosts: finding, mapping and marking historic plantation cabins in northeast Florida

    Chris W. Baynard, UNF Associate Professor of Geography and Geospatial Technologies &

    Robert Richardson, UNF Assistant Director Research Technology Services

    This presentation will describe geospatial techniques such as remote sensing, GPS and GIS to map, find and mark the locations of 7 missing former slave cabins at Kingsley Plantation in northern Duval County. The US Park Service, who manages this historic site, plans to build short-elevation ghost structures on the missing sites and thus complete the entire arrangement to enhance visitor experience at the plantation.

    Using GIS to Gauge Response Readiness to Natural Disaster Fatalities in Asia

    Shuala Martin, UNF Master Student, Logistics and Supply Chain Management

    This presentation will describe the process to create a geodatabase, conduct spatial analysis, and map country vulnerability related to natural disaster fatalities in Asia. This is compared with response readiness of the International Committee of the Red Cross and local actors to manage the deceased following natural disasters.

    From Nothing to Enterprise: GIS and Asset Management

    Caroline Augustine & Hailey Cline, Geospatial Technicians for ETM, Inc

    The presentation will focus on replacing a series of customized storm water inspection and maintenance applications with a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) asset and work management software Operations Management System (Cartegraph OMS). The first half of the presentation will focus on the rapid implementation and GIS data loading strategy undertaken by the project team. The second half will focus on the development of the system tools used to support the inspection and maintenance workflows.

    Using GIS for Disaster Restoration After Hurricane Ian

    Matt Griggs, GIS Administrator for Paul Davis Restoration, Inc

    This presentation will describe how a property restoration company based in Jacksonville responded to Hurricane Ian. GIS was a critical component to mobilization efforts to help clients in need during post-storm cleanup.

    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.

    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.  

    Participants:

    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 https://caer-film.org/

    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 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cE4wlZWeJc&feature=youtu.be
    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

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgsB1-FBhyc&feature=youtu.be
    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: https://nfew.org/exhibits/show/prototype-online-archive
    “About this Edition” page, with links to the documents: https://nfew.org/exhibits/show/prototype-online-archive/about-this-edition
    The introduction to Georgina’s project, with links to the documents: https://nfew.org/exhibits/show/fort-st-nicholas
    The text of the slave census: https://unfdhi.org/colonialab-editions/anda/content/ahsf_censo.xml Alexandra’s section begins on folio 19v.
    Lynne’s draft edition: https://unfdhi.org/colonialab-editions/sse/content/Soledad_Acosta_G_2888_27.xml

  • 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.

  • 2017

    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.