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Research Data Management Workshop

January 27 - 29

Join experts from across campus for a three-day workshop on research data management for graduate students, organized by the Princeton Research Data ServicePrinceton Institute for Computational Science and Engineering, and OIT Research Computing

Topics include:

  • Creating a data management plan
  • Storing, moving, preserving, and sharing data
  • Data analysis tools, including python and R
  • Tools for open research
  • Legal and ethical considerations of publishing and sharing data
  • Break-out sessions focusing on working with data from different disciplines, including humanities, sciences, engineering, and social sciences

Open to all current Princeton University graduate students with an active PU NetID. No prior knowledge of software or tools required. Seating is limited, so advanced registration is required. Participants are expected to attend all three days.

If you are unable to attend the entire workshop but would like to attend a portion, please email prds@princeton.edu, and we will add you to the wait list. If seats are available, we will do our best to accommodate.

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Digital HumanitiesCenter for Statistics and Machine Learning, Data-Driven Social Science Initiative, Graduate SchoolOffice of the Dean for Research, and Princeton University Library. 

Reading Group

HathiTrust and the Princeton Prosody Archive

Rebecca Sutton Koeser
Meredith Martin
Eleanor Dickson Koehl
February 19 12:00–1:20 PM

HathiTrust is a massive digital library accessible to Princeton researchers. It is both a resource for close reading and a trove of textual data. Join us as we explore one use case of HathiTrust, the Princeton Prosody Archive, as well as learn more about the tools and data for computational text analysis provided by HathiTrust and the HathiTrust Research Center.

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Dataset Curation Grant Deadline

March 2 12:00–12:00 AM

CDH Dataset Curation Grants familiarize recipients with the analytical and technological practices of working with humanities data. Grantees are taught best practices in data selection, gathering, modeling, cleaning, transformation, and maintenance, with the aim of producing a research dataset suitable for computational analysis. We seek applicants who are interested in participating in the CDH’s ongoing conversation about methodological, cultural, and ethical questions raised by curating humanities data.  

For more information and to apply, see here.

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Research Partnership Grant Deadline

March 2 12:00–12:00 AM

The CDH is seeking full-time faculty research partners for AY 2020-2021. Partners will work with the CDH to produce new tools and/or digital scholarship at the intersection of humanities and information technology.

Click here for more information and to apply. 

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Seed Grant Deadline

March 13 12:00–12:00 AM

Faculty, staff and post-doctoral fellows are invited to apply for CDH Seed Grants to support individual or collaborative research projects.

Deadline: March 13, 2020 

Awards of up to $1,000 are intended to support exploratory thinking and early-stage development for projects that may eventually become CDH collaborations. 

Please see https://cdh.princeton.edu/grants/seed-grants/ for details and application requirements.

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Fall 2020 Grad Fellowship Deadline

March 13 12:00–12:00 AM

Graduate Fellows in Digital Humanities explore a field of DH research or professional development during their term. No previous experience with DH or specific technical skills are required. Fellows are expected to be active participants in the life of the CDH by attending events and workshops and reaching out to CDH staff and fellow students as they explore their DH topic. Fellows attend monthly cohort meetings that provide the opportunity to workshop ideas with peers.

For more info and to apply, see here.

Reading Group

Inclusive Description Working Group and Her Book Project

Chloe Pfendler
Emma Sarconi
March 18 12:00–1:20 PM

This session highlights two initiatives in Special Collections of relevance to the Collections as Data discussion series.

The Inclusive Description working group was created to bring together archivists working with Princeton’s collections to address problematic description within our holdings. The presentation will give an overview of the goals, initiatives, and strategies the group is employing to tackle this problem.

The Her Book Project at Princeton University aims to inventory, catalog and study patterns of women’s book ownership found within the 4,000 English-language books 14th- to 20th-century books that comprise the Robert H. Taylor Collection of Literature. The data generated will answer questions regarding trends, frequency, and demographics including, “what are the social, racial and economic profiles of the women represented by this sample size?,” “how many among these parameters can be identified via the record to begin with?,” and “which of them have been cataloged?”. By approaching these questions among others, the Her Book Project aims to understand historic female book ownership on a larger, more comprehensive scale than before.

Past Events

Guest Lecture

The Auctioneer’s Genre: Digital Approaches to Category Construction and the Rhetoric of the 18th Century Art Market

Matthew Lincoln
October 17 4:30–5:30 PM

What makes a painting “British”? What makes an artist an “Old Master”? We know that these are highly constructed categories, their definitions less a function historical fact than of rhetoric and the position of the one doing the describing. As part of a larger project in the history of the art market, we combine close and distant reading techniques to examine a large corpus of auction catalogs. What simulation and statistical modeling gets right when trying to chart these categories, as well as what it gets wrong, give crucial insights into the historicity of these modern categories, and demonstrates how the history of the art market can be about much more than price alone.

Workshop

Critical Art Historical Data Visualization

Matthew Lincoln
October 18 10:00–12:00 PM

This workshop will introduce the use of mapping, network analysis, and other data visualization methods in art historical research. Using provenance data from the Getty Research Institute, attendees will learn how to use the freely-available Palladio platform, and will also learn how to critically assess the decisions behind a dataset generated from archival source.

Reading Group

Building Communities of Data-Curious Humanists: The Test Case of Slavic DH at Princeton (and Beyond)

Natalia Ermolaev
Thomas F. Keenan
October 30 12:00–1:20 PM

How can PUL’s collections and staff expertise be leveraged to advance digital scholarship in the humanities? This session will discuss how Princeton’s Slavic Collections and the Slavic Digital Humanities Working Group have helped make Princeton one of the leaders in DH for Slavic Studies and a crucial node in a developing international network of DH scholarship focused on Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union. Topics covered will include: grants & funding, working with students, international partnerships, professional/scholarly organizations, conferences & events. This session will provide ideas for engaging audiences through digital collections and building new partnerships with faculty and students. 

Please RSVP.

Deadline

Seed Grant Deadline

November 1 12:00–12:00 AM

Faculty, staff and post-doctoral fellows are invited to apply for CDH Seed Grants to support individual or collaborative research projects.

Deadline: November 1, 2019 

Awards of up to $1,000 are intended to support exploratory thinking and early-stage development for projects that may eventually become CDH collaborations. 

Please see https://cdh.princeton.edu/grants/seed-grants/ for details and application requirements.

Reading Group

Managing Research Data in the Humanities

Grant R. Wythoff
Wind Cowles
November 20 12:00–1:20 PM

Data in the humanities can take many forms -  Grant and Wind will explore the joys and challenges of working with humanities research data, leading a discussion of how to approach data management in the humanities, using specific examples of humanities datasets.

Guest Lecture

The Greek Revolution of 1821 online: A Digital Archive and a Research Project

Ada Dialla
December 5 12:00–1:15 PM

Presented by Ada Dialla, Associate Professor of European History at the Department of Theory and History of Art, School of Fine Arts (Athens) and Visiting Fellow in the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies at Princeton, Fall 2019.

Professor Dialla's presentation aims to discuss the collaborative and the interdisciplinary research project “The Greek Revolution of 1821: Digital Archive” (organized and implemented by the Research Center for the Humanities based in Athens). The project seeks a) to build a digital archive b) to provide a platform for researches and the broader public with a variety of material (archives, collections, works of art, everyday objects, folk songs, and other historical artifacts) c) to raise new research questions with an emphasis on the European, transnational and global
context of the Revolution. Professor Dialla will also present a) material concerning Greek-Russian trans-cultural relations and b) examples of using the archival content to produce digital historical narratives, scenarios, and exhibits.

This event will be co-sponsored by Hellenic Studies, the Slavic Digital Humanities Working Group, and the Center for Digital Humanities

 

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