Humanities Data Workshop Series - Workshop #6: Ethical Considerations in Working with Humanities Data


Apr 13 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Register on the Princeton University Library Website.

This workshop will serve as the capstone in the six-part workshop series on working with humanities data, featuring guest speaker Dr. Jennifer Garcon, Librarian for Modern and Contemporary Special Collections (Princeton University). Drawing on her expertise in media, migration, and politics in the Cold War Caribbean and her groundbreaking work on public and community data curation, Dr. Garcon will lead us in an engaging discussion on the ethical considerations in managing, sharing, and presenting humanities data. The conversation will touch on themes including positionality and power in community-based projects, the emotional labor of archiving, equity in project design, and resource sharing and collaboration.

This is the sixth and final session of the Humanities Data Workshop Series, and all are welcome to register, whether or not they attended the prior sessions.

Humanities Data Workshop Series Overview:

A joint initiative between the Center for Digital Humanities (CDH) and Princeton Research Data Service (PRDS), this workshop series will explore what “data” means in the context of humanities scholarship and provide an introduction to key techniques and analytical considerations for data-curious faculty, early-career researchers, graduate students, and Library staff. Over the course of six (6) workshops (three (3) workshops per semester), participants will learn about the animating methods and questions that go into finding, structuring, cleaning, and preserving data in humanities contexts. Sessions will use case studies from a range of disciplines, and will pay particular attention to the interpretative and ethical decisions involved in creating datasets from objects of humanities research. Stay posted for announcements on upcoming workshops in the series.

To request disability-related accommodations for this event, please contact at least 3 working days in advance.