Spring 2019 Events


Latin American Ephemera Hackathon

January 16 9:00–5:00 PM
What insights, avenues for research, or new tools might we discover by experimenting with computational methods on material from library collections? In partnership with Princeton University Library, the CDH invites research software engineers and programmers for a one-day hackathon on the Latin America Ephemera collection, which includes around 12.2k published items. The library will provide dirty OCR text for the content, in addition to IIIF metadata and images that are already available. Exploration possibilities include named entity recognition, classification, automated image processing, machine learning, topic modeling, and data visualization/sonification/physicalization. High-performance computing resources will be available for use by participants, with assistance from Research Computing. Light breakfast, lunch, and afternoon refreshments will be provided.

Legal Aspects of Data

Wesley Markham
February 6 12:00–1:20 PM
Information may want to be free but institutional researchers, including those at universities, operate under certain constraints having to do with privacy, copyright, and intellectual property. Who owns data generated under sponsored research? Under what conditions can it be shared? What are best practices for managing sensitive data, particularly that involving living people? How does Princeton manage data security? When should data not be open and how does this apply to decisions about licensing and publishing datasets? How does one obtain and work with existing datasets that are themselves under strictures including, but not limited to, copyright? Representatives from Princeton’s Office of the General Counsel will join us to consider questions related to these concerns and offer practical advice for managing legal aspects of data.
Reading Group

Reading Group: Meeting 6

February 13 12:00–1:20 PM
For our first meeting of the Spring semester, the Collections as Data Reading Group turn to the topic of services and systems at PUL, and how they support - or could better support - work with data-driven collections.  
Information Session

Information Session - CDH Grants Spring 2019

February 13 4:00–5:00 PM
The CDH invites you to attend an information session on funding opportunities this spring, including Dataset Curation Grants, Research Partnerships and more! CDH staff members will be available to discuss proposal drafts and review datasets. The session will be held on Wednesday, February 13, 4-5pm at the CDH (B Floor of Firestone Library).

[POSTPONED] Teaching With Data: Digital Humanities in the Classroom

Nora Benedict
Brian Kernighan
Miranda Marraccini
Brandon Stewart
February 18 12:00–1:20 PM
This event has been POSTPONED until Fall This event is co-organized by the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning

Playing with Data I

Aatish Bhatia
Sharon De La Cruz
February 21 12:00–1:20 PM
Come experiment and interact with data in new ways. This two-part workshop series, in partnership with the Council on Science and Technology and the CST Studio Lab, will provide an introduction to creative coding with p5.js, a Javascript library which is intended to “make coding accessible for artists, designers, educators, and beginners.” Participants will work with CDH project data and library collection data as they learn the basics of p5.js and work towards a creative data visualization. Join us as we explore ways to experiment and create with data!
Reading Group

Reading Group: Meeting 7

February 27 12:00–1:20 PM
What's next for the Finding Aids? Session moderators Kelly Bolding and Faith Charlton (Rare Books and Special Collections)

Playing with Data II

Aatish Bhatia
Sharon De La Cruz
February 28 12:00–1:20 PM
In this second of two workshops, participants will continue learning creative coding with p5.js and experimenting with data, working towards drawing custom shapes, animation, and sonifying data.

Public Digital Humanities: Building an Audience for Data

Jim Casey
March 6 12:00–1:20 PM
What is the public digital humanities and why is everyone talking about it? How does the use of data expand the range of possible audiences (and partners) for current research in the humanities?

Unsolved Data Problems

Brian Kernighan
Meredith Martin
Jennifer Rexford
Marina Rustow
Daniel Trueman
March 13 3:30–4:30 PM
Unsolved Data Problems will introduce faculty and students in the computer and data sciences to the untapped research possibilities inherent in humanities data. A panel of Princeton faculty - Meredith Martin (English), Marina Rustow (History and Near Eastern Studies) and Dan Trueman (Music) - will discuss some of Princeton’s landmark digital humanities projects, and the challenges they’ve faced when transforming historical, multilingual and experimental source material into data and code.
Reading Group

Reading Group: Meeting 8

April 3 11:00–12:20 PM
Wed April 3 - Services: Who makes Collections as Data work? 

Data Conversations: Department of History

Rhae Lynn Barnes
Sean Fraga
Jessica Mack
April 11 11:00–12:20 PM
Data Conversations are informal exchanges among faculty and graduate students with DH experience that address broad questions concerning research data in the humanities and social sciences. Participants will speak from experience and provide discipline-specific perspectives for DH newcomers.

Building Bridges with Data

April 12 7:30–4:30 PM
How do we ethically engage with physical (print) archives in the twenty first century? How do we access, create, and maintain archives for global change? In short, how do we build transcontinental bridges across cultures and institutions through a shared interest in archival data? “Building Bridges with Data” addresses these issues with a series of roundtable discussions around how archives — and archival data — allow for the creation of powerful cross-continental conversations. This symposium will invite conversations from renowned global scholars about sustainable methodologies and strategies for engaging with archives and material.