Spring 2021 Events
(InfoSec 101) - In celebration of International Data Privacy Day (January 28), the Information Security Office will discuss several software applications developed with privacy in mind. Some applications explored include DuckDuckGo privacy services, Tor browser, Mailvelope encrypted email, and Signal messaging (encrypted instant messenger, voice, and video calling). Join us to learn about both the advantages and disadvantages of these services.
Research Inside-Out: Shifting the conversation to research-as-process
When we share our research, either in talks or papers, we typically focus on the “why” of the research: Why did we study this? Why should everyone care about the results? This usually comes at the expense of the “how,” which often gets tucked quietly into the inside of our presentations: How did we do our research? How did we overcome challenges in the process? How does how we handle and structure our data impact our work? Research Inside-Out is an event that aims to turn this conversation inside-out, with speakers from different disciplines presenting a research project that provides a window into the process, followed by a panel discussion with questions from the audience.
CDH Data Fellowships Deadline
The CDH Data Fellows program grew out of, and is replacing, our Dataset Curation Grants. CDH Data Fellows become familiar with the analytical and technological practices of working with humanities data. Fellows will learn to situate their work in scholarly discussions about the intersection of computational and humanistic research questions, particularly as they relate to the production, organization, and preservation of knowledge.
How We Work: The Postdoc Experience with Jim Casey and Zoe LeBlanc
The Center for Digital Humanities, in collaboration with GradFUTURES, is excited to launch How We Work, a new event series centered around the theme of academic work. What does it mean to work in “alternative” academia? What does it mean to pursue “traditional” academic jobs in today’s changing educational landscape? Breaking down the barrier between traditional and alternative, the series invites CDH staffers and postdocs to have open and honest conversations about their jobs, how they got there, and how they get them done.
Spring 2021 Grad Fellowship Deadline
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.
Faculty, staff and post-doctoral fellows are invited to apply for CDH Seed Grants to support individual or collaborative research projects.
ESL: A Digital Theater Experiment
ESL (English as a Second Language) is a new play for Zoom that tells the story of seven people from different cultural backgrounds taking an online language class together. When a homework assignment gets personal, the class erupts into a polyphonous debate on the limits of language and storytelling when it comes to conveying individual experiences of migration. Using the naturalistic setting of the online classroom, and drawing from its cast members' personal experiences, the play asks: How do we learn about things? How do we teach people history?