Photo highlights from the 2018-19 Year of Data.
[Banner image created by Gissoo Doroudian]
Enjoy our photo "journal" as we take a look back through 2018-19, the
, when we made new connections, built strong partnerships, and raised awareness of critical issues and best practices in working with data. Year of Data
Meredith Martin kicks off the Year of Data (or YODA as it became known) at our annual Open House on September 24. (Photo: Shelley Szwast)
Anne Cheng, Professor of English and Director of American Studies, together with Rebecca Munson, Project and Education Coordinator at CDH, joined Paul B. Muldoon, Howard G.B. Clark '21 University Professor in the Humanities, Professor of Creative Writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts, and Director of Princeton Atelier, as panelists for ‘ Lab’-Learning in the Humanities and Social Sciences, a panel discussion held on October 2 and co-organized by the CDH and the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning. (Photo: Jean Bauer)
Ruha Benjamin (CDH Faculty Fellow, and professor of African American Studies) welcomed guest speakers Lauren Klein, Director of the Digital Humanities Lab at Georgia Tech, and Mimi Onuoha, an artist, researcher and 2011 Princeton alumna, who spoke about intersectional data, bias and power at the CDH on Oct 22. (Photo: Shelley Szwast)
The English Department hosted “Data Conversations,” an informal exchange among faculty and graduate students, on November 12.
Meredith Martin, Mary Naydan, Elspeth Green, and Joshua Kotin (l to r) discussed topics like: defining “data” in your field; what not to do with your data; and what to know before you visit an archive. (Photo: Jean Bauer)
On December 6, Safiya Umoja Noble (USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism), best-selling author of "Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism", spoke to a standing room-only crowd as the keynote speaker for Year of Data (Photo: Shelley Szwast)
Jim Casey, CDH Postdoc (standing), was one of many attendees at the Just Data Lab: Reimagining and Retooling Data for Justice, an all-day workshop, December 7, on housing, policing, and education that drew on data from the , Eviction Lab , and the Mapping Police Violence Baltimore Equity Toolkit and Powermapping. (Photo: Shelley Szwast)
Public Humanities was the topic of the “Building an Audience for Data,” CDH postdoc Jim Caseys' workshop on March 6, where attendees discussed how to use data to expand the range of possible audiences (and partners) for current research in the humanities. (Photo: Gissoo Doroudian)
On March 13, three members of Princeton’s humanities faculty -
Marina Rustow (Near Eastern Studies and History), Meredith Martin (English) and Dan Trueman (Music) - presented their landmark digital humanities projects in an panel discussion called “Unsolved Data Problems,” moderated by Jennifer Rexford, chair of Computer Science. (Photo: Sameer Khan)
Students “tasted” the data in a new Freshman Seminar at Princeton (
FRS 154) called “Weird Data,” a CDH course sponsored by the Center for Statistics and Machine Learning. (Photo: Gissoo Doroudian)
The Center for Digital Humanities hosted the final event in its Year of Data initiative on April 12: “
Building Bridges with Data.” CDH Postdoc Nora Benedict (standing far right) led this day-long symposium and brought together scholars to think about how we can use archives and data to bridge cultures and institutions around the globe. (Photo: Shelley Szwast)
Several of our Year of Data (YODA) events were co-organized with campus partners, who include the
Princeton University Library, the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning, the Graduate School, the Departments of Computer Science, History, English, and Comparative Literature, Research Computing, the Center for Statistics and Machine Learning, the Council on Science and Technology, Career Services, and the Office of the General Counsel.
Many thanks to all our sponsors for the CDH Year of Data (YODA):