A Look Back at CDH’s “Year of Data” In Photos

Composite image of people at workshops, lectures, and other events sponsored by the CDH.

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 Year of Data, when we made new connections, built strong partnerships, and raised awareness of critical issues and best practices in working with data.

A woman in a black dress speaks in front of a whiteboard, holding a folder.

CDH Director 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)

Two women are seated at a desk with placards, smiling and laughing.

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)

A woman stands and reads from a book to a classroom of seated onlookers.

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)

A student seated behind a laptop speaks to a small group.

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)

A woman stands beside a lectern in a large lecture hall packed with listeners, including many seated on the floor.

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)

A man gestures towards a large TV with visualizations in front of a seated group of students with laptops.

Jim Casey, CDH Postdoc (standing), was one ofmany 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, Mapping Police Violence, and the Baltimore Equity Toolkit and Powermapping. (Photo: Shelley Szwast)

A man seated at a computer projects a barcode-like data visualization onto a whiteboard in front of workshop attendees.

The Council on Science and Technology (CST) collaborated with the CDH on two workshops called“Playing with Data” February 21 and 28. Aatish Bhatia (Associate Director, CST Engineering Education) and Sharon De La Cruz (Assistant Director, CST StudioLab Initiatives) led participants though "creative coding” exercises using the p5.js web editor, a JavaScript-based program with a “sketchbook” framework aimed at artists, designers and beginners.(Photo: Shelley Szwast)

A group of people are seated at tables in front of a large TV with a presentation displayed.

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)

A woman in a purple shirt stands in front of a projector screen in a large lecture hall filled with attendees.

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 arrange jelly beans onto paper plates on a table filled with candy and condiments.

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)

A woman stands to read from a paper next to four speakers seated at a long table.

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)

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