Year of Data
The Center for Digital Humanities is excited to launch Year of Data, a campus-wide initiative that will take place during the 2018-2019 academic year.
During Year of Data, the CDH will host a series of events, speakers, workshops, and discussions to encourage critical and immersive thinking about how data shapes our research, teaching, and daily lives. How do we conceive of the human record as data? What analytical, methodological, and technological practices do we bring to bear on questions of data in the humanities? How can humanistic approaches transform data science?
Events for the Year of Data will include:
- A pedagogy workshop on teaching Data for Black Lives organized by Prof. Ruha Benjamin (African-American Studies)
- “Unsolved Data Problems in the Humanities:” a panel of humanities faculty presenting data challenges from their research to COS and Engineering audiences
- “Playing with Data:” a series of workshops with the Council on Science and Technology Studio Lab exploring ways to touch, listen, experiment, and create with data
- “Who Counts: A Symposium on Intersectional Data,” will bring in scholars to analyzing how data practices replicate existing inequalities and institutionalize bias.
- A faculty discussion group on “Storytelling with Data,” co-hosted by the Council for the Humanities
- “Data Conversations” informal exchanges about using humanities material as data, hosted by Humanities/History departments
- A twice-monthly reading group on “Collections as Data”
- A hackathon using PUL data, a closed event for PUL and invited guests from Princeton’s research programmers community
- “Building Bridges With Data,” an one-day conference exploring how Latin American archives and archival data create powerful cross-continental conversations.
- Workshops on the theory and practice of humanities data curation
- Panel discussions co-hosted by the McGraw Center about teaching with humanities data