30 May 2015
BAC: Room 101
This workshop serves as a stepping stone into the field of Digital Humanities. Participants will be introduced to the principles of Digital Humanities, and will explore the diverse approaches to research through various data visualization and mapping tools.
Digital Humanities (DH) has expanded over the past few years. It has shown a great potential for providing a common playground for humanists, educators and technologists. This workshop offers an introduction to the principle of DH and provides an insight on how scholars are currently using DH tools in their own research.
The workshop will be divided into 3 phases:
- Phase I: Introduction to Digital Humanities:
- What researchers need to know
- Different frameworks for Digital Humanities
- Digital Humanities in action: case studies
- Phase II: Hands-on: Visualizing Data and Data Mapping tools
- Participants will integrate several data sets into data visualization software and mapping platforms
- Participants will analyze the data based on the generated maps
- Phase III: Reflection
- What works for participants and what doesn’t
- Identify projects on campus that require DH tools
- Plan for a round table discussion about DH on campus
The participants are not required to have any prior knowledge in the field of Digital Humanities, but will get enough hands-on experience to help them assess whether it would be of benefit to investigate DH further.
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Rayane FayedDigital Learning ManagerAmerican University of Beirut
Hossein HamamInstructional DesignerAmerican University of Beirut
Anchalee Panigabutra-RobertsFormerly Head of Cataloging and MetadataAmerican University in Cairo