Twitterature: Mining Twitter Data

Hello again, everybody! I’m back this semester as a DH Prototyping Fellow, and together, Alyssa Collins and I are working on a project titled “Twitterature: Methods and Metadata.” Specifically, we’re hoping to develop a simple way of using Twitter data for literary research. The project is still in its early stages, but we’ve been collecting…. Continue reading “Twitterature: Mining Twitter Data”.

Call for Digital Humanities Fellows Applications – 2019-2020

We are now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 DH Fellows Cohort! Applications are due Friday, November 30th. The Digital Humanities Fellowship supports advanced doctoral students doing innovative work in the digital humanities at the University of Virginia. The Scholars’ Lab offers Grad Fellows advice and assistance with the creation and analysis of digital content, as well as…. Continue reading “Call for Digital Humanities Fellows Applications – 2019-2020”.

A Toolkit […?] the Public Domain

January 1, 2019 is Public Domain Day. This means that all copyrighted works published in the year 1923 will suddenly become available for anyone to publish, distribute, or reuse in their own derivative creations. To seize the moment, our Praxis cohort will spend the next nine months constructing a “public domain toolkit.” Since the project…. Continue reading “A Toolkit […?] the Public Domain”.

Text Mining and Digital Humanities

I’m proud to join Praxis 18-19 cohort and pleased to begin blogging here. Nowadays, tremendous amounts of textual data are available, the volume and variety of data have exceeded the capacity of manual analysis. Computationally-driven text analysis, as a helpful tool for examining elements such as word frequencies, co-occurrence, and ‘topics’ of large corpus data,…. Continue reading “Text Mining and Digital Humanities”.

I/O: Reading & writing as a digital humanist

In which we consider our different practices of reading and writing. Tell us a bit about yourselves. AS: My name is Ammon Shepherd. I’m a Digital Humanities Developer and I help out in the Makerspace. I work in fits and spurts on different projects, and my reading kind of reflects that. BW: I’m Brandon Walsh,…. Continue reading “I/O: Reading & writing as a digital humanist”.

Job opening: Come advocate for our users!

[As of 9/28/2018, we updated the length of the User Advocate position’s appointment to 18 months (with the possibility of 6 months’ renewal). This post has been edited significantly since its original posting to reflect this change. Contact with any questions.] We’re seeking an additional colleague for our R&D team: Development and Testing Outreach…. Continue reading “Job opening: Come advocate for our users!”.

Building Ourselves Up to Build Things

I’m a Praxis fellow this year and a PhD student in Spanish. (You might also remember me as the one who really loves public writing; you’re going to be reading a lot of blog posts from me this year.) And I’m a coder, apparently. Some background on that last bit. To start off our inaugural…. Continue reading “Building Ourselves Up to Build Things”.

Fall 2018 Maker & Code Workshop Series

Makerspace Workshop: Programming Electronics on the Raspberry Pi In this workshop we’ll learn the basics of using your Raspberry Pi to control electronic circuits. No experience with electronics or Raspberry Pi required for this workshop. Due to limitations of hardware, this workshop only has four open spots. Thursday, October 11, 1-2pm (Alderman 423)  – Reserve…. Continue reading “Fall 2018 Maker & Code Workshop Series”.

Fall 2018 Virtual Reality Workshop Series

  Oct. 2 VR Workshop: Creating Virtual Museums (6 seats available; register) This workshop will explore creating virtual museums using the free game engine Unity3D and found assets from the web. Participants will be guided through the initial stages of museum creation using stills, videos, audio and 3D models and will culminate with exporting projects…. Continue reading “Fall 2018 Virtual Reality Workshop Series”.

Fall 2018 UVa Library GIS Workshop Series

All sessions are one hour and assume participants have no previous experience using GIS.  Sessions will be hands-on with step-by-step tutorials and expert assistance.  All sessions will be taught on Wednesdays from 2PM to 3PM in the Alderman Electronic Classroom, ALD 421 (adjacent to the Scholars’ Lab) and are free and open to the UVa…. Continue reading “Fall 2018 UVa Library GIS Workshop Series”.