Technical Training

LAMI Summer Fellows 2017

For the third year in a row, the Scholars’ Lab and the University of Virginia Library are helping host summer fellows from the Leadership Alliance Mellon Initiative (LAMI) at UVA. The students will pursue original research this summer at UVA in consultation with a faculty mentor. For our part, the Scholars’ Lab and the Library have…. Continue reading “LAMI Summer Fellows 2017”.

What Should You Do in a Week?

[Cross-posted to my personal blog.] For the past several years, I’ve taught a Humanities Programming course at HILT. The course was piloted by Wayne Graham and Jeremy Boggs, but, these days, I co-teach the course with Ethan Reed, one of our DH fellows in the Scholars’ Lab. The course is a soup-to-nuts introduction to the…. Continue reading “What Should You Do in a Week?”.

Raspberry Pi on UVa WiFi Network

The easiest way to get your Raspberry Pi connected to the Internet at the University of Virginia is to use an Ethernet cable. If you want to use wireless, pretty much the only option is to use the hidden “wahoo” network. This is a quick tutorial for getting your Raspberry Pi to connect to the…. Continue reading “Raspberry Pi on UVa WiFi Network”.

If You Want to Master Something, Teach it: Digital Humanities and the ‘Aha!’ Moment

[Cross-posted to the Washington and Lee Digital Humanities Blog] I was recently invited to give a guest lecture in Caleb Dance’s Classics Course (“Blasts from the Classical Past: In Consideration of the Ancient Canon”) at Washington and Lee University as part of their Mellon Foundation Grant for Digital Humanities, which provides support for research, workshops,…. Continue reading “If You Want to Master Something, Teach it: Digital Humanities and the ‘Aha!’ Moment”.

In, Out, Across, With: Collaborative Education and Digital Humanities (Job Talk for Head of Graduate Programs)

[Crossposted on my personal blog and the WLUDH blog.] I’ve accepted a new position as the Head of Graduate Programs in the Scholars’ Lab, and I’ll be transitioning into that role over the next few weeks! As a part of the interview process, we had to give a job talk. While putting together this presentation,…. Continue reading “In, Out, Across, With: Collaborative Education and Digital Humanities (Job Talk for Head of Graduate Programs)”.

Call for Applicants for Tuition Fellowships for the Digital Humanities Summer Institute

Want to learn more about the skills, methods, and inquiry entailed in digital humanities?  The Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) at the University of Victoria has a tradition of transformative training. The University of Virginia, as a sponsoring institution, provides five tuition-free fellowships for the summer of 2017. This deal ends April 1. Apply ASAP. …. Continue reading “Call for Applicants for Tuition Fellowships for the Digital Humanities Summer Institute”.

Programmatically Building High-level Charts with Bokeh

A couple of months ago, while preparing for the Digital Humanities 2016 conference, I was trying to build a series of charts to visualize data results from some topic modeling I had done. Specifically, I had a data file in which each row was a document and the columns were topic proportions. Reading across any…. Continue reading “Programmatically Building High-level Charts with Bokeh”.

Lower the Stakes

I recently received the greatest compliment on my technical training ability that I’ve ever gotten. When the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM) conference was held here at UVA this past May, I led a Neatline workshop for 45 attendees of the conference. For 90 minutes, we worked through the Lab’s…. Continue reading “Lower the Stakes”.

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