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2018-2019 Working Groups

Posted by on Sunday, August 26, 2018 in Past Working Groups.

The Center hosts a number of working groups for project development, scholarly discussion, and skills training. See below for meeting times and details about our groups.

Fort Negley Working Group: Digital Tools for Social Engagement

Feb. 4, 2019—Fort Negley Working Group Alternate Tuesdays, 11:00 am, Center for Digital Humanities (344 Buttrick) Expanding on the work of the 2017-18 group Digital Tools for Social Engagement, the Fort Negley Working Group provides technological support for the Fort Negley Descendants Project, including gathering and editing video interviews, managing digitized document archives, and creating interfaces for crowdsourcing…

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Linked Data Working Group

Jan. 30, 2019—Linked Data Working Group Mondays, 12:10- 1:00 pm, Eskind Library Training Room Anyone who is interested in Linked Data, graph databases, the Semantic Web, JSON-LD, or any other related topic is welcome to attend. We also would love to have remote participants from outside Vanderbilt. If you are interested in remoting in, or if you…

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XQuery Working Group

Jan. 30, 2019—XQuery Working Group Fridays, 2:10-3:00 pm, Center for Digital Humanities (344 Buttrick) XQuery is a programming language that works seamlessly with XML and other forms of data. XQuery is a great language to learn if you are working with semi-structured data of any sort—literary texts encoded in TEI, bibliographic data in JSON, or even tabular…

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Race, Gender, and Technology Working Group

Jan. 30, 2019—Race, Gender, and Technology Working Group Alternate Fridays, 1:00-2:00 pm, Center forDigital Humanities (344 Buttrick) The Race, Gender, and Technology Working Group will meet every other week at the Center for Digital Humanities on Fridays at 1 p.m., starting January 25, 2019. The purpose of the group is to engage members in key conversations regarding race,…

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Remote Sensing Working Group

Jan. 29, 2019—Remote Sensing Working Group Thursdays 12:10-1:00 pm, Eskind Library Training Room Do you have a project that could benefit from using satellite or aerial imagery? What about LiDAR, Radar, drone or hyperspectral imagery? Have you ever been curious about what Remote Sensing is or how you can apply it to your work? The group will…

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Data Visualization Workshop Series

Jan. 29, 2019—Data Visualization Workshop Series Wednesdays, 3:00 -4:30 pm, Wond’ry 302 The Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning (VIDL), the Data Science Institute (DSI) and the Vanderbilt Research IT Service present a series of Data Visualization Workshops for scholars at all levels. The workshops run in 60 minute sessions, with an additional optional 30 minutes for q&a, discussion,…

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GIS Working Group

Jan. 29, 2019—GIS Working Group Wednesdays, 12:10-1:00 pm, Eskind Library Training Room   If you have an interest in learning GIS for digital mapping projects, come to the GIS working group and learn from the ground up in smart, supportive company. Using traditional ArcGIS and open source software like QGIS and R, this working group will explore…

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Python Working Group

Jan. 29, 2019—Have you been thinking that you should start learning Python? Do you have a project where a Python script would help you get the job done? Each week during the first hour, this working group will help beginners get started with Python. The second hour is a drop-in session where participants can figure out how…

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Social Media Working Group

Jan. 29, 2019—Social Media Working Group This working group is an open space for students and faculty of all interest and expertise levels to explore current scholarship on social media. We will discuss issues such as best practices and ethics for social media scholarship, as well as methodologies and challenges for researching different platforms such as Instagram,…

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