Collaboratory members invited to Demystifying Digital Scholarship

Has your collaborative scholarship necessitated digital tools? Are you looking for additional resources? Please join the Library and LSA Technology Services next Thursday, September 19th for its first ever Demystifying Digital Scholarship, co-sponsored by Rackham Graduate School. There are numerous ways to participate; consider attending for all or part of the day. Each workshop has its own registration, marked below.

Demystifying Digital Scholarship is a new series that introduces faculty and graduate students to digital scholarship methods and expertise in the Library and LSA. Invited speakers will provide opening keynotes and hands-on workshops. The series will also include graduate student presentations and rapid consultation sessions with library and staff experts.

10am-11am: Keynote Address by Heather Froehlich, PhD, “Text and/as Data” 

In this talk, Heather Froehlich will discuss the ways we can consider text to be a kind of data, full of its own internal constraints. She will discuss the limitations and affordances of various rules governing languages, the ability to convey specific kinds meaning, variation and change, and the role of interpretation at scale, pointing at a few of her own projects using examples from various points in the history of English print.

11am – 12pm: Graduate Student Lightning Talks

Have you worked on a digital project or used digital tools in your teaching or research? Does your dissertation include a digital component? Or are you curious about digital methods? Come share your challenges, triumphs, and research questions at Demystifying Digital Scholarship. We’re looking for graduate students to give brief, informal lightning talks that represent a spectrum of digital scholarship at U-M. To participate, please contact

1pm – 2:30pm: Hands-on Workshops

Corpus Linguistics w/ Antconc (Register)

Gentle Introduction to Text Analysis (Register)

An Introduction to the Text Encoding Initiative (Register)

Rapid Consultations with Library Experts (2:30-4pm)

Walk-in sessions to get low stress in-person help from a range of library experts.

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