Events

Jan
27
Fri
The Programming Historian @ 1014 Tisch Hall
Jan 27 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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Friday, January 27, 12-4 pm, 1014 Tisch

This workshop will provide an introduction to The Programming Historian, highlighting some of the tutorials and skills available there.  It will focus specifically on providing instruction on using our platform of choice (GitHub and Markdown) to create easily maintainable websites for personal or project use.

This workshop is for all faculty and graduate students, particularly those with little or no experience with the Programming Historian or digital history in general.

Fred Gibbs, Assistant Professor Digital History @UNM

12:00-1:15      Lunch and presentation by Fred Gibbs

1:15-1:30        Break

1:30-3:15        Hands-on workshop using GitHub and Markdown

3:15-4:00        Concluding discussion: What have we learned and what is it good for?

 

Feb
8
Wed
Crafting an Effective Resume for Jobs in Publishing @ 3154 Angell Hall
Feb 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Emily Thomas, a former Romance Languages and Literatures PhD student who now works for JSTOR, will be joining us to talk about her career path and also how to write effective resumes. Feel free to bring a draft of a current resume or CV to make this a more hands-on workshop.

To RSVP, please email Amanda Greene akgreene@umich.edu

Feb
9
Thu
Digital Scholarship 101: An Overview of Digital Scholarship Tools and Methodology @ Gallery Lab 100, Hatcher Graduate Library
Feb 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Are you curious about digital scholarship or digital humanities, but aren’t sure where to start? Don’t know where to find data or how to organize it? Digital scholarship can be defined very broadly as scholarship presented in digital form(s), enabled by digital methods and tools, and/or about digital technology and culture. In this workshop, we’ll provide an overview of digital humanities/digital scholarship as a field and a community, give examples of scholarly projects, and discuss different digital tools and methods such as text and data mining, topic modeling, data visualization, network analysis, and digital publishing. We’ll evaluate these methods with an eye toward context and consider when and why they might or might not be used.

Please register for this event HERE.

Feb
16
Thu
Clarity and Control: Project Management For Digital Scholarship @ Gallery Lab, 100 Hatcher Graduate Library
Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Are you starting your dissertation or a new digital scholarship project? Are you working on an existing project or publication that could use some help? This workshop will introduce basic project management concepts and strategies for project success. Our discussion will focus on project planning, creating timelines, strategies for communicating with project partners, and helpful project management tools. Workshop attendees will receive project planning templates and other resources.

PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP AT: https://ttc.iss.lsa.umich.edu/ttc/sessions/clarity-and-control-project-management-for-digital-scholarship/register/

Mar
7
Tue
Developing a Social Media Strategy for Your Professional Career @ East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building
Mar 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Are you planning on going into the job market soon? Did you know that 92% of companies (including colleges and universities) use or plan to use social media to recruit? Many graduate students have a love/hate relationship with social media. They know they “have to do it,” that it’s the “right thing to do,” but is it necessary in higher education? What if you are planning to go the faculty tenure route – is it really necessary? At this workshop, you will learn how to think more strategically about your social media strategy and presence. More specifically, you’ll decide what type of “professional persona” you are trying to portray and then you’ll learn some tactics and techniques for building your social media network. This workshop will focus on the following social media tools: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Academica.edu.

Presented by John Vasquez, U-M Alum and Ph.D. Career Services Fellow at Michigan State University

Pre-registration is required at https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/Events/wssel.php.

Mar
17
Fri
Crossing Oceans: Visualizing Trans-Pacific Chinese Migration (includes workshop on using smartphones to do history) @ 1014 Tisch Hall
Mar 17 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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“Crossing Oceans: Visualizing Trans-Pacific Chinese Migration”
Henry Yu, Associate Professor of History @UBC

Friday, March 17, 12-4 pm, 1014 Tisch

This workshop will be comprised of two parts.  In the first, Professor Yu will present his innovative work on analyzing and mapping trans-Pacific Chinese migration to Canada (http://web.stanford.edu/group/spatialhistory/cgi-bin/site/project.php?id=1049).  After the break he will lead a workshop on using a smartphone to do history.

This workshop is for all faculty and graduate students, particularly those with little or no experience with using digital technology for oral history or digital history in general.

12:00-1:15      Lunch and presentation by Henry Yu
1:15-1:30        Break
1:30-3:15        Hands-on workshop: “Smartphone History: Using Smartphones to Do History”

3:15-4:00        Concluding discussion: What have we learned and what is it good for?

(If possible, please bring a computer to the workshop)

Apr
7
Fri
Multimodal Publishing & Scholarship @ 1014 Tisch Hall
Apr 7 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Multimodal Publishing & Scholarship

Roopika Risam, Assistant Professor Postcolonial Digital Humanities @Salem State

Friday, April 7, 12-4 pm, 1014 Tisch

12:00-1:15      Lunch and presentation by Roopika Risam

1:15-1:30        Break

1:30-3:15        Hands-on workshop using SCALAR

3:15-4:00        Concluding discussion: What have we learned and what is it good for?

(If possible, please bring a computer to the workshop)

 

Apr
19
Wed
Copyright and Digital Scholarship @ Gallery Lab, 100 Hatcher Graduate Library
Apr 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

This one-hour workshop from Ana Enriquez of the the U-M Library Copyright Office will address common questions about copyright and digital scholarship. Participants will have the opportunity to apply copyright to hypothetical situations involving digital scholarship. After the workshop, Ana and Alix Keener, Digital Scholarship Librarian, will be on hand for 30 minutes to answer individual questions. All are welcome.

Apr
13
Fri
PhD Connections: A Career Conference
Apr 13 @ 8:30 pm – 6:00 pm

April 13, 2018

Register Here for the University of Michigan’s First PhD Connections Conference

PhD Connections is a new, one-day career conference designed to support doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows in their exploration of career paths beyond academe. Co-sponsored by the University Career Center and Rackham Graduate School, PhD students and postdoctoral scholars will learn about non-faculty career opportunities through selecting from a series of eight panels with over 30 PhD’s working in diverse fields, and workshops focused on career exploration and job search preparation. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from the keynote presenter, Fatimah Williams Castro (Founder and CEO of Beyond the Tenure Track), who will kick-off the day’s events.