Congress 2021

DHSI@Congress: Digital Humanities workshops announced for Congress 2021

Are you curious about how Digital Humanities tools and techniques can support your research and teaching? Join the Canadian Society for Digital Humanities (CSDH/SCHN) for their fifth DHSI@Congress workshop series on June 4th, 2021. The series is open to Congress registrants. The registration fee is $25 for those with full-time employment; $5 for students, the under-waged, or those in precarious employment.

You may register for these workshops through ACCUTE’s Congress 2021 registration portal.

June 4, 2021
9:00-10:30 MDT

— Introduction to Linked Open Data, Susan Brown and Kim Martin (University of Guelph)
— Introduction to the Compute Canada Federation (Lydia Vermeyden, ACENET and Compute Canada)

11:00-12:30 MDT
— Voyant Spyral For Text Analysis, Geoffrey Rockwell (University of Alberta)
— Introduction to Open Social Scholarship (Alyssa Arbuckleand Randa El Khatib, University of Victoria)

Workshop Descriptions

Introduction to Linked Open Data
Susan Brown and Kim Martin (University of Guelph)

Are you curious about linked open data (LOD?). This workshop serves as an introduction to the semantic web for humanities researchers interested in exploring and disseminating existing research materials as LOD. We will begin with an overview of what it means to translate existing humanities data into LOD, including the use of external ontologies and vocabularies. We will provide an introduction to conversion tools that allow database, XML, and unstructured data to be transformed into linked data for use on the semantic web.

Introduction to the Compute Canada Federation
Lydia Vermeyden (ACENET and Compute Canada)

Are you thinking about embarking on a digital project? The Compute Canada Federation is here to help. Come learn about the national digital infrastructure that is free to access for Canadian academic researchers! This workshop will begin with a short overview of Compute Canada’s digital resources and user supports, including the expanding Humanities and Social Science specific supports. It will continue with a discussion with participants about current applications and usage cases for their research areas and explore potential projects. This part of the session will include consultation with Compute Canada’s experts and live demos of applicable technologies.

Voyant Spyral For Text Analysis
Geoffrey Rockwell (University of Alberta)

This workshop will introduce participants to computer assisted text analysis using Voyant. Voyant Tools is a web-based text reading and analysis environment. It’s designed to make it easy for you to work with your own text or collection of texts in a variety of formats. Given these benefits, this workshop will be of potential interest to a wide audience of people interested in using or teaching with Voyant Tools. This workshop will also serve to introduce Voyant Spyral Notebooks and highlight some new benefits, functionality, and learning and teaching materials. For more information, click here.

Introduction to Open Social Scholarship
Alyssa Arbuckle and Randa El Khatib (University of Victoria)

Open social scholarship involves creating and disseminating research and research technologies to a broad audience of specialists and active non-specialists in accessible ways. In this offering we will consider the role of open knowledge dissemination in the digital humanities, academia, and at large. We will focus on the history, evolution, forms, and impact of open social scholarship within the domain of scholarly communication. This workshop will be content- and discussion-driven; no previous experience with / knowledge of open scholarship is required.

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