The University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College are collaborating to host a Digital Humanities Research Institute (DHRI) between May 14-17, 2019. Using a curriculum developed by the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City, we will provide 18-24 participants with the opportunity to gain foundational computing skills that will allow them to advance their own digital projects, assist others in the creation and maintenance of digital research, and/or instruct others in digital methodologies.
Participants will be trained in command line functionality, Python, data mining and topic modeling, HTML/CSS, and GIS mapping. We will discuss the ethics of gathering, using, and maintaining digital forms of data and consider how the products of algorithms and machine learning can reflect unconscious bias. In addition to teaching skills, we hope to foster a sense of community among the participants, as the regional proximity of the attendees could position them to collaborate on projects in the future and serve as valuable resources for each other when questions arise.