About

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.

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  1. Hi! I’m looking for more information about this. Where are the classes held? (looking to see if there are affordable hotels in walking distance). What materials would we need to bring? What software is provided?

    1. Dear Megan,

      Classes will be held at Saint Mary’s College and the University of Notre Dame. We have a block of rooms reserved at a hotel in walking distance of the classes; rooms are $109/night. We would ask that you bring a laptop, if at all possible. All the software we will be using is free, and we will help with installations on the Tuesday morning before the first class begins.

      If you would like more information, email Sarah Noonan at Saint Mary’s College or Dan Johnson at the University of Notre Dame.

      All best,
      Sarah

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