3/26 Jennifer Stertzer Talk on the George Washington Financial Papers

George Washington's signature

On March 26, Jennifer Stertzer, Senior Editor of the Papers of George Washington and Lecturer at the University of Virginia, will be giving a talk on "The Washington Papers: Revealing George Washington and His World Through Traditional Scholarship and Modern Technology" from 12-1 PM in the D-Lab Convening Room (356B Barrows).

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Geospatial Analysis Series at the D-Lab, February 24 - March 16

Geospatial analysis, traditionally utilized in fields such as city planning, geography, and the environmental sciences, has been widely adopted as a digital humanities method.  Over the next few weeks, there will be numerous opportunities to receive discipline-specific perspectives on geospatial analysis and undertake some foundational training in these methods.

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Berkeley Scholarship Nominated for DH Awards

Two works of scholarship from members of the UC Berkeley digital humanities community have been nominated for Digital Humanities Awards. Richard Pryor’s Peoria, a digital resource that accompanies English Professor Scott Saul’s recent book, Becoming Richard Pryor, was nominated in the category of “Best Use of DH for Public Engagement”.

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D-Lab Expands Drupal Offerings with a New Working Group and Upcoming Workshop Series

Drupal, an open-source platform for building websites is a useful tool for many projects looking to build highly customized sites without writing custom code.  In the academic context, Drupal is often used for building interactive sites for displaying research data.  These sites can be used for public facing sites, such as the Dickinson College Commentaries.

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DH + Data Visualization: Bay Area DH Meets with the D3.js User Group

The Bay Area Digital Humanities Meetup co-hosted an event on data visualization with the Bay Area D3 User Group in January.  D3.js is a robust Javascript library for building interactive data visualizations on the web. Utilized by a variety of users in academy, industry, design and journalism, the D3 community is a rich source for interdisciplinary interaction.

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A Constellation of Conversations: Wednesday Noontime PopUp Exhibitions at the Magnes Collection

John Fox at the Magnes Collection

As the post-doctoral scholar working at the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way) I have the enormous privilege of working with many members of the extended Bay Area academic community in organizing a series of informative Wednesday noontime lectures. These “PopUp Exhibitions” are one of the newest additions to the Magnes’s comprehensive list of programs for the Berkeley academic community and the public at large.

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