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Discover DH: Introduction to Digital Humanities Theories and Methods

Florida State University Libraries presents an introductory workshop series in the Digital Humanities. These sessions are designed to teach students and faculty the basic theories and methods behind digital research in the humanities. The courses cover a broad range of topics, from larger issues in digital research in the academy to specific tools and research techniques.

In the spring semester, we will be covering topics in humanities data. If you are looking to do more research with data, or are just curious about what humanities data is, sign up for one of our workshops. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Stanley at

Workshop Descriptions

**All Strozier Sessions are in the Scholars Commons Classroom on Strozier Library's lower level**

Introduction to Humanities Data

This discussion will ask: Why use data in humanities research? What is humanities data, anyway? And how can you incorporate it into your research practice. No experience necessary, and you do not need to have a humanities data project in mind to participate.

Humanities Data Curation

This workshop will discuss how to manage and preserve data for humanities research projects. We will talk about common file formats in humanities data, how to comply with funder requirements for data management, and how to make your humanities data accessible to others.

Humanities Data Sources

This workshop will help attendees find the data they need for large or small digital humanities projects by identifying common sources of humanities data and tools for gathering data.

No prior experience with research using humanities data necessary for participation.

Creating Visualizations with Tableau

Tableau allows users to analyze data and create a variety of visualizations. This workshop will provide a hands-on introduction to creating interactive visualizations with Tableau Public.

Introduction to Metadata

Metadata are stardized hooks embedded into systems and documents to enable access and retrieval for both humans and machines. It can serve a myriad of uses across many domains. We will look at some examples and applications of metadata.

TEI for Research

In this workshop, you will learn how to navigate the TEI guidelines. This resource will help you consistently mark-up and describe texts for systematic analysis of features across a textbase. This workshop can be treated as a standalone session, but it is a required prerequisite for the "Customizing the TEI" session.

Customizing the TEI

In this workshop, you will learn how to customize a TEI schema using TEI roma. You will learn how to add elements, delete elements and attributes, customize attribute values, and change where elements can go within a document.

The "TEI for Research" workshop is a prerequisite for attending this session. If you would like to attend, but are unable to make "TEI for Research," please contact the event organizer.

Linked Data for Humanists

Are you excited about the possibilities of linked data and the semantic web, even if you aren't exactly sure what those words actually mean? Join us for a lecture on what linked data is, why it's important and how you can make use of it in your research, followed by a hands-on workshop where we will ask linked data fun questions like "what are the stylistic origins of Bro-country?".

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