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Digital Humanities Workshops @PCL

Schedule and course content from Digital Humanities Workshops @PCL series

Fall 2020 Workshops

Fall 2020 Workshop Schedule

The Fall 2020 Digital Humanities Workshop Series will took place online via Zoom. Recordings are available on each workshop page.


Working with APIs: An Introduction to Application Programming Interfaces

September 18, 2020, 12:00-1:00pm

Instructor: Ian Goodale

Learn the basics of APIs: what they are, how you can use them, and why they're useful. We'll review some popular APIs and various tools and approaches to working with them, then dive into a hands-on session to apply our new knowledge. All experience levels are welcome, although this workshop is aimed primarily at beginners.


Introduction to Editing Wikipedia

October 2, 2020, 12:00-1:00pm

Instructor: Gina Bastone

Wikipedia is one of the most used websites, with billions of visitors each day. But on English Wikipedia, only a small minority of users edit the site regularly. Wikipedia was created to democratize knowledge and allow anyone to edit, but few people actually do it! This workshop aims to empower UT students, faculty and staff to contribute their knowledge and scholarship to Wikipedia articles. This workshop will cover the basics of how to create an account, the basic how-to’s of editing, and an overview of research and citation for article publication.

Recording available upon request


Data Transformation with OpenRefine

October 16, 2020, 12:00-1:00pm

Instructor: Adriana Cásarez

Description: Interested in using a dataset in your next big untitled research project? Would you currently describe your data as “chaotic”, “messy”, or “sheer mayhem”?  Cringe no longer and come learn about OpenRefine, a powerful (and free!) tool for data cleaning and transformation. Through hands-on activities, we will go through the basics of OpenRefine, such as identifying inconsistencies and patterns, tracking changes and transforming data en masse with both simple clicks and unique expressions.  Additionally, this workshop will teach the importance of data preparation, show you where to find datasets by discipline and provide a library of resources for your OpenRefine journey.

Workshop Slides (Google Slides)
Workshop Guide & Additional Resources/Tutorials (Google Doc)
Workshop Dataset Download (CSV, 2.1 MB)


Collaborative Digital Scholarship Using FromThePage

October 30, 2020, 12:00-1:00pm

Instructor: Bryce McLin

This workshop will provide an overview of FromThePage, a digital tool for collaborative scholarship based on textual sources. Participants will actively explore the platform using materials from the Benson Latin American Collection. By the end of the workshop, participants will have a better understanding of FromThePage’s features, including its transcription, translation, indexing, and annotations capabilities.

Workshop Slides



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