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Annotating Audio and Video with AudiAnnotate- Recording

Instructors- Tanya Clement, Kayleigh Voss

Do you have annotations for audio and video (events, oral histories, podcasts!) you want to share online for classes or scholarship or creative projects? AudiAnnotate [website:] is a free and lightweight tool and workflow to publish and share annotation projects, editions, and exhibits with audio and video files using IIIF and GitHub Pages.

This workshop will introduce the AudiAnnotate workflow, which connects existing best-of-breed, open source tools for AV management (Aviary), annotation (such as Audacity and OHMS), public code and document repositories (GitHub), and the AudiAnnotate web application for creating and sharing IIIF manifests and annotations.  Libraries, archives, and museums benefit from this workflow as it facilitates metadata generation, is built on W3C web standards in IIIF for sharing online scholarship, and generates static web pages that are lightweight and easy to preserve and harvest. Scholars and the public benefit as the workflow leverages IIIF and the web to allow users to re-present AV artifacts made available by institutional repositories. Examples in the workshop will include how to annotate and present AV materials made available online by the Harry Ransom Center. 

Introduction to Annotating Audio and Video with AudiAnnotate- Recording

Instructor: Trent Wintermeier
AudiAnnotate is a free and lightweight tool and workflow to publish and share annotation projects, editions, and exhibits with audio and video files. This workshop will introduce methods for annotating AV files using Audacity, IIIF, and GitHub. Examples in the workshop will include annotations on LLILAS Benson’s “Radio Venceremos Audio Collection,” the 2018 film The Kindergarten Teacher, and Muriel Rukeyser’s “The Speed of Darkness” from SpokenWeb’s “The Sir George Williams Poetry Series (1965-1975).”
Please visit project page for more information. 



Working with APIs: An Introduction to Application Programming Interfaces- Recording

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.



Data Cleaning, Processing, and Manipulation

Data Transformation with OpenRefine- Recording

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.


Data Mining with Pymarc- Recording

Instructor- Ali Gunnels

This workshop will provide an overview of how to utilize Pymarc, an open-source Python program, to data mine digital collections. Participants are not required to have a background in programming. During the workshop, participants will learn how to download metadata from digital collections hosted on the Internet Archive and how to use Pymarc to gather collection-wide bibliographic information from that data. At the end of the workshop, attendees will have an understanding of how to use Pymarc and why Pymarc is a beneficial tool for humanities research. 


Visualizing Scottish Witchcraft Data with Python- Recording

Instructors: Trent Wintermeier, Allison Pujol, Amarainie Marquez

This workshop uses Python to visually explore and present data collected from nearly 4,000 people accused of practicing witchcraft between 1563 and 1736 in Scotland. The session will involve graphing demonic pacts, interpreting data visualizations, and analyzing alternative digital tools.


Data Publishing

Publishing Humanities Data- Recording

Instructor: Dale Correa

This workshop will provide an overview of recommended practices for humanities data preparation, peer review, and publication through the lens of the Journal of Open Humanities Data (JOHD), an open data journal dedicated to humanities research. Participants will learn about humanities data creation and publication with reflection on the overall framework of “humanities data” from the point of view of equity, access, and inclusion. At the end of this workshop, attendees will have an understanding of how to prepare their data, locate appropriate repositories and journals, and participate in the peer review of humanities data with JOHD.



Digital Collections/Digital Exhibits

Creating Digital Collections with Open Source Software- Recording

Instructor: Allyssa Guzman

Digital collections platforms allow scholars to create new works in the form of online collections, archives, digital museum exhibits, multimedia-rich books and more. This workshop will provide a comparison of several popular open source options for creating digital collections and exhibits, including Omeka, Scalar, and Jekyll sites. We will discuss planning ahead for project sustainability, project hosting options, and costs. 


Reclaim Hosting Part One: Introduction to Reclaim Hosting/Domain of One’s Own- Recording

Instructor: Adam Rabinowitz

Adam Rabinowitz is a leader at UT in getting started with Reclaim Hosting/Domain of One’s Own. Domain of One’s Own is a space where UT staff, faculty, and students can sign up for their own subdomain and dashboard where they can install many different open source applications, including Wordpress, Omeka, and Scalar. Adam will provide a basic overview of the platform and cover some of the most important things you need to get started working with Reclaim Hosting/Domain of One’s Own.

This workshop was co-hosted by the Faculty Innovation Center.


Reclaim Hosting Part Two: Starting a Project in a Domain of One's Own: Setting up Omeka- Recording

Instructors: Adam Rabinowitz and Allyssa Guzman

This workshop will focus on the practical use of the Domain of One's Own platform to set up an online project, using Omeka as an example. The session will draw on the expertise of various Omeka users and will involve sample datasets drawn from online exhibits developed in undergraduate courses at UT.


Introduction to the Scalar Platform, a Digital Exhibition Tool- Recording

Instructor: Eden Ewing

Scalar is a free, open source platform that enables users to assemble media from various sources and juxtapose them with their own writings in a variety of ways. This introductory workshop will cover the basics on how to make a digital exhibition with the platform.


Digital Humanities Community at UT

Introduction to Digital Humanities at UT- Recording

There are many different initiatives and organizations working in the area of digital humanities at UT.  Whether you're new or you're interested in hearing updates on what has been happening across campus, this workshop is an opportunity to hear from a panel of guests will present about the diverse and varied ways to participate in the digital humanities at UT Austin. There will be time left at the end of the presentations for audience members to speak. DH at UT is a growing community, and if we missed inviting you to present, please come anyway and let us know what you're working on!



Presenting Geospatial Research- Recording

Instructor- Bryce McLin

Interested in exploring your research through a geospatial lens? Join us for an introductory workshop on how to use ArcGIS Online and Story Map to visualize and analyze your primary sources or data. The instructor will briefly introduce the spatial turn in the humanities, highlight projects that use geospatial analysis to explain key concepts, and go over the basics for creating a geospatial dataset. Participants will then map sample datasets. No previous experience needed and all disciplines are welcome.

This workshop was co-hosted by the LLILAS Benson Digital Scholarship Office.


QGIS: The Basics and Getting Started- Recording

Instructors: Taylor Ham and Cullan Bendig

In this workshop, we will guide participants through the introductory steps in getting started in QGIS and how to develop their own spatial imagery using the platform. We will also go over how to find .shp data for creating maps and what this means for spatial data more broadly, what important terms and definitions are, and have a discussion about how spatial imagery can help further academic research by telling a story. 


Mapping Historic Austin: How to Georeference and Geocode in QGIS- Recording

Instructor: John Erard

The use of geographic information system (GIS) software is emerging as a principal computational methodology in humanities research. Many GIS-driven digital humanities workflows involve the remaking of analog materials containing spatial information—such as maps, images, gazetteers, and directories—into a digital format amenable to computer modeling, processing, and display. This workshop will focus on two common methods used to create geospatial data from digitized materials: georeferencing and geocoding. The tutorial will be done in a popular, open-source GIS software called “QGIS” and will employ data from Texas Digital Humanities’ ongoing research project.

This workshop was co-hosted by Texas Student Digital Humanities.



Natural Language Processing

Natural Language Processing for Non-English Texts - Recording

Instructors: Ian Goodale and Madeline Goebel

This workshop will serve as a general introduction to using natural language processing (NLP) with non-English languages. Instructors will provide an overview of NLP technologies and methodologies, then show examples of how to use Python to perform NLP on texts. All levels of experience are welcome! No prior knowledge of NLP or coding is required to participate.


Transkribus For Beginners: Using AI To Transcribe Digitized Documents- Recording

Instructor- Eduardo H Gorobets Martins

In this workshop we will explore the first steps in order to use Transkribus - a software that uses AI to transcribe digitized documents.

This workshop was co-hosted by the LLILAS Benson Digital Scholarship Office.



Network Visualization

Visualizing Networks with Onodo- Recording

Instructors: Bryce McLin and Roberto Young

This workshop will introduce participants to social network visualization using Onodo, a free web-based platform. Instructors will demonstrate how to extract, structure, and visualize a social network from a published index of Mexico City's municipal acts dating 1601 to 1620.

This workshop was co-hosted by the LLILAS Benson Digital Scholarship Office.


Social Network Analysis in the Humanities- Recording

Instructor: Luis F. Avilés González

Have you ever read a novel that has A LOT of characters? Have you wondered how and in which way are they all connected? Then this workshop is for you! Come and learn the principles of Social Network Analysis (SNA) with written texts. We will be using the programming language Python and Google CoLab to run the program. In this workshop you will learn what SNA is, and engage with it in an array of texts. You will be able to assess characters, connectedness, group families, and ultimately determine if this tool is right for your research. 

Network Visualization Graphs- Recording

Instructor: Karina Sánchez

The workshop will demonstrate how to create a network visualization graph by using tools such as Onodo and Gephi. The session will cover data such as notes,edges, source and target. Participants will be able to network visualization graph by using a sample dataset.

This workshop was co-hosted by the LLILAS Benson Digital Scholarship Office.



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.

This workshop was co-hosted by the LLILAS Benson Digital Scholarship Office.

Transkribus For Beginners: Using AI To Transcribe Digitized Documents- Recording

September 23, 2022, 12-1

In this workshop we will explore the first steps in order to use Transkribus - a software that uses AI to transcribe digitized documents.

Instructor- Eduardo H Gorobets Martins

This workshop was co-hosted by the LLILAS Benson Digital Scholarship Office.

3/31- DH Workshop: Collaborating on manuscripts transcription on FromThePage- Recording


Instructor- Abisai Perez Zamarripa

This workshop introduces a collaborative platform that contains manuscript collections from university archives and allows people to transcribe and post documents for transcription. The session will focus particularly on the primary sources provided by LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections. The workshop is open to all people interested in archival research.

This workshop is co-hosted by the LLILAS Benson Digital Scholarship Office.




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.

Workshop recording available upon request. Please contact Allyssa Guzman.

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