Digital Scholarship applies an evolving set of methodologies and modes of engagement to existing scholarly inquiry. It also invites opportunities for new collaborations across disciplines. The organizers of the Digital Scholarship Faculty Retreat seek to contribute to this dialogue by hosting an intensive workshop designed for faculty and graduate students to engage with concepts, methodologies, and tools while, at the same time, build community and identify support networks. After attending, attendees will be able to incorporate new digital concepts, methodologies, and tools directly into their own teaching and/or research.
Define digital scholarship and situate its role at Tulane University
Consider and explore a select set of tools and methodologies and their applicability in research and pedagogy
Establish a community of practice in digital scholarship
Produce a directory of campus resources (both human and technology)
Create a roadmap for digital scholarship at Tulane University
Open to all faculty, postdocs, and graduate students working in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Sciences at Tulane.
The program is free for all participants.
Attendees will be provided recommended readings ahead of the Retreat to prepare them for meaningful participation.
The Retreat will take place in Howard-Tilton Memorial Library room 308, a digitally-equipped smart classroom offering several large digital displays, projector, microphones, the ability to record, and 30 WIFI-enabled laptops with charging station.
The Digital Scholarship Retreat is an event hosted by H-TML with support from campus partners: Tulane IT, Newcomb College Institute, and CELT. Sessions will be facilitated by experienced librarians at Howard-Tilton Memorial Library along with invited campus partners.
Here is our working list of sessions in development for the Digital Scholarship Retreat.
Digital Scholarship Opportunities at Howard-Tilton Memorial Libraries
Discover new services at your library as we develop and expand digital scholarship services, spaces, and programming to collaborate, create, explore, and engage with the Tulane community. Facilitator: Sean Knowlton (he/him/his)
Digital Scholarship Opportunities at Newcomb College Institute
A brief introduction to resources available for faculty, staff, and students at NCI. Will cover Digital Research Internship program, HASTAC program, information technology internship program, and Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing grants. Facilitator: Jacquelyne Thoni Howard (Newcomb College Institute)
Digital Publishing at Tulane University
An overview of the services and digital platforms offered for publishing a variety type of materials: digital library collections, online exhibits, peer-reviewed academic journals; non-academic publishing. Facilitator: Jeff Rubin (Digital Initiatives and Publishing)
Manage Your Sources for Research and Teaching
In this session, participants will use one option for managing sources, Zotero, and consider implications for their research and teaching. Participants will learn how to download, install, and use Zotero and the Zotero Connector to import, organize, and manage sources. Participants will create a bibliography in a citation style of choice and will also use a plug-in for Word or Google Docs to dynamically generate a bibliography as part of the composition process. Facilitator: Sean Knowlton (he/him/his)
Using Visualization tools in the Classroom
Attendees in this session will learn the fundamentals of using Palladio (Humanities + Design, a Research Lab at Stanford University) and RawGraphs to visualize datasets. Attendees will state the benefits and limitations of creating data visualizations.Attendees will prepare a dataset for uploading into Palladio and then create their own visualizations using the tool. Datasets will be provided. Facilitator: Jacquelyne Thoni Howard (Newcomb College Institute)
Next Steps: Carrying New Skills Into The Classroom
This session will conclude the Retreat and act as a "next steps" idea generator to build concrete action plans around the information attendees have learned. This will tie in with the work of the Innovation Council and other initiatives around Academic Technology. Facilitators: Mike Griffith and Bobbie Garner-Coffie (Tulane Information Technology)
|8:30-9:00||Breakfast, Coffee, and Registration|
|9:45-9:55||Lightning Talk: Newcomb College Institute|
|10:00-11:30||Using Visualization Tools in the Classroom|
|11:40-12:10||Build a Digital Timeline|
|1:10-1:20||Lightning Talk: Digital Initiatives & Publishing|
|1:20-2:10||Using Online Exhibits in the Classroom|
|2:20-3:40||DIY Digital: Classroom and Exhibit Applications|
|8:30-9:00||Breakfast, Coffee, and Registration|
|9:00-10:30||Introduction to Mapping and GIS|
|10:45-12:00||Manage Your Sources for Research and Teaching|
|1:00-1:50||Get Started with Text Analysis|
|2:00-2:30||Methods for Cleaning and Enhancing Your Data|
|2:30-3:30||Next Steps: Carrying New Skills Into The Classroom|