This is a select list of current projects relating to digital humanities that I am working on. The majority of the projects listed below share a common theme: they are about people. While I have worked on content-based digital projects, infrastructure-building projects, and scholarly publication projects, those I have found most rewarding have been projects oriented around building a stronger, more resilient professional community.
Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) these 10-day workshops are designed to build foundational digital skill capacities and a pedagogically-grounded community. In June 2020, the CUNY Graduate Center will host 15 new emerging DH community leaders, who will learn important digital skills and begin developing local versions of their own DHRI, which they will lead in the following academic year. The DHRI curriculum is available freely on GitHub.
The GC Digital Fellows program is a selective, employment-based, graduate assistantship located in the
GC Digital Scholarship Lab at the CUNY Graduate Center. Since its inception in 2012, there have been 34 GC Digital Fellows selected from 17 programs. Fellows work collaboratively to build community for those students, faculty, and staff who want to integrate emerging technologies into their scholarship, teaching, and service.
They lead workshops and institutes, host open office hours and consultations with faculty, help students develop digital projects, and create valuable resources
and content about the use of technology in scholarship. For this reason, GC Digital Fellows are selected from multiple programs, with particular attention paid to two skills: the ability to communicate complex technologies in clear, relatable ways and a prove interest in working across disciplines. The group’s ability to communicate clearly and effectively, and to relate multiple technologies to specific disciplinary and interdisciplinary research questions, results in a broad institutional impact.
Co-directed by Lisa Rhody and Stephen Zweibel, the “Data for Public Good” fellows as a group will select one public-interest dataset and work together to create a project that makes the dataset useful and informative to a public audience. Participants will work with project advisers to realize their projects. Students who participate in the program will benefit from hands-on experience working on an open-ended problem in order to improve their familiarity and competency with Python, R, Ruby or other programming language. They will learn skills such as project management, project design, and collaborative coding, and by the end of the semester be able to present their work to the GC community at the GC Digital Showcase. Final projects will be publicly accessible. The project is in its second year. The first year’s project can be found at Mapping the Arts, NYC.