The 2018 Digital Humanities Summer Symposium offered three days of presentations, demonstrations, and one-on-one sessions for faculty and staff. Here are some photos and links to resources for the sessions.

“Layered Chiffon”

Assistant Professor of Fine and Digital Art Courtney Starrett  presents “Layered Chiffon,” a visual art installation of interactive objects that provides a non-linear narrative.

Digitized Newspapers in the Classroom and Research

Workshop on text analysis of Chronicling America Newspapers led by Alex Leslie, doctoral student in English Literature at Rutgers University.

Exploring ICPSR Data

Lisa DeLuca & Katie Wissel, University Libraries, explore data sets from the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), University Libraries’ newest subscription available to students and faculty.

ICPSR – Sign up for account here with your SHU email, but you can create a new password (does not need to be same as Piratenet)
ICPSR – Browse by topic
ICPSR – Dataset Teaching Tools

Blogging Platforms

Senior Digital Media Specialist Tom McGee led an in-depth session on the history and future of blogging, with an emphasis on WordPress and the functionality it brings.

WordPress Plugins & Themes
Blogging Timeline

Clean Data Tells A Better Story

A hands-on demonstration of techniques to clean up messy data, using open-source tools and a little ingenuity. Led by Tom McGee.

Presentation Slides

Mapping for Greater Understanding

Lisa DeLuca & Katie Wissel of the University Libraries led two sessions.

Using open source tools to create a map to complement your research projects.  Participants are welcome to bring historical data which instructors can help clean and put into a map or data visualization.  Data will also be provided to use in class. They will also discuss current trends such as upcoming changes to the Google Maps Policy.

Google Tour Builder
Excel Power Map
Tableau Public
Data Resources for the Humanities, including Religious Data Archive
Data Resources Research Guide

Learn how faculty have used PolicyMap across disciplines at Seton Hall.  This group will identify opportunities for future collaboration.  Review existing assignments used in Health Sciences, Education and Political Science.  Review new data and reports such as the Community Health Report.  This session will also give faculty an opportunity to create future assignments or create maps in PolicyMap if new to the tool.

PolicyMap Research Guide