Social Science Data for Analysis and Teaching Now Available

Social science data for analysis and teaching is now available through Seton Hall University Libraries via ICPSR, starting February 1, 2018!

Thanks to generous support from the Provost’s Thrust Initiative, Seton Hall Faculty and students will have access to the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research starting February 1, 2018.  ICPSR, based at the University of Michigan, is the world’s largest collection of digital social science data.  These datasets can be used for secondary research, instructional activities, and to write articles, papers or theses.

Datasets cover topics including sociology, political science, economics, demography, education, child care, health care, crime, minority populations, aging, terrorism, substance abuse, mental health, public policy, and international relations.

Benefits include access to curated data, assistance through University Libraries, data management plan assistance, discounts on summer programs, and free deposits to openICPSR, ICPSR’s public access data collection.

ICPSR Overviews will be offered as part of Love Data Week, at Walsh Library, running February 12-16.

See ICPSR Research Guide or Research Data Management Guide for more information or contact your liaison librarian.

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Digital Humanities Workshops for Graduate Students

Digital Humanities Series for Graduate Students 

Workshop for Digital Humanities

The Digital Humanities Committee will again conduct a series of Digital Humanities Workshops for graduate students.

Each workshop will run for 2 hours, 5-7 p.m., and food will be served.
All are welcome!

Thursday, February 8th, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Space 154, 1st Floor, Walsh Library

Digital Humanities & Your Career
Using LinkedIn, a professional organization website, or other relevant job posting site, identify a position you would be interested in applying for after graduation. In what ways would DH skills help you succeed in this position? We will look at some trends in hiring and look to find the overlap between these roles and the types of analytical and technical skills used in DH projects. Bring a copy of the description, your cover letter and resume to discuss how you can highlight your experience with DH projects during your program when applying for positions.

Thursday, March 15th, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Space 154, 1st Floor, Walsh Library
Digital Humanities Hack-a-Thon

Whether you are new to DH or have experience contributing to a project, this hackathon is the perfect opportunity to learn more about DH by contributing to ongoing projects of SHU faculty. Participants will have a variety of tasks to choose from, including information gathering, working in WordPress, and editing. Please bring a laptop, power cord, and enthusiasm for DH. Even if you are unable to complete a task, we encourage you to attend to gain a deeper understanding of the varied field of digital humanities. Attendees who complete tasks will earn a digital badge highlighting the DH skill acquired during the hackathon.

Wednesday, April 11
Space 154, 1st Floor, Walsh Library
DH Project Presentations

Seton Hall’s HASTAC Scholars and graduate students from other institutions will present their current DH projects. These presentation will introduce some of the varied tools graduate students use in digital humanities scholarship.

For more information, please contact Katie Wissel (973) 275-4805 or