Digital Humanities and Irish Studies Conference Workshop at ACIS-CAIS (June 11, 2014) Registration Open

As part of the upcoming ACIS-CAIS annual meeting, a two-part workshop on digital humanities and Irish Studies focusing on pedagogy and practice will take place on June 11, 2014 at University College, Dublin.

Pre-register a workshop topic now by visiting the registration site.

This workshop is sponsored by the Humanities Institute of Ireland at UCD and is organized by Nicholas Wolf, Margaret Kelleher, and Gerardine Meaney. The workshop is open to all conference attendees.

LOCATION: Active Learning Room, B1.06, Computer Science Building
(http://www.csi.ucd.ie/directions)

Session 1: 10:45 – 12:15, June 11
Session 2: 3:00 – 5:00, June 11

The goal of this workshop is to build expertise and critical methods in the field of digital Irish Studies in a supportive and pragmatic fashion, with a particular aim of imparting practical skills that can be applied in research and teaching. Sessions will consist of participant-led discussions and digital skills demonstrations on topics pre-suggested by registrants between now and the date of the conference. Examples of such topics that are often proposed include (but are not limited to):

• Approaches to the theories and methods of digital pedagogy in the classroom
• Digital editions and digital markup
• Database development and content management systems
• Mapping/spatial visualization software: Neatline, ArcGIS, TileMill, Gephi
• Coding: Python, Ruby on Rails, Perl, Java, PHP, XML
• Digital project management and crowd-source project designs
• Professional networking and graduate training in digital applications
• Text mining approaches and methods
• Managing a personal digital portfolio (faculty websites, Twitter, etc.)

Registrants may also wish to propose a short (10-minute) lightning presentation on digital-methods-based research in progress for feedback. In this case, sessions are not intended to showcase finished digital projects, but to spark discussion on digital methods at an early stage of research or teaching. Project presenters would ideally also take the opportunity to inform participants about the methods being used and reasons for their choice of methods.