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Accepting Applications: GC Digital Research Institute, June 2016

April 11th, 2016


Now Accepting Applications:

GC Digital Research Institute

when:June 6-10, 2016

what: five-day intensive in digital research methods

where: The Graduate Center, CUNY

why: to equip our academic community with digital research skills

who: for CUNY graduate students, faculty and staff of all skill levels and disciplines (no previous digital experience required)

GC Digital Initiatives invites applications for the GC Digital Research Institute (GC DRI) on June 5-10, 2016 from 9:30-6:00 daily. This program builds on the success of the inaugural GC Digital Research Bootcamp, held in January 2016.

GC DRI offers CUNY graduate students, faculty, and staff an opportunity to develop digital research skills and to connect with others in an interdisciplinary environment. The week will begin with an introduction to the command line, git, Python, and databases for all students;  participants will then have the opportunity to choose from a variety of more specific workshops on topics ranging from using APIs to the Natural Language Toolkit to machine learning.

The application will be open until 11:59pm on April 22nd, 2016; however, we recommend that interested participants apply early, as space is limited. Applicants who were waitlisted in January and who expressed interest in being automatically reconsidered need not re-apply; however, we encourage such applicants to fill out the application form again, as some fields have changed.

The GC DRI is sponsored by a CUNY Strategic Initiative Investment Grant and is free of charge. Programming has been developed in collaboration with our partners: Software Carpentry, the New York Public Library, Mozilla Science Lab, Humanities Intensive Learning and Teaching, NYC Media Lab, and the Digital Humanities Summer Institute.

If you have questions or comments, please contact us using the form on our website. Stay up-to-date on the GC Digital Research Institute by following us on Twitter at @Digital_Fellows and checking out the #GCDRI hashtag.

Citizen Cartography @NYPL: Map Warper Workshop at the GC on 3/23

March 15th, 2016

GC Digital Initiatives and CUNY DHI invite you to attend a special workshop in collaboration with the New York Public Library. Please join us for “Citizen Cartography @NYPL!”

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Room C203, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Register in advance on our EventBrite page

The New York Public Library’s Map Warper is a free online crowdsourcing tool that enables librarians and the general public to align digital images of historical maps with today’s map through a process called georectification, or “warping” maps. As part of NYPL’s ongoing commitment to creating new publicly available resources and building new platforms for historical research, the Library has set out to warp over 4,000 maps!

In this hands-on workshop, we will give you an overview of the NYPL Map Warper tool (available at as well as get you started warping maps. Come learn more about how to use this tool and the ways in which it can impact your research. For more information, watch the tutorial at, or send an email to or

This workshop is free and open to the public. Please register in advance to attend at

Digital Humanities Syllabi

June 6th, 2011

Do you teach a digital humanities course? Let us know by leaving a comment on this post. We’ll add it to the DH Syllabi page of the CUNY Digital Humanities Resource Guide, which is published on the wiki of the CUNY Academic Commons. I’ve embedded the DH Syllabi wiki page below.

DH Syllabi

DH Programs

The following institutions have DH MA programs. (For more details, see Miriam Posner's list).

  • King’s College London
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • University of Alberta
  • University College London
  • University College Cork

Tanya Clement has collected a list of Digital Humanities Inflected Undergraduate Programs as of 2009 with additions in the comments. This post also has useful links to discussions about DH education.

The Zotero group "Digital Humanities Education," launched by Lisa Spiro, is collaboratively building a library that "includes syllabi and curriculum planning documents, as well as articles about open education, networked pedagogies, and more." This will be an invaluable resource for the DH community, and much more comprehensive than what we offer here.

DH-related syllabi

The number of DH courses has grown exponentially in recent semesters. Instead of updating individual syllabus links, we are keeping the previous list below, and directing researchers instead to collections like these.

A brief selection of DH-related syllabi. To submit syllabi for this list, please use this form.

Undergraduate syllabi


  • Sample, Mark. George Mason University, Fall 2008. ENGL 343: "Textual Media"; syllabus


  • Hirsch, Brett D. University of Victoria, Winter 2009. HUMA 250: "Digital Representation and Creation in a Humanities Context." course website


  • Davidson, Cathy. Duke University, Spring 2010, ISIS 120S-01/English 173S-05: "This is Your Brain on the Internet" syllabus
  • Fitzpatrick, Kathleen. Pomona College, Spring 2010. Media Studies 168: "Writing Machines" syllabus
  • Harris, Katherine D. San Jose State University, Fall 2010. English 190 Honors Colloquium: "Digital Literature: The Death of Print Culture?”; syllabus
  • McClurken, Jeff. University of Mary Washington, Spring 2010. HIST4713C: "Adventures in Digital History" syllabus
  • Schlitz, Stephanie. Bloomsburg University, Fall 2010. "Digital Humanities: Transforming Through Technology"; [link needed]
  • Timney, Meagan. University of Victoria, Fall 2010. HUMA 150: "Tools, Techniques, and Culture of the Digital Humanities" (based on an earlier course developed by Brett D. Hirsch); course website; syllabus


  • Brown, Jim. Wayne State University, Winter 2011. English 5992: "New Media And The Futures Of Writing" syllabus
  • Croxall, Brian. Emory University, Fall 2011. English 389, "Introduction to Digital Humanities" syllabus ; website
  • Clement, Tanya. University of Texas at Austin. Fall 2011. INF 385t, "Introduction to the Digital Humanities" course site ; syllabus
  • Davidson, Cathy. Spring 2011. English 90: "Industrial Origins of the Digital Age" course description
  • Fyfe, Paul. Florida State University, Fall 2011. ENG 5933-03, Introduction to the Digital Humanities draft syllabus
  • Owens, Trevor. American University, Spring 2011. HIST 377/677: "History in the Digital Age" syllabus
  • Rieder, David M. and Brock, Kevin. North Carolina State University, Fall 2011. IP 295: "Introduction to Humanities Physical Computing" syllabus
  • Theibault, John. Stockton College, Spring 2011. GAH 3223: "Introduction to Digital Humanities" syllabus


  • Cordell, Ryan. St. Norbert's College, January 2012. GENS 410: "Technologies of Text" draft syllabus
  • Ullyot, Michael. University of Calgary, Winter 2012. ENGL 203, "Hamlet in the Humanities Lab" description

Graduate syllabi



  • Brier, Stephen and Gold, Matthew K. CUNY Graduate Center, Spring 2010. ITCP 70020: "Interactive Technology and the University"; syllabus
  • Parry, Dave. University of Texas at Dallas, Spring 2010. EMAC 6361: "After/Print" course website
  • Petrik, Paula. George Mason University, Spring 2010. HIST 697: "History & New Media" course website
  • Smulyan, Susan. Brown University, Spring 2010. AMCV220: "Digital Scholarship" course website; syllabus


  • Rieder, David M. North Carolina State University: Fall 2011, ENG 798 / ENG 583, “Introduction to Humanities Physical Computing” syllabus
  • Sinclair, Stéfan. McGill University: Fall 2011, LLCU-602: "Digital Humanities: New Approaches to Scholarship" syllabus


  • Brier, Steve and Gold, Matthew K., CUNY Graduate Center, Spring 2012. MALS 78100: "Digital Humanities in Research and Teaching" course site
  • Presner, Todd. UCLA, Winter 2012. DH 201/Comp Lit 290 Graduate Seminar: "Introduction to Digital Humanities: Humanistic Knowledge, Disciplines, and Institutions in the 21st Century" syllabus
Professional Development

There is an emerging push for DH courses aimed at providing skills training for those who are already working in the field, or would like to join it. The skills that should be required of DHers, though, is a topic of some contention.

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Introducing The CUNY Digital Humanities Resource Guide

September 21st, 2010

The CUNY Digital Humanities Initiative is delighted to announce the launch of a new collaborative publication: The CUNY Digital Humanities Resource Guide. Presenting a well-researched and annotated view of the field, the guide will serve as a broad introduction to DH for newcomers by offering a balanced archive of best practices, ongoing projects, and disciplinary debates.

The guide covers a wide range of subjects, including Defining the Digital Humanities, Hot Topics, Sample Projects, DH Syllabi, and Conferences and Events. Check out the Table of Contents for the full range of topics.

The initial version of the guide is just that — a beginning. As you read through the guide, please let us know whether you have corrections or additional information to share with us. As the Using This Guide page shows, the wiki itself is editable only by members of the CUNY Academic Commons, but non-CUNY contributors can add to the guide in the following ways:

* Tag items on delicious with cunydhi
* Tweet us at @cunydhi
* Email your comments to
* Leave a comment on this post

We very much hope to have your input, so please do not hesitate to get in touch with suggestions, corrections, and comments.

The initial version of the guide was created by Charlie Edwards, a graduate student in the Ph.D. Program in English and the Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Certificate Program at The CUNY Graduate Center, in consultation with ITP faculty member Matthew K. Gold. We are thankful to CUNY Academic Commons Wiki Wrangler Scott Voth for helping format it for the wiki. Future versions of the guide will be produced collaboratively by the members of the CUNY DHI — and the DH community at large.

We hope that the guide will provide a useful starting point for others just entering the DH conversation, and we urge you to help us improve it!

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