Humanities Events

Dec 10

Digital Humanities Workshop

Essential Instruments for a Humanist's Digital Tool Kit: Exploring New Web Publishing, App-designing & Mapping Software

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
1:00 – 4:00 pm / Weitz Center, Room tba

Essential Instruments for a Humanist's Digital Tool Kit: Exploring New Web Publishing, App-designing & Mapping Software, led by Carly Born, Wei-Hsin Fu, Heather Tompkins and others. 

Since 2012, Carleton has been engaged in a collaborative planning grant on the digital humanities, with St. Olaf and Macalester Colleges. Although this initiative has shown us that the landscape of digital tools is immensely fluid, there is some emerging consensus, and a lot of excitement about several key technologies.

This workshop serves as an introduction to three of these tools, which Carleton is newly supporting this year, or to which exciting new features have been added: Omeka, a web publishing platform used for online exhibitions and websites; Curatescape, software designed to create apps for mobile devices; and ArcGIS, in its new online version, which allows very user-friendly mapping of a wide range of humanities projects.

After our academic technologists and information specialists introduce us to these tools, there will be time to work on individual and group projects.

A stipend is not offered for this workshop. For more information, contact Susannah Ottaway.

Sponsored by Humanities Center. Contact: Nikki Lamberty, x4217