The DHRX is a cross-campus faculty research network designed to highlight innovative, digitally-focused academic work at the University of Pittsburgh. Bringing together researchers from a broad range of disciplinary backgrounds, the network is dedicated to exploring the creative use of digital technologies in humanities and social science research.

Currently, a major goal of the DHRX is to help build community. The members of the network are frequently in contact with one another and the group meets as a whole once per semester to discuss issues and challenges specific to digital making.

We are enthusiastic about the ways that digital technology can expand, reconfigure, and enrich our understanding of the relationship between academic inquiry and the social world.

For further information or to find out more about joining the network, please feel free to contact Alison Langmead, Principal Contact for the DHRX at dhrx@pitt.edu.

Upcoming PGH|DH (Pittsburgh Digital Humanities) Events (Click here for full calendar)

Workshop: Introduction to Data Visualization with Tableau
Starts: January 20, 2017, 1:00 pm
Ends: January 20, 2017, 3:00 pm
Location: Digital Scholarship Commons, Hillman Library, Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Description: **Part of the Spring 2017 Pitt ULS/iSchool Digital Scholarship Workshop & Lecture Series**

Presenter: Matt Burton, Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Information Sciences

Tableau is a data visualization tool that is being used to help analyze data and illustrate the patterns and insights behind them. This interactive workshop will introduce researchers or students to Tableau Public, a free access version of Tableau. Laptops are required; if necessary it may be possible to check out a laptop from Hillman's lending desk (come early).


More details and registration: http://pitt.libcal.com/event/3040680
Jean Bauer Talk: Facebook for the Dead: Social Network Analysis with Historical Actors
Starts: January 23, 2017, 4:30 pm
Ends: January 23, 2017, 6:00 pm
Location: 3703 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Description: Jean Bauer is the Associate Director for The Center for Digital Humanities at Princeton. The talk is part of the Pitt History Department Colloquium Series.
Workshop: Digital Humanities Approaches to Text Analysis
Starts: January 27, 2017, 1:00 pm
Ends: January 27, 2017, 3:00 pm
Location: Digital Scholarship Commons, Hillman Library, Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Description: **Part of the Spring 2017 Pitt ULS/iSchool Digital Scholarship Workshop & Lecture Series**

Presenter: Matt Lavin, Clinical Assistant Professor of English and Director, Digital Media Lab

Computational text analysis is widely regarded as the most established subfield of digital humanities. Integrating large-scale information gathering, data analysis, and visualization techniques into a dissertation, scholarly article, or book project—even if done sparingly—can have tremendous benefits. The pathway to integrating these tools, however, can be daunting. This interactive session will focus on well-established methods and exciting new approaches to text analysis, as well as common pathways for skills acquisition and project development. No experience with computer programming or code is needed, as this workshop will focus on surveying approaches and establishing common strategies for implementation. Participants are encouraged to come with a brief description of a project or research question that might benefit from a computational text analysis component.

More details and registration: http://pitt.libcal.com/event/3040684