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)

GIS Day 2019
Starts: November 13, 2019
Ends: November 13, 2019
DSS Beyond Beginner Workshop: Web-Scraping Techniques in Python, with Matt Lavin
Starts: November 13, 2019, 3:00 pm
Ends: November 13, 2019, 5:00 pm
Location: Hillman Library, Ground Floor - Digital Scholarship Commons, University of Pittsburgh
Description: This workshop will demonstrate some of the most important considerations necessary when using Python to automate the retrieval of data from web sources, including use cases with the BeautifulSoup library, especially as it pertains to constructing datasets for research. It will include a discussion of best practices, including the ethics and legality of web-scraping. To get the most out of this workshop, you should have completed Codecademy’s “Learn Python” module (version 2 or 3), or possess equivalent experience. E-mail the instructor (lavin@pitt.edu) if you have any questions about the difficulty level of this workshop.<br><br>Laptops are required.<br><br>Presenter: Matt Lavin<br><br>Register: <a href="https://pitt.libcal.com/calendar/today/webscraping-python">https://pitt.libcal.com/calendar/today/webscraping-python</a&gt;
Sawyer Seminar Public Talk: Sabina Leonelli
Starts: November 14, 2019, 4:00 pm
Ends: November 14, 2019, 5:00 pm
Location: 3703 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Description: "Data In and Out of Information Ecosystems: Lessons from the Study of Data Journeys"