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)

Paolo Ciuccarelli: Digital Humanities + Design
Starts: February 21, 2017, 5:00 pm
Ends: February 21, 2017, 6:30 pm
Location: CMU's Studio for Creative Inquiry, College of Fine Arts Building, Room 111
Description: Digital Humanities + Design

Paolo Ciuccarelli of the Density Design Lab and Associate Professor at Politecnico di Milano will give a public lecture on Digital Humanities + Design at 4:30pm on Monday February 20th in CMU's Studio for Creative Inquiry, College of Fine Arts Building, Room 111. All are welcome to attend. The talk coincides with the Density Design team's arrival for a week-long design sprint with the CMU digital humanities project, Six Degrees of Francis Bacon.

Sponsored by CMU ProSeed/Crosswalk Seed Grants, Studio for Creative Inquiry’s Frank-Ratchye Fund for Art @ the Frontier, Dept. of English Digital Humanities Faculty Research Group, and Six Degrees of Francis Bacon.

Refreshments to follow.
Matthew J. Lavin: Computational Methods in Authorship Studies: Willa Cather as a Case Study
Starts: February 22, 2017, 3:00 pm
Ends: February 22, 2017, 4:15 pm
Location: Duquesne University, Fisher Hall 554
Description: "Digital Humanities Approaches to Text Analysis":
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.

This event is supported by the McAnulty College NEH, and co-sponsored by The Center for Women's and Gender Studies and the English Department and is the first of several programs that will be presented in the Spring and Fall 2017 semesters.
Workshop: Editing Wikipedia for Beginners
Starts: February 24, 2017, 1:00 pm
Ends: February 24, 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: Lauren Collister, Scholarly Communications Librarian, University Library System

This workshop will cover the basics of editing Wikipedia to improve one of the world’s most popular information resources. Learn how to use the Visual Editor to update content, add references, connect articles to each other, and more. After a brief training, participants will engage in editing Wikipedia as part of the ongoing Pittsburgh Wikipedia Redd-up-a-thon event series or on pages of their choosing. Attendees are strongly encouraged to create a Wikipedia user account prior to the start of the workshop.

More details and registration: http://pitt.libcal.com/event/3040697