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: Documenting Reproducible Research with Jupyter Notebooks
Starts: September 30, 2016, 1:00 pm
Ends: September 30, 2016, 3:00 pm
Location: Digital Scholarship Commons, Hillman Library, Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Description: **Part of the Fall 2016 Pitt ULS/iSchool Digital Scholarship Workshop & Lecture Series**

Description: This workshop will introduce Jupyter Notebooks, a platform for interactive computational research and data science. Jupyter Notebooks interweave code, data, and prose into an executable "notebook" that can be published or shared. Jupyter Notebooks are also a powerful tool for teaching programming, data science, and computational literacy. This workshop introduce participants to the Jupyter project (https://jupyter.org/), how to author Notebooks, and how to publish and share them on Github.

More details and registration: http://pitt.libcal.com/event/2674163
Workshop: Uses and Misuses of Quantitative Measures of Impact
Starts: October 7, 2016, 1:00 pm
Ends: October 7, 2016, 3:00 pm
Location: Digital Scholarship Commons, Hillman Library, Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Description: **Part of the Fall 2016 Pitt ULS/iSchool Digital Scholarship Workshop & Lecture Series**

Description: Bibliometric indicators are now routinely used to measure the impact of published research. However, used out of context and not augmented by peer review, they can lead to erroneous conclusions. Earlier this year, the Indiana University Faculty Council adopted a policy on the responsible use of metrics while the Association of University Professors supported Rutgers faculty in their fight against the use of metrics which they could not verify to assess their performance. This workshop will provide a forum for discussion of the ethics and best practices of bibliometric evaluation. It will address issues raised by critics of metrics-based assessment and discuss best practice recommendations. This workshop is designed for researchers and research administrators currently using or thinking of adopting metrics for evaluation.


More details and registration: http://pitt.libcal.com/event/2674178
Workshop: Managing a Digital Project
Starts: October 14, 2016, 1:00 pm
Ends: October 14, 2016, 3:00 pm
Location: Digital Scholarship Commons, Hillman Library, Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Description: **Part of the Fall 2016 Pitt ULS/iSchool Digital Scholarship Workshop & Lecture Series**

Description: This workshop will introduce project management approaches and tools, with the aim of supporting participants who are planning and implementing a digital project. We will discuss crafting a project charter and timeline, effective applications of tools such as Trello, Asana, and Google Apps, and strategies for managing collaborative projects. In addition, this workshop will serve as a forum for attendees to share project management tips based on their own experiences and to troubleshoot project management-related challenges together. Participants are encouraged to bring an idea for a project they would like to begin or one that is in progress to use for hands-on exercises.


More details and registration: http://pitt.libcal.com/event/2674179