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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming PGH|DH (Pittsburgh Digital Humanities) Events (Click here for full calendar)
Description: You don't always need a complex GIS application in order to explore spatial relationships in a project, and sometimes you just want a custom map, quickly, to illustrate a presentation or visualize locations in a dataset. Fortunately, creating maps is easier than ever with web-based mapping platforms such as CARTO, Google Earth, and ArcGIS Online. In this workshop we'll look at uses of web-based mapping and spend hands-on time with tools to create maps online. Participants are encouraged to bring data they might be interested in mapping; no prior experience with mapping is expected.
More details and registration: http://pitt.libcal.com/event/2674157
Description: 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.
More details and registration: http://pitt.libcal.com/event/2674159
Description: OpenRefine is a powerful tool for working with messy tabular data: cleaning it; transforming it from one format into another; extending it with web services; and linking it to databases. The workshop will introduce importing, exploring, sorting, faceting, analyzing and fixing your data.
More details and registration: http://pitt.libcal.com/event/2674161