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)

DSS Workshop: Web-Scraping Techniques in Python
Starts: February 25, 2020, 1:00 pm
Ends: February 25, 2020, 3:00 pm
Location: Hillman Library Digital Scholarship Commons (Ground Floor)
Description: <p>Register: https://pitt.libcal.com/calendar/today/webscraping</p><p></p><br&gt; <br>Presenter: <br>Matt Lavin, Clinical Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Digital Media Lab, University of Pittsburgh<br><br><br>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. E-mail the instructor (<a href="mailto:lavin@pitt.edu">lavin@pitt.edu</a>) if you have any questions about the difficulty level of this workshop.<p><b>Prerequisite</b>: To get the most out of this workshop, participants should have completed Codecademy’s “Learn Python” module (version 2 or 3) or possess equivalent experience.</p>
Putting Pittsburgh Histories on the Map: A ULS Digital Collections Datathon
Starts: February 27, 2020, 12:30 pm
Ends: February 27, 2020, 3:30 pm
Location: Hillman Library, Digital Scholarship Commons (Ground Floor)
Description: This datathon invites participants to explore the library’s digital collection of historical photographs in the University of Pittsburgh's Archives and Special Collections. Participants will brainstorm ways to add data to our digital collections and generate new datasets. From adding geolocation data, identifying the names of monuments and buildings, and tagging important people and places, come and explore how data can enrich the University Library System's digital collections! Check-ins with introductions and instructions will take place at 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30pm.


Presenters: Aaron Brenner, Gesina Phillips, Tyrica Terry Kapral, Evelyn Chan, & Matt Lavin
Register: https://pitt.libcal.com/calendar/today/pghhistories
Sawyer Seminar Public Talk: Colin Allen
Starts: February 27, 2020, 4:00 pm
Ends: February 27, 2020, 5:00 pm
Location: 3703 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Description: Title TBA