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Register for one-day workshop on DH Press with the Center for Digital Humanities

Sign up for a one-day workshop that will introduce participants to DH Press, a new open-source toolkit for visualizing humanities data.

From the event organizer:

DH Press Workshop

Friday, September 6 | 9:00am – 5:00pm
Center for Digital Humanities, University of South Carolina
To be held in Thomas Cooper Library, Graniteville Room (Mezzanine Level), USC

Dr. Pam Lach, Digital Innovation Lab, UNC Chapel Hill
Stephanie Barnwell, DIL Graduate Research Associate, UNC Chapel Hill

Overview
This one-day workshop will introduce participants to DH Press, a new open-source toolkit for visualizing humanities data. Designed by the Digital Innovation Lab (digitalinnovation.unc.edu) and the Renaissance Computing Institute at UNC Chapel Hill, DH Press is a WordPress plugin currently in its first beta release. (See demonstration video at http://vimeo.com/70490275.)

DH Press is a flexible, repurposable, extensible Digital Humanities toolkit designed for non-technical users. It enables administrative users to mash up and visualize a variety of digitized humanities-related material, including historical maps, images, manuscripts, and multimedia content. DH Press can be used to create a range of digital projects, from virtual walking tours and interactive exhibits, to classroom teaching tools and community repositories. WordPress's plugin architecture allows for open and unlimited enhancement of features and functionalities.

During this workshop, participants will learn how to use DH Press by working with a sample data set. We will also cover approaches to creating data-driven humanities projects, including ways of translating and transforming traditional objects of humanistic inquiry into data.

The workshop will conclude with an opportunity for participants to work with their own data in DH Press. Participants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with our data documentation (http://dhpress.org/documentation/) in advance, though we will devote time during the session to adapting participants' data sets for DH Press.

Participants must bring a laptop (tablet devices are discouraged) with an up-to-date browser (Firefox and Chrome work best; some Mac users may need to use Safari). The Digital Innovation Lab will create a user account for each participant in our DH Press Sandbox. Account activation emails will be sent to each participant prior to the workshop.

Outcomes
By the end of the day, participants will:
1. Understand the capabilities and functionalities of DH Press Beta.
2. Be able to use basic WordPress features necessary for working with DH Press.
3. Build and publish a DH Press project with a sample data set.
4. Gain a better understanding of how to adapt their research materials for data-driven digital humanities projects.
5. Experiment with building a DH Press project of their own design.

Registration fee of $20 covers free boxed lunch and snacks - no refunds.
Please email Michelle Skipper (skipper.cdh@gmail.com) to register.
Limited to 20 participants, first come first serve.