By: Hayley Brazier and Heidi Kaufman
Welcome back to the DH@UO blog! Despite the rainy mornings and dusky evenings that winter in Eugene always brings, we are stepping into this term with enthusiasm. Like last quarter, we will publish a new blog every week. The odd-numbered weeks will showcase reviews or current DH topics, while the even-numbered weeks will publish the “Friday Feature,” a listing of DH job announcements, conferences, and CFPs from around the globe. Don’t forget to subscribe to our blog by entering your email in the box on the right side of the screen.
We would like to direct your attention to our revamped Affiliated Faculty & Students page, which provides a list of UO’s digital humanities scholars and their exciting projects. We hope this page will be a resource for students, staff, and faculty embarking on DH research. If you would like to have your project and bio on this list, please email Hayley at firstname.lastname@example.org–we would love to add you!
We are excited to announce that this term UO Libraries and our friends at Digital Scholarship Services are unveiling the state-of-the-art Digital Research, Education, and Media (DREAM) Lab, which is located on the first floor of the Knight Library. The DREAM Lab “will offer a dedicated space for faculty, staff, GEs, and their students to engage in collaborative digital scholarship and educational technology work.” Faculty, graduate students, and staff may book any of these spaces for themselves and their students. It is not available for regular courses, but individual class meetings taking advantage of the space are welcome to schedule the workshop space. The DREAM Lab was made possible by a very generous anonymous donor.
The DREAM Lab is a significant addition to Knight Library because it provides a dedicated space for the advancement of digital scholarship and pedagogy among UO’s growing community of digital scholars and students. And speaking of digital scholarship education, we would like to draw your attention to a series of DH workshops that Digital Scholarship Services and DH@UO will be bringing you this term.
The winter term workshop series, “Owning Your Omeka,” will be a three-part sequence designed to help you create an Omeka website from start to finish. Omeka is a publishing platform used commonly among academics, museum professionals, and libraries. Omeka allows us to conceptualize and build multimedia exhibits without having to learn coding languages.
The first workshop, “Getting Started with Reclaim Hosting,” will familiarize you with Reclaim Hosting and File Transfer Protocol (FTP). The workshop will be held Friday, February 1st at 3pm-5pm in the new DREAM Lab. This workshop will be instructed by Franny Gaede and Kate Thornhill from the UO Libraries Digital Scholarship Services.
The second workshop is called “Setting Up Your Own Omeka with Reclaim Hosting,” and will show you how to install and work with Omeka themes and plugins using Reclaim Hosting and FTP. This workshop will be held Friday, February 8th from 3pm-5pm in the DREAM Lab. Like the first workshop, this will also be taught by Franny Gaede and Kate Thornhill.
The third workshop in the series is “Working with Omeka Classic & Curatescape,” which will help you get to know Omeka’s themes and plugins & Curatescape using Reclaim Hosting and FTP. This workshop will be held Friday, February 15th from 3pm-5pm in the DREAM Lab and will be taught by Kate Thornhill and Elizabeth Peterson, Humanities Librarian from UO Libraries Research & Instruction Services.
While each workshop in the series is designed to help users build an Omeka site in well-organized steps, you may choose to attend all three workshops or just one or two. In either case, please head over to https://library.uoregon.edu/calendar to RSVP to the workshops you plan to attend. These introductory workshops are free and open to all faculty, students, and staff of any skill level.
Thank you for tuning into the DH@UO blog. We will be back next with our popular Friday Feature!