Workshop: “Format Your Dissertation Like a Pro: Writing with Markdown”
Thursday, November 1st, 2018 – 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Markdown is a lightweight markup language that can be used in any text editor, is easy to read, and allows you to quickly convert your text into a website or a presentation. This workshop will introduce basic tools for writing your dissertation with Markdown, including formatting of titles, headings, subheadings, quotations, and references. It will also cover the automatization of things such as table of contents, bibliography, list of tables, and images. We will also touch on more advanced possibilities of markdown, including its integration with Github for tracking changes (version control), automatic backup, and measuring progress.

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Workshop: “Create A Rich Multimedia Narrative with ESRI Story Map”
Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 – 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Learn how to create a visually engaging full-screen scrolling narrative with ESRI Story Map’s Cascade application. This free, easy-to-use, open-source tool allows you to blend narrative text, maps, 3D scenes, images, and videos in order to tell your story and engage your audience.

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Workshop: “Wearable Digital Poetics”
Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 – 1:00 – 3:00 pm

In this workshop we will explore the tactile and kinesthetic functions of the LilyPad Arduino. After a basic introduction to the LilyPad hardware and software, there will be open experimentation time with various sensors and actuators, with the goal of remediating a work of poetry using the LilyPad. In honor of the digital shorts, participants are welcome to bring their favorite short poem or to choose from our poetry grab bag.

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Event: “CUNY DHI Lightning Talks and Keynote”
Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 – 6:30 – 8:30 pm
, Room C198

This year’s CUNY DHI event, will feature CUNY students, faculty, and staff sharing their projects through short 3-minute talks, showcasing the diverse and innovative digital humanities projects happening across the CUNY system. The Lightning Talks will be followed by a keynote lecture by Kim Knight titled “Wearable Interfaces and Feminist Sleeper Agents.”  This event is free and open to the public, no registration necessary.

If you would like to present your digital humanities project, research, or questions during a 3-minute / 3-slide “lightning” talk, sign up using this form before November 6th. 

Opportunity: “The ‘Data for Public Good’ Project”
Applications due Friday, November 16th, 2018 – 5:00 pm

GC Digital Initiatives is accepting applications from GC students (masters and doctoral) who have achieved an introductory fluency with the Python programming language to participate in a semester-long collaborative project designed to improve their familiarity and comfort working with code, while at the same time producing a project for the public good. The “Data for Public Good” fellows as a group will select one public-interest dataset and work together to create a project that makes the dataset useful and informative to a public audience. Participants will work with project advisors to realize their projects.

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Opportunity: “Provost’s Digital Innovation Grants”
Applications due Monday, November 19th, 2018 – 5:00 pm

The Provost’s Digital Innovation Grants, a GC Digital Initiatives program supported by the Provost’s Office, provide financial support to doctoral students at the CUNY Graduate Center as they design and develop digital scholarship that makes a clear contribution to the GC’s research, teaching, and service mission. Since 2012, the Provost’s Digital Innovation Grants have supported a range of inventive projects across the disciplines, including: an online, open-access, crowdsourced database of mentor relationships within the field of writing studies; an app to support street medics and promote health and safety among activist communities; and a computational analysis of Cold War diplomatic history.

This year, three types of grant opportunities are available. Training Grants, Start-Up Grants, and Implementation Grants support individual Ph.D. students through travel, training, and project support. Award recipients will be expected to have participated in all activities for Training Grants, and to have completed all work on projects for Start-Up and Implementation Grants by Summer 2019.

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