The second annual Digital Humanities at Berkeley Summer Institute (DHBSI), August 15-19, 2016, grew to offer 6 courses to 100 participants. Geospatial Analysis, Data Workflows and Network Analysis, Database Development Using Drupal, and Computational Text Analysis were offered again, while Intro to Digital Humanities and Qualitative Data Analysis were offered for the first time.
In addition to individual courses, DHBSI included daily events, open to the campus community. On Monday, Eleanor Dickson and Peter Organisciak from the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) presented on computational text analysis and methods for accessing the data in the HTRC collections. That evening featured a keynote by noted digital humanities and new media scholar Tara McPherson (USC), entitled “DH by Design: Alternative Origin Stories for the Digital Humanities.” McPherson’s talk highlighted the importance of keeping theory and methods together in DH.
We invite members of the DH community to join us at the following event. DH Fellow Elizabeth Honig will discuss her ongoing work with the Jan Brughel project and the Open Catalogue Raisonne platform. Read more on Honig's project:
Members of the UC Berkeley digital humanities community gathered together with patrons of the Magnes Collection to celebrate the opening of a new exhibit, "The Future of Memory: Jewish Culture in the Digital Age”, as well as the kick-off of the Digital Humanities at Berkeley program on February 18th, 2015.