Humanities + Data Lab, uOttawa News

2019

September 18: Join the Lab Team as a Globalink Research Intern

Mitacs intership call. Apply by September 18.We have two Linked Open Data for Cultural History Mitacs Globalink positions. Find out more and apply here by September 18th to join us this summer. The paid internship is open to undergraduate students from from Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong SAR, India, Mexico, Tunisia, United Kingdom, & Ukraine.

We are interested in working with students who would like to conduct research into linked open data for representing real-world people and events. Specifically, the the internship will involve involve researching linked open data formats (e.g. RDF, JSON-LD), conducting linked open data experiments, and developing strategies and best practices for linked open data use in the Humanities. We are seeking students who are familiar with XML. Familiarity with graph databases and an interest in history would be excellent, but for those who are unfamiliar, there will be added training. Familiarity with JSON, XSLT, and TEI-XML would be very welcome, but is not mandatory. Do you have questions about this Mitacs program? Get answers here.

September 11: DH ToolBox - DH in the Classroom

Interested in bringing Digital Humanities methods into your classroom? Unsure how to get started? Join us for a roundtable in Perez 302 on Wednesday September 11th at 11:30 for a discussion on ways to integrate DH into your courses with Constance Crompton and Jada Watson from the University of Ottawa with special guest Shawn Graham from Carleton University.

September 1-15: Lab Closed

Bon rentrée! See you the week of the 15th

August 15: Congratulations Jana!

Jana Smith-Elford has joined Medicine Hat College as an English Instructor. Congratulations Jana!

August 12-17, 2019: Lab Closure

Renovations are getting underway. We will be moving to SMD 328 soon, and our end of the 3rd floor will be closed for renovations this week.

August 2-3, 2019: Lori Antranikian at the NanoHistory  gathering

Lori is representing the lab at NanoHistory project meeting in St. John's. The project is modeling historical facts (or rather ways of citing and stating 'what happened') to create historical data for both humans and machines to read.

August 1, 2019: Constance's Keynote at the DPI

Connie is giving a keynote, "The Way We Teach Now" at the Digital Pedagogy Institute conference at the University of Waterloo.

July 13, 2019: Tristan Lamonica in Rijeka

Tristan is presenting on his data cleaning and entity reconciliation work (and outstanding collaboration with Lori Antranikian) at the Rijeka in Flux meeting in Croatia.

July 11, 2019:  LGLC  at DH2019 in Utrecht

From archival research to TEI to linked data and more. The Lesbian and Gay Liberation project PIs had lots to learn and share at the international Digital Humanities conference.

June 27, 2019: LGLC at ALMS in Berlin

The Lesbian and Gay Liberation in Canada project had its launch at  the Archives, Libraries, Museums and Special Collections: An International LGBTIQ+ Conference. We were glad to be so well received -- what a great conference.

May 13-17, 2019: DHSITE and Lab Closure

The lab will be closed for fire alarm maintenance this week. The team will be at the DHSITE,org workshops all week -- see you there.

May 1, 2019

Dr. Jana Smith-Elford has joined the lab as a postdoctoral fellow. Welcome Jana!

April 30, 2019

Morgan Hector has graduated -- congratulations Morgan and thank you for all your work on the design and DH research in this first year of the lab

April 17, 2019

It's Arts Celebration Month! Come out to the Creator Space PRZ 302 at 2:00 to meet the lab team and to hear more about their research (and the other great DH initiatives in Arts and the Library)

March 18, 2019

Alice Defours, an intern from Lyon II, has joined us in the lab to work on TEI-to-RDF conversion. Welcome Alice!

March 14, 2019: DH Lecture

Jennfier Guiliano of IUPU delivers the last lecture in the DH Lecture Series "Indigeneity + Digital Humanities: The Complexities of Indigenous Data Cultures." Join us in Creator Space, PRZ 302 on March 14th at 2:00pm

February 11, 2019: Social Innovation Workshop

Do you have an idea that could change the world for the better, but aren't sure how to make it sustainable? Are you curious about social innovation? Join us for the Social Enterprise Fundamentals workshop with Andrew Greer from Purppl, in Perez 302. Registration: sofun-ottawa.eventbrite.ca

January 21, 2019

Lori Antranikian, Tristan Lamonica, and Paige Maskell join the lab -- welcome Paige, Tristan, and Lori!

January 5, 2019: lglc.ca goes live!

The  new lglc.ca interface, designed by Iversoft Inc, is now live. The Lesbian and Gay Liberation in Canada project is now hosted by the Ryerson University Library and Archives. There are still, of course, bugs to iron out, but thank you and congratulations to Candice, Pascale, Ewan, Nadine and all. Your hard work and careful scholarship now has new look and a secure home.

2018

December 21, 2018: Lab closure

The lab will be closed from December 21st to January 21st. Happy new year everyone. See you then!

November 29, 2018: Wikidata 101

Join us for the DH Toolbox workshop this Thursday from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm,Perez 302, and find out why Wikidata matters, how to visualize it, and what it can do for you.

November 8, 2018: Mapping a Global Renaissance with 53,829 Texts

Co-Directors of uCincinnati's Digital Scholarship Centre, Arlene Johnson and James Lee, will be in the lab for a week-long visit, with support from the Vice-President Research. Join us for Dr. Lee's lecture, "Mapping a Global Renaissance with 53,829 Texts," Thursday November 8th, 2:00-3:30 Espace Creatif (Perez 302) uOttawa

October 31, 2018: Wikipedia Editathon

Do you ever find errors in Wikipedia? Are there some pages that seem a bit thin that you'd like to fill out? Join us for the library's Wikipedia Editathon in MRT 143.

September 15, 2018

May Ning joins the the lab as the coordinator for the Digital Humanities Chair -- welcome May!

September 1, 2018

Chris Tanasescu joins the lab as a research associate -- welcome Chris!

Morgan Hector joins the lab as a creative data research assistant -- welcome Morgan!

August 31, 2018

Ruth Truong, ontologies and linked data research assistant, leaves for Carleton to take up an MA in English with a specialization Digital Humanities -- congratulations Ruth!

June 2018

Pascale Dangoisse joins Nadine Boulay, Candice Lipski, and Ewan Matthews, as an archival research assistant -- welcome Pascale!

May 2, 2018

The Canadian Foundation for Innovation funds the lab -- especial thanks to CFI, Arts, and the Strategic Research Initiatives office.

March 2018

Revue2.0 is funded (PI Marcello Vitali-Rosati). The project brings theorists, tool developers, aggregators, and journal editors on question of sustainable (and perhaps novel) scholarly publishing in the digital age.

Rijeka in Flux: Borders and Urban Change after World War II is funded (PI Brigitte Le Normand). The project investigates how the relocation of the border between nations has shaped the city's cultural and civic life.

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2017

July 1, 2017

A heartfelt farewell to Dr. Constance Crompton who is taking up a position at the University of Ottawa in the Department of Communications, and our best wishes to her on this new endeavour. Taking on the directorship will be Dr. Karis Shearer, who previously served as the lab's associate director.

May 17, 2017

Caitlin Voth and Rebecca Desjarlais share their research at the Digital Media in Education conference's digital media creators showcase.

March 28, 2017

Wikipedia Editathon: Have you ever wondered how to contribute to Wikipedia? Join us for workshop offered in partnership with the QCampus project in LIB111 from 1:00 to 4:00

2016

December 12, 2016 - January 7, 2017 Lab Closure

The lab will be closed during the holiday break. See you in the new year!

September 1, 2016

After two weeks' intensive training Candice Lipski and Rebecca Desjarlais are joining Cole Mash as encoders on the Lesbian and Gay Liberation project. Welcome!

August 2016

Francisco Peña's Confluence of Religious Cultures project is awarded a SSHRC Partnership Development grant. Congratulations Francisco!

July 15, 2016

Congratulations to Raymon Sandhu on your new position at RocketChicken Interactive. Caitlin Voth will be taking on a new role, replacing Raymon as LGLC project manager.

June 20, 2016

The LGLC research assistants have returned from sharing their research at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute Colloquium at the University of Victoria. Congratulations to the whole team on a paper well received!

May 17, 2016 6:00pm

Women in Tech -- Unplugged Streaming CafeAre you interested in hearing about women's experience in tech in the Okanagan valley? Join Constance at Accelerate Okanagan's annual Women in Tech -- Unplugged panel at the Streaming Cafe, 596 Leon.

March 21, 2016

The Lesbian and Gay Liberation in Canada RAs' paper proposal has been accepted by the DHSI Colloquium at the University of Victoria in June. Congratulations all!

February 26, 2016 4:30 Start-Up Drinks FIP251

Digital Okanagan’s monthly tech community meet-up, Start-up Drinks, will be held in the Humanities Data Lab. Start-Up Drinks is a tech event co-hosted by Digital Okanagan and co+Lab. It’s a Friday, after-work meet-and-greet that brings together the Okanagan technology community. Start-Up Drinks is usually hosted by a different tech company every month — this is the first time it’s come to campus. Join us! The event is free, but space is limited to ticket holders, so be sure to register.

This month's Start-Up Drinks has been organized by David Lacho, Shane Austin, and Constance Crompton, with special thanks to event sponsors the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, Community, Culture and Global Studies, and the Royal Bank of Canada.

February 22 & February 23, 2016 Humanities Computing Workshop, EME 1153

Do you get the feeling that your computer could be doing more work for you, instead of making you do more work? Unlock the research power of your computer, save yourself hours, and free yourself from the artificial limitations set by software. Learn to clean messy text, do large-scale text analysis, back up your work, publish to the web, and visualize your text at this Software Carpentry workshop with Alex Razoumov.
Register here.

January 23, 2016

Raymon Sandhu and Constance Crompton volunteer at codecreate, a BC-wide initiative brought to UBCO by the ILC and Lighthouse Labs to teach children and youth aged 8 to 18 how to program.

January 19, 2016

Cole Mash, INKE RA, and Constance Crompton give a paper on graphing handshifts in a 16th C miscellany, "Unknown But Not Unknowable: The Network of Identified and Unidentified Hands in the Social Edition of the Devonshire Manuscript" at the New Knowledge Models:
Sustaining Partnerships to Transform Scholarly Production conference.

January 1, 2016

Caitlin Voth joins the LGLC project. Welcome Caitlin!

New positions and farewells: after nearly three years with the Lesbian and Gay Liberation in Canada project, Travis White leaves the lab. Raymon Sandhu replaces him as LGLC project manager.

2015

December 19, 2015

The lab closes for the holiday break. See you in the new year.

December 1, 2015

The lab launches. Thank you to everyone who has made the lab possible (to our friends at UVic's Electronic Textual Cultures Lab for the best wishes!)

October 10, 2015

Seamus Riordan-Short joins the LGLC project. Welcome Seamus!

July 14, 2015

Lab construction starts

January 20, 2015

The lab is funded, thanks to support from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, The BC Knowledge Development Fund, FCCS, and Critical Studies