Fall 2018 Workshops

Fall 2018 Workshops

Expand your research toolkit this year! Taught by talented scholars, our workshops provide hands-on training and discussion for interested students, faculty, staff, and members of the community. All workshops are free and take place on Friday afternoons. This fall we are expanding our workshops to the Water Tower campus, so look carefully at the locations listed below. If you would like to RSVP for any of the workshops, please email Kyle Roberts (

2018-2019 Workshops

Introduction to HTML and CSS

Abdur Khan | Friday, September 21, 2:30 - 4:00 pm | CTSDH, Room 318 

Curious about why a webpage displays the way it does? Heard the terms HTML and CSS but not sure what they mean or how they work? Want to learn more about the basic building blocks of web design?

Join us Friday, September 21st in the Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities to learn the basics of HTML (hypertext markup language) and CSS (cascading style sheets) from Abdur Khan, second-year Digital Humanities MA student and CTSDH Fellow.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops to gain hands-on experience, but laptops are not required for participation.

Digital Video

Nick Liberatore | Friday, October 26, 2:30 - 4:00 pm | Digital Media Services, Information Commons

Turnaround - Experiencing a Story in 360 Virtual Reality

Jamason Chen | Friday, November 16, 1:30 - 3:00 pm | School of Commmunication

When a camera covers all angles in a shot, how may a story be scripted in narrative? When nothing can be hidden around the camera, how may technical setup enhance storytelling? 360 VR visual production and presentation are facing challenges both in the methodology of telling a story and technology of implementing storytelling. This presentation will be trying to explore some new ideas and methods of storytelling in a virtual reality environment. Jamason Chen, Manager of Technology and Clinical Professor in the School of Communication will share his extensive experience with this new technology. Water Tower Campus.

What is a Server and How Do I Set One Up?

Tyler Monaghan | Friday, November 30, 2:30 - 4:00 pm | CTSDH, Room 318

Past Workshops

Introduction to TEI

Rebecca Parker | Friday, September 7, 2018 | CTSDH, Room 318

Are you a historian interested in digitizing archives? A librarian who wants to learn how humanists are preserving texts in XML? A coder who wants to learn what literary studies has to do with XML? Come learn the basics of XML and the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI, and how you could use it in your archival or digitization project. This workshop by Rebecca Parker, second-year Digital Humanities MA student and CTSDH Fellow, will introduce the basics of XML encoding, the how-tos when it comes to working with XML, and the must-knows of starting a TEI Digital Humanities project.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops to gain hands-on experience, but laptops are not required for participation. Those that wish to encode alongside Rebecca should come to the workshop with a text or XML editor downloaded on their computers, such as oXygen - a sophisticated and powerful XML editor available with a free 30-day license (


Podcasting: Why, How, and You

Jonathan B. Singer | Friday, September 14 | LUMA, Simpson Room

Podcasting has been around since 2004 but entered a golden age with the Serial Podcast. Millions of people are podcasting and advertisers are pouring millions of dollars into them. So why would an academic want to podcast when you could write a book, a chapter, an article, or just have coffee with your colleague? Is it really as easy as everyone says it is to create a podcast? If so, why am I not doing it already? Jonathan B. Singer, Ph.D., LCSW, associate professor of social work and founder and host of the award-winning Social Work Podcast will answer these questions and more.