The Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio organizes, supports, and promotes a variety of events on campus related to digital scholarship. Please check back regularly for updated information on new academic and social events.

DH Salons

DH Salon is an informal, weekly gathering of faculty, graduate students, librarians, ITS staff, and others who are interested in digital humanities (and digital scholarship, more broadly). Salons take place each Friday at Joe’s Place (115 Iowa Avenue) from 5pm onwards. If the weather is nice, we’re likely on the back patio. If the weather is less than nice, we’ll be inside. If you’re looking to meet people in a relaxed, conversational atmosphere – join us! All are welcome

Share Your Scholarship

Each semester, the Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio hosts a series of short talks in which Affiliated Scholars share their ongoing work. The talk’s degree of formality is left up to the speaker and time for Q&A is provided.

The Pull of Horses, Thursday, March 26th, 3pm, Main Library Gallery

The current Main Library Gallery exhibit and the original documentary film The Pull of Horses in Urban American Performance, 1860-1920 originated as a collaboration between Dr. Kim Marra, Depts. of American Studies and Theatre Arts, and Mark Anderson of the Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio.  The exhibition and film explore the physical and social impact of equines as powerful animals, by combining film, video, photographs and illustrations from local collections.  The exhibit includes glimpses of Iowa City town and campus life, as well as national equestrian culture, especially as multitudes of women took up the sport of riding and advocated for suffrage.  At this Share Your Scholarship event, Marra and Anderson will describe their collaboration, which explored the digital aspects of research and storytelling.

So You Want To…

The “So You Want To…” series offers faculty, staff, and students the opportunity to learn more about tools and techniques for getting things done in the digital realm. Each session is run by Studio staff or guest speakers and helps answer questions and foster conversations about particular aspects of digital project creation.

Other Events

DH Workshop by Sean Silver (Rutgers): “Novel Networks: Extracting Character Systems from the Eighteenth-Century Novel,” Friday, February 21st, 10am, 1015A Main Library

One major strain of criticism on the rise of the novel has insisted on the novel’s function for modeling complex social networks—the structures of interpersonal relationships that have important sociological or plot functions.  Yet charting networks in novels has proven notoriously difficult to implement, beginning with the fundamental problem of locating characters in prose.  In this talk, Silver will present a set of tools for extracting character networks from a curated set of eighteenth-century novels.  Silver will explore difficulties associated with applying the methods of complex systems analysis to prose fiction, and discuss some of the insights that might be gained from a few promising approaches.  And Silver will conclude by considering a few real lessons to be gained from this approach—which bear on the irreducible differences between novelistic strategies of characterization.

Research Poster Design & Presentation Series, Thursdays in February & March, 3:30pm, 102 EPB

This series is intended to help students prepare for presentations, including ICRU’s Spring Undergraduate Research Festival (SURF). Each session will run for approximately 75 minutes. Staff will be available until 5:00pm to answer any questions. Register here.

February 20th: Introduction to Creating and Presenting Research

February 27th: Hands-on Poster Design Workshop

March 5th: Drafting the Pitch Workshop

March 12th: Feedback on Your Poster and Pitch

Hosted by: The Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio, The Speaking and Writing Center, and the Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates

Campus and Community Black History Month Events, All Month, Various Locations

The City of Iowa City, University of Iowa, and the African American Museum of Iowa located in Cedar Rapids are hosting a variety of events to celebrate and honor Black History Month.