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Call for Applications: Fall 2021 Digital Research Institute

University of Houston Libraries Digital Research Commons (DRC) invites all UH graduate students to submit an application for participation in the Fall 2021 Digital Research Institute, a multi-day intensive experience aimed at building the foundational skills and knowledge needed to generate a piece of digital research.

The Institute will take place virtually over five days, August 16 – 20, 2021, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm daily. It is aimed at graduate students who are in the beginning phases of digital research that is intended to form the basis for part of an article or a thesis/dissertation. The 4-6 students who are best positioned to benefit from the experience will be offered a seat in the Institute along with a $250.00 scholarship, provided by the UH Graduate School, to be delivered after successful completion of the experience.

Participants will be expected to attend all five days of the Institute plus a one-day “Getting Started” workshop to be scheduled on a Friday approximately two weeks prior to the Institute. Participants will be assigned individualized pre-work and readings that will give them the theoretical and conceptual grounding needed to undertake the work of the Institute and exit the experience with the tangible beginnings of their digital research as well as next steps. Over the Institute, they will attend 3-5 sessions per day delivered by librarians and other digital research practitioners, each targeted at building their technical skills and offering individualized mentorship.

To apply, fill out this form by Friday, June 18, 2021, 11:59 pm.

Questions? Contact the staff in the Digital Research Commons: drc@uh.edu

Criteria for acceptance: The application review committee aims to accept 4 – 6 applicants for participation in the Institute. Applications will be evaluated based on candidates’ clarity of purpose and intent, and how they hope to benefit from the Institute experience. Preference will be given to applicants who clearly illustrate how the Institute will enhance and further their research ambitions while at University of Houston. The review committee will strive to represent a variety of perspectives, disciplines, backgrounds, and levels of experience in its selection process.

Timeline:

Application submission deadline: Friday, June 18, 2021, 11:59 pm

Acceptance notifications issued: Friday, July 9, 2021

Confirmation of participation: Friday, July 16, 2021

Digital Research Institute: August 16 – 20, 2021

Apply for the Digital Research Institute at UH Libraries

DH@UH: Announcing the Program

University of Houston Libraries Digital Research Commons is pleased to announce the program for DH@UH, a new series aimed at convening humanists, data scientists, librarians, and digital humanities practitioners at every level at UH.

DH@UH: Building Connections

DH@UH: Building Connections

The inaugural program in this series, Building Connections, is a three-day virtual event to be held on April 19 – 21 via Zoom that will showcase digital humanities collaborations by research teams across UH.

View full program for DH@UH: Building Connections.

Join students, librarians, and faculty for a program highlighting the breadth of digital humanities work ongoing at UH. Discussion sessions will explore the practical challenges of starting and sustaining DH projects and how those who are interested in engaging this work can discover and take advantage of existing opportunities on campus.

DH@UH is a joint venture of UH Libraries Digital Research Commons, the US Latino Digital Humanities program at Arte Público Press, the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, the College of Technology, and the UH Graduate School.

DH@UH: Building Connections is free and open to the entire UH community. Sessions will be held online via Zoom (no password required). 

Save the Date for DH@UH: Building Connections

The University of Houston Libraries Digital Research Commons team is pleased to announce DH@UH, a new series of programs aimed at convening humanists, data scientists, librarians, and digital humanities practitioners at every level at UH.

The inaugural program in this series, DH@UH: Building Connections, is a three-day virtual event on April 19 – 21 via Zoom that will showcase digital humanities collaborations by research teams across UH, including innovative classroom projects that forge partnerships with public communities and digital projects that reanimate texts and archives by centering voices of marginalized or silenced peoples.

Join students, librarians, and faculty for a program highlighting the breadth of digital humanities work ongoing at UH. Discussion sessions will explore the practical challenges of starting and sustaining DH projects and how those who are interested in engaging this work can discover and take advantage of existing opportunities on campus.

DH@UH is a joint venture of UH Libraries, the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, the College of Technology, and the Graduate School.

Registration for DH@UH: Building Connections is required, but is free and open to the entire UH community. Sessions will be held online via Zoom. Registration information and the full program will be announced soon.

Makerspace Spring Workshops

University of Houston students are encouraged to register for upcoming Arduino and Sewing workshops provided by UH Libraries Makerspace specialists.
   
The Arduino series begins Friday, March 12 and will be held online using TinkerCAD Circuits. The Arduino is the most affordable and accessible microcontroller available. It has the ability to accomplish almost all simple electronic projects and robots, and is the perfect introduction to programming in C++. These five workshops offer an introduction to Arduino from scratch so you can build your robot, class project, or just improve your home, without any programming experience needed.

Register for Arduino workshops

The Sewing series is aimed at beginners who want to learn basic sewing skills. During this three-part course, you will learn how to sew an Among Us Plushie. These workshops will be held virtually and will be 3 hours each session. 

Register for Sewing workshops