Digital Humanities Research Institute at Binghamton University

About the DHRI

Hosted by the Binghamton University Libraries
Organized by Amy Gay (Binghamton University Libraries) and Nancy Um (Department of Art History)

Our next DHRI will take place Aug. 9 - Aug. 13, 2021

Scholars in the humanities have embraced new technologies and integrated innovative computational methods with their long-standing approaches to the study of literature, art, culture and society. Broadly defined, the digital humanities have opened up a new set of analytical pathways across the fields of history, art history, literature, philosophy and other areas. Yet, most humanities scholars have not been trained in these new methods and may be hesitant to introduce them in the classroom. Graduate students look toward an evolving job market, both academic and non-academic, which calls for new skillsets and capabilities. In order to build proficiencies in the digital humanities and to promote the effective integration of technology into humanities research and pedagogy at Binghamton University, the Libraries will host the Digital Humanities Research Institute in August 2021. The goal is to foster a dynamic, robust and generative community of digital humanities researchers and teachers at Binghamton University.

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DHRI 2021 Binghamton University

DHRI sessions will run from 10 am to 4 pm daily and include Foundational Skills, Data Analysis, Text Analysis, Intro to Python, Web applications with Python, ArcGIS, and Web publishing. There are no prerequisites, although all the participants will be expected to attend each session, as they will build upon skills progressively.

The 2021 DHRI will be open to graduate student and faculty participants by application, with the goal of continuing to build a community of practice in the digital humanities on campus. Applications for the 2021 DHRI are no longer being accepted. Submitted applications are currently under review.

The DHRI is co-organized by Amy Gay, digital scholarship librarian, Binghamton University Libraries, and Nancy Um, professor of art history and associate dean of Harpur College. Both organizers were trained to design and lead the DHRI at an intensive 10-day workshop held at the CUNY Graduate Center and funded by the NEH in June 2018.

Advisory Board for 2021 Binghamton DHRI

Leigh-Anna Hidalgo, Assistant Professor, Sociology

Sonja Kim, Associate Professor, Asian and Asian American Studies

Bryan Kirschen, Assistant Professor, Spanish Linguistics

Giovanna Montenegro, Assistant Professor, Comparative Literature and Romance Languages

Brad Skopyk, Associate Professor, History

Learn More About Our First Binghamton DHRI!

More information about the first Binghamton DHRI, along with its schedule, curriculum, instructors, and participants can be found here.

Follow the Binghamton DHRI on Twitter via #BingDHRI 

Questions may be directed to:
Amy Gay 
Nancy Um 

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