Digital Humanities and Irish Studies Workshop ACIS-CAIS Meeting, UCD June 11, 2014

A Two-Part Workshop on Pedagogy and Practice
Sponsored by the Humanities Institute of Ireland at UCD

SCHEDULE: A breakdown of the schedule for each of the two sessions is now available at

LOCATION: Active Learning Room, B1.06, Computer Science Building

Workshop Organizers: Nicholas Wolf, Margaret Kelleher, Gerardine Meaney
Session 1: 10:45 - 12:15
Session 2: 3:00 - 5:00

The goal of this workshop is to build expertise and critical methods in the field of digital Irish Studies in a supportive and pragmatic fashion, with a particular aim of imparting practical skills that can be applied in research and teaching. Sessions will consist of participant-led discussions and digital skills demonstrations on topics pre-suggested by registrants between now and the date of the conference. Examples of such topics that are often proposed include (but are not limited to):

• Approaches to the theories and methods of digital pedagogy in the classroom
• Digital editions and digital markup
• Database development and content management systems
• Mapping/spatial visualization software: Neatline, ArcGIS, TileMill, Gephi
• Coding: Python, Ruby on Rails, Perl, Java, PHP, XML
• Digital project management and crowd-source project designs
• Professional networking and graduate training in digital applications
• Text mining approaches and methods
• Managing a personal digital portfolio (faculty websites, Twitter, etc.)

Registrants may also wish to propose a short (10-minute) lightning presentation on digital-methods-based research in progress for feedback. In this case, sessions are not intended to showcase finished digital projects, but to spark discussion on digital methods at an early stage of research or teaching. Project presenters would ideally also take the opportunity to inform participants about the methods being used and reasons for their choice of methods.

When registering below, please indicate a topic to which you would like to see a portion of the session devoted to, or suggest a topic/skill/software that you can demonstrate to participants.

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