Workshops

Workshops @UT Libraries are free, drop-in workshops on topics related to research, writing, oral communication and more. All workshops are free, open to everyone and located across UT Libraries locations. Non-UT affiliated persons cannot get on our network for online access.

Upcoming Workshops

Wednesday Nov. 28
1 to 2:30 p.m.
Perry-Castañeda Library

In this workshop, participants will install and learn the basics of TWARC, a Python script used to harvest and archive data from Twitter. Many disciplines use social media data. As a literary historian, I use Tweets featuring poems of resistance for reception studies. But only recent Tweets are easy to find using Twitter’s search apparatus, and Tweets are only archived for two years, making the public discourses of resistance movements ephemeral. Event Details

Past Workshops

Wednesday Nov. 14
1 to 2:30 p.m.
Perry-Castañeda Library

Scalar is a publishing platform that allows users to create multi-media digital books. Existing at the crossroads between an ebook and a website, Scalar's many features allow instructors to design classroom assignments that bring traditional essay writing into the realm of the digital humanities, allowing students to experiment with tagging, web scraping, and integrating media into their work. Event Details

Wednesday Nov. 7
1 to 2:30 p.m.
Perry-Castañeda Library

Corpora have long been a research model utilized by linguists to answer critical questions about the development of and relationships among languages. This workshop takes inspiration from corpus linguistics to demonstrate the applicability of text corpora to Humanities research generally. We will learn how to conceptualize a corpus project, from research question to model, and then implement test annotations using the EXMARaLDA annotation tool. Event Details

Wednesday Oct. 31
10 to 11:30 a.m.
Perry-Castañeda Library

Using the Europeana Collection as an example, we will explore the basics of an Application Programming Interface, or API, some common uses you may already be familiar with, and how just one line of text and symbols allows you to access and gather information from cultural heritage institutions. Event Details

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