Webinars & Virtual Events
The Cambridge Social Data Schools program is hosting a virtual lecture, “Responsible AI for Journalism”. Speakers Dr. Tomasz Hollanek and Ruona Meyer will discuss the following questions: Can journalists use AI responsibly? If so, how? Also, how much of this can be tackled with better-designed technology, how much with ethical reporting, and how much with regulation? The virtual lecture is scheduled for December 13, 2023 at 10:00 AM CT. The lecture is free to attend, however registration is required.
California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) Digital and Digital Ethnic Futures Consortium (DEFCon) are hosting a virtual workshop, “Funding Your Big Idea! A Digital Humanities Funding Workshop”. If you have a digital humanities project idea that needs funding to get started or move to the next phase, but you’re uncertain about collaborations, timelines, funding levels, or even where to find resources for DH projects, this workshop is for you. It is particularly beneficial for individuals working in spaces with limited DH funding, such as regional public and minority-serving institutions or those looking to move beyond initial seed funding. The virtual workshop is scheduled for November 17, 2023 from 12:30 to 3:30 PM ET. The event is free to attend, however registration is required.
The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) is hosting their annual Online Meeting to introduce newcomers to IIIF and to provide a forum for discussion and dissemination for those with experience implementing and working with IIIF in a variety of contexts. This event is intended for a wide range of participants and interested parties (e.g., digital image repository managers, content curators, software developers, scholars, and administrators at libraries, museums, cultural heritage institutions, software firms, and other organizations working with digital images and audio/visual materials). The free, virtual conference is scheduled for December 5-7, 2023.
Digital Humanities @ MSU is hosting a virtual THATCamp (“The Humanities and Technology Camp”) where students, staff, and faculty from any discipline and from all skill levels learn and build together in sessions proposed, led, and voted upon by the community. THATCamp encourages participants to share their work in impromptu discussions, workshops, and project showcases. The virtual conference is scheduled for January 12, 2024. Registration closes on January 10, 2024.
The Society for the History of the Humanities is hosting a virtual workshop that is free and open to the public. The purpose of the workshop, “Epistemic Transfer in the History of the Humanities”, is to grasp the phenomenon of knowledge transfer in a systematic way, in order to answer general questions such as: Why and how do humanities disciplines borrow knowledge from one another? Under what conditions has knowledge transfer been (un)successful in the past? And what light, if at all, do historical examples shed on current forms of (inter)disciplinarity? The virtual workshop is scheduled for November 14-15, 2023.
Constellate is hosting a virtual panel discussion, “Large Language Models and Higher Education”, to discuss how Generative AI is changing higher education. The panel will feature artificial intelligence experts Susan D’Agostino and William Mattingly. The virtual event is scheduled for October 10, 2023 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM ET. A Constellate subscription is not required to attend.
Indiana University Libraries are hosting a virtual talk, “Empowering Privacy-Centered Practices for Diverse Communities”. Through meaningful discussions and knowledge exchange, this presentation aims to raise awareness about the critical importance of privacy and security tools within diverse communities, inspiring a privacy-centered mindset and approach among libraries and professionals. The virtual talk is scheduled for September 27, 2023 at 12:00 PM ET.
The BitCurator Consortium (BCC) and Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) are offering a virtual information session in preparation for the launch of their Python Study Group beginning in January 2024. The Python Study Group will offer a regular and effective training program and community of learning focused on the development of Python scripting and coding skills. The informational webinar is scheduled for October 18, 2023 at 2:00 PM UTC.
The Digital Scholarship Centre at the University of Alberta is hosting Dr. Eric Vaz to share his research methods on terraforming Mars. Dr. Vaz devised a GIS framework, which located Mars-like areas on Earth, to analyze and identify plants with the most likelihood of surviving, growing, and reproducing on the Red Planet. The virtual talk is scheduled for September 26, 2023 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM MT.
The National Information Standards Organization is offering a virtual training series on Text and Data Mining. By the end of the course, participants will demonstrate a solid understanding of text and data mining concepts, proficiency in using Python for text and data mining tasks, and ability to apply text and data mining skills to real-world library applications and case studies. Virtual classes are scheduled on Thursdays from October 12 to December 7, 2023 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT.
Michigan State University (MSU) Libraries is hosting a one-day, online GIS Day Conference that is free and open to the public. The conference is scheduled for November 15, 2023.
Michigan State University (MSU) Libraries are hosting two webinars on QGIS and ArcGIS that are free and open to the public. Webinars are scheduled for September 13 and October 25, 2023.