CDCS partners with The Programming Historian to provide online workshops in digital methods

Mashup of medical illustrations and Programming Historian logo
Programming Historian logo courtesy of Adam Crymble, Graphic mashup by Ann Harrison

Dr Adam Crymble of The Programming Historian, in collaboration with the Centre for Data, Culture & Society, will provide a series of curated online workshops to University of Edinburgh colleagues and researchers.

The Programming Historian is a highly-regarded not-for-profit project that publishes novice-friendly, peer-reviewed tutorials that help humanists learn a wide range of digital tools, techniques, and workflows to facilitate research and teaching.

Each workshop is designed to support the exploration of computation models and best practice, giving researchers the chance to gauge the potential of digital methods for their own research and get specific guidance from an experienced digital humanities scholar.

Workshop 1: Do you Need to Learn Programming? A Self-Critique

Live tutorial on Thursday 14 May | 10:00 - 13:00, or, 14:00 - 17:00

This workshop is a chance to decide if Python programming will be useful to you in your role as a researcher. No prior knowledge of Python or programming is assumed.

At the end of the workshop, you'll have a chance to produce and get feedback on a personal learning plan to take your programming forward.

Workshop 2: The Programming Historian Silent Disco

Live tutorial on Monday 18 May | Drop in from 8:00 - 20:00

This workshop is your chance to work on your own skills in a supportive virtual environment. Two of the editors of Programming Historian will be virtually on hand to offer support and guidance to participants.

From topic modeling, to digital mapping, to data cleaning, to web scraping, to digital publishing, the Programming Historian has a skill for you.

Workshop 3: Documenting Your Digital Methods

Live tutorial on Wednesday 27 May | 10:00 - 13:00, or, 14:00 - 17:00

This workshop provides an introduction to technical writing, audience, and thinking sustainably about method, include both 'why' and 'how' components.

This workshop is suitable for social science and digital humanities researchers at any level who are working on a research project that includes a process – digital, statistical, or physical, and for which documenting the exact process may be important in future.

No prior knowledge is assumed.


More about the Programming Historian project