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Mapping Phonetic Difference in the American South

    As the culmination of her time at UGA, Leah Dudley is graduating this semester with a BA in Linguistics and a certificate in Digital Humanities. Her CURO project focuses on analyzing a corpus of southern speech for her work in “Mapping Phonetic Variation in the American...

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Georgia Prisoners in Black and White

Barry Godfrey Professor of Social Justice, Liverpool University Recent analysis of Georgia Penitentiary records by Steven Soper and Barry Godfrey show that there was a significant rise in the number of formerly enslaved people who were imprisoned following the end of the Civil War. In Georgia...

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LaTeX Dissertation Template

The DigiLab is pleased to announce the creation of a dissertation template for LaTeX. In addition to the Graduate School's template for Word, the LaTeX template gives users another method for writing, editing, and compiling their dissertation. The template, authorized for use by the Grad School,...

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Uncovering newspaper history with Chronicling America

Photo by Walter Lee Olivares de la Cruz on Unsplash Deborah Thomas, Program Manager for the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) at the Library of Congress visited the Digital Library of Georgia and joined our Colloquium series to discuss Chronicling America, an online newspaper collection available...

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Next Level Data Visualization

We are surrounded by data everyday and we are becoming more adept at interpreting visualizations of this data. From graphs, to charts, to maps, to infographics, we are expected to quickly read and understand data as it is presented in articles and in the...

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Public History and Digital Storytelling

Jim McGrath, a Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Public Humanities at Brown University, gave a talk in our Colloquium series about his work in using public history and pop culture in the classroom. His talk, "Black Mirrors and Melting Wizards: Digital Storytelling Tools and Techniques,"discussed the...

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GIS Day 2018

GIS Day at UGA is fast approaching! As part of the celebration, any student, undergraduate or graduate, can submit a map to our annual GIS Day Map Contest. First prize in the undergraduate and graduate captions is $100. All maps will be featured at GIS Day...

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Halloween Frankenreads Event

                                                                The Frankenreads event was a huge success. With popcorn, pizza, candy, crafts, movies, a book reading,...

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DH Summer Scholars present their work

[caption id="attachment_6938" align="aligncenter" width="540"] DH Summer Scholars Katie Curry, Jordan Miceli, Maggie Dryden, Bradley Comacho, Nellie Brunson, Trevor Talmadge[/caption]   Digi’s Digital Humanities Summer Scholars, Katie Curry, Maggie Dryden, Bradley Camacho, Annelle Brunson, Trevor Talmadge, and Jordan Miceli, presented their summer’s work demonstrating the application of digital...

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Brady Moore: first to graduate with a DH certificate

  Brady Moore finished his time at UGA with a BA in History and the first ever Certificate in Digital Humanities. Though History is already a rigorous discipline Brady chose to take on the additional certificate because he sees "DH as an upcoming discipline that will intertwine the...

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DIGI Workshops: Using and manipulating data in R Studio

[caption id="attachment_6814" align="alignleft" width="300"] Joey Stanley leading an Intro to R workshop[/caption] Linguistics PhD Candidate, Joey Stanley, is offering a series of workshops on the programming language R this semester. The workshop series will offer tutorials on R Studio, the open source software for use with...

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Four at UGA awarded NEH grants for 2017

  Congratulations to the four UGA recipients of August 2017 grant awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Sheila McAlister, director, Digital Library of Georgia, UGA Libraries (project director) Georgia Digital Newspaper Project, Phase One Project Description: Digitization of 100,000 pages of Georgia newspapers published prior to...

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THATCamp Shakespeare

by Maria Chappell, English PhD candidate and UGA HASTAC scholar On Wednesday, April 5, the UGA's Willson Center Digital Humanities Lab and the Folger Shakespeare Library hosted the THATCamp Shakespeare "unconference." THATCamps (The Humanities And Technology Camps) are informal conferences whose agendas and content sessions are...

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Be a Data Magician – An Excel Workshop for Humanists

[caption id="attachment_6718" align="alignleft" width="300"] A full house at the DigiLab's Excel workshop[/caption] In our series of data tutorials, Joey Stanley, Linguistics Ph.D student, has put together a comprehensive Excel workshop for humanists. This workshop was well attended by a diverse cross-section of the campus community including...

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Georgia Digital Humanities Summit meeting

[caption id="attachment_6674" align="alignleft" width="300"] Brennan Collins of GSU demonstrates the ATL Maps project[/caption] The first Georgia Digital Humanities Summit took place on December 9, at Georgia State’s CURVE data visualization lab. The summit, sponsored by the University of Georgia with support from a Mellon Foundation New...

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Curating the Baldwin Hall Excavation

Anthropology Professor Laurie Reitsema and her Human Osteology class took on a critical project for the campus community in their work on the Jackson Street cemetery and the Baldwin Hall excavation. In 2015, human remains were found during the construction of the Baldwin Hall expansion project....

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Study in a Second Discipline: Amelia Opie and DH

This semester English Professor Roxanne Eberle has been awarded the opportunity to work in the Provost's Office Study in a Second Discipline program to gain skills in the Digital Humanities. Over the course of the semester Eberle has worked in conjunction with Digital Humanities Coordinator...

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Brand Yourself: A how-to guide for grad students

[caption id="attachment_6651" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Joey Stanley leading the professionalization workshop[/caption] This week the DigiLab offered a workshop on building a digital identity for grad students. Maintaining a clear, cohesive digital profile is increasingly necessary in a competitive job market, but it can be overwhelming to sift...

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Build a Better Project: Digi Colloquium Review

-- Joey Stanley, PhD student in Linguistics and DH Grad Assistant I recently presented on how to build a digital humanities project from scratch, going from primary sources to visualizations of data. I also showcased a piece of software called JMP (“jump”) that I like to use...

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Hearing Hot Corner: The DigiLab Audio Field Kit

Part 2 of “The Hot Corner Project” A project of Alexander M. Stephens (M.A. ’16) In addition to the three oral histories about Hot Corner in the Russell Library Athens Oral History Project, Broderick Flanigan and I have conducted additional interviews specifically for the Hot Corner documentary...

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Mapping Occupation

Gregory P. Downs and Scott Nesbit launch Mapping Occupation, a new site that gives historians the first detailed look at where the U.S. Army went during the long occupation of the American South after Confederate surrender. ...

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C-Span films American history classes in DigiLab

The DigiLab hosted a film crew from C-Span here to capture lectures from Professors Stephen Berry and Scott Nesbit for their Lectures in History series. Berry and Nesbit are the first UGA Professors to be included in the series which features lectures on American History from...

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