The Demos Project hosted a popular and well-attended webinar series for data humanities practitioners across the globe. Sessions included panels on Data Colonialism, Women in Data, and Humans and (Global) Networks.
Part 2 of the People in Data webinar series, including sessions on Itinerant Museums, Reproductive Labor and Digital Technology, and Data Surveillance.
As a simultaneously academic and extra-academic field, the data humanities embrace a vital network of methods and materials that bring together data science, computing, and data curation under the aegis of humanistic study. Work in the data humanities encompasses (among a wide variety of activities) digital exhibitions in museums and libraries, computational approaches to literature and art, analyses of social networks, and development of digital publication venues.
In the first year of the Demos Project, we funded seven faculty fellows and their projects, trained fellows and graduate students in multiple methods of data humanities, held biweekly brownbag discussions, and generated numerous publications, talks, new collaborations, and grant proposals.
The Demos Project at FSU fosters and supports scholarship involving structured data around people (Greek δῆμος, "people") and their environment. It considers the representation of individuals, communities, and cultures in data, asks and answers questions about data in society, and applies humanistic thinking to data-driven problems.