First Demos Project Summer Institute

Demos Project launches first Data Humanities Summer Institute

Demos Project holds inaugural Summer Institute in Data Humanities

The Demos Project launched its first Summer Institute in Data Humanities, which was held July 29th through August 2nd, 2019. Participating faculty fellows identified project goals and learned and shared critical skillsets that will help them create more sustainable data humanities projects throughout the 2019-2020 academic year, and beyond. Additionally, fellows developed strategies for managing their project documents, normalizing and regularizing their data, analyzing and visualizing their research information, and creating project plans. Over the course of the week, our faculty worked with programs and services like Open Refine, R, Voyant, Hypothesis to explore and enrich their research data.

The Summer Institute presented a unique opportunity for faculty in the Humanities and Social Sciences to discuss common issues such as data management, credit for labor, and sustainability of digital research outputs. It also allowed then to establish a growing vocabulary to enable continued conversations around our work. We at the Demos Project look forward to continuing these discussions with the fellows—and the wider FSU community—as the year progresses.

Training faculty