Sessions

Putting Yourself Out There Digitally: Using Social Media for your Academic Studies (Session 1, 9:40am-10:40am) – “Putting Yourself Out There” aims to educate students of all types on the wide range of digital tools, blogging websites, and social media platforms students can utilize to advance their academic interests. How can I promote my scholarly work online? How do I network with other academic professionals? As employers look at prospective candidates for professional careers in the humanities, they are taking an increasing interest in the digital presence of their applicants. This session will provide tips and tricks for using digital technology to advance the academic career interests of students in the humanities.

Nuts and Bolts of Wikipedia Editing (Session 1, 9:40am-10:40am) – Have you always wanted to contribute to Wikipedia but aren’t sure how to get started? Have you tried to edit but haven’t had a good experience? Do you simply want to learn more about using and contributing to the largest and most frequently used reference work? In this hands-on workshop you’ll discover the basics of Wikipedia, and explore why it is important to the humanities. We’ll provide an introduction and general overview of how you can begin editing and contributing to Wikipedia. After this workshop, you’ll be well on your way to establishing yourself as a Wikipedian!

Keys to Mapping Research (Session 2, 11am-12pm) – Learn the importance of mapping and visualizing the elements of space and time in humanities research.  In this workshop led by Sharon Kandris from the Polis Center, you will experience The Digital Atlas of American Religion (DAAR), which took boring tabular historic census and American religion data and transformed it into cool visualizations that let you explore the data geographically across the entire United States; dig deep within a geography; and tease out patterns, trends, and relationships in the data not otherwise evident in standard GIS maps.  Explore and visualize data using maps, cartograms, tree maps, pie charts, animated bar charts and bubble charts to understand the multiple dimensions and diversity of religion for each state and county in the US from 1890 to 2010.

Meta-what? The Digital Secrets of the Library (Session 2, 11am-12pm) – Find the hidden digital corners of University Library through IUPUI online digital collections. Explore the ins and outs of digital curation, metadata, and logistics of putting items on the web using content management systems.

Digital Research Tools to Improve Your Research (Session 3, 1:10pm-2:10pm) – A wide variety of digital tools can make your research experience infinitely easier. Investigate handy tools like Zotero, Excel, Prezi, and others to find new and exciting ways to present and compile your work.

First-Year History Graduate Orientation (Session 4, 2:30pm-3:30pm) – This is a mandatory session for any incoming or first-year History graduate students. Dr. Cramer will give you important information in regards to your graduate career and led you through the thesis process.

Professional Uses of Social Media (Session 4, 2:30pm-3:30pm) – Representatives of local humanities organizations will talk about how they use social media to advance organizational missions and serve communities. This session will provide an overview of professional uses of social media for emerging professionals. The aim is to educate students on how they might encourage or take part in social media outreach in their future careers.

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