114 Representative Documents: Service Descriptions
Digital Humanities Working Group |DH @UF
Digital Humanities Working Group
University of Florida
DH@UF is a member of the Florida Digital Humanities Consortium. (http://fldh.org/)
DH @UF encompasses a wide range of activities, areas, disciplines, and communities, including the UF Digital Humanities Working Group (DHWG).
The UF Digital Humanities Working Group (DHWG) is a group of academic and library faculty, staff, and graduate students who meet monthly to discuss current
projects and topics at the intersection of digital technologies and core research needs and questions in the humanities disciplines.
The UF Digital Humanities Working Group (DHWG) began in December 2011 (http://www.humanities.ufl.edu/calendar/20111208-digital.html) as an informal group
to ask for input from participants on a range of digital humanities activities being planned for the Spring 2012 semester, with support from the CLAS Dean’s Office and
UF Office of Research. These activities are designed to introduce faculty and students in the humanities disciplines to the range of work and resources available at UF
for exploring the humanities in and for a digital age.
All UF faculty, staff, and graduate students are invited to join the DHWG, a group of scholars who meet to monthly to discuss current topics and projects in the digital
humanities. The DHWG is co-convened by two faculty members and a graduate student (http://digitalhumanities.group.ufl.edu/dh-uf/dhwg-co-convenors/). The DHWG
also works to plan the annual Digital Humanities Day (http://interface.at.ufl.edu/), which is held in April on the first reading day of the spring semester. To view
membership, meeting agendas, Digital Humanities Day proceedings, and other materials, please see the Digital Humanities collection and archive
To stay informed about DHWG meetings and digital humanities work at UF, subscribe to the Digital-Humanities-L listserv (http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin
Funding Opportunities in the Digital Humanities
The Center for the Humanities &the Public Sphere maintains a list of faculty and graduate student funding opportunities for supporting digital humanities projects on a
separate page (http://www.humanities.ufl.edu/digitalhum-funding.html).
UF Resources and Collaborators for Digital Projects
Digital humanities projects are frequently collaborative in nature, often involving a team of subject specialists (from humanities disciplines) together with faculty and
staff from the information, computer, and library sciences. Graduate and undergraduate students in the humanities discipline (who may have specific training in digital
tools and applications) can play important mediating roles in these projects while also cultivating research and career skills. As described below, there are a variety of
UF faculty and facilities interested in such collaborative endeavors. Details on student training opportunities and certificate programs are included where available.
A first stop for all faculty considering digital projects should be a consultation with Dr. Laurie Taylor, the UF Digital Humanities Librarian.
Center for Instructional Technology &Training (http://citt.ufl.edu/) Provides collaborative assistance with digital teaching and learning projects, including
online courses, Web development, and pedagogical techniques.
Department of Computer &Information Science &Engineering (http://www.cise.ufl.edu/) Interest in faculty/student collaborations in many project areas
across the humanities.
Digital Library Center (DLC) (http://www.digital.uflib.ufl.edu/) Collaboration in digitization, edition- and exhibition-making, user-interface
design, dissemination, preservation (both physical and digital), learning object design, or web production (e.g., web-based tutorials). More information and
past projects can be foundhere (http://ufdcimages.uflib.ufl.edu/AA/00/00/15/89/00001/AA00001589.pdf). Humanities students can also do internships in the
DLC to support faculty projects.
Digital Worlds Institute (http://www.digitalworlds.ufl.edu/) Interest in faculty collaborations in many areas including 3D modeling (e.g., of spaces,
artifacts), game design, and interactive storytelling. Also offer a 12-credit certificate in Digital Arts and Sciences for undergraduate and graduate students.
Center for Advanced Construction Information Modeling (DCP) (http://www.bcn.ufl.edu/cacim/cacim_index.shtml) Interest in faculty collaborations to build
virtual 3D models and visualizations of physical sites, virtual collaboration and team-building, and the sustainability of virtual models.
GIS Spatial Information Service Unit (http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/docs/gis/gis.html) The GIS Librarian is available to consult with faculty, staff and students on all
aspects of spatially referenced data and GIS software, including Google Earth. Large format plotting services are available for U.S. Government electronic
maps and images, and archival maps in the Map and Imagery Library (http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/maps/) can be georeferenced for historical analysis. Students
can also obtain a 15-credit interdisciplinary certificate in Geographic Information Systems (http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/icgis/).
High Performance Computing (HPC) Center (http://www.hpc.ufl.edu/) A UF-supported resource that enables faculty to carry out data-intensive research
involving, for example, large corpora of data, texts, or images.
Center for Media Innovation and Research, College of Journalism &Communications (http://cmir.jou.ufl.edu/) Digital lab facilities for building and examining
social interaction in online media environments.
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