In response to needs and interests voiced by students, faculty, staff, and librarians, Lafayette College Libraries recently launched the Digital Humanities Community of Practice.  Facilitated by the libraries, the DHCP is here to foster your curiosity about digital humanities, help you figure out how you can make it a part of your scholarship, and build cross-campus connections based on this shared interest. The community meets regularly for a variety of programming including guest talks, panels, reading discussions, and skills workshops. To receive regular updates about DHCP events and resources, join the DHCP Google Group.  Read on for information about spring 2020 DHCP lunchtime sessions.

February 6, noon-1 in Skillman 004, “A Brief Introduction to Research Data Management”

Description: A brief overview of the principles of research data management, focusing on practical advice for collecting, using, and sharing data in digital humanities projects.  Lunch provided.

March 2, noon-1 in Skillman 004, “Digital Humanities Research Exchange”

Description: Are you a faculty member, staff member, student, or librarian who conducts humanistic research using digital tools or approaches?  Join the Digital Humanities Community of Practice for an informal exchange in which participants will speak for 3-5 minutes about their work. Following will be an opportunity for discussion and connection around shared interests.  Lunch provided.

April 6, noon-1 in Skillman 004, “Getting the Word Out About Your Work”

Description: Have you ever found yourself wondering how to communicate your digital scholarship projects, skills, and experience to others? In this session, we’ll cover practical approaches to describing the scope and results of your work to any audience, talk about how to expose your projects to the academic community using resources such as ORCID and Google Scholar’s Profile tool, and discuss articulating skills involved in the work. There will be time during the session to raise questions and brainstorm with the group about how to articulate and disseminate your work.  Lunch provided.