Are you interested in using digital tools in your research, but don’t know where to start? Do you want to learn more about digital technologies alongside a supportive group of your peers?
The GC Digital Research Institute (DRI) is an introduction to core digital research skills that can be applied widely to different kinds of projects. This institute is catered towards building foundational skills and will be paced accordingly to ensure those who are new will leave feeling more confident in their skills. DRI is designed for beginning learners—those who have little or no prior experience working with a programming language. We begin with an introduction to computing using the command line.
The GC Digital Research Institute (GCDRI)
Jan 19 – Jan 21, Jan 24 – Jan 25, 2022
Application due: November 29th, 11:59 PM
For the second year, the institute will take place over Zoom. Participants will attend a series of remote sessions from Jan 19 – Jan 21 and Jan 24 – Jan 25, 2022 to develop basic digital research skills and connect with others in an interdisciplinary context.
To accommodate a remote-learning environment, the 2022 DRI will consist of five Zoom sessions. Our first day of the institute takes place on Wednesday, January 19, at 9:30 AM, which will begin with a kick-off event and consist of various sessions held between 9:30 AM and 3:30 PM from January 20th to January 25th, with a break over the weekend.
During the application process, participants will choose either the Python or R track. Throughout the DRI, participants will gain a foundational understanding in either language during dedicated workshops and practice sessions. Beyond our Zoom meetings, DRI will also include space for informal co-working meet ups and opportunities to collaborate with peers. By applying, you agree to participate in all activities.
Participation is free, and open to graduate students, faculty, and staff at the Graduate Center; however, applications are required. Applications are due by 11:59 PM on Monday, November 29, 2021. More information about the choice between the R and Python tracks, previous institutes, and what to expect, along with a link to the application can be found on the GC DRI website: https://gcdri.commons.gc.cuny.edu/.
If you are interested and would like more information, we are also hosting an informational session on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 3 PM. Please register here for the Zoom link to this session. The session will be recorded.
Funding for the GC Digital Research Institute is made possible through a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Graduate Center Provost’s Office.