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AIDS/Lifecycle Ride & Fundraising

Cyclists in colorful outfits on the AIDS/Lifecycle ride from San Francisco to LA
This is the first of many early mornings where I will hop on my bike and put my body to the test, training to ride 545 miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles. If this sounds wild, that’s because it is! In addition to beginning my training, it’s also time to kick off my fundraising! The funds raised by AIDS/LifeCycle participants like myself support the HIV/AIDS services at San Fransisco A...
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Data Visualization with Tableau

View the following videos to create more complex data visualizations, such as stacked timelines and Gantt charts, including mapping in Tableau. Follow along with the sample data linked below. Then try it with your own data. Most importantly, consider what these visualizations mean in the context of your topic and data. [tabby title=Data] Data set 1: Data on the governors and socio-political...
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Introduction to Tableau

Introduction to data visualization with humanistic data from the Old Bailey Court records, focusing on defendants between 1780 and 1786. Sample visualizations include both categorical (nominal) and numeric data. Getting Started To begin, either download and install Tableau Desktop (if you are an instructor or student, you can register for a free license) or sign up for a Tableau Public acc...
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2021 ACH Conference: Consultations & Talk

Free DH consultations at ACH 2021 announcement
The Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH) is a major professional society for the digital humanities. We support and disseminate research and cultivate a vibrant professional community through conferences, publications, and outreach activities. ACH is based in the US, but boasts an international membership (as of November 2015, representing 21 countries worldwide). Digital Humanit...
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Visualizing Data Silences

Grappling with missing values in data sets, determining what they mean, and deciding what we should do about them remain challenging tasks for anyone working with data.  Here are a few suggestions, examples, and resources as you begin to explore silences in your own data. Stay tuned for more from the Visualizing Hisotry's Fragments project (forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan)! ...
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How to begin your Alt-Ac career search

Maybe you have become disenchanted with academia and/or the academic job search, or you have recently discovered the numerous possibilities outside of the university. Perhaps you have known from the beginning that a different path calls to you, or maybe you’re just curious. Whatever the case may be, read on for tips and suggestions for how to begin your Alt-Ac (Alternative-Academic) job search an...
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Stats for Humanists | Winter 2021 Syllabus

Advertisement for stats for humanists class showing book covers and two graphs
Course Description This is a learner-centered, project-based, introductory applied statistics course that exemplifies the principle of “data for good,” or putting Data Science and Digital Humanities to work for social justice efforts. Students will choose a data set that is personally meaningful and work with others who are interested in the same issue to generate evidence-based, statistic...
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