Social Media Data Analytics – Winter 2022
18 Nov
11:08

Social Media Data Analytics – Winter 2022

Instructor: Dr. Ashley Sanders (asandersgarcia@ucla.edu)  Meeting Times: 3-hour interactive lecture + weekly lab Course Description This course is a critical social media data analysis course that explores not only how to, but also why, study this type of data. This course moves beyond a business-minded functional understanding and analysis of…

AIDS/Lifecycle Ride & Fundraising
05 Oct
4:44

AIDS/Lifecycle Ride & Fundraising

The funds raised by AIDS/LifeCycle participants like myself support the HIV/AIDS services at San Fransisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center. HIV/AIDS remains one of the top ten leading causes of death among young people, particularly young people of color.  With the support of donors like YOU, we are working to see an end to the 40-year epidemic that has affected millions.

Alternatives to Unsatisfactory Grading Habits
05 Mar
1:47

Alternatives to Unsatisfactory Grading Habits

Grading has always been an unsatisfactory but institutionally necessary practice in my teaching. This post is a reflection on my past and present experiences with grading and shares ideas for restructuring future classes to create a better assessment experience for everyone.

Reaching the Limits of Resiliency
20 Jan
9:00

Reaching the Limits of Resiliency

This is a meditation on what happens when we reach our limits so you know that you’re not alone. Concluding thought: it is time we demand that our institutions and work cultures bend to human needs, so humans don’t break to meet unreasonable institutional or cultural demands

Pirates of the Early Modern Mediterranean
04 Jan
12:40

Pirates of the Early Modern Mediterranean

Pirates of the Mediterranean Early Modern Period Interested in learning more? Here are few resources to help you get started: Video: “The King of Pirates, Hayreddin Barbarossa” (10 minutes) Podcast: Joshua White’s interview on Ottoman History Podcast. (1 hour). There are a number of other Ottoman History Podcast episodes that…

Data Visualization with Tableau
27 Sep
2:12

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…

Introduction to Tableau
16 Aug
1:32

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…

2021 ACH Conference: Consultations & Talk
13 Jul
9:45

2021 ACH Conference: Consultations & Talk

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…

Visualizing Data Silences
09 Jul
4:07

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…

Intro to DH | Summer 2021
22 Jun
10:54

Intro to DH | Summer 2021

Past DH 101 Final Projects   Course Description This course is an introduction to the Digital Humanities, its methods, theories, and applications in humanistic research. It covers a variety of digital tools and approaches to organize, explore, understand, present and tell stories with data. In this course, you will learn…

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