Opportunity for Graduate Students & ECRs: Data Literacy for Byzantinists

The Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture and the Byzantine Studies Association of North America are pleased to offer a week-long data workshop for graduate students and early career researchers in collaboration with Dr. Paula Loreto Granados García of The British Museum and Dr. Ryan Horne of the University of California, Los Angeles.

Data Literacy for Byzantinists, workshop by Paula Loreto Granados García (The British Museum) and Ryan Horne (UCLA), Zoom, May 13–17, 2024, 10:00 AM–4:00 PM EDT (with a lunch break and lab time)

This online workshop will offer Byzantinists an introduction to data and its management. Participants will explore the data lifecycle from creation and acquisition through analysis and visualization and learn best practices for data management. This material will be complemented by sessions touching on data analysis—particularly social network analysis—IIIF, linked open data (LOD) and the Semantic Web, the basics of Python and Jupyter Notebook, and spatial humanities and geodata. Participants will be introduced to an array of tools, such as Gephi, OpenRefine, Quarto, Recogitio, Tableau, and Voyant. Throughout the week, participants will learn the basics of GitHub, create accounts, and setup GitHub pages that will be used during the workshop. Participants will use their own data and prepared datasets to complete assigned exercises.

Registration closes Wednesday May 1, 2024.

Who is eligible?

  • Graduate students and early career researchers (PhD received after May 2016) in the field of Byzantine studies.
  • All participants must be BSANA members. BSANA membership is free for graduate students and early-career contingent scholars who have earned their PhD within the last eight years and who do not hold a permanent or tenure-track appointment.

For a full description of the workshop and to register your interest, please visit https://maryjahariscenter.org/events/data-literacy-for-byzantinists.

Contact Brandie Ratliff, Director, Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture, with any questions.

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