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Dear Colleagues,

Good afternoon! Here is your weekly fix of Digital History updates and news:

  1. The Digital History Lab Working Group had our second meeting last week. We explored some new skills including making PDFs searchable using OCR, using online text analysis software, and using Twine to create games that might help students explore historical contingency. If you are interested in joining the group, then let us know.
  2. Do you have sources that you want to turn into a dataset for analysis using other software? DataScribe is an upcoming software that allows users to transcribe sources into a usable dataset. Learn more and sign up for beta testing.
  3. To mark 2020 GIS Day, the geography department are hosting a map competition. If you have created historical maps using GIS consider submitting it for the chance to win.
  4. The Davis Library Research Hub have a number of events in the coming weeks including workshops on Endnote. See their calendar of events and register here.

Please reach out to the Digital History Lab with any queries about digital teaching and research. Have a great week!


The DHL Team

Craig, Emma, Gabe, and Ash

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