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PhD+ Workshop – Introduction to Digital Humanities

February 4, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm  |  Virtual Event



Join us for the first meeting of the Digital Humanities Workshop series 2022 to learn about what digital humanities means, how digital tools empower humanities scholarship, the role of technology in higher education as a tool of communication and research as well as an expressive and creative medium, and the new opportunities and career paths that digital skills can open for humanists. The first workshop is presented by the Humanities Computing Services in partnership with the Digital Scholarship Commons and The Humanities Institute’s PhD+ series.

The Digital Humanities Workshop series will continue throughout 2022 with a range of sessions led by digital humanists at UC Santa Cruz who will discuss their experiences “doing DH” and their insights on how the digital environment is changing the landscape of higher education in general and humanities in particular. We will also explore together digital humanities tools that are widely used in research, teaching and learning. Our goal is to provide as many perspectives on digital humanities as we can fit in and empower you to advance humanities through digital means.


Xiao Li is a historian and digital humanist. She works as the digital humanist in the Humanities Computing Service in the humanities division. Before joining UC Santa Cruz, Xiao was a digital humanities specialist at Phillips Academy at Andover, preserving historical archives on Asian history in the U.S.: Chinese Students at Andover (1878-2000) and was a digital humanities intern at the Smithsonian preserving the destroyed cultural heritage sites in Syria, Mali and Bosnia. She also worked with Reuters and the Associate Press for four years on international news reporting.

Daniel Story is a historian and digital humanist. He works as a Digital Scholarship Librarian at UC Santa Cruz, supporting and collaborating with students and faculty who seek to engage digital methods in their teaching, research, or learning. He is the lead producer of the ten-part documentary podcast Stories from the Epicenter, which explores the experience and memory of the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake in Santa Cruz County, California. He also currently serves as a consulting editor for The American Historical Review and produces the journal’s podcast, AHR Interview. Daniel received his Ph.D. in History from Indiana University, Bloomington.

About the PhD+ Workshop Series
Join us for the sixth year of PhD+ Workshops, hosted by The Humanities Institute. We meet monthly to discuss possible career paths for PhDs, internship possibilities, grants/fellowships, work/life balance, elements of style, online identity issues, and much, much more.


February 4, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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