Digital Scholarship Research Institute
Apply by March 16th
The Digital Scholarship Research Institute (DSRI) is a two-day intensive institute for Tri-Co faculty to explore interdisciplinary digital scholarship research and teaching methods through hands-on workshops and guided practices. We welcome both faculty new to digital scholarship and those interested in taking their skills to the next level. You can expect to gain experience with fundamental digital scholarship tools and methods including navigating your computer via the command line, cleaning messy data, practicing version control, and sharing your work publicly, while also learning about local digital scholarship communities and support.
The Digital Scholarship Research Institute will be held at the renovated Lutnick Library at Haverford College from May 4-5, 2020. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be catered on both days, and a beer and wine reception with hors d’oeuvres will be provided on the second day.
Because an essential aspect of the DSRI is building community among Tri-Co faculty members interested in digital scholarship, participants are expected to commit to attending the full two-day experience at Haverford College from May 4-5, 2020 and to attend all of the workshops, seminars, and events during this time. (See childcare options provided or recommended by Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore.)
The DSRI is sponsored by Bryn Mawr College’s LITS, Haverford College Libraries, and Swarthmore Libraries. The Tri-Co DSRI was developed as part of the NEH-sponsored Digital Humanities Research Institute hosted at the CUNY Grad Center in June 2018.
Andrew Janco is the Digital Scholarship Librarian at Haverford College. He has a passion for inquiry-driven and community-engaged digital projects. Andy is the lead developer working on a digital archive and research application for the Groupo de Apoyo Mutuo, Guatemala's oldest human rights organization. He also works on applied artificial intelligence for humanities and social science research. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his family in the woods or by the water, brews beer, and translates poetry from Russian.
Nabil Kashyap is the Digital Scholarship Librarian at Swarthmore College. As developer, designer, and project manager, his work has ranged from radical digital archives to participatory computational linguistics. He is increasingly involved in student programs and projects that bridge critical and technical pedagogy. He holds an MSI from the University of Michigan and an MFA from the University of Montana.
Alice McGrath is the Digital Scholarship Specialist at Bryn Mawr College. She earned her Ph.D. in English from the University of Pennsylvania, specializing in eighteenth-century British literature and gender and sexuality studies. Before coming to Bryn Mawr in 2019, she was the Postdoctoral Fellow for Accessibility at Penn Libraries, where she helped develop the Accessibility Mapping Project and served as research coordinator for the Early Novels Database.
Alicia Peaker is the Director of Digital Scholarship, Critical Making, and Digital Collections Management at Bryn Mawr College. Alicia Peaker received her Ph.D. in English from Northeastern University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Digital Liberal Arts at Middlebury College. She has also worked as the Co-Director for Our Marathon: The Boston Bombing Digital Archive, the Project Manager for the Women Writers Project, and the Managing & Development Editor for GradHacker at InsideHigherEd.
Roberto Vargas is the Research Librarian for Humanities & Interdisciplinary Studies at Swarthmore College. He is also responsible for supporting, developing and maintaining digital scholarship projects. Originally from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and now residing in Philadelphia, he moves from English to Spanish on a daily basis and from Mexico to the US regularly. He is interested in the careful and ethical use of technology.
Mike Zarafonetis is the Coordinator for Digital Scholarship and Research Services at Haverford College. He earned his PhD in History from Auburn University and B.A. from Kalamazoo College, where he majored in Computer Science. At Haverford, he coordinates a digital scholarship program in the library that partners with Haverford faculty, students, and staff to create scholarship informed and shaped by digital tools and methods. He also teaches in the Museum Studies program at the University of Delaware. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, deadlifts, video games, and spending time with his dog.