Signifying and Sampling: Black Studies and Data Storytelling

Date / Time

October 25, 2022

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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We at the DHI, along with the Institute for the Humanities and the UIC University Library, are excited to invite you to our two-part fall workshop!

Part 1: 1-2:30 p.m.

In Part 1, “Signifying & Sampling: Black Studies & Data Storytelling,” Kenton Rambsy will introduce participants to the concept of data storytelling and facilitate their interactions using Tableau Public to create interactive visualizations. Relying on The Data Notebook, a free, online introductory resource, he will explain how Jay-Z, the Brooklyn-born rapper, is a gateway to the world of data storytelling. Rambsy is an assistant professor of African American literature and digital humanities at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Part 2: 3-4:30 p.m.

Part 2 will feature an array of educators who teach with the digital humanities at UIC: Karen Leick, senior lecturer in English, Teresa Helena Moreno, assistant professor and librarian, and Mary Kate Coleman, PhD student in creative writing. We will have a short discussion of teaching in DH and then take questions about how these experts use dh in the classroom.

We expect all participants and audience members to be vaccinated and to wear masks.

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