Our annual GIS Day celebration will happen on November 15th in the CDS. Come learn how geospatial technology is shaping research at Notre Dame and around the world.
Registration for the event is not necessary, but there is a lunch that requires signup. More information can be found at https://events.library.nd.edu/gisday/
Call for Proposals
The Center for Digital Scholarship and the Center for Research Computing invite proposals for our annual GIS Day symposium.
Brief presentations by podium or poster, should be related to GIS (tools, data or visualization) but do not need to be directly methodological and are open to all fields.
Podium presentations will be in the form of 5-10 minute lightning talks (length will depend on the number of presentations accepted). Work-in-progress presentations and posters will be accepted in order to help researchers receive methodological feedback.
To participate, please submit a short abstract with title and all author affiliation(s) to Matthew.Sisk@nd.edu by Monday, November 6, 2017.
-Matthew Sisk, GIS Librarian
The Snowy Day
Letters to the Editor
October 6, 2017
“To the Editor:
I read with great pleasure Maria Russo’s “Stamp Notes” (Sept. 24) on the occasion of the United States Postal Service’s issuing of a stamp to honor Ezra Jack Keats’s “The Snowy Day.” While she is correct that “no black child had ever been the protagonist of a full-color American picture book” before Keats, the valorization of Keats as the embodiment of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech elides the great body of work by African-American writers and illustrators for children before 1962.
Ellen Tarry’s picture books of the 1940s and 1950s, illustrated by the great black cartoonist Oliver Harrington, used color printing, as did the illustrations for Countee Cullen’s “The Lost Zoo” in 1940. Langston Hughes and Arna Bontemps issued illustrated texts in black and white, like “Popo and Fifina: Children of Haiti” (1932) with images by E. Simms Campbell, and Carter G. Woodson’s black-run publishing house devoted itself to children’s literature, offering texts like “The Picture-Poetry Book” (1935), illustrated by the grande dame of African-American painting, Lois Mailou Jones.
In Keats’s postage stamp, we find validation that a white artist’s apolitical version of black childhood changed the stakes for white readers in the early 1960s, but black writers and artists had been dreaming childhood in various incarnations, depicting the joys, pleasures and political investments of children since the Harlem Renaissance.
The writer is the author of “Who Writes for Black Children” and “Children’s Literature of the Harlem Renaissance.”
A version of this letter appears in print on October 8, 2017, on Page BR6 of the Sunday Book Review with the headline: Letters. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/06/books/review/letters-to-the-editor.html
New at the Browning Cinema
Thursday Oct 5, 2017 — 7:00 P.M.
Ava DuVernay examines the disproportionate number of African-Americans among those incarcerated in the United States and the roots of the prison industrial complex.
Dialogue Circles follow.
This is a free but ticketed event. Tickets will only be available for pick-up one hour prior to the performance. To guarantee your reservation please pick-up your Will Call tickets at least 15 minutes prior to the performance. In the event of a sell out, unclaimed Will Call tickets will be used to seat patrons waiting on standby.
Co-sponsored by the Center for Social Concerns
Center for Digital Scholarship Workshops
Monday, October 2, 2017
Basic Satellite Imagery Analysis
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Matthew Sisk, PhD
Using wavelengths of light beyond what our eyes can see, multi-spectral satellite imagery can tell us a lot about the earth’s environment. This workshop will present both the main types of satellite imagery available for GIS and remote sensing applications and some of the different analytical techniques. No previous use of satellite imagery is necessary, but some understanding of the fundamentals of GIS would be useful.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
How to Write in a Book
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Eric Lease Morgan
This workshop illustrates and demonstrates a technique for writing in books for the purposes of “active reading”. The only reason one has been taught not to write in books is because the books were literally valuable and intended to be shared. With the advent to so many things “born digital”, it is entirely possible to download, print, and bind one’s own books or sets of journal articles. Such things have little monetary value, and are certainly not intended to be shared. Through an active reading process — the writing in books — one can review, retain, and comprehend so much more even with a single pass over a text. Akin to diagramming sentences, the techniques described in this workshop enable you to quickly and easily identify names, dates, definitions, numbers, citations, examples, bulleted lists, numbered lists, quotes, hyperlinks, items of questionable authority, items of interest, and items of person noteworthiness in any printed thing markable with a pencil or pen. Get more out of your reading. Write in books.
Friday, October 6, 2017
Introduction to Text Mining
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Eric Lease Morgan
This hands-on class affords participants to learn the benefits of using computers to analyze textual corpora such as a collection of books or journal articles. Sometimes called “distant” or “scalable” reading, text mining – a form of digital humanities research – is a way to literally count & tabulate the frequency of words (or phrases) in a text in order to find patterns & anomalies within it. Based on the resulting analysis, it is possible to more quickly learn what a corpus is about when compared to reading the corpus without the use of a computer. There are no prerequisites, but participants may want to bring their own laptop to the session.
Unless otherwise noted, all CDS workshops take place in the CDS Classroom (Room 129), Hesburgh Library 1st Floor Northeast.
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