Visualizing racial disparity in Boston, c. 1970
Desegregating Boston Schools Poster

During the spring and summer of this year, I collaborated on an exhibit, Desegregating Boston Schools: Crisis and Community Activism, 1963-1977, with Sarah Melton and Dr. Eric Weiskott. The main exhibit is at the John J. Burns Library, and a smaller complementary exhibit is on view in the Reading Room, Level 3, Thomas P. O’Neill, Jr. […]

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Spring 2018 Digital Humanities Reading Group
Two people reading against a brick wall

Note: The reading group is currently full. We will open registration again if there are cancellations. The Digital Scholarship Group at Boston College Libraries is excited to announce the launch of a digital humanities reading group in Spring 2018. In accordance with our mission to foster a learning community around digital humanities and digital scholarship, […]

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Digital Scholarship Open House
Neon open sign

You’re invited to the Digital Scholarship Group’s annual Open House, Thursday, November 16, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm, in O’Neill Library’s Digital Studio (room 205). Please join us for food and refreshments, updates on digital initiatives at Boston College, and short talks from participants in the Digital Scholarship Incubator we’ve been conducting this fall, who […]

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New Exhibit: Desegregating Boston Schools
Desegregating Boston Schools Poster

Digital Scholarship Group members Sarah Melton and Anna Kijas, and Assistant Professor of English Eric Weiskott, have curated a new exhibit about the desegregation of Boston Public Schools, on view at the John J. Burns Library until February 2018. In 1954, the United States Supreme Court declared separate public schools for black and white students […]

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Retiring the Newsletter
Blank envelope hanging on a sting, held by a clothesline pin

As our group has grown and evolved, the ways we communicate have, too. With the launch of our this site, we now have a blog where we document our activities, events, and projects. To streamline communication, we’re retiring our TinyLetter newsletter—but don’t worry! There are still plenty of ways to keep in touch: Subscribe to this blog […]

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BLC Webinar: Introduction to Digital Humanities
Adrien Sifre, House of Knowledge, CC-BY-NC-ND

On Wednesday, September 27, Anna Kijas and Sarah Melton will co-facilitate “Expanding Knowledge: Introduction to Digital Humanities,” hosted by the Boston Library Consortium. The webinar, scheduled from 10–11 am EDT, will address frequently asked questions such as: what is digital humanities, and how are librarians engaging in digital methodologies in their work? What types of […]

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Fall 2017 Digital Scholarship Events
floppy disk keychains

Our Coffee & Code schedule for the Fall 2017 semester is live! Come learn about creating temporal visualizations with timelines, mapping, textual analysis, and more. All sessions take place in the Digital Studio, room 205 in O’Neill Library. We hope to see you there!   Cover image: Floppy disk keychains by Flickr user ladysamanthaf, CC-BY-NC-ND.

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BCDS at DH
T.E.A. Photography, Submerged Montreal.

Will you be at the 2017 Digital Humanities conference in Montréal? So will we! Sarah Melton will be presenting a poster on the ARL Digital Scholarship Institute along with colleagues from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Indiana, the University of Rochester, and the University of California San Diego. The poster will detail […]

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Announcing Digital Studio’s new software request policy
digital studio space

The Digital Studio provides access to a wide variety of software applications that support tasks, such as data analysis, design, multimedia, and visualization. In order to better anticipate software needs in the Digital Studio we are launching a new software request policy and form that outlines criteria and timeframes for submitting requests. We encourage BC faculty, instructors, and staff to […]

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