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CDH Basics are open to staff and graduate students who want to learn and apply digital methods and use digital tools in their research. They involve direct instruction, demonstrations, combined with small group work and whole class discussion depending on the topic. The emphasis is on developing skills which participants can apply immediately and directly in their own research. 

The goals of this series are to: 

  • Introduce key DH methods, tools and concepts and develop participants’ awareness of how different disciplines approach the challenges of research in the digital age
  • Introduce approaches to digital project design which embed the methods and tools into the wider research lifecycle 
  • Introduce a robust ethics framework for digital research and signpost participants to further help and advice within the university in dealing with the ethical challenges of research in the digital age
  • Equip participants with a working knowledge of key digital infrastructures and services within the university and beyond which may have an impact on their practice as researchers 



For in-person teaching: 2 hours classroom-based session plus access to presenters’ slides and course materials via Moodle 
For remote teaching: 1 hour live-streamed video, plus interactive chat forum for Q and A and access to course materials via Moodle 
Maximum number of participants per session: 15 
Number of sessions per year: 10 (4 in Michaelmas, 3 in Lent and 3 in Easter) 

Future sessions

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Past sessions

Title Start Date location
Humanities Data: a basic introduction Tuesday, 13 October, 2020 - 10:00 Online event
Sorting things out - why metadata matters Tuesday, 27 October, 2020 - 10:00 Online event
Re:search Tuesday, 10 November, 2020 - 10:00 Online event
Digital research design and data ethics Tuesday, 24 November, 2020 - 10:00 Online event
Privacy, information security and consent: a guide for researchers Tuesday, 26 January, 2021 - 10:00 Online event
First steps in coding with Jupyter Notebooks Tuesday, 9 February, 2021 - 10:00 Online event
Bulk Data Capture: an overview Tuesday, 23 February, 2021 - 10:00 Online event
Cleaning up your messy data: an introduction to OpenRefine Tuesday, 2 March, 2021 - 10:00 Online event
Working with image collections at scale: an introduction to IIIF Tuesday, 11 May, 2021 - 10:00 Online event
Computer Vision: A critical introduction Tuesday, 25 May, 2021 - 10:00 Online event