DH Summer Connect 2022

August 1-5, 2022

5 Days, 8 Workshops, Endless Possibilities

DH Summer Connect is a hands on workshop series taught by passionate facilitators with backgrounds in the digital humanities, digital literacy and critical digital pedagogy. Each workshop in this introductory series is designed to get participants started with exploring the vast horizon of digital scholarship. This series is designed to appeal to a broad range of disciplines across the humanities, social sciences, education, natural sciences, physical sciences and other STEM fields.

And best of all, no experience required.

What would you like to learn?

DH Summer Connect is open to CSUF Students, Faculty, Staff, and members of the Andrew A. Mellon Funded Digital Ethnic Futures Consortium (DEFCon).

DEFCon membership is free, and provides access to a speakers series, fellowships and networking opportunities at CSUF and beyond. Click here to join.

All workshops in this series are offered synchronously at the specified dates and times listed. All instructors will deliver workshop content remotely, with the exception of Thursday’s “in-person only” session.

Workshops are offered in both morning and afternoon sessions.

Morning sessions run from 10am-12pm.

Followed by a one-hour lunch break from 12-1pm.

Unless otherwise specified, afternoon sessions will begin at 1:00pm and end ~3pm.

2022 Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Morning Session:

Digital Storytelling: Hands-On with Google Earth Web
"Got Geo Data?" Getting Started with Mapbox - Part I
Macroscopic Reading through Text Mining


Critical Digital Pedagogy: Debates, Dialogue and Practice

Afternoon Session:

Digital Storytelling: Hands-On with TimelineJS
"Got Geo Data?" Getting Started with Mapbox - Part II
A Gentle Introduction to Text Analysis with R

Starts at 2PM:

VR Demonstrations, and 360 Video Tools and Tours

Starts at 4PM:

Capturing and Editing Immersive Content with Insta 360 Pro Camera


Please note, all workshop registrations will be completed using a Zoom registration form. Please complete this registration form even if you are planning to attend in person. Also, you should register for each workshop separately using the unique registration link.

Digital Storytelling: Hands-On with Google Earth Web

The web version has a robust suite of features that makes Google Earth Web a tool for designing and sharing place-based, interactive, multimedia stories. Unlike the desktop version, the web version lends itself well to collaborative projects too, making it ideal for student group projects. 

Digital Storytelling: Hands-On with TimelineJS

This workshop uses the live TimelineJS and Google Spreadsheets platforms to design a multimedia timeline story, demonstrates how to share it online, and discusses privacy considerations. 

"Got geo data?" Getting Started with Mapbox Parts I & II

The facilitator will demystify the choices in web mapping platforms and provide a framework for how to make a good decision. We will then gain practical skills for cartography and data visualization on the Mapbox platform, which is more like a ‘lego set’ than just one single tool. No prior mapping experience is necessary.

Macroscopic Reading through Text Mining

In this workshop, we’ll reverse-engineer existing text mining projects to introduce important vocabulary, common analysis techniques, data collection and preparation considerations, and potential software choices. We will conclude with a brief demonstration of Voyant, a free web-based tool.

screenshot of an article in the Orange County Register, with the headline that reads: CSUF project tells the stories of the Black community through digital mapping

Critical Digital Pedagogy: Debates, Dialogue and Practice

This culminating workshop session invites DH Summer Connect participants to take what they have learned throughout the week and apply it towards deeper reflexive and conscious explorations of digital tools and technologies to aid in transformative teaching and learning experiences.

Gentle Intro to Text Analysis with R

This workshop introduces participants to basic text analysis techniques with R, an open-source statistical software widely used in digital scholarship research and teaching. We will tour the interface and cover basic setup and installation, demonstrate how to process and prepare your data, and explore commonly used functions for text analysis, such as word clouds and frequency graphs. This workshop is for beginners to programming.

VR Demos, and 360 Video Tools and Tours

In this precursor to the Insta 360 Pro Camera workshop, we’ll spend some time exploring virtual reality and 360 environments using Oculus Quest 2 headsets. We will specifically explore the use of 360 video for digital preservation and cultural heritage projects, immersive storytelling, and general teaching, learning and research.

Capturing & Editing Immersive Content with the Insta 360 Pro Camera

This workshop on the Insta 360 Pro will cover the basics of properly setting up, filming, and ingesting 360-degree video. Students will learn how to use the camera control app, adjust settings based on filming context, and how to record stills and video. The training will also include a brief introduction editing and stitching 360 video.


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Colleen Robledo Greene

Colleen Robledo Greene, MLIS, is the Digital Literacy Librarian for Pollak Library at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF). Her work focuses on helping faculty and students integrate more digital tools and strategies into their curriculum, research, and scholarship.

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Nathan Jeffers

Nathan Jeffers is a Media Production Specialist with Titan Communications at California State University Fullerton.

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Dr. Jamila Moore Pewu

Dr. Jamila Moore Pewu is an Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities and New Media in History at California State University, Fullerton. Dr. Moore Pewu’s research focuses on sharing, complicating, and preserving African Diasporic spatial practices. Moore Pewu also serves as Co-PI on the Andrew Mellon funded Digital Ethnic Futures Grant.

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Nickoal Eichmann-Kalwara

Nickoal Eichmann-Kalwara (she/her) a digital scholarship librarian at University of Colorado Boulder, in the Center for Research Data & Digital Scholarship (since 2017). Her work centers on historical recovery and archival justice, critical data literacies, and digital humanities infrastructures and project sustainability. She earned her MLIS at Indiana University, and a Master’s in History at […]

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Aditya Ranganath

Aditya Ranganath (he/his) is a data librarian at the University of Colorado-Boulder, where he has been working since December 2020. Prior to that, he was a CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow at New York University Libraries. He earned his PhD in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego in 2018.

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RJ Ramey

RJ Ramey is the founder of Auut Studio, which gave birth to the digital project There he broke some of the rules and stale expectations for digital humanities, and learned a lot along the way. Now he teams up with other scholars to do the same. In his own public history work, RJ takes […]

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