Workshop: Digital Tools for Researchers in the Humanities

Wednesday 25 March, 1.30-4.30pm (Queen’s Building W.206)

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This 3-hour workshop is dedicated to digital research methods for faculty and graduate students in HSS. It will introduce you to basic software that will allow you to collect, analyse, and visualise your research materials. Led by Julianne Nyhan, the session will comprise a 45 minute introductory lecture on the digital humanities, and a 2-hour practical lab.

You are requested to bring your own laptops and to install two pieces of software on them in advance: Zotero and Paper Machines. Zotero is a tool that helps you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. Paper Machines is an open-source extension for the Zotero bibliographic management software that allows researchers to generate analyses and visualizations of user-provided corpora, without requiring extensive computational resources or technical knowledge.

Other resources and methods that will be touched upon are Tapor and TEI by Example.


  • 1.30-2.15pm Lecture
  • 2.15-2.30 Coffee
  • 2.30-4.30 Lab

You can arrive from 1pm for help if you are having problems installing Zotero or Paper Machines. We will also have a couple of spare laptops with the programmes installed in case of emergencies.

This event is free to attend and has been organised and funded by QMUL Digital Initiatives Network and the Centre for Early Modern Mapping News and Networks. Please email Ruth Ahnert if you have any queries.