Falvey Forum: Digital History Workshops

Falvey Memorial Library’s Digital Scholarship Program is pleased to offer a selection of introductory virtual digital research workshops. This spring 2022 semester, we have partnered with The Albert Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest. These sessions will run in conjunction with Falvey Forum, a lecture and workshop series held by Falvey Memorial Library every Wednesday from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Please check out the library’s full list of offerings to see what training sessions you can attend this semester.

Introduction to Digital History

Time:
12:00 p.m.– 1:00 p.m.
Date:
Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Location: Zoom
REGISTER HERE.
A Zoom link will be sent to registrants one day prior to the workshop.

Workshop Description:

Join Erica Hayes, Digital Scholarship Librarian, and Beaudry Rae Allen, Preservation & Digital Archivist, on Wednesday, Mar. 9, from 12-1 p.m. for a virtual workshop entitled “Introduction to Digital History.” This is part of the 2022 Falvey Forum series. Digital History integrates digital methods into the exploration of change and continuity over time in a variety of ways. Data visualization tools can help historians find patterns, fill gaps, and look for new questions in historical documents. Interactive modes of presentation afford historians new ways to present historical scholarship and to engage with the public. This workshop will provide an introduction to digital history and provide an overview of digital projects and how technology is changing the way we share and produce research. This ACS-approved event, co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library and The Albert Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest, is free and open to the Villanova community.

Mastering the Labyrinth: Newspapers & Magazine Archives

Time:
12:00 p.m.– 1:00 p.m.
Date:
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Location: Zoom
REGISTER HERE
A Zoom link will be sent to registrants one day prior to the workshop.

Workshop Description:

Join Jutta Seibert, Director of Research Services & Scholarly Engagement, and History, Art History, Global Interdisciplinary Studies librarian, at Falvey Memorial Library, on Wednesday, Mar. 16, from 12–1 p.m. for a virtual workshop entitled “Mastering the Labyrinth: Newspaper & Magazine Archives.” This is part of the 2022 Falvey Forum Series. Historical newspapers and magazines are popular primary sources that gauge public attitudes and awareness. This workshop takes a close look at the discovery of national and international news sources. It covers daily news as well as magazines and newspapers aimed at specific interest groups. Mundane but critical tasks such as locating a cited source, determining the availability of news sources in the local collection, and citing news sources will be addressed as well. Special attention will be paid to digital archives and some of the challenges and opportunities they present. This ACS-approved event, co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library and The Albert Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest, is free and open to the Villanova community.

Introduction to Digital Archives and Research

Time:
12:00 p.m.– 1:00 p.m.
Date:
Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Location: Zoom
REGISTER HERE
A Zoom link will be sent to registrants one day prior to the workshop.

Workshop Description:

Join Beaudry Rae Allen, Preservation & Digital Archivist, on Wednesday, Mar. 23, from 12–1 p.m. for a virtual workshop entitled “Introduction to Digital Archives and Research.” New technology is changing the ways we create, access, and use historical resources. This workshop is an introduction to digital libraries, archives, and how to harness online primary source material for your research. You will learn more about the functions and role of a university archive through the history of Villanova University, including archival collections, photographs, and memorabilia. This ACS-approved event, co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library and The Albert Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest, is free and open to the Villanova community.

Photo Management with Tropy for Archival Researchers

Time:
12:00 p.m.– 1:00 p.m.
Date:
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Location: Zoom
REGISTER HERE
A Zoom link will be sent to registrants one day prior to the workshop.

Workshop Description:

Join Beaudry Rae Allen, Preservation & Digital Archivist; Rebecca Oviedo, Distinctive Collections Librarian & Archivist; Laura Bang, Distinctive Collections Librarian; and Erica Hayes, Digital Scholarship Librarian, on Wednesday, Mar. 30, from 12–1 p.m. for a virtual workshop entitled “Photo Management with Tropy for Archival Researchers.” Is your photo collection disorganized? Are you a historian interested in archival research and need to find a way to make sense of all your digital photos? Tropy is a free, open-source desktop application designed to help researchers organize and describe the photos they take in archives in intuitive and useful ways. In this workshop, you will learn best practices for handling rare materials in Archives, Rare Books, and Special Collections reading rooms, how to use Tropy to group photos of research materials, annotate images, add metadata, and easily search your own digital collections of photos. This ACS-approved event, co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library and The Albert Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest, is free and open to the Villanova community.

Getting Started with Building Digital Exhibits in Omeka

Time:
12:00 p.m.– 1:00 p.m.
Date:
Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Location: Zoom
REGISTER HERE
A Zoom link will be sent to registrants one day prior to the workshop.

Workshop Description:

Join Erica Hayes, Digital Scholarship Librarian, on Wednesday, Apr. 6, from 12–1 p.m. for a virtual workshop entitled “Getting Started with Building Digital Exhibits in Omeka.” Omeka is an open-source web application used by archives, libraries, and museums to manage and describe digital images, audio files, and texts to create attractive, customizable web exhibits and digital collections. In this introduction to Omeka, you’ll learn how to set up a free version of Omeka.net to create your own archive of images and texts that meets metadata standards and creates a search-engine-optimized website. We’ll go over the difference between the different versions of Omeka, and how to begin building a digital exhibit. This workshop is perfect for historians, or anyone interested in working in museums or archives. This ACS-approved event, co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library and The Albert Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest, is free and open to the Villanova community.

Capturing the Web: Introduction to Web Archiving

Time:
12:00 p.m.– 1:00 p.m.
Date:
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Location: Zoom
REGISTER HERE
A Zoom link will be sent to registrants one day prior to the workshop.

Workshop Description:

Join Beaudry Rae Allen, Preservation & Digital Archivist, on Wednesday, Apr. 20, from 12–1 p.m. for a virtual workshop entitled “Capturing the Web: Introduction to Web Archiving.” This is part of the 2022 Falvey Forum Series. Web archiving is the process of gathering up data that has been recorded on the World Wide Web, storing it, ensuring the data is preserved in an archive, and making the collected data available for future research. Get a foundational overview of web archiving in this workshop and learn ways to leverage the Wayback Machine and other web preservation tools in your scholarship and teaching. This ACS-approved event, co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library and The Albert Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest, is free and open to the Villanova community.

Bringing Historical Maps into GIS

Time:
12:00 p.m.– 1:00 p.m.
Date:
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Location: Zoom
REGISTER HERE
A Zoom link will be sent to registrants one day prior to the workshop.

Workshop Description:

Join Erica Hayes, Digital Scholarship Librarian, on Wednesday, Apr. 27, from 12–1 p.m. for a virtual workshop entitled “Bringing Historical Maps into GIS.” This is part of the 2022 Falvey Forum Series. Georeferencing is the process of connecting images (e.g., scanned historical maps, aerial and satellite photographs) to their geographic locations, so that they can be used as spatial layers in GIS software. Using tools like Map Warper and ArcGIS Online, this workshop will provide participants with the steps to align geographic coordinates to a scanned historical map and display them online to examine how locations have changed over time. This ACS-approved event, co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library and The Albert Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest, is free and open to the Villanova community.