Seton Hall University

Digital Humanities/ Data Summer Seminar  

A photo of buildings and treesThe Digital Humanities (DH) /Data Summer Seminar will be held on June 17 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. This full-day series of presentations and discussions is designed to provide faculty with the 21st century skills that will need to promote student engagement and critical thinking skills and to inspire student creativity.

Join on your computer or mobile app
Click here to join the meeting

Or call in (audio only)
+1 908-512-7307,,723571919# United States, Elizabeth
9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
"21st- Century Skills for Faculty"

Panelists include:

  • Chelsea Barrett, Data Services/University Libraries
  • Jonathan Farina, English Department
  • Dan Ladik, Marketing Department
  • Mike Taylor, Political Science and Public Affairs Department
  • Genevieve Zipp, Interprofessional Health Sciences and Health Administration Department

Telling Stories with Data
10 a.m. – noon

10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Data Management -  Learn more about data workflow, metadata, file formats, digital preservation, data sharing, reuse rights, and publishing data. Data Services can help you write a data management plan that meets federal guidelines.
10:40 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.- ArcGIS/StoryMaps - ArcGIS StoryMaps helps you tell stories with custom maps. Data Services now has an ArcGIS subscription that you can use with StoryMaps to give your narrative a stronger sense of place and illustrate spatial relationships.
11:30 a.m. - noon - ATLAS.ti – get a quick overview of this amazing qualitative software tool. This program allows you to analyze text while you locate, code, and annotate your findings.
Data Services is a new department within University Libraries. The group provides access to software licenses need for qualitative and quantitative software. A full list can be seen here. We also offer data consultations to the SHU community to help you locate, analyze and store data.
DH Storytelling: Tools and Strategies
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

1 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. - WordPress - Sara Fieldston, History Department
Student projects created in a WordPress site can become an ongoing resource for a course or topic that can be supplemented over time.
1:25 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. - Sway and OBS Studio – Greg Iannarella, English Department
Learn how student projects using Sway, a visual presentation tool, and OBS, a video creation tool, can enhance student engagement with course material.
1:50 p.m. – 2:10 p.m. - Podcasting - Dongdong Chen, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Department
Podcasts can be an enjoyable way for students to engage with course material, and using PodBean and other tools, podcasts are easy to create and share.
2:15 p.m. – 2:35 p.m. - MS Forms and Twine – Rachael Warmington, English Department
Both MS Forms and Twine are narrative-based tools that can be used to create digital stories. Learn about the creative ways they can be used by instructors and students alike to display and assess learning.
2:40 p.m. – 3 p.m. - Scalar – Mary Balkun, English Department
Scalar is a free, open source authoring and publishing platform that is suitable for essays or book-length projects, for students and for faculty.

The Digital Humanities Committee has promoted faculty development in Digital Humanities skills and tools since 2015, organizing workshops and presentations. Additional information can be found at the Digital Humanities site or by contacting Mary Balkun at and Marta Deyrup at

Categories: Business , Education , Science and Technology

For more information, please contact:

  • Mary Balkun
  • (973) 275-2916