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Consulting Summit brings together campus units

Consulting Summit on January 26, 2015

On Monday, January 26, Research IT, the D-Lab and the Berkeley Institute for Data Sciences (BIDS) hosted a workshop to bring together groups who offer consultation services to campus researchers. The Consulting Summit’s goal was to share the nature and scope of efforts across nearly two dozen organizations on the campus, discuss the challenges they face, and explore opportunities for coordination across units.

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DiRT Directory presented at workshop on software sustainability at King'€™s College London

In November, Camille Villa, Research IT'€™s Digital Humanities Assistant, represented the DiRT Directory at a workshop on User Interface and Software Sustainability in the humanities and social sciences, hosted by the Center for e-Research (CeRch) at the Department of Digital Humanities at King€™'s College London.

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Digital Humanities program receives $2 million grant

Participants in the digital humanities #HackFSM hackathon in April 2014

The “Digital Humanities at Berkeley” initiative, which has been supported by the work of Research IT staff since its inception, has been bolstered by a $2 million grant from the Mellon Foundation, as reported by the UC Berkeley News Center piece “Mellon grant advances Berkeley’s Digital Humanities”. Arts and Humanities Dean Anthony Cascardi is the project’s Principal Investigator. Excerpting from the News Center:

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Social Science Matrix seminar sparks conversation on scholarly tools

A screenshot of Berkeley Prosopography Services

Research IT Associate Director Patrick Schmitz and Near Eastern Studies lecturer Laurie Pearce have been co-leading a Fall 2014 seminar on prosopography, sponsored by the Social Science Matrix. Prosopography is a research technique applied to persons or characters whose individual biographies are not known; the technique investigates characteristics of a group of persons or characters within a particular historical or literary context, and relates them to one another.

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