Engaging through education and outreach was one of dSHARP‘s primary missions. Members of the core team, often in collaboration with other Libraries’ or CMU faculty, hosted events including THATCamps, Digital Humanities conferences, and co-hosted a DH Lunch Lecture series with the English Department. We also invited guest speakers to campus.

Past Events






Previous Speakers

DH Lunch Lecture Series

dSHARP and the Department of English’s Humanities Analytics program co-organized a weekly lecture series on digital humanities, with local and visiting presenters. Attendance ranged from 10-30. 

dSHARP Speaker Series

We hosted 1-2 visiting speakers each semester and co-sponsored others with the University of Pittsburgh. Speaker hosted by CMU included:

  • Allen Riddell (Indiana University). A lecture on quantitative analysis of literary history.
  • Heather Froehlich (Penn State). A lecture and workshop on corpus linguistics and Shakespeare.
  • Mark Newton and Alex Gil (Columbia University). A joint lecture on running a digital scholarship center.
  • Brent Seales (University of Kentucky). A lecture on using scientific and computational techniques to read hard-to-access archival sources.
  • Robin Sloan (NYT Bestselling Author). A 3-day workshop on algorithmic writing, a public lecture on creativity, a brown bag talk on artificial intelligence and book history, and two class visits.
  • Samantha Porter (University of Minnesota). A lecture on advanced imaging for objects and spaces, with a workshop on photogrammetry.

Event Partnerships with Pittsburgh Community

In addition to working with our Colleagues at CMU, we also reached out to the those of the local  community who work on similar topics. This included working with the Western Pennsylvania Data Center to host a meeting of their Civic Tech and Open Data Roundtable series. We consistently worked with the University of Pittsburgh to host or sponsor events, offer workshops, or collaborate on projects or initiatives. Partnerships also included Duquesne University, the Carnegie Public Library, and the Carnegie Museum of Art.