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Introduction to Blender

Blender is the free and open source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, video editing and 2D animation pipeline. This workshop will cover the basics of the program and potential applications in Digital Humanities.

This workshop will be led by Christina Stefanou. Christina is a PhD student at ISAW-NYU, and a Regular Member at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens for 2023-24. Her research interests include the archaeology of the Iron Age Aegean and Mediterranean, materiality and social context of writing, and Digital Humanities. She has participated in numerous archaeological projects in Greece and Italy, and has been a member of the Lyktos Archaeological Project since 2021.

Monday, March 11, 12:15–1:15 pm | DML

Exploring Databases & Periodicals

Take your research beyond the library catalog! In this workshop, we will provide an overview of our database offerings, take a closer look at select databases, and walk through advanced periodicals searching. Led by Polly Cancro, Research Services Librarian, and Abigail Walker, Acquisitions and Serials Librarian.

Wednesday, March 13, 12:15–1:15 pm | 2nd Floor Classroom

Materials Days: BKLYN Clay

At BKLYN Clay’s Tribeca studio, students will be given an introduction to the studio, the ceramics making process, and learn the basics of wheel throwing. Each participant will get the opportunity to create an object which you’ll be able to take home

Saturday, March 16, 1–3 pm | 288 West Street, New York, NY 10013

QP Workshop: Abstract Writing

Review the guidelines for abstract writing in the context of writing your QP abstract. Bring a draft of your QP abstract for workshopping. Led by Helen Polson, Assistant Professor of Practice in Writing.

Monday, March 25, 12:15–1:15 pm | 5th Floor Classroom

QP Workshop: Last Minute Question Session

Ask your last minute questions for qualifying paper projects, due the following Monday. Led by Helen Polson, Assistant Professor in Practice of Writing.

Thursday, March 28, 12:15–1:15 pm | Zoom

WordPress Refresh

This workshop looks closely at expanding WordPress through the Divi Builder and Divi Theme, a set of tools that lets users fully customize the look and functionality of websites without any coding knowledge. Working with Divi’s toolkit, participants will learn how to implement advanced layout designs, develop templates, dynamic page content, and integrate multimedia. This workshop will prove helpful for anyone looking to have more control over the design and functionality of their web-based projects. Led by Jesse Merandy, Director of Digital Humanities/Exhibitions.

Wednesday, April 3, 12:15–1:15 pm | DML

Describing Interactions with Objects

Learn to observe and describe the physical interaction between an object and its maker, handler, or user. Led by Helen Polson, Assistant Professor of Practice in Writing.

Thursday, April 4, 12:15–1:15 pm | 5th Floor Classroom

Object Hour: Silver

A material that is at once precious, malleable, and versatile, silver has been favored by makers and consumers across time. How did artisans create silver (and silver-looking) objects, and how did they exploit its properties to respond to changing styles? What can we learn about silver objects from the physical traces of their manufacture, sale, use, repair, and adaptation? This workshop, led by Professor Jeffrey Collins and open to the BGC community, draws on examples from the BGC Study Collection, including works from the Wunsch Foundation of Americana, to explore silver’s value as an index of human activity and creativity. Hosted in the Object Lab with Barb Elam, Digital Collections Metadata Librarian and Study Collection Manager.

Monday, April 8, 12:15–1:15 pm | Object Lab

Materials Days: Weaving with Jessie Mordine Young (BGC MA, ’21)

At Jessie Young’s Bushwick studio, students will learn the basics of loom weaving from warping the loom, to drafting a design, and to basic tapestry techniques. Each student will leave this class with a small wall-hanging or “woven drawing.” Students will also receive a PDF full of resources for further learning based on a brief presentation on history given at the start of the workshop, with an option to buy a Loom Kit.

Sunday, April 14, 12–4 pm | Location to be announced

How to Get a Journal Article Published

Learn what to expect when submitting an article to an academic journal for publication, including the process of peer review, feedback, and editing. Led by Helen Polson, Assistant Professor of Practice in Writing and Kat Atkins, Editorial Director of Publications.

Monday, April 15, 12:15–1:15 pm | 5th Floor Classroom