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Fair Use & Copyright

This workshop will discuss the concept of fair use doctrine as it applies to images, the difference between copyrighted and public domain works, the concept of transformative use, and the factors used in fair use analysis. Navigating artists’ rights will also be covered. Hands-on activities are included. Led by  Alexis Mucha, Director of Rights, Sales, Production, & Promotion of Publications and Barb Elam, Digital Collections Metadata Librarian and Study Collection Manager.

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

QP Workshop: Chicago Style, Bibliography, and Image Citation

This workshop will cover elements of the Chicago Manual of Style most pertinent to BGC essays and qualifying papers. Learn the unbreakable rules and how to make decisions about the rest. We will definitely talk about figures and illustrations! Please bring your Chicago Manual of Style or Turabian (if you can) and your questions. Led by Helen Polson, Assistant Professor of Practice in Writing.

Wednesday, February 7, 12:15–1:15 pm | 5th Floor Classroom

Intro to 3D printing

Come learn how to use a 3D printer, and print an object of your own! In this workshop, we’ll walk through the process of developing a 3D printed object, from concept to a machine-ready printer file. We’ll cover the basics of 3D printers including the hardware, printing materials, and 3D printer software. Come explore making in three dimensions as you build skills in technical design and fabrication.

This workshop will be led by second-year MA student, Karlyn Allenbrand.

Wednesday, February 14, 12:15–1:15 pm | DML

QP Workshop for First Year MA Students

Professor Deborah Krohn will lead a meeting for first year MA students and students finishing their QP in 2024-2025. The meeting will cover the QP requirement, including the timeline of your proposal and looking ahead to research and writing.

Monday, February 19, 12:15–1:15 pm | Seminar Room

QP Formatting

This session is intended to help students gain an understanding of the many ways they can format their QP. The Library will not be instructing students on formatting but will display examples so you can determine what kind of format would work best for your topic. Led by Heather Topcik, Director of Research Collections, and Polly Cancro, Research Services Librarian

Wednesday, February 21, 12:15–1:15 pm | 2nd Floor Classroom

QP Workshop: Intros and Conclusions

Learn to construct effective and compelling introductions and conclusions. Led by Helen Polson, Assistant Professor of Practice in Writing.

Monday, February 26, 12:15–1:15 pm | 5th Floor Classroom

Intro to Audio Editing with GarageBand

GarageBand is a powerful, yet simple, digital audio workstation (DAW) for macOS and iOS that features an intuitive, modern design, which makes it easy to create music, podcasts, oral history projects and more. In this workshop you will be introduced to audio engineering, learning how to import, edit, mix, export and share digital audio. If you are interested in working on any project involving audio, this workshop will give you the basic skills needed to get started. These fundamentals can be applied to other DAW’s as well.

This workshop will be led by Sean Hagerty, a sound designer, composer, and violinist known for his work with immersive theater company Third Rail Projects (Then She Fell, The Grand Paradise, and Ghost Light at Lincoln Center, among others).

Wednesday, February 28, 12:15–1:15 pm | DML

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

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

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