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Digital Humanities Studio - Watson 302

The Watson 302 Digital Humanities Studio provides a collaborative space to the KU community for instruction, research, discussion and other events that advance the practice of digital scholarship and pedagogy. Watson 302 may be used for events and activities such as seminars, workshops, hackathons, data sharing, meet-ups, and digital lab components of courses.

Configurable collaborative space      Located on the 4th floor of Watson Library     Good views and natural light

Configurable space -- Located in Watson Library -- Good views and natural light!

Watson 302 is located on the 3rd floor of Watson Library, next to the cafe are near the entrance to the building.

We welcome your ideas and suggestions. If you would like to propose a workshop, interest group, learning session, project collaboration, or other event or activity, please contact us and we will work with you to set it up or connect you with someone who can assist you.

Email us to request Watson 302 Digital Humanities Studio


Ongoing Sessions

Resuming in Fall 2017
Open Drop-in Consulting
Fridays 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Stuck on a project and need assistance getting over a hurdle? Have an idea for a project? Need to find resources? Just curious about DH? We can help! Stop by our drop-in consulting hours every Friday.


Upcoming Events

What kinds of events or activities can I use the Digital Humanities Studio for?

The Watson 302 Digital Humanities Studio is intended for all kinds of collaborative teaching, research and outreach events that advance the practice of digital scholarship and pedagogy. Here are some ideas:

  • Digital lab components of classes.
    Waston 302 may be booked for digital lab components of courses at KU, and for course-related training, projects or other activities.
  • New forms of collaboration.
    Bring people together for hackathons, edit-a-thons, technical meetups, data sharing groups, research sprints and other types collaborative work.
  • Digital Project Development. Group sessions to work on starting a new digital project from scratch, or getting your digital projects over (technical, methodological, organiazational, conceptual, or other) hurdles.
  • Instruction.
    Organize workshops, mentoring meetings, seminars and training sessions.
  • Community building and networking.
    Gather for meet-ups, discussion or reading groups, ongoing or one-off interest group meetings.
  • "How did they make that?" sessions.
    Do you know of a digital humanities project that you like? Schedule a session to reverse engineer it and see how it was done.

We welcome your ideas and suggestions. If you would like to propose a workshop, interest group, learning session, collaboration, or other event or project, please contact us and we will work with you to set it up or connect you with someone who can assist you.


Where is the Watson 302 Digital Humanities Studio located?

The collaboration space is located on the 3rd floor of Watson Library, on the west side of the building, next to the cafe area near the entrance to the building.


How is Watson 302 configured?

The Watson 302 Digital Humanities Studio may be configured for a variety of small or larger group activities. It features movable tables, chairs of different heights, white boards on wheels, and two large HD monitors on wheels. The space can acoomodate about 25-40 people, depending on the configuration.


What technology is available?

12 Macbook Airs will be available soon for checkout and use within the lab space for scheduled events, collaborative activities, and classroom labs. For more information about requesting use of the laptops, please contact Pam Lerow at plerow@ku.edu.

The Macbook Airs are loaded with a number of software applications for coding and for analyzing, manipulating and visualizing data. Available software includes:

  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat)
  • Gimp
  • Git
  • Google Earth PRO
  • Open Refine
  • Python (Anaconda) plus Jupyter Notebook
  • R + RStudio
  • QGIS
  • Text Wrangler

Additional software can be installed on request.

Nearby is the Libraries' GIS & Data lab, scanning equipment, other computer labs and other KU Libraries' research and instruction services.


How can I schedule an event in Watson 302 Digital Humanities Studio?

Events and activities in Watson 302 Digital Humanities Studio are approved, scheduled and coordinated by IDRH and KU Libraries. Please check the Watson 302 calendar for ongoing and upcoming activities, and contact us to request the space or suggest an event.


Can I (or my group) study in Watson 302?

When the space is not being used faculty and graduate students are free to use the space for quiet study. However, scheduled activities and activities related to teaching and collaborating, consulting on digital humanities teaching and research have priority.


More questions or suggestions?

Email us to request Watson 302 Digital Humanities Studio


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