Digital Humanities Forum

A forum on the past, present, and future of digital humanities research at the University of Chicago and around the world.

Our Next Forum

April 29, 12-2:00pm CST

The Digital Transgender Archive

K.J. Rawson, Associate Professor of English and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Northeastern University

In this presentaton, Dr. K.J. Rawson (he/him/his) will discuss his work founding and directing the Digital Transgender Archive (DTA) and serving as the co-chair of the Homosaurus: An International LGBTQ+ Linked Data Vocabulary. The DTA is an an open-access, primary source digital archive that Rawson created to address the barriers that researchers face when conducting historical research on transgender topics. This presentation will discuss those barriers and the new possibilities for historical discovery that digital archives like the DTA can open up for researchers. Dr. Rawson will also introduce the Homosaurus and the queer worldmaking possibilities of linked data vocabularies.

This session will be virtual; please register here. If you need any additional accommodations to participate in the Forum, please contact Carmen Caswell (

Digital China: Big Tech and the State

Join the Stigler Center for a conversation with Ling Chen (Johns Hopkins University) and Matt Sheehan (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace), moderated by Lingling Wei (The Wall Street Journal).

RCC Series: Dynamic and Interactive Plotting in Python

Plotting data in Python can be a beautiful, interactive experience! Modern plots include hover points, or info boxes that provide the user with a deeper understanding of the plots and the data behind them. We can also use Python to animate our results to show trends over time. This workshop will focus on libraries such as Bokeh to build colorful, dramatic graphical displays of your data.

Digital Technologies for Humanists

Join faculty, students, and University staff in discussing the tools and support resources for scholars working at the nexus of the humanities, the social sciences, and technology, as well as presentations from current projects.