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Workshop: Data Visualization with Open Historic Data

1:00-2:00 p.m. EST

Registration is now full. To be put on the wait list, please email Kyle Roberts (kroberts@amphilsoc.org)

February 4, 2021

1:00–2:00 p.m. EST

Image of Workshop Instructor Cynthia Heider

Have you been interested in creating data visualizations, but didn’t know where to start? APS Digital Projects Specialist Cynthia Heider can help. In this one-hour interactive workshop, she’ll show participants where to find “good” data, introduce them to available tools, and share some best practices for data visualization. Finally, she’ll guide them through the process of building a sample visualization of their own using Flourish, an open source data visualization and storytelling platform, and open historic data created by the APS Center for Digital Scholarship.

Note: This workshop will be limited to ten registrants. Although the session may not be recorded, workshop materials will be made available on the APS GitHub page. Registered participants will receive materials and further workshop preparation instructions via email a few days prior to the workshop.

Cynthia Heider is the Digital Projects Specialist at the APS Center for Digital Scholarship, working to increase the digital accessibility and preservation of the APS’ collections and to promote their use. Her work is particularly informed by an interest in the structure, integrity, and ethics of data use in the humanities. She has worked on various digitization and open data projects at the APS since the summer of 2017, when she joined the institution as the Martin L. Levitt Fellow. She holds an M.A. in History from Temple University’s Center for Public History, where she now teaches Digital History.