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David Kirk Digital Scholarship Commons

Upcoming Events


The DSC offers a series of workshops and events during the 2017-2018 academic year focused on 3D and Virtual Reality content. Learn more about how to create 3D and Virtual objects and how they can benefit your teaching and research.


Fall Quarter Events


3D Scanning, Bronze Age Swords, and Social Networks: Using data to reconstruct shared knowledge

Research Presentation by Kristy Golubiewski-Davis, Digital Humanities Librarian, UC Santa Cruz

Date:           Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Time:           4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location:     Digital Scholarship Commons
Building:      McHenry Library​

3d scanning talkCome learn about 3D scanning, statistics, and network analysis!

Kristy Golubiewski-Davis will detail her research using 3D scans of Bronze Age swords (~1600-800BC) to recreate community networks of knowledge. The aim of the work is to visualize the networks of specialized knowledge across space. Digital methods were used to identify the decisions of specialized craft workers and generate social networks that spread knowledge around the world.

This project serves as a case study for thinking about digital project development and management: how can you juggle multiple methods and a large data set while staying focused on building scholarly arguments?

Cosponsored by the Institute for Humanities Research and the Digital Scholarship Commons


Winter Quarter Events: Coming Soon!

Featured Past Events

Undergraduate Digital Research Symposium

Wednesday, April 19, 8:30 AM - 2 PM
Digital Scholarship Commons, McHenry Library

Sponsored by Center for Jewish Studies, Digital Scholarship Commons, University Library, IHR 
With support from the Koret Family Foundation

The Digital Scholarship Commons held the first Undergraduate Digital Research Symposium on April 19, 2017. This symposium showcased innovative undergraduate research and celebrate the digital projects that students develop in class. 


Digital Exhibit Building Symposium

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Sponsored by a grant from the Institute of Library and Museum Services

This day long symposium considered the value of curating digital exhibits, communicating with online audiences, and implementing new digital assignments in the classroom. We will also held hands-on workshops to help projects get started.


Working in Omeka: Building a community of users

Thursday, May 7

The symposium explored the possibilities of using Omeka across the university and imagining the future of digital exhibit building at the University of California. The featured keynote address by Patrick Muray-John: "How can you tailor your Omeka site, and Why?" by Patrick Murray-John, Research Assistant Professor and Omeka Developer Manager at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University.

Videos from the Symposium: