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David Kirk Digital Scholarship Commons

Digital Scholarship at UCSC

Upcoming Events and Workshops


Featured Past Events

Digital Research and Teaching Symposium

This symposium showcases innovative undergraduate research and celebrates the digital projects that students develop in class. The DSC has hosted the symposium since 2017.  For more information on each presentation, including schedules and participants, see event descriptions from 20182017, and 2016.

The 2015 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 available here:

Past Workshops

We are constantly working to provide meaningful workshops for those interested in exploring digital pedagogy and research.  Below are some examples of workshops we have held in the past.  Click through on the title for more information about the workshop.  If you see an event that interests you, please feel free to contact us at to inquire about the possibility of holding another version of the event.  Our ability to hold workshops and events is contingent on our current staffing expertise.

Building a Coding Workflow from Terminal to Github
Fabiola Hanna

Intro to Scalar Workshop: Online Publishing and Non-Linear Argumentation
Rachel Deblinger

VizLab Open House

Past Lectures

The DSC is excited to host lectures in the David Kirk Digital Scholarship Commons at the VizWall.  Below are examples of lectures we have hosted in the past.  Click on the title for more information on each lecture.  If you're interested in lecturing at the VizWall, please contact us at for more information.

The Digital Worlding of African Literature: From Blog and Facebook Fiction to the Blockchain
Stephanie Santana (UCLA)

Podcasting Pop Culture – Engaging Public Audiences in East Asian History
Stephanie Montgomery and Melissa Brzycki

Immersive Interpretation
Angus Forbes

The Little Database: A Poetics of Media Formats
Danny Snelson

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