Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

DHSI-East Databases Workshop

Monday, April 26, 2021 - 9:00am to Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 3:15pm
Event Type: Presentation

Inaugural DHSI-East: 26-29 April 2021

Join us for the inaugural DHSI-East, which will take place at St Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, from 26-30 April 2021.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/dhsi-east-registration-139015518157 

Databases with Dr. Harvey Quamen

The first DHSI-East workshop will be databases. This course is aimed at humanists and those with no prior database experience. Dr. Harvey Quamen, an Associate Professor of English and Humanities Computing from the University of Alberta, will offer this course.

Databases are the driving engine behind a large number of classic and cutting-edge digital humanities applications. DH tasks -- such as wielding enormous GIS maps, aggregating the social media of wikis and blogs, building large archival repositories and even generating the semantic web -- all depend on some form of database. This course will introduce the inner workings of databases and demonstrate hands-on work with participants' own data sets to learn more about concepts like data normalization, relational table design, Structured Query Language (SQL), and effective long-term data management. Participants need no prior experience with databases or programming.

At the end of the course, you will be able to laugh at this joke: 

An SQL query walks into a bar and sees two tables.

It saunters over to them and asks, “May I join you?”

Scheduling

The course will be for four full days. Detailed schedule to follow. Keynote to be announced.

 

For more information visit https://www2.mystfx.ca/digitalhumanities/dhsi-east

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