Below is a list of workshops that were offered during last years DHRI@SMU. (They will be updated for this year by July.)

Workshops build on each other such that successive workshops use skills developed in earlier ones.

To see the schedule for this year, click here.

Intro details repo
Coding details repo
Data in the Humanities details repo
Python details repo
Tools details repo
Access details repo
Project Planning details repo


Introduction to the logistics and pedagogical underpinnings of DHRI. We will discuss expectations and structure. We will establish a working definiton of what is (or what is not) DH. This concept is to be established collaboratively and will evolve during your experience.


What do we hope to accomplish in the sessions on coding? This session will discuss how to communicate directly with your computer’s operating system using a text-based interface and is a useful first step in learning many other technical skills.

Data in the Humanities

What is data, and what kinds of data can be useful in your research? Attendees will participate in conversations about best practices for data management, file naming rules, sustainable data formats, and structuring data.


Python is a programming language that can be used for a wide range of tasks, including collecting and analyzing data in a variety of formats.


This session will introduce DH tools. We will also discuss how to choose the best tool for your projects.


A discussion of issues around creating and accessing datasets; including copyright, licensing, and ethics.

Project Planning

This session will allow time to apply what we have learned throughout DHRI to your research interests.