Below is a list of workshops that are scheduled for DHRI@SMU.

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

To see the schedule for May 13-16, 2024, click here.

Intro details repo
Digital Humanities details repo
Data in the Humanities details repo
Tools details repo
Coding details repo
Python details repo
Use and Re-use of Data details repo
Project Planning details repo
One Day Project details repo


Introduction to the logistics and pedagogical underpinnings of DHRI. We will discuss expectations and structure.

Digital Humanities

We will establish a working definition of what is (or what is not) DH. This concept is to be established collaboratively and will evolve during your experience.

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.


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


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.


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.

Use and Re-use of Data

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

Project Planning

This session will introduce the process for designing your digital research project.

One Day Project

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