PhillyDH@Penn Storify

To capture the energy, enthusiasm, and excitement that ensued at PhillyDH@Penn (and in the following weeks!), Mitch Fraas and I put together a Storify to re-cap the day. Our story highlights tweets, Instagram pictures, blog posts, and links to sites and materials from workshops and unconference sessions. Check out our story and let us know what you think!


DH Collaborative Projects

I’m sort of new to the field of Digital Humanities, and I would like to propose an unconference session on collaborative DH projects.  This session is mainly for people who want to join a DH project, to find collaborators for a digital project, to receive feedback/advice on their digital project, and/or to get ideas on how to start a DH project.  Participants can also share with each other their experiences participating in a collaborative DH project and offer some advice on what worked/what didn’t.  In this session participants can share with each other their ideas for digital humanities projects (or projects they are already working on), get ideas, advice, network, and find out if anyone would like to collaborate on a project with them.

Workshop Registration

We are excited that over 216 people have registered for PhillyDH@Penn here at the Penn Libraries’ Special Collection Center on June 4. Please check your email for details on registering for workshops, lunch preferences, etc. We will handle workshop signups first-come first-served.

On June 4, please bring your Photo ID or PennCard for building entry. Also, please bring your laptop (or iPad) and charger along if you can. We plan to video-record the day so please plan accordingly.

Please log on to this website and let us know if any difficulties come up. You can propose an unconference session now, comment on someone else’s proposal or wait to do this in person that morning. Do let us know if you have any questions or suggestions for us.

Joseon and Chosŏn


Hello.  I am a historian of East Asian Art, and I’d like to greet you with a little survey.  The Philadelphia Museum of Art will host a major exhibition next year called “The Art of the Joseon Dynasty. “  My survey has four questions:

1) When and where was the Joseon Dynasty?  (PS–I know the “right” answer, but I want to know what non-specialists in East Asia might think this refers to.)

2) When and where was the Chosŏn Dynasty?

3) When and where was the Yi Dynasty?

4) What is the correct pronunciation of Joseon and Chosŏn?  How do they differ?

Thank you.  You can leave answers in your comments.

Collecting student work examples

Hi all, I direct the Weigle Information Commons at Penn Libraries. I’m looking forward to meeting many new people. Looks like it will be a packed day!

I would like to propose an unconference session on methods for collecting, managing and displaying student work examples from courses, independent research etc. We’ve been trying to do this ad-hoc for several years now, and I’m ready for a better plan. I know Omeka has potential for this, and would like to hear about similar projects.


I am currently in my second quarter at Drexel, working on my MLIS, with a concentration in Archival Studies. So I’m pretty brand-new to this whole thing! I have no experience whatsoever with digital humanities, but that’s why I’m here. I’m interested in attending PhillyDH@Penn to learn about new technologies and specifically about EAD, and to meet others in the field. I’m unsure about my career ambitions this early in the game, so I’m trying everything I can and meeting as many new people as possible! I am starting a part-time volunteer position with the South Asian American Digital Archive, so I’m hoping that what I learn at this conference will help me in my work there. Looking forward to this!

Why me = DH philly

DHPhilly is bringing together a Wow-plus group of creative and smart people. I look forward to meeting the makers behind the many interesting projects. My background is in graphic design, so I’ve been using digital design tools since the first Mac appeared. I am happy to contribute any aspect of my design expertise that may be useful. I am new to DH, and very excited about the work being done, and its opportunities. I am engaged in acquiring a palette of DH skills in order to contribute to the field.

I am available as a volunteer to assist with any aspect of the event. If help is needed, please contact me.

My current research project is on cartography, culture and identity in Northern Ontario, with an emphasis on recovering indigenous place names.

Getting Ready for PhillyDH@Penn

Here are some tips on getting comfortable with this website:

  1. Photo: Add your photo on the People page: Make an account on (with the same email address you used to register) and upload your photo there. It should show up soon on our page.
  2. Bio / Contact Info: Round out your profile now so others can reach out to you more easily between now and June 4. Click on your name at top left of page and edit your profile. (Trouble logging in? Send us an email.)
  3. Write a “hello post”:  Write now! Say a few words to start the conversation – nothing extensive needed. What inspired you to join us? What would make the day a success for you? Give a shout out to another attendee to encourage them to join in. Browse what others have said to get ideas. Choose the Blog category for general posts and the Session Proposals category to suggest an unconference topic.