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IUPUI Digital Sandbox

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Thursday, August 15, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

IUPUI Digital Sandbox

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Type End Quantity
Digital Sandbox Full Day
On the next page you will need to indicate which sessions you would like to attend. Please see the schedule and descriptions below or visit the even website at for more information.
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Event Details

Join us on Thursday August 15th for Digital Sandbox, a hands-on student-led workshop to explore the practical tools in the Digital Humanities. We will explore with digital tools and how they can enhance your work and research, including social media, blogging, mapping, Wikipedia, and much more. The day will be led by IUPUI students, public humanities professionals and digital humanities experts.



Where is Digital Sandbox located?
Digital Sandbox will be in the Busines-SPEA Building at IUPUI. The address is 801 West Michigan Street, Indianapolis, 46202. The rooms are 2007, 2008, and 2000.

Where should I park?
Students who have an E-Parking Permit have a variety of choices on campus. These lots are highlighted in green on this map.
Visitor parking for those who cannot park in student lots are highlighted on this map. Please contact us prior to the event, if you believe that you will need to park in visitor parking and we will work to compensate your parking.

What do I need to bring?
Since this is an event focused on digital technology, we highly recommend you bring a laptop. Materials will be provided via a USB drive and so we recommend a device with a USB port.
You may want to bring a pencil/pen and paper, but it is not necessary.

Do I need to bring a lunch?
Lunch and a snack will be provided. Please indicate on your registration if you have any specific food needs.

Who is invited?
We are attempting to be inclusive and foster collaboration among disciplines at this event. We are specifically inviting students in the Libreral Arts Graduate Programs at IUPUI.

How is this event related to the IUPUI Public History program? 

This event is mandatory for public history graduate students. However, it is open to students outside of the public history department. 

Where can I find out more?
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What is happening at this event?

Below you will find a schedule and a description of each session. Please note that for three of the four session you will have a choice between two options. 


Putting Yourself Out There Digitally: Using Social Media for your Academic Studies (Session 1, 9:40am-10:40am) – Learn how to use Twitter, blogging platforms and other social media tools to enhance your academic studies and promote your research.

Nuts and Bolts of Wikipedia Editing (Session 1, 9:40am-10:40am) – Discover the basics of Wikipedia, and explore why it is important to the humanities. Learn all you need to know to establish yourself as a Wikipedian.

Meta-what? The Digital Secrets of the Library (Session 2, 11am-12pm) – Find the hidden digital corners of University Library through IUPUI online digital collections. Explore the ins and outs of digital curation, metadata, and logistics of putting items on the web using content management systems.

Keys to Mapping Research (Session 2, 11am-12pm) – Interested in integrating mapping into your research? Sharon Kandris from the Polis Center will discuss the Digital Atlas of American Religion and explore how to use digital technology to situate your projects in time and space.

Digital Research Tools to Improve Your Research (Session 3, 1:10pm-2:10pm) – A wide variety of digital tools can make your research experience infinitely easier. Investigate handy tools like Zotero, Excel, Prezi, and others to find new and exciting ways to present and compile your work.

First-Year History Graduate Orientation (Session 4, 2:30pm-3:30pm) – This is a mandatory session for any incoming or first-year History graduate students. Dr. Cramer will give you important information in regards to your graduate career and led you through the thesis process.

Professional Uses of Social Media (Session 4, 2:30pm-3:30pm) – Find out how social media is used by public humanities organizations. Hear from professionals from Indiana Landmarks, Indiana Humanities, and Big Car to find out how these organizations are using social media to advance and promote their missions.

Have questions about IUPUI Digital Sandbox? Contact Digital Sandbox Committe

When & Where

IUPUI Business/SPEA Building
801 West Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Thursday, August 15, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

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Digital Sandbox Committe

A group of four IUPUI public history graduate students:

Callie McCune

Abby Curtin

Nicholas Sacco

Christine Crosby

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