Research on digital channels: webinar explores new methodologies for history projects

Eric Brasil, a professor on the Interdisciplinary Humanities Undergraduate Program at the Afro-Brazilian International Lusophone University, will be the guest speaker.
Social Sciences
17 May 2022
Research on digital channels: webinar explores new methodologies for history projects

The Digital Humanities Lab at Fundação Getulio Vargas’ School of Social Sciences (FGV CPDOC) is holding a webinar called “Creation, Maintenance and Divulgation of History Projects on Digital Channels: Git, GitHub and The Programming Historian.” The event will take place on May 20, at 2 pm, on FGV’s YouTube channel. Eric Brasil, a professor on the Interdisciplinary Humanities Undergraduate Program at the Afro-Brazilian International Lusophone University (UNILAB) in Malês, Bahia, will be the guest speaker.

He will discuss key topics related to history and the social sciences and highlight the importance of management, preservation and access to research data in digital media. Professionals in the area have a series of computational tools and resources to aid the research process and the dissemination of results, including three that will be discussed in more detail by the speaker: Git, GitHub and The Programming Historian, a methodological lesson platform.

The Programming Historian is a welcome development for the humanities research community. It is an international platform that posts a series of useful and peer reviewed content teaching historians how to apply software and computational methods.

The platform’s Portuguese version was recently launched as part of a partnership between Lisbon New University, FGV, Rio de Janeiro Federal University, Sao Paulo Federal University and other supporting institutions. Eric Brasil is an active researcher in this area and he has written many published papers about digital history and the digital humanities.

The event will be moderated by Jimmy Medereiros, the coordinator of education and undergraduate studies at CPDOC; and Juliana Marques, CPDOC’s research coordinator.

To take part in the event, please sign up here.

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