Digital Scholarship and Research Data Workshops (Jan - Mar 2018)

02/01/2018 to 22/03/2018

The Library offers the following workshops for academics, researchers and postgraduate students to introduce various tools for conducting digital scholarship research and the method of handling research data. You are welcome to join.


Digital Humanities: Introduction to Tools and Methodology

Digital humanities is a new form of research increasingly embraced by scholars in arts and humanities. This seminar will show to you:

  • Concept of digital humanities research and the research methods used
  • How to apply popular digital tools on GIS, text mining and analysis, data and network visualisation, etc. in digital humanities research
  • Examples on digital humanities research projects from worldwide to illustrate the use of research methods and tools used

22 Jan (Mon) 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Click here to register


Combining Visual Perception with Data Analysis using Tableau
Instructor: Mr. Bobby WU, Tableau Consultant

This seminar will cover:

  • Tableau introduction
  • What is Visual Analytics?
  • Data Analysis with Tableau and Visual Perception with demonstration

17 Jan (Wed) 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Click here to register


Spatial Data Visualisation with Simple Map Making Tools

Visualising spatial data in digital maps is not as difficult as you think. Join this seminar to know about some simple map-making tools such as Google Map/Google Earth, ArcGIS Online (free version), Story Maps, etc. that can help visualising your spatial data and to inspire your audience.

29 Jan (Mon) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Click here to register


Analysing Texts using Voyant Tools (Hands-on)

Voyant Tools is a web-based reading and analysis environment for digital texts. Join this hands-on workshop to learn how to use this online tool to analyse textual materials, no matter they are in text file or online.

6 Feb (Tue) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon Click here to register
2 Mar (Fri) 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Click here to register


Using MARKUS to Tag and Analyse Chinese Text - Invited workshop conducted by
Dr. CHU Ming-kin, Assistant Professor, School of Chinese, The University of Hong Kong

MARKUS is a web platform designed to help researchers to automatically or manually perform the markup of Chinese classical text such as personal names, place names, temporal references and bureaucratic offices in digital format. Researchers can also make use of MARKUS to lookup data in China Biographical Database Project (CBDB). This seminar will demonstrate with hands-on exercises on the use and possibilities of MARKUS.

6 Mar (Tue) 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Click here to register


Data Visualisation in Action – Gephi (Hands-on)

Gephi is a software for visualisation and exploration of graphs and networks. This workshop will demonstrate with hands-on exercises on how to turn your data into network graphs to discover hidden message.

8 Mar (Thu) 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Click here to register
13 Mar (Tue) 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon Click here to register


Cleaning Data with OpenRefine

OpenRefine is a powerful tool for working with messy data. This workshop aims to introduce this open source tools and the basics of using it, including importing data form external sources, tidying up and outputting the clean data to the desired format or template.

20 Mar (Tue) 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Click here to register


Text-mining on Social Media Data - Invited workshop conducted by
Prof. LIANG Hai, Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Social media is important nowadays for people not only to communicate but also to express their views and opinions. This seminar will introduce the concept of text-mining and demonstrate the use of an open-source software KNIME® to showcase how researchers can make use of the tool to retrieve and analyse data from social media.

This workshop will be conducted in English.
Participants are required to bring your own device with the software KNIME® Analytics Platform and all the extensions ( installed prior to the workshop.

22 Mar (Thu) 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Date Changed) Click here to register


Venue: Digital Scholarship Lab, G/F, University Library
Medium of Instruction: Cantonese (English might be used if users require.)