Spring 2020 workshops



Advanced WordPress

This workshop looks closely at expanding WordPress through Avada, a premium theme that lets users fully customize the look and functionality of websites without any coding knowledge. Working with Avada’s toolkit, participants will learn how to implement advanced layout designs, develop templates, dynamic page content, and integrate multimedia. This workshop will prove helpful for anyone looking to have more control over the design and functionality of their web-based projects.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 | 12:15–1:15 pm | DML



QP Forum

Please join the library staff for a QP forum. This session will address QP research and formatting and the many ways students can organize their papers, from start to finish. The Library will display a variety of QP examples so you may discover what kind of format would work best with your topic.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 | 12:15-1:15 pm | Seminar Room



QP Workshop: Chicago Style and Bibliographies

This workshop will cover elements of the Chicago Manual of Style most pertinent to BGC essays and qualifying papers. Learn the unbreakable rules and how to make decisions about the rest. We will definitely talk about figures and illustrations! Please bring your Chicago Manual of Style or Turabian (if you can) and your questions. Led by Helen Polson, Assistant Professor of Practice in Writing.

Thursday, February 13, 2020 | 12:15-1:15 pm | Penthouse North



Writing About the Moving Image

Learn how to write about time-based media like film and performance as resources for material culture research. The first session will present strategies and vocabularies for using these media as evidence; the second session will be a peer writing workshop.

Part I:
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 | 12:15-1:15 pm | 5th Floor Classroom

Part II:
Monday, February 24, 2020 | 12:15-1:15 pm | 5th Floor Classroom



QP Formatting

This drop-in session is intended to help students gain an understanding of the many ways they can format their QP. The Library will not be instructing students on formatting, but will simply be displaying examples so you may discover what kind of format would work best with your topic/advisor. You can drop in anytime within the hour to browse these materials. Led by the Library.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020| 12:15-1:15 pm | Reading Room



DML Workshop: Location, Space, and Connection: Beginning Approaches to the Spatial Humanities

This workshop introduces basic tools and strategies for mapping connections between objects, people, and ideas we will use web-ready geographic information systems (GIS) tools in order to explore the spatial turn in humanities inquiry. Participants will develop skills in structuring data, expressing data points with geographic referents, and integrating visualizations into ArcGIS Online and other web mapping environments.

Anyone interested in attending is advised to create an ArcGIS Public Account in advance of the workshop (go here to create an account). Led by Andrew Battista, NYU Librarian for Geospatial Information Systems Services.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 | 12:15-1:15 pm | DML



DML Workshop: Object Photography Workshop

Soon Kai Poh (BGC) and Emily Frank (ISAW) will lead a workshop that introduces best practices for object photography from a conservator’s perspective. Framing object photography as a form of documentation and a tool for inquiry, the workshop will introduce basic concepts of photography and share tips and tricks for capturing effective images. There will be hands-on opportunities to experiment with approaches for photographing different types of objects from the BGC Study Collection and to troubleshoot other questions related to object photography.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own cameras (or devices equipped with a camera) and questions.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 | 12:15-1:15 pm | DML



QP Workshop: Intros and Conclusions

Learn to construct effective and compelling introductions and conclusions. Led by Helen Polson, Assistant Professor of Practice in Writing.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 | 12:15-1:15 pm | Penthouse North



QP Workshop: Reading Drafts

We often feel uncomfortable about sharing our writing with others and critiquing others’ work–but such sharing is an essential practice for academics and writers. In this workshop, we will lay out a rubric for reading and responding helpfully to the writing of your peers and begin the generous work of sharing our qualifying paper drafts with others. Please bring two paper copies of your draft. Led by Helen Polson, Assistant Professor of Practice in Writing.

Saturday, March 21, 2020 | 10:30 am-12:30 pm | Bard Hall Multipurpose Room



DML Workshop: Technical Imaging – A Brief Overview

Join Emily Frank (ISAW) and Soon Kai Poh (BGC) as they provide a brief overview of technical imaging techniques used by conservators and conservation scientists to literally “see things in a new light”. The presentation will discuss techniques ranging from multiband imaging to computational methods such as reflectance transformation imaging and photogrammetry, with examples that illustrate the information that might be revealed. As these techniques are increasingly found in published literature, we hope to provide a basis of understanding how this data is interpreted and the potential pitfalls and questions that linger.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 | 12:15-1:15 pm | DML



Qualifying Paper Drop-in

Workers in the QP Vineyard! Get quick answers to eleventh-hour questions about style, grammar, and formatting this informal drop-in session. Led by Helen Polson, Assistant Professor of Practice in Writing.

Monday, March 30, 2020 | 11:30-2:30 pm | Room 508
No RSVP Required



Public Speaking

What are the ingredients of an effective academic presentation? What are common pitfalls to avoid? This interactive workshop provides a chance to workshop techniques and strategies of oral address with an audience of your peers. Led by Professor Jeffrey Collins. Space is limited.

Thursday, April 9, 2020 | 12:15-1:15 pm | Seminar Room



Resume and Cover Letter Help

Wondering how to clearly highlight your skills on a resume? What you should include in a cover letter? What resources are available to help you? Bard College Career Advisor, Jacqueline Rose, is available to students to help answer these questions and more. Email jrose@bard.edu for feedback on resumes and cover letters.