What Does “Good” Digital Scholarship Look Like?

Imperiia Studio Sessions
Event Format

We will come back to this question again and again, but let's start by focusing on the ways in which works of digital scholarship deal with static visual material—with photographs and paintings and posters and charts and maps. We will sample the spectrum of practices, which includes curation, content analysis, feature extraction, and storytelling. And while we are at it, why not ground ourselves in one of the most iconic visualizations of all time (and a very modern project aimed at repairing and recreating it)?

This is a shared workspace for practitioners from all disciplines. We will meet each Thursday through the 2021–2022 academic year. You are welcome to join the studio community at any point. Read a full description of our goals & agenda here. Then, click the “Join the community” button above to fill out the form. To join on a given Thursday, fill out the form by Tuesday. You will receive additional information and a Zoom link. 

Upcoming Sessions

  • November 25: No meeting (University holiday)
  • December 2: Forest Project (2)
  • December 9: The Missing Data Problem
  • December 16: Gingerbread & Maps
  • December 23: No meeting (winter break)
  • January 6: No meeting (winter break)


The Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact us at 617-495-4037 or daviscenter@fas.harvard.edu in advance of your participation or visit. Requests for Sign Language interpreters and/or CART providers should be made at least two weeks in advance if possible. Please note that the Davis Center will make every effort to secure services but that services are subject to availability.