The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

GC Events

Fall 2020 – GC ITP Skills Labs

Mondays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (unless otherwise indicated)

Register for these events here.

Planning and Completing a Project | Thursday, September 10, 6:00-8:00 p.m. | Kimon Keramidas

  • This professional development workshop will focus on learning how to acquire skills and plan that out. Through interactive exercises, participants will gain an understanding of how to determine vectors for acquiring skills sets (what related digital workshops will be needed to achieve a development objective).

The How To’s of Grant Writing | September 14 | Karey David & Lisa Brundage

  • This workshop is designed for students who have not had previous experience in writing grant proposals. In this workshop, we will discuss the research and project funding opportunities that are available at the CUNY Graduate Center. Attendees will learn how to talk about their research/projects on grant applications, write data based descriptions of the problem their work is trying to solve, define specific/measurable outcomes, build an evaluation plan, create a budget, and leave with a sample grant application that can be used on future applications.

Optimizing Zoom for Instructors | September 21 | Kersti Bryan

  • Teaching on Zoom or using video-based forms of instruction this semester? Join us for a media workshop to help instructors understand using the camera, lighting, sound, and other factors that influence the user experience. Learn how you can garner attention quickly and clearly, and craft the “story” you are telling when you are in your box on the screen. Lab participants will get technical and presentational tips, and will have time to put them into practice during the session.

Doing Collaborative Text Annotation Online with | Tuesday, September 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Julie Fuller

  • Interested in digital, collaborative annotation of texts? Looking for ways to create classroom community and discussion around the texts you are teaching online? Learn about, a free, open access tool that can be used on any website or web-based text (as in, a PDF posted on a CUNY Commons course site). This lab will cover the basics of setting up and using this digital tool, and delve into its applications in teaching, learning, and research. This is a beginner-level session; no prior experience necessary.

HTML & CSS Basics | October 5 | Zach Muhlbauer

  • Ever wanted to learn how to code? This introductory lab will cover the basics of writing HTML code and styling it with CSS. Gain hands-on experience to send you on your way to building sites. No prior HTML/CSS experience needed.

Stay tuned for the complete schedule of Fall 2020 skills labs!