Workshop Proposal: Omeka+Neatline

Alex Gil will teach OMEKA + Neatline

Omeka + Neatline

“Omeka is a free, flexible, and open source web-publishing platform for the display of library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions. Its “five-minute setup” makes launching an online exhibition as easy as launching a blog.”

“Neatline allows scholars, students, and curators to tell stories with maps and timelines. As a suite of add-on tools for Omeka, it opens new possibilities for hand-crafted, interactive spatial and temporal interpretation.”

  • In this workshop you will learn how to install Omeka and Neatline and use some of the basic functionality of each.


“Juxta is an open-source tool for comparing and collating multiple witnesses to a single textual work. Originally designed to aid scholars and editors examine the history of a text from manuscript to print versions, Juxta offers a number of possibilities for humanities computing and textual scholarship.”

  • In this workshop you will learn how to perform basic operations with the native interface of Juxta. While Juxta is moving to the web, the functionality and the interface will be very similar.
  • In order to participate in this workshop, you will need to download and install the latest version of Juxta.

Gentle Introduction to HTML + CSS

HTML has been the language of the internet since its inception. CSS is a relatively newer way of instructing browsers how to display that HTML.

    • In this session you will learn the basics of both languages as we build your first (mock) professional page.


Bio: Alex Gil

    I am a soon to be PhD graduate from the English Department at the University of Virginia, where I wrote a dissertation heavily inflected by the possibilities of algorithmic approaches. At UVA I had the great opportunity of being a fellow at NINES, the Scholars’ Lab and the Praxis Program, where I honed my programming skills and became introduced to the lovely community of practice we call today the Digital Humanities. At Columbia I am working to help faculty and students incorporate the use of technology in the research, learning and teaching.


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