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LaTeX for Human(ist)s

LaTeX for Human(ist)s Online

LaTeX is a typesetting and document creation program that has a lot of traction in STEM areas (compsci and maths especially, due to its facility with mathematical symbols) but very little pickup with folks in the Humanities. At this workshop, John Fink (Digital Scholarship Librarian) will discuss why this doesn't have to be the case. We'll learn about how LaTeX can be used by Humanities scholars and discuss topics including what makes *typesetting* different from a *word processor*, why LaTeX still has resonance today (despite being invented in the 1970s), why maths nerds love the program, and why people who might ordinarily use Word might want to think about maybe not using Word.

Learn about LaTeX and download the program: https://www.latex-project.org/ 

This workshop will be recorded and made available publicly.

Wednesday, March 2, 2022
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.

Registration is required. There are no seats available but a waiting list is available.

More information on Sherman Centre Events can be found on the SCDS Events page.


The Sherman Centre and the McMaster University Library are committed to fostering a supportive and inclusive environment for its presenters and participants. As a participant in this session, you agree to support and help cultivate an experience that is collaborative, respectful, and inclusive, as well as free of harassment, discrimination, and oppression. We reserve the right to remove participants who exhibit harassing, malicious or persistently disruptive behaviour. Please refer to our code of conduct webpage for more information.

Event Organizer

Katie Harding
John Fink

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