Exploring tools and techniques
Workshop participants will explore the scope of the field and generate ideas for integrating digital tools into the undergraduate classroom.
Tuesday, October 10: Introductions
- Event: Introductions, discussions of “Debates in DH” readings, and presentations of Voyant, StoryMapJS, and FromThePage by Josh
- Readings: </Parentheses>: Digital Humanities and the Place of Pedagogy (required)
- Writings: A 250-500 word blog post explaining a course you would want to teach and how you imagine integrating digital tools or methods into that course.
- Explorings: Look through the Debates In The Digital Humanities website (http://dhdebates.gc.cuny.edu/) and annotation system
Tuesday, October 31: Exploring tools and techniques
- Event: Each participant chooses one of the 3 tools discussed at the previous workshop, develops a mini-assignment based on it, and writes a 500-1000 word blog post exploring its potential uses, which we discuss as a group. Discussion of tools.
- Readings: How Not to Teach Digital Humanities
- Explorings: Browse https://digitalpedagogy.mla.hcommons.org/ Pick 2-3 keywords you might use or adapt in your own writing or teaching
- Writings: A 500-word blog post about your experiences with Voyant, StoryMapJS, or FromThePage. What sorts of questions does it generate? How would (or wouldn’t) you use it? What might an assignment built around it look like?
Tuesday, November 14 (or 21 – TBD): Digital archives
- Event: Each participant identifies an additional tool and repeats the previous session’s assignment of developing and practicing a mini-assignment using it. We will discuss these tools and their potential uses as a group.
- Readings: The Future of Learning in the Digital Age (PDF to come)
- Explorings: Look through several other DH tools and software that we haven’t discussed to identify a particular tool or platform potentially relevant to your project.
- Writings: A 500-word blog post introducing the group to your chosen tool or program. How hard or easy was it to use? What sorts of questions does it generate? How would (or wouldn’t) you use it? What might an assignment built around it look like?
Alternative: conversation with Ainehi Edoro, who runs the African literature blog Brittle Paper and teaches a course on social media in/as literature at Marquette University.