August 31, 2012 § Leave a comment
Originally posted on August 31, 2012 at 04:13PM at Techne, http://blogs.nitle.org/2012/08/31/building-capacity-in-dh-introductions-institutes/
This installment of NITLE’s series on Building Capacity in Digital Humanities within the NITLE Network, focuses on two types of training opportunities for liberal arts faculty and staff.
Digital methodologies and new media are transforming humanities teaching and scholarship, but current humanities faculty and professional staff face challenges in learning and applying these new approaches, collectively termed the “digital humanities” or DH for short. Newcomers can find a variety of professional development opportunities, including online seminars,unconferences with associated brief workshops, workshops at professional conferences, and 1-2 week institutes. When I surveyed existing training opportunities, I found two main types to be common—introductions and institutes. « Read the rest of this entry »
August 24, 2012 § Leave a comment
Originally posted on August 24, 2012 at NITLE’s Techne blog, http://blogs.nitle.org/2012/08/24/upcoming-digital-humanities-training-for-textual-research/
One of the biggest challenges for liberal arts colleges seeking to build capacity in digital humanities is training faculty and staff in new digital methods, especially due to the wide variety of methods that fall under the big tent of digital humanities and the lack of local expertise at small colleges. Since many digital humanities centers at large research institutions do offer such training, small colleges can take advantage of these resources to build capacity in digital methodologies, though there will be some cost involved. « Read the rest of this entry »
August 17, 2012 § 1 Comment
Originally posted on August 17, 2012 at NITLE’s Techne blog, http://blogs.nitle.org/2012/08/17/what-is-digital-field-scholarship/
On August 29 at 4 pm EDT Prof. Jim Proctor of Lewis and Clark College will lead a NITLE Seminar on digital field scholarship and offer the opportunity for faculty and staff in the NITLE network to join a sandbox and experiment with this approach over the next academic year. Some of you may be wondering what, exactly, digital field scholarship is and why it is important for liberal arts colleges. « Read the rest of this entry »
August 16, 2012 § 7 Comments
I often field questions about what to read to get to know digital humanities, e.g., for introductory workshops, from faculty members who’ve heard about it but don’t know what it is, from campuses who think they need to do something about it. Here’s the list I sent off in response to the most recent query:
General Introduction to what is digital humanities:
- Kirschenbaum, Matthew G. “”What Is Digital Humanities and What’s It Doing in English Departments?” ADE Bulletin, no. 150 (2010). (reprinted in Debates in the Digital Humanities) http://mkirschenbaum.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/kirschenbaum_ade150.pdf
You might also have those interested watch any of these videos:
- Dr. Edward L. Ayers on “What is Digital Scholarship, and Why Do We Need It?”
- Dr. Dan Cohen on “The Community of Scholars”
- Interview with Jen Rajchel, Bryn Mawr: “Digital Humanities and the Undergrad“
For those who want to get a sense of the community’s motivations and breadth:
- Hayles, N. Katherine. “How We Think.” In Understanding Digital Humanities, edited by Dr David M. Berry. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
- Svensson, Patrik. “The Landscape of Digital Humanities.” Digital Humanities Quarterly 4, no. 1 (2010). http://digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/4/1/000080/000080.html
For Digital Humanities and Liberal Arts Colleges
- Alexander, Bryan, and Rebecca Frost Davis. “Should Liberal Arts Campuses Do Digital Humanities? Process and Products in the Small College World.” In Debates in the Digital Humanities, edited by Matthew K. Gold. University of Minnesota Press, 2012. http://dhdebates.gc.cuny.edu/debates/text/25
- Davis, Rebecca Frost. “Digital Humanities and Liberal Education.” Techne, March 2, 2011. http://blogs.nitle.org/2011/03/02/digital-humanities-and-liberal-education/.
- Davis, Rebecca Frost. “A Snapshot of Digital Scholarship at Liberal Arts Colleges.” Techne, November 15, 2011. http://blogs.nitle.org/2011/11/15/a-snapshot-of-digital-scholarship-at-liberal-arts-colleges/.
- Any of my Techne Posts on digital humanities: http://blogs.nitle.org/tag/digital-humanities/
- Archives of Digital Scholarship Seminars: http://www.nitle.org/help/digital_humanities_events.php
For those who are interested and want to take the next step by acting on that interest:
- Spiro, Lisa. “Getting Started in Digital Humanities.” Journal of Digital Humanities, March 10, 2012. http://journalofdigitalhumanities.org/1-1/introduction/getting-started-in-digital-humanities-by-lisa-spiro/.
Finally, this series of articles in the New York Times also are aimed at a more general audience–the first one especially covers examples liberal arts colleges.
- Cohen, Patricia. “Digital Humanities Boots Up on Some Campuses.” The New York Times, March 21, 2011, sec. Books. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/22/books/digital-humanities-boots-up-on-some-campuses.html?_r=1&ref=humanities20.
- ———. “For Bentham and Others, Scholars Enlist Public to Transcribe Papers.” The New York Times, December 27, 2010, sec. Books.http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/28/books/28transcribe.html?ref=humanities20.
- ———. “Geographic Information Systems Help Scholars See History.” The New York Times, July 26, 2011, sec. Arts. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/27/arts/geographic-information-systems-help-scholars-see-history.html.
- ———. “Humanities Scholars Embrace Digital Technology.” The New York Times, November 16, 2010, sec. Arts. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/17/arts/17digital.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all#.
- ———. “In 500 Billion Words, a New Window on Culture.” The New York Times, December 16, 2010, sec. Books. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/17/books/17words.html.
- ———. “Victorian Literature, Statistically Analyzed With New Process.” The New York Times, December 3, 2010, sec. Books.http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/04/books/04victorian.html?ref=humanities20.
What did I miss? What would you include?
August 3, 2012 § 1 Comment
What are the characteristics of digital humanities pedagogy? What are high impact practices for digital humanities teaching and learning? We’ll attempt to answer these questions in a session on “Teaching and Learning with Digital Scholarship” in Bucknell University’s Comparative Humanities Summer Seminar on digital scholarship in the humanities. To help us think through these questions, we’ll be examining the following cases: « Read the rest of this entry »
August 3, 2012 § 1 Comment