My latest at NITLE’s Techne blog: Building Capacity in DH: Introductions & Institutes

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 »

My latest at NITLE’s Techne blog: Upcoming Digital Humanities Training for Textual Research

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/

This installment of NITLE’s series on Building Capacity in Digital Humanities within the NITLE Network, focuses on upcoming training opportunities for liberal arts faculty and staff.

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 »

My latest at NITLE’s Techne blog: What is Digital Field Scholarship?

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/

The Domain of Digital Field Scholarship

The Domain of 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 »

Introductory Readings for Digital Humanities

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:

You might also have those interested watch any of these videos:

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

For those who are interested and want to take the next step by acting on that interest:

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.

What did I miss? What would you include?

Case Studies of Digital Humanities Pedagogy

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 »

Digital Scholarship and Liberal Education

August 3, 2012 § 1 Comment

Next week I’ll be leading two sessions as part of the Comparative Humanities Summer Seminar on digital scholarship in the humanities, August 7-10, 2012 at Bucknell University.  Here are the descriptions of those sessions. « Read the rest of this entry »

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