Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities

December 11, 2013 § Leave a comment

Today, I gave a presentation at Washington and Lee University called, “Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: Models, Keywords, Prototypes”.  The presentation kicked off the digital humanities day of the Winter Faculty Academy at Washington and Lee.  I was striving to give my vision of digital pedagogy based on a set of models from liberal arts colleges.  Slides are on Slideshare:

Scroll down for references to works and models I touched on in my presentation:

References, Links, Etc.


Henry Jenkins on Participatory Culture:

“A participatory culture is a culture with relatively low barriers to artistic expression and civic engagement, strong support for creating and sharing one’s creations, and some type of informal mentorship whereby what is known by the most experienced is passed along to novices.  A participatory culture is also one in which members believe their contributions matter, and feel some degree of social connection with one another (at the least they care what other people think about what they have created).” (Jenkins, 3)

Jenkins, Henry. Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Reports on Digital Media and Learning. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2009.

On Networks:

  • Thomas Lombardi. Networks & The Liberal Arts. Accessed December 11, 2013.
  • Granovetter, M. S. “The Strength of Weak Ties.” American Journal of Sociology (1973): 1360–1380.
  • David Easley, and Jon Kleinberg. Networks, Crowds, and Markets:  Reasoning About a Highly Connected World. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Cambridge University Press, 2010.

Long Tail:

Digital Humanities and Pedagogy

Alexander & Davis. “Should Liberal Arts Campuses Do Digital Humanities? Process and Products in the Small College World.” In Debates in the Digital Humanities, ed. Matthew K. Gold. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2012.

Rebecca Frost Davis. “Surveying Digital Humanities at Small Liberal Arts Colleges.” Rebecca Frost Davis: Liberal Education in a Networked World, August 19, 2013.

Digital Humanities Pedagogy: Practices, Principles and Politics, ed. Brett Hirsch, 2013.

Raymond Williams, Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and Society (1975 & 1983)

Text Analysis:

Rebecca Frost Davis. “Reflections on a Text Analysis Assignment.” Rebecca Frost Davis: Liberal Education in a Networked World, November 12, 2013.

Undergraduate Research:

Chris Blackwell & Tom Martin, “Technology, Collaboration, and Undergraduate Research.” Digital Humanities Quarterly 3, no. 1 (2009).

Diderot Encylopedia project:

Wheaton College Digital History Project:

Integrating DH Projects Checklist:

Enduring Women:

History Harvest:

Digital Field Scholarship:

Situating the Global Environment:

Proctor, James. “Situated Social Learning: A Future for Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Research?” In Proceedings of the 2012 NITLE Symposium. National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE), 2012.


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