October 4, 2014 § 1 Comment
FYI, any of the blog posts cross-posted here from NITLE’s Techne blog will be missing images. NITLE has taken that blog down, and since my images were living there, they will show as broken links. I should still have most of these and will try to put them up here as I have time. In the meantime, let me know if there is a particular post for which you would like to see the images.
My latest at NITLE’s Techne blog: Projects Selected & Participate in 2012-13 Digital Field Scholarship Sandbox
April 1, 2013 § Leave a comment
Originally posted on April 01, 2013 at 02:47PM at Techne, http://blogs.nitle.org/2013/04/01/projects-selected-participate-in-2012-13-digital-field-scholarship-sandbox/
In August 2012 Lewis and Clark College invited members of the NITLE network to experiment with digital field scholarship by playing in a digital field scholarship sandbox. These projects were selected and have been contributing to a collaborative website for digital field scholarship, https://sge.lclark.edu/dfs/. View each project’s individual page to find out more.
Davidson College, Math […]
January 24, 2013 § Leave a comment
Originally posted on January 24, 2013 at 01:26PM at Techne, http://blogs.nitle.org/2013/01/24/undergraduates-as-public-digital-scholars/
On Thursday, January 24 at 4:15 pm, NITLE presents this session at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities:
Undergraduates as Public Digital Scholars
How do we prepare students to be lifelong learners who are adaptive, networked and engaged citizens? By becoming public digital scholars, undergraduates learn digital methods of analysis, […]
January 7, 2013 § Leave a comment
Originally posted on January 07, 2013 at 10:59AM at Techne, http://blogs.nitle.org/2013/01/07/building-capacity-through-professional-development/
If you are looking to build your capacity in digital humanities, consider one of the NEH-funded Institutes for Advanced Topics in Digital Humanities. The calendar of current opportunities is here: http://www.neh.gov/divisions/odh/institutes
Topics for this year’s institutes include digital research in modern studies, 3D visualization for cultural heritage sites, linked open data for Ancient Mediterranean and Near East Studies, data curation, high performance sound technologies, text-encoding (TEI), and tool building.
October 15, 2012 § Leave a comment
Originally posted on October 15, 2012 at 01:25PM at Techne, http://blogs.nitle.org/2012/10/15/undergraduate-research-and-digital-scholarship/
How can we prepare our students to be citizens in a networked world? One solution is to give them occasions for action in that world through authentic research using digital methodologies. Let them explore wicked problems that cross disciplinary lines and don’t have clear solutions. Engage them in collaborative research involving both students and faculty members. Involve them in projects driven by community needs and mentor them through that work. All of these answers highlight the value of liberal education in a world of webs and networks because these are the kinds of opportunities offered by small liberal arts colleges rather than large-scale, industrial MOOCs. « Read the rest of this entry »
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 »
July 24, 2012 § Leave a comment
Originally posted on July 24, 2012 at NITLE’s Techne blog, http://blogs.nitle.org/2012/07/24/finding-capacity-in-digital-humanities-at-liberal-arts-colleges/.
This post introduces a new series of blog posts on building capacity in the digital humanities at small liberal arts colleges.
How do you find digital humanists who’ve never heard of the digital humanities? Many small liberal arts colleges are now facing this quandary as they try to build capacity in the digital humanities on their campus. The natural first step in such an effort is a search for those already engaged on campus. Sometimes, however, those using digital methods in the humanities, don’t necessarily self-identify as digital humanists. I first experienced this phenomenon when talking to a faculty member who was part of Hamilton College’s Digital Humanities Initiative (DHi).
“I didn’t know I was a digital humanist,” he told me when I asked him how he got involved in digital humanities.
But he wasn’t the last. When faculty members uncover their secret identity as digital humanists, there’s typically some relief in their voices, as if they’re thinking, “It’s nice to know the disease has a label” or “Maybe I’m not so weird. Look at all the other digital humanists out there . . . ” « Read the rest of this entry »
June 12, 2012 § Leave a comment
Originally posted on June 12, 2012 at NITLE’s Techne blog, http://blogs.nitle.org/2012/06/12/a-glossary-of-digital-humanities/
One of the biggest challenges for digital humanities newbies is getting a handle on the vocabulary. The digital humanities community is open, welcoming, and willing to answer questions. They even created a website for that, DHAnswers. But, most newcomers don’t have enough vocabulary to be confident in framing a question. « Read the rest of this entry »