December 17, 2012 § 1 Comment
I want to highlight a recent journal issue and a seminar from 2011 because each documents ways to engage student in applied digital work through the archives. I’m addressing them together because I believe that combined, they suggest a model for a sequential undergraduate curriculum for digital archives. « Read the rest of this entry »
June 25, 2012 § 2 Comments
The Wheaton College Digital History Project led by Dr. Kathryn Tomasek, Associate Professor of History at Wheaton College, offers an excellent example of how to integrate a digital humanities project into the undergraduate curriculum. Students help transcribe and markup documents from the college’s archives. Project goals include:
- Teaching historical methods through transcription and markup of primary sources with TEI*-conformable XML**
- Making hidden collections accessible
- Encouraging collaborative research and pedagogy
- Exploring the intersections of history and digital media
Find out more about the project from these sources:
- Tomasek, Kathryn, Scott Hamlin, Zephorene Stickney, and Kathleen Ebert-Sawasky. “Encoding Text, Revealing Meaning: Implications of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) for Small Liberal Arts Colleges.” International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society. 1, no. 3 (2006): 157–164.
- Project Website: http://wheatoncollege.edu/digital-history-project/
- Teaching Associated with the Project: http://wheatoncollege.edu/digital-history-project/teaching/
- Collaborative Research Assignment: http://wheatoncollege.edu/digital-history-project/teaching/collaborative-research-assignment/
April 1, 2012 § Leave a comment
The Wheaton College Digital History Project has received a Level I Digital Humanities Start-Up grant from the Office of Digital Humanities of the National Endowment of the Humanities. The grant is entitled, “Encoding Financial Records for Historical Research,” and funded
A meeting of historians of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century America, archivists, and technical experts to discuss the development of a module for financial records for the Text Encoding Initiative to allow for additional mark-up and analysis of those records found in manuscript collections.
Many of the records being encoded by the Wheaton College Digital History Project consist of financial records.