My latest at NITLE’s Techne blog: Building Capacity through Professional Development

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.

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: Finding Capacity in Digital Humanities at Liberal Arts Colleges

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 »

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