September 13, 2012 § 5 Comments
In 2011 Kathyrn Tomasek and I co-taught several instances of our workshop on Integrating Digital Humanities Projects into the Undergraduate Curriculum. In the workshop, Kathryn shared her experience building the Wheaton College Digital History Project into her courses. Together we developed this checklist to help other faculty and staff work through the process of integrating work on digital projects into a course. « 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.