Digital Humanities

*** IDST 2XX—Introduction to Digital Humanities (xxxxx) ***

Course Description and Policies, Fall Semester 2015 

 

Professor: Trevor L. Hoag, Ph.D. 

Class Time: XX xx:xx – xx:xx (xx:xx XM – xx:xx XM) 

Meeting Place: XXX Hall (XXX), #xxx 

Email: trevor.hoag@cnu.edu 

Course Website:

Office: McMurran Hall (MCM), #213 

Office Hours: XXX

 

Textbooks and Required Materials: 

A Companion to Digital Humanities, ed. Susan Schreibman, Ray Siemens, John Unsworth.

Oxford: Blackwell, 2004. Available Free Online: http://www.digitalhumanities.org/companion/

 

Course Description 

The emerging interdisciplinary field of Digital Humanities has generated much excitement throughout the scholarly world and beyond. However, what texts, practices, and aims the field is constituted by remain matters of contention. Are the Digital Humanities any humanities work performed via technology? Is the term meaningful? Does “the digital” perhaps even signal “the end” of the humanities?

With such questions in mind, we will thus begin this course by asking “What ‘is’ Digital Humanities,” or “What does it do?,” so as to orient ourselves to on-going debates about how the spheres of the digital and the humanities intersect. We will likewise investigate how the emergence of digital technologies and practices are transforming what it means to be human. After looking at specific ways in which the digital has manifested itself in multiple fields of the humanities, we will then set our sights on some more general questions such as how digital practices have affected libraries and other institutions, whether digital culture represents a threat to print culture, and how digital methodologies such as data-mining have shifted what it means to be a humanities student or scholar. Finally, we will conclude the course by investigating the “dark side” of the digital, considering whether over-reliance on technology has negatively impacted human life. For instance, does the digital hinder or enhance our intellectual capacities and emotional relationships? Has the digital made life so “public” and “visible” as to practically eliminate privacy? Does the sophistication of language suffer from practices like texting or social media messaging? And do “open source” technologies that challenge copyright change human life in a beneficial or detrimental manner?

Beyond the above theoretical concerns, students in this course will also become familiar with numerous existing digital humanities projects, learn how to implement dozens of digital applications (especially in scholarly contexts), and present their findings to others both in the form of online media and in scholarly contexts.

 

Coursework and Grading:

 

The Learning Record Online (LRO):

Observations – 10%

Reflections – 10% (A= 2%, B= 4%, C= 4%)

 

Project #1: “How Will You Share?” – 10% (Write-Up=5%, Artifact=5%)

 

Project #2: “Mapping the Digital Landscape” – 20% (Write-Up=10%, Artifact=10%)

 

Project #3: “Analyzing and Visualizing Texts” – 20% (Write-Up=10%, Artifact=10%)

 

Project #4: “Advocating the Digital Humanities” – 20% (Write-Up=10%, Artifact=10%)

 

Final Presentation – 10%

 

Major Assignments:

In this course, you will tackle the above assignments. The “container” for these assignments will be The Learning Record Online (LRO), a wiki system that allows students to observe and record their learning as it occurs. This system also allows other students as well as the professor to view student work. Every week, students are required to make observations on what they’re learning about digital humanities either from the readings/videos themselves or something that one observes in “everyday life.” These observations will serve as starting points for in-class discussion; thus, they are important! At three points during the semester, students will be required to write a reflection on how their positions (viz. digital humanities) are changing and why. These reflections will take the place of a writing assignment.

Students will do four main projects over the course of the semester. The first involves making social media/blogging sites through which students will share their projects with the world, and on which they will invite discussion of the “nature” of digital humanities. The second project involves researching existing digital humanities projects (or “cases”) and then using digital technology to “map” a small sub-section of a field of interest. (For instance, how do literature scholars employ digital technologies?) Next, students will choose one of the “cases” that they initially mapped upon which to perform a digital analysis/visualization, for example, scanning a digitized Walt Whitman poem with Lexipedia or Inform7. Lastly, students will make an infographic, memes, and/or short video advocating for a digital humanities “case” of their choosing, presumably in the sub-field that they mapped. (Note: All media artifacts must be accompanied by a one page write-up that explains the artifact itself by referencing/discussing course readings.)

Students will conclude the course by giving a presentation over the material in their central projects. During this presentation, students are required to use digital media technology, but don’t despair, many useful technologies will be presented and discussed over the course of the semester. The professor does not foresee giving quizzes over the readings unless it is abundantly clear that no one is doing the course reading and/or contributing their observations to in-class discussion.

 

Letter Grades: 

A:        100 — 93%                  B-:       82 — 80%                    F: 69% and below

A-:       92 — 90%                    C+:      79 — 77%                    No Ds!

B+:      89 — 87%                    C:        76 — 73%                    No Incompletes!

B:        86 — 83%                    C-:       72 — 70%                    No Excuses!

 

Important Course Statements 

Assignments: All assignments are due for LRO posting at the beginning of class. If you cannot meet a due-date, you need to contact me in advance.  Please note that artifact projects require a completed peer review and will not receive full credit without one.

Participation: Because of the content and small size of this class, participation is invaluable. Please keep up with the readings and prepare LRO observations. Not only is class discussion essential to learning in this course, but we will be bored to tears if no one has read the readings and we have nothing to do but stare at each other (or I am required to pontificate for the entire class)!

Attendance: Attendance is required for this course. Moreover, if you are not in class, you will likely find the material difficult when you attempt to write about it, and you will not receive any in-class technology assistance with useful/required applications. Moreover, attendance and participation are considered when figuring grade “bumps” at the end of the course.

Disabilities: In order for a student to receive an accommodation for a disability, that disability must be on record in the Dean of Students’ Office, 3rd Floor, David Student Union (DSU). If you believe that you have a disability, please contact Dr. Kevin Hughes, Dean of Students (594-7160) to discuss your needs. Dean Hughes will provide you with the necessary documentation to give to your professors.

Students with documented disabilities are required to notify the instructor no later than the first day on which they require an accommodation (the first day of class is recommended), in private, if accommodation is needed. The instructor will provide students with disabilities with all reasonable accommodations, but students are not exempted from fulfilling the normal requirements of the course. Work completed before the student notifies the instructor of his/her disability may be counted toward the final grade at the sole discretion of the instructor.

Success: I want you to succeed in this course and at CNU. I encourage you to come see me during office hours or to schedule an appointment to discuss course content or to answer questions you have. If I become concerned about your course performance, attendance, engagement, or well-being, I will speak with you first. I also may submit a referral through our Captains Care Program. The referral will be received by the Center for Academic Success as well as other departments when appropriate (Counseling Services, Office of Student Engagement). If you are an athlete, the Athletic Academic Support Coordinator will be notified. Someone will contact you to help determine what will help you succeed. Please remember that this is a means for me to support you and help foster your success at CNU.

Academic Support: The Center for Academic Success offers free tutoring assistance for CNU students in several academic areas. Staff in the center offer individual assistance and/or workshops on various study strategies to help you perform your best in your courses. The center also houses the Alice F. Randall Writing Center. Writing consultants can help you at any stage of the writing process, from invention, to development of ideas, to polishing a final draft. The Center is not a proofreading service, but consultants can help you to recognize and find grammar and punctuation errors in your work as well as provide assistance with global tasks. Go as early in the writing process as you can, and go often!

You may drop by the Center for Academic Success to request a tutor, meet with a writing consultant, pick up a schedule of workshops, or make an appointment to talk one-on-one with a University Fellow for Student Success. The Center is located in the Trible Library, second floor, room 240.

*IDST 2xx Course Schedule*

(Week #1—Introducing; The Digital Humanities)

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Syllabus and Introductions

 

Watch: An Undergraduate Report on Digital Humanities:

http://blogs.nitle.org/2010/09/14/digital-humanities-and-the-undergrad/

Optional: Schnapp—Short Guide to the Digital Humanities

http://jeffreyschnapp.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/D_H_ShortGuide.pdf

 

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Set up Course Wiki in PBWorks/The Learning Record Online: http://www.pbworks.com/

 

Discuss: Companion to the Digital Humanities—The History of Humanities Computing

http://www.digitalhumanities.org/companion/view?docId=blackwell/9781405103213/9781405103213.xml&chunk.id=ss1-2-1&toc.depth=1&toc.id=ss1-2-1&brand=default

 

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Discuss: Kirschenbaum—“What is Digital Humanities and What’s it doing in English departments?” http://mkirschenbaum.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/ade-final.pdf

 

Watch: PBS Documentary—Digital Nation (Selections)

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/digitalnation/

 

 

(Week #2—Digital Humanities and the Promise of Social Media)

 

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Discuss: Cohen—“What is Digital Humanities?” https://chronicle.com/article/The-Humanities-Done-Digitally/127382/

 

Discuss: Kanalley—“Social Media’s Role in Social Change”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/06/occupy-wall-street-social-media_n_999178.html

 

Watch: Shirky—“How the Internet will One Day Transform Government”

http://www.ted.com/talks/clay_shirky_how_the_internet_will_one_day_transform_government

 

Watch: “Friending Boo Radley”

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/digitalnation/learning/literacy/friending-boo-radley.html

 

Maximizing Facebook (Workshop): https://www.facebook.com/

 

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Discuss: Cohen—“Digital Keys for Unlocking the Humanities’ Riches”

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/17/arts/17digital.html?_r=2&

 

Discuss: Campbell—Egypt Unsha@ckled

http://www.egyptunshackled.com/

 

Bear 71:

http://bear71.nfb.ca/#/bear71

https://twitter.com/iambear71

 

Maximizing Twitter (Workshop): https://twitter.com/

 

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Discuss: Forster—“I’m Chris. Where am I Wrong?” (What is Digital Humanities?)

http://www.hastac.org/blogs/cforster/im-chris-where-am-i-wrong

 

Watch: Molinari—“Let’s Bridge the Digital Divide”

https://www.ted.com/talks/aleph_molinari_let_s_bridge_the_digital_divide

 

Maximizing Flickr (Workshop): http://www.flickr.com/

 

Flickr Activism:  http://www.flickr.com/groups/creativeactivism/

 

Learning Record Part A and Observations Due

 

 

(Week #3—What is Digital Humanities? Beats me, but I’m Gonna Blog about it Anyway)

 

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Discuss: Reid—“Digital Humanities: Two Venn Diagrams”

http://alex-reid.net/2011/03/digital-humanities-two-venn-diagrams.html

 

Discuss: Sample—“Digital Humanities is not about Building. It’s about Sharing”

http://www.samplereality.com/2011/05/25/the-digital-humanities-is-not-about-building-its-about-sharing/

 

Watch: “The Machine is Us/ing Us”:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLlGopyXT_g

 

Using WordPress (Workshop): https://wordpress.org/

 

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Discuss: Pannapacker—“Stop Calling it Digital Humanities” https://chronicle.com/article/Stop-Calling-It-Digital/137325/

Watch: “Information R/evolution”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4CV05HyAbM

 

Using tumblr. (Workshop): https://www.tumblr.com/

 

Using Google Blogspot (Workshop): http://googleblog.blogspot.com/

 

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Peer Review: “How Will You Share?” (Project Due!)

 

 

(Week #4—“Time-lining” Digital Humanities across the Disciplines)

 

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Discuss: Companion— Digital Art History

http://www.digitalhumanities.org/companion/view?docId=blackwell/9781405103213/9781405103213.xml&chunk.id=ss1-2-3&toc.depth=1&toc.id=ss1-2-3&brand=default

 

Watch: Sood—“Building a Museum of Museums on the Web”

https://www.ted.com/talks/amit_sood_building_a_museum_of_museums_on_the_web

 

Watch “Ancient Wonders Captured in 3-D”: https://www.ted.com/talks/ben_kacyra_ancient_wonders_captured_in_3d

 

Aaron Koblin, Digital Artist:

            http://www.aaronkoblin.com/work.html

 

Processing (Artist Collective): http://www.processing.com

 

Using Storify (Workshop): https://storify.com/

 

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Discuss: Companion—Digital Classics http://www.digitalhumanities.org/companion/view?docId=blackwell/9781405103213/9781405103213.xml&chunk.id=ss1-2-4&toc.depth=1&toc.id=ss1-2-4&brand=default

 

The Homer Multi-text:

http://www.homermultitext.org/

 

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy:

http://plato.stanford.edu/

 

Watch: Thorp—“Make Data More Human”

https://www.ted.com/talks/jer_thorp_make_data_more_human

 

Using Timeline (Workshop): http://www.simile-widgets.org/timeline/

 

Using Dipity (Workshop): http://www.dipity.com/

 

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Discuss: Companion—Digital History

http://www.digitalhumanities.org/companion/view?docId=blackwell/9781405103213/9781405103213.xml&chunk.id=ss1-2-5&toc.depth=1&toc.id=ss1-2-5&brand=default

 

Geographic Systems Help Scholars “See” History:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/27/arts/geographic-information-systems-help-scholars-see-history.html?ref=humanities20

 

Michel—“The Mathematics of History” https://www.ted.com/talks/jean_baptiste_michel_the_mathematics_of_history

 

Using Tiki-Toki (Workshop): http://www.tiki-toki.com/

 

 

 

(Week #5—“Mapping” Digital Humanities across the Disciplines)

 

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Discuss: Companion—Digital Linguistics

http://nora.lis.uiuc.edu:3030/companion/view?docId=blackwell/9781405103213/9781405103213.xml&chunk.id=ss1-2-7&toc.depth=1&toc.id=ss1-27&brand=9781405103213_brand

 

(Gibagadinamaagoom–Preserving Native American Language):

http://ojibwearchive.sas.upenn.edu/

 

Watch: Katragadda—“Making Maps to Fight Disaster”

http://www.ted.com/talks/lalitesh_katragadda_making_maps_to_fight_disaster_build_economies

 

Using Simile Maps (Workshop): http://www.simile-widgets.org/exhibit/

 

Using Instant Atlas (Workshop): http://www.instantatlas.com/

 

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Discuss: Companion—Digital Literary Studies

http://www.digitalhumanities.org/companion/view?docId=blackwell/9781405103213/9781405103213.xml&chunk.id=ss1-2-8&toc.depth=1&toc.id=ss1-2-8&brand=default

 

Watch: McCandless—“The Beauty of Data Visualization”

https://www.ted.com/talks/david_mccandless_the_beauty_of_data_visualization

 

Shakespeare and Data Visualization:

http://www.understanding-shakespeare.com/

 

E-Literature Explained:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOihjPnq_A4

 

Electronic Literature Collection 1.0; 2.0:

http://collection.eliterature.org/1/; http://collection.eliterature.org/2/

 

Using Polymaps (Workshop): http://polymaps.org/

 

Using Open Layers (Workshop): http://openlayers.org/

 

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Discuss: Companion—Digital Music

http://www.digitalhumanities.org/companion/view?docId=blackwell/9781405103213/9781405103213.xml&chunk.id=ss1-2-9&toc.depth=1&toc.id=ss1-2-9&brand=default

 

Discuss: “Writing with Sound”: http://currents.cwrl.utexas.edu/2011

 

Watch: Levin—“Software as Art”

https://www.ted.com/talks/golan_levin_on_software_as_art

 

Watch: Aguera y Arcas—“Augmented Reality Maps”

http://www.ted.com/talks/blaise_aguera

 

Using Kartograph (Workshop): http://kartograph.org/

 

Using CartoDB (Workshop): http://cartodb.com/

 

 

(Week #6—Brain-storms, Chainsaws, and Humanitarianism. Whoa…)

 

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Discuss: Companion—Digital Performing Arts

http://www.digitalhumanities.org/companion/view?docId=blackwell/9781405103213/9781405103213.xml&chunk.id=ss1-2-11&toc.depth=1&toc.id=ss1-2-11&brand=default

 

Watch: Meibach—“Art Made of Storms” https://www.ted.com/talks/nathalie_miebach

 

Watch: “Algorithms are Thoughts, Chainsaws are Tools” (on live digitally-coded music):

http://vimeo.com/9790850

 

Façade—A One-Act Interactive Play:

http://www.interactivestory.net/

 

Using Freemind (Workshop): http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Download

 

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Discuss: Companion—Digital Philosophy and Religious Studies

http://www.digitalhumanities.org/companion/view?docId=blackwell/9781405103213/9781405103213.xml&chunk.id=ss1-2-12&toc.depth=1&toc.id=ss1-2-12&brand=default

 

Watch: Conneally—“Digital Humanitarianism”

https://www.ted.com/talks/paul_conneally_digital_humanitarianism

 

Transcribing Bentham:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/28/books/28transcribe.html?ref=humanities20

 

Jeremy Bentham Transcription Project:

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/Bentham-Project/

http://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/transcribe-bentham/2010/08/02/palaeographys-passing/

http://www.transcribe-bentham.da.ulcc.ac.uk/td/Transcribe_Bentham

 

Using Text-2-Mindmap (Workshop): https://www.text2mindmap.com/

Using Schematic Mind (Workshop): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.qdvsoftworks.schematicmind

 

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Peer Review: “Mapping the Digital Landscape” (Project Due!)

 

 

(Week #7—Archive Fever: Libraries, Scholarship, Textual Analysis)

 

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Discuss: Companion—Digital Libraries

http://www.digitalhumanities.org/companion/view?docId=blackwell/9781405103213/9781405103213.xml&chunk.id=ss1-5-6&toc.depth=1&toc.id=ss1-5-6&brand=default

 

Watch: Brewster—“Build a Free Digital Library”

https://www.ted.com/talks/brewster_kahle_builds_a_free_digital_library

 

September 11th Digital Archive:

http://911digitalarchive.org/

 

Uncle Tom’s Cabin Archive:

http://utc.iath.virginia.edu/sitemap.html

 

Using d3js (Workshop): http://d3js.org/

 

 

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Discuss: Cohen—Digital Historical Archives

https://chronicle.com/article/Building-a-Digital-Map-of/131846/

 

Crowd-Sourcing the Civil War:

http://blogs.loc.gov/digitalpreservation/2011/12/crowdsourcing-the-civil-war-insights-interview-with-nicole-saylor/

 

Time Magazine (Searchable) Archive:

http://corpus.byu.edu/time/

 

Using Lexipedia (Workshop): http://lexipedia.com/

 

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Discuss: Cohen—Preserving Undergraduate Research

https://chronicle.com/article/No-More-Indiana-Jones/135884/

 

Shakespeare by the Numbers:

http://chicagohumanities.org/events/2011/tech-knowledge/2011f-shakespeare-by-the-numbers

 

William Blake Archive:

http://www.blakearchive.org/exist/blake/archive/work.xq?workid=songsie&java=yes

 

Using Inform7 (Workshop): http://inform7.com/

 

 

(Week #8—“Visualizing” the Future of the Book)

 

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Discuss: Cohen—A Bookless Campus?

https://chronicle.com/article/In-the-21st-Century/129744/

 

Nightingale’s Playground (Flash Interactive Lit):

http://www.nightingalesplayground.com/

 

Hawthorn “Celestial Railroad” Project:

http://ryan.cordells.us/crr/

 

Using Many Eyes (Workshop): http://www.manyeyes.com/software/analytics/manyeyes/

 

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Discuss: Werner—“Fetishizing Books and Textualizing the Digital”

http://sarahwerner.net/blog/index.php/2011/07/fetishizing-books-and-textualizing-the-digital/

 

Hurricane Memories:

http://www.hurricanearchive.org/

 

3-Dimensional poem:

http://www.secrettechnology.com/night/xtine.html

 

Using Rap Genius (Workshop): http://rapgenius.com/

 

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Discuss: Darnton—“Google and the Future of Books”

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2009/feb/12/google-the-future-of-books/

 

Jane Austen Fiction Manuscripts:

http://www.janeausten.ac.uk/index.html

 

Using WordSeer (Workshop): http://wordseer.berkeley.edu/

 

Learning Record Part B and Observations Due

 

 

(Week #9—Running the Data; Learning to Read all Over Again)

 

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Discuss: Companion—Textual Analysis

http://www.digitalhumanities.org/companion/view?docId=blackwell/9781405103213/9781405103213.xml&chunk.id=ss1-4-4&toc.depth=1&toc.id=ss1-4-4&brand=default

 

Digitally Analyzing Victorian Literature:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/04/books/04victorian.html?ref=humanities20&gwh=3A81A174258022016FF3485DC9241821&gwt=regi

 

Conrad Archive:

http://www.conradfirst.net/conrad/home

 

Using Viewshare (Workshop): http://viewshare.org/

 

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Discuss: Cohen—“Data Mining Large Digital Collections”

http://www.dlib.org/dlib/march06/cohen/03cohen.html

 

Civil War Archive:

http://valley.lib.virginia.edu/

 

Using Voyeur (Workshop): http://voyeurtools.org/

 

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Discuss: Nunberg—“Counting on Google Books”

http://chronicle.com/article/Counting-on-Google-Books/125735/

 

Walt Whitman Archive:

http://www.whitmanarchive.org/

 

Using Tapor (Workshop): http://www.tapor.ca/

 

 

(Week #10—So, it’s the Digital Age. What’s that “Mean?”)

 

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Discuss: Fish—“Mind Your Ps and Bs: Digital Humanities and Interpretation”

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/23/mind-your-ps-and-bs-the-digital-humanities-and-interpretation/

 

Emily Dickinson’s Letters:

http://rotunda.upress.virginia.edu/edc/

 

Yeats’ Letters Archive:

http://www.macgreevy.org/collections/gyeats/index.html

 

Using Wordle (Workshop): http://www.wordle.net/

 

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Steadman—“Big Data and the Death of the Theorist”

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-01/25/big-data-end-of-theory

 

French Revolution Archive:

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/

 

Way-Back Machine (Net Archives):

http://archive.org/web/web.php

 

Using Wordhoard (Workshop): http://wordhoard.northwestern.edu/userman/index.html

 

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Peer Review: “Analyzing and Visualizing Texts” (Project Due!)

 

 

(Week #11—Gaming and the “Critics of Tomorrow”)

 

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Discuss: “10 Reading Revolutions Before E-Books”

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2010/08/10-reading-revolutions-before-e-books/62004/

 

Watch: “Is World of Warcraft on Your Resume?”

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/digitalnation/virtual-worlds/video-games/is-world-of-warcraft-on-your-resume.html

 

Play Serious Games: Darfur is Dying; Crosser; 3rd World Farmer

http://www.darfurisdying.com/;

http://www.sudor.net/games/crosser_lamigra/index.html;

http://www.3rdworldfarmer.com/

 

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Discuss: Graphton—“Digitization and its Discontents”

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2007/11/05/071105fa_fact_grafton?currentPage=all

 

Watch: “How Video Games give you an Edge in Business”: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/digitalnation/virtual-worlds/video-games/the-gamers-edge.html?play

 

Play Serious Games: 1066; Jamestown; Cotton Millionaire

http://www.channel4.com/history/microsites/0-9/1066/game/

http://www.historyglobe.com/jamestown/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/victorians/launch_gms_cotton_millionaire.shtml

 

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Discuss: Mayer-Schonberger—Delete: The Virtues of Forgetting in a Digital Age

(Watch VMS’ Lecture here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwxVA0UMwLY)

 

Watch: Enriquez—“Your Online Life as Permanent as a Tattoo”

http://www.ted.com/talks/juan_enriquez_how_to_think_about_digital_tattoos

 

Play Serious Games: Layoff; They Rule; Turboflex

http://www.tiltfactor.org/play-layoff/

http://www.theyrule.net/

http://www.agame.com/game/turboflex

 

 

(Week #12—Should We be Doing Any of This? I Feel [More] Dumber…)

 

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Carr—The Shallows; “Is Google Making Us Stupid”

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2008/07/is-google-making-us-stupid/306868/

 

Watch: “Rewiring Young Brains” http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/digitalnation/living-faster/digital-natives/rewiring-young-brains.html

 

Watch: “Are They as Savvy as they Seem?” http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/digitalnation/living-faster/digital-natives/are-they-as-savvy-as-they-seem.html?play

 

Watch: McWhorter—“Texting is Killing Language. JK!”

http://www.ted.com/talks/john_mcwhorter_txtng_is_killing_language_jk

 

Using visual.ly (Workshop): http://visual.ly/

 

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Discuss: Shirky—“Does the Internet Make You Smarter?”

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052748704025304575284973472694334?mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052748704025304575284973472694334.html

 

Watch: Shirky—“It’s Not Information Overload, but Filter Failure”

http://blip.tv/web2expo/web-2-0-expo-ny-clay-shirky-shirky-com-it-s-not-information-overload-it-s-filter-failure-1283699

 

Using easel.ly (Workshop): http://www.easel.ly/

 

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Discuss: The Onion—“Nation Shudders at Large Block of Uninterrupted Text”

http://www.theonion.com/articles/nation-shudders-at-large-block-of-uninterrupted-te,16932/

 

Watch: “Remembrance of Attention Spans Past” http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/digitalnation/living-faster/split-focus/remembrance-of-attention-spans-past.html

 

Pepper-Spraying Cop Meme:

http://peppersprayingcop.tumblr.com/

 

Using Meme Generator (Workshop): http://memegenerator.net/

Using Quick-Meme (Workshop): http://www.quickmeme.com/

 

 

(Week #13—De-Friending and Other 21st-Century Problems)

 

x/x

Thompson—“The Brave New World of Digital Intimacy”

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/07/magazine/07awareness-t.html?_r=0

 

Dawesar—“Life in the Digital Now”

https://www.ted.com/talks/abha_dawesar_life_in_the_digital_now

 

Using Omeka (Workshop): http://www.omeka.net/

 

Using Jux (Workshop): https://jux.com/

 

x/x

Watch: “Your Kids on Social Media”: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/digitalnation/relationships/socializing/your-kids-on-social-media.html?play

 

Watch: “The Human Touch”: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/digitalnation/relationships/socializing/the-human-touch-1.html?play

 

Watch: “How Jonathan met Kitten”: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/digitalnation/relationships/socializing/how-jonathan-met-kitten.html?play

 

Watch: “The End of Privacy”: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/digitalnation/relationships/identity/the-end-of-privacy.html?play

 

Using Google Sites (Workshop): http://sites.google.com/

 

Using Wix (Workshop): http://www.wix.com/

 

x/x

 

Peer Review: “Advocating for the Digital Humanities” (Project Due!)

 

 

(Week #14—Copyright, Copyleft; Write it like you “Stole” it?)

 

x/x

Discuss: Companion—Copyright

http://nora.lis.uiuc.edu:3030/companion/view?docId=blackwell/9781405103213/9781405103213.xml&chunk.id=ss1-5-5&toc.depth=1&toc.id=ss1-5-5&brand=9781405103213_brand

 

Stewart—“How Youtube Thinks about Copyright”

https://www.ted.com/talks/margaret_stewart_how_youtube_thinks_about_copyright

 

Explore: http://www.copyright.gov/

 

Using Prezi (Workshop): https://prezi.com/

 

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Discuss: Wikipedia—“Copyleft”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyleft

 

Shirky—“Why SOPA is a Bad Idea”

https://www.ted.com/talks/defend_our_freedom_to_share_or_why_sopa_is_a_bad_idea

 

Explore: http://creativecommons.org/(Find materials for presentations)

 

Using SlideShare (Workshop): http://www.slideshare.net/

 

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Rosenzweig—“Can History be Open Source?”

http://chnm.gmu.edu/essays-on-history-new-media/essays/?essayid=42

 

Lessig—“The Law is Strangling Creativity”

https://www.ted.com/talks/larry_lessig_says_the_law_is_strangling_creativity

 

Lessig—“Rethinking the Remix”

https://www.ted.com/talks/lessig_nyed

 

Watch: A Fair(y) Use Tale:

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog/2007/03/fairy-use-tale

 

Using Animoto (Workshop): http://animoto.com/

 

Using Zeega (Workshop): http://zeega.com/

 

 

(Week #15—Re-Presenting the Digital Humanities)

 

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Final In-Class Presentations

 

x/x

Final In-Class Presentations

 

x/x

Final In-Class Presentations

 

          Learning Record Part C and Observations Due**

 

Existing Projects Relating to Digital Humanities 

Project Series A (Digital History and Geography):

American Social History Project:

http://ashp.cuny.edu/

Computer History Museum:

http://www.computerhistory.org/

Archiving Historical Materials:

https://chronicle.com/article/Building-a-Digital-Map-of/131846/

French Revolution Archive:

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/

History on the Web:

http://chnm.gmu.edu/digitalhistory/exploring/

HyperCities:

http://hypercities.ats.ucla.edu/

Hurricane Memories:

http://www.hurricanearchive.org/

The Lost Museum:

http://www.lostmuseum.cuny.edu/home.html

Play the Past (Games and History):

http://www.playthepast.org/

Philadelphia (Mapped):

http://www.philaplace.org/story/897/

Rumsey Map Collection:

http://www.davidrumsey.com/

September 11th Digital Archive:

http://911digitalarchive.org/

Spatial Humanities Lab:

http://spatial.scholarslab.org/project/

Southern History:

http://www2.vcdh.virginia.edu/SHD/

Time Magazine (Searchable) Archive:

http://corpus.byu.edu/time/

Virtual Jamestown:

http://www.virtualjamestown.org/

Way-Back Machine (Net Archives):

http://archive.org/web/web.php

Crowd-Sourcing the Civil War:

http://blogs.loc.gov/digitalpreservation/2011/12/crowdsourcing-the-civil-war-insights-interview-with-nicole-saylor/

Civil War Archive:

http://valley.lib.virginia.edu/

Digital Maps and Scholarship:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/27/arts/geographic-information-systems-help-scholars-see-history.html?ref=humanities20&_r=0

Project Series B (Digital Literature and Linguistics)

3-Dimensional poem:

http://www.secrettechnology.com/night/xtine.html

Alice in Wonderland (for Ipad):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gew68Qj5kxw

American Women’s Dime Novel Project:

http://chnm.gmu.edu/dimenovels/

William Blake Archive:

http://www.blakearchive.org/exist/blake/archive/work.xq?workid=songsie&java=yes

Giving Literature Virtual Life:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/22/books/digital-humanities-boots-up-on-some-campuses.html?ref=humanities20

Data Mining Google Books:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/17/books/17words.html?ref=humanities20

Digitally Analyzing Victorian Literature:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/04/books/04victorian.html?ref=humanities20&gwh=3A81A174258022016FF3485DC9241821&gwt=regi

Conrad Archive:

http://www.conradfirst.net/conrad/home

Emily Dickinson’s Letters:

http://rotunda.upress.virginia.edu/edc/

Gibagadinamaagoom

(Preserving Native American Language):

http://ojibwearchive.sas.upenn.edu/

Gutenberg Bible (Digitized/Podcast):

http://www.npr.org/programs/atc/features/2002/feb/gutenberg/020219.gutenberg.html

EBBO (Early English Books Online):

http://eebo.chadwyck.com/home

Encoding Shakespeare:

http://ullyot.ucalgaryblogs.ca/2012/01/19/encoding-exercise-description-for-english-203/

Hawthorn “Celestial Railroad” Project:

http://ryan.cordells.us/crr/

The Homer Multi-text:

http://www.homermultitext.org/

Jane Austen Fiction Manuscripts:

http://www.janeausten.ac.uk/index.html

Orlando Project (Women’s Literary History):

http://www.artsrn.ualberta.ca/orlando/

Proust’s Churches Archive:

http://www.proustarchive.org/

Shakespeare by the Numbers:

http://chicagohumanities.org/events/2011/tech-knowledge/2011f-shakespeare-by-the-numbers

Shakespeare and Data Visualization:

http://www.understanding-shakespeare.com/

Uncle Tom’s Cabin Archive:

http://utc.iath.virginia.edu/sitemap.html

Walt Whitman Archive:

http://www.whitmanarchive.org/

Yeats’ Letters Archive:

http://www.macgreevy.org/collections/gyeats/index.html

Electronic Literature Collection 1.0:

http://collection.eliterature.org/1/

Electronic Literature Collection 2.0:

http://collection.eliterature.org/2/

Façade—A One-Act Interactive Play:

http://www.interactivestory.net/

Project Series C (Art, Philosophy, and Religion)

Aaron Koblin, Digital Artist:

http://www.aaronkoblin.com/work.html

Bear 71 (Animal Ethics):

http://bear71.nfb.ca/#/bear71

https://twitter.com/iambear71

DeviantART:

https://www.deviantart.com/digitalart/

Digital Art Served:

http://www.digitalartserved.com/

Digital Art Museum:

http://www.dam.org/

Transcribing Bentham:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/28/books/28transcribe.html?ref=humanities20

Dreaming Methods (Hybrid Art/Writing):

http://www.dreamingmethods.com/

Jeremy Bentham Transcription Project:

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/Bentham-Project/

http://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/transcribe-bentham/2010/08/02/palaeographys-passing/

http://www.transcribe-bentham.da.ulcc.ac.uk/td/Transcribe_Bentham

Laser-Cat (Digital Art) – No, seriously…

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/jonathanjonesblog/2014/mar/25/laser-cat-digital-art-projector-technology

Memory-Looms, “Petting-Zoos,” and more:

http://www.processing.org/

Nightingale’s Playground (Flash Interactive Lit):

http://www.nightingalesplayground.com/

Proust’s Churches Archive:

http://www.proustarchive.org/

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy:

http://plato.stanford.edu/

Thomas Nast Gallery:

http://greatcaricatures.com/articles_galleries/nast/html/01_nast.html

What is Digital Art (Links to Archives/Projects):

http://www.digitalartforall.com/15/what-is-digital-art/

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