Topic 9: Critiquing and Reflecting on Digital Humanities

“What would digital scholarship and the humanities disciplines be like if they centered around processes and possibilities of social and cultural transformation as well as institutional preservation? If they centered around questions of labor, race, gender, and justice at personal, … Read More

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Topic 8: Visualizations – Maps

Historically, maps were 2D, printed, sometimes wildly inaccurate representations of space. Today, maps can still be wildly inaccurate, but digital tools provide a way to apply more data to a spatial representation. Digital maps can add an interesting, spatial dimension … Read More

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Topic 7: VISUALIZATIONS – TIME

Information visualizations are used to make quantitative data legible. They are particularly useful for large amounts of information and for making patterns in the data legible in a condensed form. All information visualizations are metrics expressed as graphics. The implications … Read More

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Topic 6: Digital Storytelling

Wikipedia defines Digital Storytelling  as “using digital tools so that ordinary people can tell their own real-life stories.” It then goes on to elaborate as follows:  Digital Storytelling is an emerging term, one that arises from a grassroots movement that … Read More

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Topic 5: Distant Reading

When you read a novel or poem, how do you analyze it? What kind of information do you look for, and how do you decide what it means? What can a British novel written in 1855 tell you about the … Read More

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Digital Archives and Libraries

To create a digital humanities project, one must have data to analyze in a digital and machine-readable format. Yet much of the data used to create DH projects is not born-digital, but originates as physical objects, such as books, photos, … Read More

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Markup & Metadata

All content in digital formats can be characterized as structured or unstructured data. In actuality, all data is structured—even typing on a keyboard “structures” a text as an alphabetic file and links it to an ASCII keyboard and strokes. The … Read More

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MODES OF RESEARCH AND COMMUNICATION

All digital projects have certain structural features in common. Some are built on “platforms” using software that has either been designed specifically from within the digital humanities community (eg Omeka, a possible platform you might use for your final projects), … Read More

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Week 1 – INTRODUCTIONS AND INTERFACES

In the everyday practice of digital research and knowledge production, documenting your work is key. That includes documenting when things do not go as planned. But how do we document our work in digital environments, which often appear far more … Read More

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Setting Up Your Domain and Your WordPress Site

As I mentioned in the syllabus, I highly recommend Reclaim Hosting.  You won’t get better service anywhere and the price is great considering all the features you get. The Reclaim Hosting Student/Personal Plan is the best option for the types … Read More

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