Readings and experiments to come, largely determined by participant interests. Students will also learn to use this Omeka installation, together with Neatline and other tools, to create, annotate, and share their own small collections of relevant material.
Early September event
- an extended session, for orientation to the tools and themes of the seminar (September 2, 10am, Scholar's Lab)
- Adam Kirsch, "Technology is Taking Over English Departments: The False Promise of the Digital Humanities," The New Republic
- Ryan Cordell, "On Ignoring Encoding,"
September Meeting: Towards a Long History of the Humanities
- from Rens Bod, A New History of the Humanities
- from James Turner, Philology: The Forgotten Origins of the Modern Humanities
October Meeting: The Sciences vs. the Humanities
- Wilhelm Dilthey, "Introduction," in Introduction to the Human Sciences, volume 1
- C.P. Snow, "The Two Cultures"
- Prism Exercise (participants will play and experiment with this digital humanities tool, including by using it in their own classrooms as appropriate)
November: Disciplines, Disciplines, Disciplines
- from Rens Bod, ed. Making of the Humanities, volumes 1 - 3 (Find your discipline!)
- Ivanhoe game (participants will experiment with Ivanhoe by playing a collaborative game through the winter: "Renovating the University Library – Minutes of the Faculty Advisory Board")
- Paul Bové, "The Human in University Education" and continue Ivanhoe game
- begin conversations about Omeka, Neatline, and your own dissertations
- Ivanhoe game continues
- Stephen Ramsay, "In Praise of Patterns"
- Humanities Data Mining (selections from "In the Shadows of the Digital Humanities," special issue of Differences 25:1 (2014)
- "Humanities" data mining mini-project
Febuary: To What End?
- Neatline/Omeka workshop and experiments
- David Armitage and Jo Guldi, "The Return of the Longue Durée: An Anglo-American Perspective"
March and April: Dissertation Projects
- readings and discussion continue
- participants apply the tools and platforms we've used in the seminar, or others, to their own work
May: Final Presentations
- How have the readings, discussions, and hands-on exercises of the seminar influenced your own research and teaching?