Schedule

Draft Institute Schedule

July 7-18, 2014

What follows is a draft summary of the schedule. We are still refining the final selection of instructors, readings, and activities. Each day will we will discuss readings in the morning, and then have a two-part practicum in the morning and afternoon for learning new skills and practicing with digital tools.

Week 1

Monday

  • Introduction to the digital humanities community, and overview of different disciplinary approaches in digital humanities and discussion of importance of disciplinary grounding.
    Instructors: Sharon Leon and Sheila Brennan

Tuesday

  • Surveying major digital art collections, finding, organizing, and analyzing sources
    Instructors: Sharon Leon and Sheila Brennan

Wednesday:

  • Building Digital Collections, Planning effective digital projects with and introduction of common software-as-service platforms
    Instructors: Sheila Brennan, Sharon Leon, and Michelle Greet

Thursday:

  • Working with Non-Textual Sources, Introduction to major collections with non-textual sources and discuss approaches to incorporating images, objects, and multimedia into digital narratives.
    Instructors: Sheila Brennan, Sharon Leon, and TBD
  • Introduction to Visualization
    Instructors:Lisa Rhody, Sharon Leon, and Sheila Brennan

Week 2

Monday:

  • Introduction to text and data mining, close and distant reading through application of text and data mining techniques using corpora of texts to find patterns
    Instructors: Lisa Rhody, Sharon Leon, and Sheila Brennan

Tuesday:

  • Introduction to spatial history, mapping and visualizing change over time.
    Instructors: Sheila Brennan, Sharon Leon, and TBD

Wednesday:

  • Community sourcing, sharing authority, collaboration and crowdsourcing cultural heritage projects, with undergraduates and subject enthusiasts.
    Instructors: Sheila Brennan, Sharon Leon, and TBD

Thursday:

  • Teaching, Graduate training, digitally-enabled pedagogy for undergraduate and graduate students.
    Instructors: Sharon Leon, Rob DeCaroli, Sheila Brennan

Friday:

  • Scholarly communications, professionalization, reviewing digital publications and open peer review.
    Instructors: Joan Troyano, Sharon Leon, and Sheila Brennan