The Teaching, Learning & Technology Roundtable (TLTR) Faculty Development & Best Practices Committee and The Digital Humanities Committee


Digital Humanities at Seton Hall University

Wednesday, October 28
1 – 3 p.m.
Walsh Library – ITV Room

Light refreshments will be served.

Faculty interested in applying to be a 2016 Digital Humanities Faculty Fellow are encouraged to attend.

Scheduled Speakers:

William J. Connell
“Renaissance Republicanism at Work:  Digitizing the Deliberations of the Florentine Councils, 1350-1530.” – This is part of a project, in collaboration with colleagues in the SHU Libraries, the U of Chicago, and the Archivio di Stato of Florence, to digitize and make available on the Internet the minutes of the meetings that were called in Florence to discuss important business over a period of 180 years.  The years covered coincided with the development of the Renaissance in Florence.  I’ll be describing the nature of the minutes, how we are proceeding with the digitization.

Martha C. Carpentier and Mary M. Balkun
“Creating a Study-Abroad Student Blog” – This presentation will show how a blog can be used by students to capture the experience of a study abroad trip, in this case a spring break trip to Ireland as part of an English/Core III course. Incorporating text and images, the blog became a way for student to memorialize and reflect on their journey.

Petra T. Chu
“Digital Humanities: Scholarship and Publishing” – This presentation is focused on digital scholarship and its publication. It is based on my work as founding/managing editor of Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide ( and our Mellon-funded Digital Humanities and Art History series.

Karen B. Gevirtz
“Undergraduate Research, Dead People, and the Virtual Museum” – This presentation describes a research project offered to students in ENGL3382 / WMST3382 / CORE3382: 17th and 18th Century Catholic British Women Writers as an alternative to the standard 7-10 page research paper required in English electives. Students select a topic pertaining to the course, perform independent research about it, and create a “room” presenting their research as if it is an exhibit in a museum. The “virtual museum” is a blog where students are graded using a rubric. The blog and rubric were developed in collaboration with the Teaching, Learning & Technology Center.

Amanda E. Mita and Veronica L. Armour
“Developing a Digital Humanities Project: An Interactive Timeline” – In our presentation, we will discuss how a Digital Humanities project is developed from scratch.  We will go through the process from the beginning –an archive collection in need of processing – and walk through key points in the project’s development from colleagues interested in collaborating, conceptualizing what to do with the collection (digitizing and beyond), using TLT Center resources, to seeking funding for the project.  The presentation will use the DH Tool, ViewShare (, to create an Interactive Timeline to tell our story.