Join us for the Digital Humanities Seed Grants Projects Showcase hosted by the Teaching, Learning and Technology Roundtable Faculty Development & Best Practices Committee.
“Digital Humanities Seed Grant Showcase”
Wednesday, April 4
9 – 11:00 a.m. (Breakfast will be Served)
Walsh Library – Beck Rooms
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Presentations by the Digital Humanities Seed Grant Recipients:
- Nina Capone Singleton, Ph.D., Department of Speech-Language Pathology, School of Health and Medical Sciences
- Alan Delozier, D.Litt., University Archives, University Libraries
- Anne M. Hewitt, Ph.D., Department of Interprofessional Health Sciences and Health Administration, School of Health and Medical Sciences
- Nalin Johri, Ph.D., MPH, Department of Interprofessional Health Sciences and Health Administration, School of Health and Medical Sciences
- Grace May, Ph.D., Department of Educational Studies, College of Education and Human Services
- Susan Scherreik, M.B.A., Department of Management, Stillman School of Business
- Youssef Yacoubi Ph.D., Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, College of Arts & Sciences
Presentation by the Digital Humanities Faculty Fellow (2016-17) Recipient:
- Elizabeth A. Pallitto, M.F.A., Ph.D., University Core Curriculum, College of Arts and Sciences
Nina Capone Singleton, Ph.D., Department of Speech-Language Pathology, School of Health and Medical Sciences
In Dr. Singleton’s lab, students study typically developing children, children with language delay and children who have feeding disorders. In a pilot study, the students examined caregiver stress and attitude as reflected in their talk across the course of feeding evaluation. Students used MeaningCloud to analyze various language variables from transcripts of caregiver-child-clinician interactions during clinical feeding evaluations. The main aim of this MeaningCloud project was to identify whether caregiver talk varies over time as a reflection of stress and attitude about their child’s development and behavior. This analysis will provide validation of the previous study and will determine if this DH could be used in clinical teaching.
Documenting Ethnicity, Gender, Race, and Interfaith Dialogue in Historical Context Within the Archdiocese of Newark and Seton Hall University, 1853-2006
Alan Delozier, D.Litt., University Archives, University Libraries
The goal of this project is to find select key documents from the University Archives related to the different aspects of Catholic life within the state of NJ. The project will cover not only the clergy but also the laity and address gender, culture race, and interfaith issues to varying degrees from the 17th century to the present day. This will serve as an introduction to the life and works of those who helped sustain the Archdiocese and Seton Hall. The project will utilize a blog site to offer more open access to historical development as a result of these diverse contributions.
The Population Health Management Twine Project
Anne M. Hewitt, Ph.D., Department of Interprofessional Health Sciences and Health Administration, School of Health and Medical Sciences
In this project Professor Hewitt plans to use Twine, an interactive digital writing and game development tool, as part of two courses within the Master of Healthcare Administration curriculum. The initiatives are titled: Part 1 – The MHA Interactive Writing Project: Using Twine to Develop Effective Professional Reports and Part 2 – The MHA Health Promotion Game Project: Using Twine to Develop a Health Promotion Game.
Incorporation of Tableau in Healthcare Experimental Analytics and Data
Nalin Johri, Ph.D., MPH, Department of Interprofessional Health Sciences and Health Administration, School of Health and Medical Sciences
This Digital Humanities Project will be known as IT-HEAD (Incorporation of Tableau in Healthcare Experimental Analytics and Data). Tableau will provide the most appropriate forum for the applications envisaged under this new course that will greatly expand the ability of the instructor to work in developing these competencies. This project helps prepare students to identify patterns in data through analysis, visualization and modelling to complete projects with actionable data. The visualization and modelling will further help students to engage in analyzing scenarios that will be critical in planning, implementing and evaluating various projects.
Diverse Learners: Explorers, Problem Solvers & Dot Connectors
Grace May, Ph.D., Department of Educational Studies, College of Education and Human Services
Dr. May will develop two Digital Humanities based activities for the freshman level course, CPSY1001: Diverse Learners and Their Families, Part I, that will aid students in developing skills associated with the future as explorers, problem solvers, and dot connectors. An example of “dot connection” is found in the geo-political “PolicyMap” activity to understand the presence and services available for persons with disabilities throughout the state. The use of the tool PolicyMap will augment students’ ability to question data on the presence and availability of services for persons with disabilities in NJ as well as identify relationships in the often disconnected content. The overarching goal of this project is to ‘increase opportunities for dot connection’ for students.
Professor May created two assignments integrating technology to provide new forms of engagement with content sometimes perceived as dry and difficult.
Transformational Journey through Art: Utilizing Digital Media to Explore Dante’s Cosmos
Elizabeth A. Pallitto, M.F.A., Ph.D., University Core Curriculum, College of Arts and Sciences
This project utilizes unique, relevant ways of curating art and music related to Dante’s Commedia, via digital multimedia applications, to enrich the course Journey of Transformation. Media include: fine art, videos, PowerPoint presentations, interactive astronomy graphics, and music recordings. All work will be archivable, uploadable, defined by a URL, and would represent a facet of student learning. Through digital media presentations, students demonstrate what they have learned in a 360˚ way and round out their awareness of Dante’s art as part of a tradition instead of a required text for a required class.
Susan Scherreik, M.B.A., Department of Management, Stillman School of Business
Professor Scherreik currently runs the Entrepreneurship Center in the Stillman School since its founding in 2003. A big part of the mission of the center is to create mentoring and internship opportunities as well as provide resources for students who seek to start businesses or learn more about entrepreneurship. All the knowledge and resources that have been developed are limited to Professor Scherreik. Currently there is no centralized database that allows students to more easily find mentors or for faculty to more easily connect students with mentors. This project will use Graduway to broaden the university’s entrepreneurship ecosystem to facilitate communication and collaboration on startups among Humanities and Stillman students as well as students in other disciplines.
Qur’an Digital Humanities Crowdsourcing Project
Youssef Yacoubi Ph.D., Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, College of Arts & Sciences
This project will bring to light some of the textual and calligraphic aspects of a 1698 manuscript of the Qur’an owned by Seton Hall University. The main objective of the project is to decipher the Arabic marginalia through crowdsourcing, to compose a narrative of the journey that this Qur’an made from its initial ownership by a student at Princeton University in 1893, to its arrival at Seton Hall University, and ultimately, through this project, to make the manuscript available to our students and scholars worldwide.
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This event is sponsored by the Teaching, Learning & Technology Roundtable (TLTR). The Digital Humanities initiative is made possible through funding by the Provost’s Office.