Couldn’t make it to the Digital Humanities events in October and November? Not a problem – the videos are available for viewing.
The Teaching, Learning & Technology Roundtable (TLTR) Faculty Development & Best Practices Committee and The Digital Humanities Committee hosted two Digital Humanities events on October 28 and November 17.
“Digital Humanities at Seton Hall” – The October 28 event featured presentations by Seton Hall faculty and administrators on their Digital humanities projects.
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.
Martha C. Carpentier and Mary M. Balkun
“Creating a Study-Abroad Student Blog” – This presentation shows 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 Petra’s work as founding/managing editor of Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide (www.19thc-artworldwide.org) and their 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 selected a topic pertaining to the course, performed independent research about it, and created a “room” presenting their research as if it is an exhibit in a museum.
Amanda E. Mita and Veronica L. Armour
“Developing a Digital Humanities Project: An Interactive Timeline” – In the presentation it is discussed how a Digital Humanities project is developed from scratch. The process from the beginning – an archive collection in need of processing – and walks 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 uses the DH Tool, ViewShare (http://viewshare.org/), to create an Interactive Timeline to tell the story.
“A Digital Humanities Showcase” – The November 17 featured guest speakers from Stockton University’s Digital Humanities Center. They discussed projects that have been successfully implemented at Stockton across disciplines. Key takeaways about digital humanities pedagogy, planning and execution were discussed.
Presentations were made by: Thomas E. Kinsella, Professor of Literature and Director, South Jersey Culture & History Center and Acting Director, Digital Humanities Center, Stockton University – https://blogs.stockton.edu/sjchc/, Ashley Grubb, Stockton Digital Humanities Intern and Stephanie Allen, Graduate Stockton’s Masters in American Studies program
DH@Stockton has three primary goals: 1) To serve as a model for digital humanities pedagogy and scholarship at a small college; 2) To train Stockton students to integrate their humanistic knowledge with digital competencies for the 21st century; and 3) To provide faculty support for digital humanities related projects through the digital humanities internship program.
The center is an incubator and disseminator of work in the digital humanities by Stockton students, faculty, and affiliates. It is designed to facilitate participation in the emerging field of digital humanities by increasing awareness and visibility of what members of the Stockton community are already doing with digital media, as well as by encouraging and assisting the development of innovative digital materials.