We will begin class with a discussion about the Disciplinary Presentation due next week.
In the first half of class, we will discuss what Digital Humanities is and where it came from; in the second half of class, we will discuss the NEH lightning talks and the role of granting bodies in DH.
Readings due (everyone reads):
- “This is why we fight”: Defining the values of the Digital Humanities, Lisa Spiro, Debates in the Digital Humanities, eds. Matthew K. Gold and Lauren F. Klein, University of Minnesota Press 2012
- The humanities, done digitally, Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Debates in the Digital Humanities, 2012
Readings due (each student only reads one):
- The history of humanities computing, Susan Hockey, A Companion to Digital Humanities, 2004
- Safiya Umoja Noble, Toward a Critical Black Digital Humanities, Debates in the Digital Humanities, eds. Matthew K. Gold and Lauren F. Klein, University of Minnesota Press, 2019
- Isabel Galina Russell, “Geographical and linguistic diversity in the Digital Humanities,” Literary and Linguistic Computing, Volume 29, Issue 3, September 2014, Pages 307–316.
- Catherine D’Ignazio and Lauren Klein, “Chapter One: Bring Back the Bodies” Data Feminism, MIT Press, 2020
- Catherine D’Ignazio and Lauren Klein, “Ch. 7: Show Your Work” Data Feminism, MIT Press, 2020, p. 173-202
Projects to examine:
Activity to do in advance of class:
Chose one lightning round video from the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Office of Digital Humanities to watch, and post a comment about it in the #class-discussion Mattermost channel before class. What is the project and what is it trying to accomplish?