- Focus on the hands-on aspect of students using technology as an interpretive tool, don’t allow students to be passive consumers
- Consider types of informal learning opportunities, such as URCA, or even other alternative options for class credit in which undergraduates and/or graduate students can engage in project design, data, and organization/coding
- Integrate one-day activities, also known as “bloom and fade” activities, to interest students in the field
- Try to engage with the use, production of, and ethical implications of DH work
- Create an environment, assignments, and assessments that invite risk and consequent failure
- Encourage tinkering, play, and experimentation
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Burdick et al., Digital_Humanities
“This book is a compact work composed by a group of practitioners from a variety of humanities disciplines and fields, including design. For all their diversity, the authors share a core conviction that informs every page of the book.This core conviction is embodied in the title of our book, Digital_Humanities. The underscore between the two words references the white space between them as a vital yoke and shifting signifier, one that presents the two concepts in a productive tension, without either becoming absorbed into the other.The underscore is not merely a graphical notation; rather, it is used deliberately as an overdetermined marker of the critical nexus between “digital” and “humanities.” It references the precarious, experimental, and undefined future of the humanities in a world fundamentally trans- formed by everything digital.Although we do not use the underscore throughout the text, it remains the subject of every page of this book. And while it may seem paradoxical to write a book called Digital_Humanities, the very act demonstrates the continuities that link current practice to long-standing traditions.”
Drucker et al., Introduction to Digital Humanities Course Book: Concepts, Methods, and Tutorials for Students and Instructors
“Based on the Introduction to Digital Humanities (DH101) course at UCLA, taught by Johanna Drucker (with David Kim) in 2011 and 2012, this online coursebook (and related collection of resources) is meant to provide introductory materials to digital approaches relevant to a wide range of disciplines. The lessons and tutorials assume no prior knowledge or experience and are meant to introduce fundamental skills and critical issues in digital humanities.”
Programs of Study
George Mason University, Graduate Certificate in Digital Public Humanities
Digital tools and resources are transforming the ways in which we research, interpret, and communicate. This graduate certificate trains students in a wide range of digital tools that are in increasingly high demand in humanities careers. Students will use these tools to develop digital projects and enhance their professional portfolios, and an internship with the Smithsonian Institution will help students gain professional experience. Internships will be coordinated remotely, allowing students to work from any location.
Loyola University Chicago, MA in Digital Humanities
The Digital Humanities MA program at Loyola University CTSDH offers training in the practice and critical study of the intersections between the humanities and computational sciences. Our interdisciplinary program offers rigorous hands-on training in digital research projects within a theoretical framework that explores the critical, social, and ethical contexts for thinking about Digital Humanities research and applications.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Digital Humanities and Social Sciences Minor
The minor in digital humanities and social sciences is a multi-disciplinary program administered by several departments. Students who participate in this minor will be given the opportunity to develop vocational skills that will greatly enhance the marketability of their humanities and/or social sciences degree while developing strong mentoring relationships with faculty. Students will work with members of the Interdisciplinary Research and Informatics Scholarship (IRIS) Center, facilitating cross-disciplinary and collaborative projects that involve applications, enhancements, and re-conceptualizations of information technologies in the humanities and social sciences.
University of Iowa, Public Digital Humanities Certificate
Welcome to the home of the Public Digital Humanities Certificate at The University of Iowa. This certificate is available to graduate students from any department in the university, but it is primarily intended for students with humanities backgrounds who want to gain expertise and credentials to work more intensively with technology. Here you will find information about applying to the certificate program, classes you can take, and information about the Capstone class, which is required for completion of the program.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Graduate Certificate in Digital HumanitiesThe Graduate Certificate Program in Digital Humanities at UNL allows graduate and post-baccalaureate students to gain scholarly credentials in Digital Humanities. Work in this area can take a variety of forms, including: digital scholarly editing; the creation of thematic research archives and resources; programmatic analysis of large-scale textual corpora; the use of geo-spatial tools and technologies to study the interaction of people and place; data mining and machine learning techniques using historical data; 3D modeling of historical buildings and artifacts; tool building and software development for humanities research; and the creation of games, interactive environments, and media systems with a humanistic focus.
University of North Carolina, Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities
The Graduate Certificate Program in Digital Humanities serves students interested in the ways that digital technologies are transforming the creation and sharing of knowledge in the humanities. These transformations create new opportunities and connections across disciplines and among institutions. The GCP/DH is open to UNC-CH graduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences and professional schools (e.g., schools of Journalism, Education, Information and Library Science, Public Health) and to non-degree-seeking students, including independent scholars, faculty and staff at UNC campuses, postdocs, K-12 teachers educators, and professionals working in cultural heritage organizations.