Schedule

The weekly schedule of discussion topics, reading assignments, and tech tool lab sessions. Watch and Read are self explanatory, but Explore means you should skim over the entire collection of articles, projects, or whatever is listed, and then pick a few that grab your attention to read or investigate more fully.  Think critically about why you were drawn to those instead of others as you formulate your responses and discussion questions.

NB: SUBJECT TO REVISION


Week 1: Introduction to Digital Humanities

1A: January 10

  • Introductions, Syllabus
  • What Does a DH Project Look Like?

Lab: SketchUp and 3D basics

1B: January 12

Read:

Lab: Essential Course Tools Overview, How to Blog


Week 2: How it Works: DH Projects and the Code at their Heart

2A: January 17

Watch:

Read:

Lab: Under the hood: HTML/CSS 101

2B: January 19

Read:

Lab: Under the hood: JavaScript and Programming 101


Week 3: Big Data, Metadata, and the Database

3A: January 24

Read:

Explore:

Lab: Metadata and Classification

  • Collecting Data, Where and How
  • Spreadsheets/Google Sheets

3B: January 26

Read:

Explore:

Lab:The Database “Back-End”

  • Setting up your own server, cPanel 101
  • Content Management Systems
  • Server-side programming 101

Week 4: Spatial Humanities

4A: January 31

Read:

  • Jo Guldi, What is the Spatial Turn? (read the introduction and at least one disciplinary section of interest)
  • Anne Kelly Knowles, “GIS and History,” in Anne Kelley Knowles, ed., Placing History: How Maps, Spatial Data, and GIS are Changing Historical Scholarship (2008): 1–20.

Explore:

Lab: GIS / Mapping Basics

  • Google Fusion Tables
  • ArcGIS Online

4B: February 2

Read:

 

Lab: WebMapping 101


Week 5: 3D Modeling and Simulation

5A: February 7

Read:

Explore:

Lab: PhotoModeling Historic Buildings

  • Advanced SketchUp

5B: February 9

Read: 

Watch:

Lab: 3D Visualization and Procedural Modeling 

  • Google Earth
  • CityEngine

Week 6: Getting More out of Texts

6A: February 14

Read:

Explore:

6B: February 16

Lab: Structured Markup and Text Analysis

 


Week 7: Seeing Data in New Ways

7A: February 21

Read:

Explore:

7B: February 23

Lab: The Visual Display of Quantitative (and Qualitative!) Information


Week 8: Networks of Text and Space

8A: February 28

Read:

Explore:

Lab: Network Analysis 101

8B: March 2

Group Work and Project Check in


Week 9: Group Work to Finalize Projects and Presentations

9A: March 7

Prepare:

  • Your final project materials
  • Your complete Zotero bibliography of sources

9B: March 9

Presentations and Publication!

A “Pecha Kucha” style presentation of your final project:

20 slides, for 20 seconds each (6:40 total), following the 1/1/5 rule: at least 1 image per slide, each used only 1 time, and less than 5 words per slide

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