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DH 101: What is DH?

Digital Humanities 101

 

1) Medieval Help Desk Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUQRbqc2qtY&t=3s

 

2) What is DH? For a great introduction to DH see

Debates in Digital Humanities:

http://dhdebates.gc.cuny.edu/

 

A Companion to DH

http://www.digitalhumanities.org/companion/

 

3) How to get involved in learning and/or planning a career   

DH@UO: Lots of great examples of DH scholarship across campus: https://dh.uoregon.edu/

ATTEND DHSI: Digital Humanities Summer Institute–a great place to learn about DH Scholarship and Pedagogy

http://www.dhsi.org/courses.php

 

4) UO Grad students who’ve carved out careers in DH

Emily McGinn, UO PhD COLT, DH coordinator at the Univ. of  Georgia.

https://connect.mla.hcommons.org/interstitialphd/

Courtney Floyd, UO PhD Candidate, English, Associate Director of Learning Technologies and Digital Humanities, Contemplative Sciences Center, University of Virginia

https://www.uvacontemplation.org/people/courtney-floyd

Matt Hannah, UO PhD English, former Mellon Post-Doc in DH at the University of Iowa, Assistant Professor of DH at Purdue Libraries

https://www.lib.purdue.edu/people/hannah8

 

5)  Examples of DH scholarship: (one size does not fit all. The text we want to study; argument; and audience all shape the platform, tool or design)

a) Book and Website (blended scholarship)

Book: Legacies of British Slave Ownership

Legacies Website: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/lbs/

 

b) Methodological mixing (map and text)—Texts that demand or benefit from multi-media scholarship

Booth Map: https://booth.lse.ac.uk/

 

c) Dynamic Visualizations:

Slave Voyages, https://www.slavevoyages.org/

 

d) What can you do without a million dollars? Low Budget/Small  Scale/Proof of Concept Project:

Courtney Floyd, Victorian Scribblers: http://victorianscribblers.com/