LIS 657 Digital Humanities—Spring 2014
This course examines the history, theory, and practice of digital humanities, paying special attention to the ways in which digital humanities are transforming research, disciplines, and even the academy itself. Topics include contrasts and continuities between traditional and digital humanities; tools and techniques used by digital humanists; the processes of planning, funding, managing, and evaluating digital humanities projects; ways in which digital humanities impacts scholarly communication and higher education; and the special roles of libraries and information professionals in this growing movement.
Digital Humanities Syllabus (Spring 2014)
- Presentation on digital humanities in the disciplines (20%)
- Twitter observation and digest (20%)
- DH event attendance and article (20%)
- Final project (40%)
- conducting digital research in the humanities (accompanied by critical reflections on that work);
- working on/for a digital humanities project (accompanied by critical reflections on that work);
- developing a grant proposal for a digital humanities project, including project design, implementation, budget, evaluation, and preservation; OR
- writing a research paper that reflects on the theory, methodology, or impact of the digital humanities.
1. Course Introduction
2. Defining the Digital Humanities
3/4. Digital Humanities in the Disciplines
5. The Culture of Digital Humanities
6. Text Markup and Analysis
7. Network Analysis
9. Digital Humanities and Libraries
10. Higher Education & Scholarly Communication
11. Teaching & Pedagogy
12. Planning, Funding, and Digital Preservation
13. Evaluation & Usability
14/15. Final Presentations
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