Digital Humanities:
Examples of
Practice
R. John Robertson
CETL One Session Wonder
October 14th 2013
Overview
Introductions
Framing the conversation

Shaped by Lisa Spiro’s Digital scholarship blog:
http://digitalscholarshi...
three things
University provides a myriad of opportunities for
students. What three things do students most
need to learn ...
What is Digital Humanities?
"In a short period of time, digital technology has changed
our world. The ways we read, write,...
Digital Humanities landscape
Text
- what are we studying and what counts
Data
- new approaches and perspectives
Community
...
AACU: Kuh’s High Impact Practices
First Year Seminars and Experiences
Common Intellectual Experiences
Learning Communities...
21st Century
Skills
http://www.imls.
gov/about/21st_century_skills_list.
aspx
Examples
Tools
Registry of Digital
Research Tools
http://dirt.
projectbamboo.org/

Twitter Archiving
http://mashe.hawksey.
info/201...
Corpus analysis
Topic modelling http:
//journalofdigitalhumanities.
org/
D. M. BLEI (2012) Topic
Modeling and Digital
Huma...
For example, Mallet & GUI version

Wordpress xml export - first pass topic map
http://code.google.com/p/topic-modeling-too...
Corpus analysis
Geospatial analysis
Whaling grounds through ships charts
in a collection. See http:
//journalofdigitalhuma...
Interrelatedness
@wired UK friends network by Martin Hawksey
http://mashe.hawksey.info/2011/09/twitter-network-analysis-an...
Digital Humanities syllabi

http://digitalscholarship.wordpress.
com/2013/03/04/digital-pedagogy-inpractice-workshop-mater...
Student blogging
Blogging as:
academic discourse
public engagement
communal activity
ownership of identity and ideas
See:
...
Bite size academics
Twitter vz Zombies
http://www.twittervszombies.com/
http://www.jessestommel.com/blog/files/twitter_vs_...
Shared Creative Practice
*without a net
*public / open
*choice
*building ability and
confidence
*academic?
DS106 Assignmen...
For who and by who?
http://phonar.covmedia.co.uk/

An Open
Photography Course
*impact of digital
*modality
*distributed / ...
Libraries
How do some of these examples
interact with your 3 things
How might this work in _____ ?
Is there a type of activity which you do or might
do in your course that you consider to fi...
Sites
http://www.dhthis.org
http://digitalhumanitiesnow.org
http://journalofdigitalhumanities.org
http://www.neh.gov/divis...
References
http://chronicle.com/article/Stop-Calling-It-Digital/137325/
http://www.hybridpedagogy.com/Journal/files/Beyond...
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  1. 1. Digital Humanities: Examples of Practice R. John Robertson CETL One Session Wonder October 14th 2013
  2. 2. Overview Introductions Framing the conversation Shaped by Lisa Spiro’s Digital scholarship blog: http://digitalscholarship.wordpress.com/
  3. 3. three things University provides a myriad of opportunities for students. What three things do students most need to learn in order to graduate and thrive after university?
  4. 4. What is Digital Humanities? "In a short period of time, digital technology has changed our world. The ways we read, write, learn, communicate, and play have fundamentally changed due to the advent of networked digital technologies. These changes are being addressed in fascinating ways by scholars from across the humanities, often working in collaboration with scientists, librarians, museum staff, and members of the public." http: //www.neh.gov/divisions/odh/about
  5. 5. Digital Humanities landscape Text - what are we studying and what counts Data - new approaches and perspectives Community - who participates, with what role, and how?
  6. 6. AACU: Kuh’s High Impact Practices First Year Seminars and Experiences Common Intellectual Experiences Learning Communities Writing Intensive Courses Collaborative Assignments and Projects Undergraduate Research Diversity / Global Learning Service Learning/ Community-Based Learning Internships Capstone Courses and Projects http://www.aacu.org/leap/hip.cfm
  7. 7. 21st Century Skills http://www.imls. gov/about/21st_century_skills_list. aspx
  8. 8. Examples
  9. 9. Tools Registry of Digital Research Tools http://dirt. projectbamboo.org/ Twitter Archiving http://mashe.hawksey. info/2013/02/twitter-archivetagsv5/
  10. 10. Corpus analysis Topic modelling http: //journalofdigitalhumanities. org/ D. M. BLEI (2012) Topic Modeling and Digital Humanities. Journal of Digital Humanities vol 2 issue 1 http: //journalofdigitalhumanities.org/2-1/topic-modelingand-digital-humanities-by-david-m-blei/ Figure 1: Some of the topics found by analyzing 1.8 million articles from the New York Times. Each panel illustrates a set of tightly co-occurring terms in the collection. Hoffman, M., Blei, D. Wang, C. and Paisley, J. “Stochastic variational inference.” Journal of Machine Learning Research, forthcoming.
  11. 11. For example, Mallet & GUI version Wordpress xml export - first pass topic map http://code.google.com/p/topic-modeling-tool/
  12. 12. Corpus analysis Geospatial analysis Whaling grounds through ships charts in a collection. See http: //journalofdigitalhumanities.org/ Professions and names in a place in time http://addressinghistory.edina.ac.uk/ Photographs and tweets can frequently be geolocated
  13. 13. Interrelatedness @wired UK friends network by Martin Hawksey http://mashe.hawksey.info/2011/09/twitter-network-analysis-and-visualisation-ii-nodexl/
  14. 14. Digital Humanities syllabi http://digitalscholarship.wordpress. com/2013/03/04/digital-pedagogy-inpractice-workshop-materials/ https://www.zotero. org/groups/digital_humanities_educatio n https://www.zotero. org/groups/digital_humanities_educatio n/items/collectionKey/MXXEMX7P http://commons.gc.cuny.edu/wiki/index. php/DH_Syllabi
  15. 15. Student blogging Blogging as: academic discourse public engagement communal activity ownership of identity and ideas See: SOTL Scholar work etc.
  16. 16. Bite size academics Twitter vz Zombies http://www.twittervszombies.com/ http://www.jessestommel.com/blog/files/twitter_vs_zombies.html Tweet your thesis http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/you-can-summarize-your-thesis-in-a-tweet-but-should-you
  17. 17. Shared Creative Practice *without a net *public / open *choice *building ability and confidence *academic? DS106 Assignment Bank http://assignments.ds106.us/
  18. 18. For who and by who? http://phonar.covmedia.co.uk/ An Open Photography Course *impact of digital *modality *distributed / open *inclusive / expertise
  19. 19. Libraries
  20. 20. How do some of these examples interact with your 3 things
  21. 21. How might this work in _____ ? Is there a type of activity which you do or might do in your course that you consider to fit with this?
  22. 22. Sites http://www.dhthis.org http://digitalhumanitiesnow.org http://journalofdigitalhumanities.org http://www.neh.gov/divisions/odh http://dh2013.unl.edu http://humanexperience.stanford.edu/digital_humanities http://www.cdh.ucla.edu/research/dhprojects.html http://phonar.covmedia.co.uk http://dirt.projectbamboo.org/ http://dmlcentral.net
  23. 23. References http://chronicle.com/article/Stop-Calling-It-Digital/137325/ http://www.hybridpedagogy.com/Journal/files/Beyond_Rigor.html http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/oct/09/the-rise-of-the-reader-katharine-viner-ansmith-lecture http://digitalscholarship.wordpress.com/2013/03/04/digital-pedagogy-in-practice-workshop-materials/ http://www.hastac.org/blogs/cathy-davidson/2012/04/08/single-best-free-way-transform-classroomprimary-lifelongl-any-sizehttp://digitalscholarship.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/gettysburgdhcasestudiesfinal.pdf http://www.aacu.org/leap/What_is_liberal_education.cfm http://www.imls.gov/about/21st_century_skills_list.aspx http://www.aacu.org/leap/hip.cfm This presentation: https://docs.google. com/presentation/d/1sMOAdgSHjIQtrIMPkfY4bvyB74cop9cExfb-OsxWuEc/edit?usp=sharing

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