Professionalizing via Digital Humanities - Roopika Risam

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Slides for a talk at the New England American Studies Association Spring Colloquium - "Professional Realities Inside and Outside the Academy" (May 3, 2014)

Slides for a talk at the New England American Studies Association Spring Colloquium - "Professional Realities Inside and Outside the Academy" (May 3, 2014)

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  • 1. Professionalizing via Digital Humanities Roopika Risam Salem State University @roopikarisam
  • 2. Defining Digital Humanities • My definition:At the intersection of the humanities and computing, digital humanities combines the analytical work of the humanities with digital technologies, tools, and methodologies.
  • 3. Snapshots of Digital Humanities • Using computational technology to analyze texts • Engaging visualization tools in research • Using mapping software or GIS to understand literature or history
  • 4. Snapshots of Digital Humanities • Digitizing texts to create new archives and theorize digital archival practices • Using knowledge of culture and history to understand digital objects and cultures • Creating scholarship that pushes the boundaries of print form
  • 5. Will digital humanities save me?
  • 6. No.
  • 7. Will digital humanities kill the humanities?
  • 8. Seriously?
  • 9. Digital Humanities and theTT
  • 10. Digital Humanities and the JIL
  • 11. DH Beyond theTT RobertVega, “Graduate Student Alt-ac and Digital Humanities Jobs” http://www.utexas.edu/cola/orgs/lacs/Students/Graduate-Students/ Career-Guides/Alt-ac.php
  • 12. What can digital humanities do for me?
  • 13. Professionalization - Research • The affordances of digital humanities methods add dimensions to research that are inaccessible without digital or computational technology.
  • 14. Professionalization -Teaching • Digital humanities foregrounds multimodality, an essential form of literacy for our students. • Bonus: Fun things.
  • 15. Professionalization – Job Seeking • Digital humanities enables us to envision broad horizons for what we can “do” with doctoral degrees.
  • 16. Selected Resources • Anne Burdick, Johanna Drucker, Peter Lunenfeld, Todd Presner, Jeffrey Schnapp - Digital_Humanities (MIT Press) • Matthew K. Gold, ed. - Debates in the Digital Humanities (University of Minnesota Press) • MelissaTerras, Julianne Nyhan, and Edward Vanhoutte, eds. - Defining Digital Humanities (Ashgate) • #alt-academy: Alternative Academic Careers (mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/alt-ac/)
  • 17. Selected Resources • DHCommons (dhcommons.org) • Digital Humanities Now (digitalhumanitiesnow.org) • Digital Humanities Quarterly (digitalhumanities.org/dhq) • Hybrid Pedagogy (hybridpedagogy.com) • Journal of Digital Humanities (journalofdigitalhumanities.org)
  • 18. Selected Resources • Praxis Network (praxis-network.org) • DH Answers (digitalhumanities.org/answers) • Bamboo DIRT (dirt.projectbamboo.org) • Centernet (digitalhumanities.org/centernet) • THATCamp (thatcamp.org)