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Osw Digital Humanities


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One Session Wonder presentation to kick off a discussion of Digital Humanities in courses. [version 1, it needs revision, and more examples/ interactivity]

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Osw Digital Humanities

  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:
  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: //
  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
  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. 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: // 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
  12. 12. Corpus analysis Geospatial analysis Whaling grounds through ships charts in a collection. See http: // Professions and names in a place in time Photographs and tweets can frequently be geolocated
  13. 13. Interrelatedness @wired UK friends network by Martin Hawksey
  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 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 Tweet your thesis
  17. 17. Shared Creative Practice *without a net *public / open *choice *building ability and confidence *academic? DS106 Assignment Bank
  18. 18. For who and by who? 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
  23. 23. References This presentation: com/presentation/d/1sMOAdgSHjIQtrIMPkfY4bvyB74cop9cExfb-OsxWuEc/edit?usp=sharing