Print Shortlink

Schedule

Week 1 Internet Basics (August 27)

Reading:
Practicum:
Writing:
  • Write an Introductory blog post — Intellectual and technical autobiography
  • Send a tweet about the blog post using the class hashtag (#ClioF12)
Tools:
  • RSS and RSS Readers
  • FTP
  • Web Browser
  • Zotero
  • Twitter
  • WordPress
Sites:

Week 2: Labor Day (Sept 3)


Week 3 What is Digital History? (Sept 10)

Discussion Leaders
  • Ben Hurwitz
  • Blyth McManus
Reading:
Practicum:
Writing:
  • Practicum reflection
  • Reading reflection
Tools:
Sites:

Week 4 Site Planning and Design, Agile Development (Sept 17)

Discussion Leaders
  • Jordan Patty
  • Nathan Sleeter
Reading:
Practicum:
  • Map the information architecture for a site you like and a site that you don’t like
  • Fill out the CHNM Website Questionnaire. Use this as an opportunity to think about the project you might be proposing for your Start-Up grant. If you haven’t already, go back to the website reviews and make sure you have a good sense of the range of existing work related to your areas of interest.
Writing:
  • Practicum reflection
  • Reading reflection
Tools:
Sites:

Week 5 Public History/Citizen History (Sept 24)

Discussion Leaders
  • Alex Dorgan
  • Aaron Koontz
Reading:
Practicum:
  • Edit or start a wikipedia entry related to your work
  • Transcribe a document from PWD
  • Review and critique a public history website
Writing:
  • Practicum reflection
  • Reading reflection
Tools:
Sites:

Week 6 Data Mining/ Distant Reading/ Visualizations (Oct 1)

Discussion Leaders
  • Prof. Leon
Reading:
Practicum:
Writing:
  • Practicum reflection
  • Reading reflection
Tools:
Sites:

Week 7 Spatial History(Oct 9)

Discussion Leaders
  • Alisa Pettitt
  • Anne Brennan Hardy
Reading:
Practicum:
  • Create a map using the Neatline Sandbox
  • Create a visualization using one of the other tools
Writing:
  • Practicum reflection
  • Reading reflection
Tools:
Sites:

Week 8 What Difference Does New Media Make? (Oct 15)

Discussion Leaders
  • Prof. Leon
Reading:
Practicum:
Writing:
  • Practicum reflection
  • Reading reflection
  • Draft of ODH Start-Up grant application due.
Tools:
Sites:

Week 9 Project Presentations (Oct 22)

Practicum:
  • NEH Office of Digital Humanities Start-Up grant application Prezi presentation
Sites:

Week 10 Scholarly Communications and Digital Scholarship (Nov. 5)

Discussion Leaders
  • A.J. Dalton
  • John C. Winters
Reading:
Practicum:
  • Read and comment on Open Review
  • Draft guidelines for evaluating digital history scholarship.
Writing:
  • Practicum reflection
  • Reading reflection
  • Final ODH Start-up grant application due
Tools:
Sites:

Week 11 Digital Collections, Archives, and Digital Preservation (Nov. 12)

Discussion Leaders
  • Gabrielle Genovese
  • Jackie Beatty
Reading:
Practicum:
  • Work through the Digital Preservation in a box material.
  • Make a plan for your data.
Writing:
  • Practicum reflection
  • Reading reflection
Tools:
Sites:

Week 12 Open Access/Open Source (Nov. 19)

Discussion Leaders
  • Beth Wolny
  • Erik Johnson
  • Matthew Keough
Reading:
Practicum:
Writing:
  • Practicum reflection
  • Reading reflection
Tools:
Sites:

Week 13 Teaching and Learning (Nov. 26)

Discussion Leaders
  • Roshna Kapadia
  • Shira Loev
Reading:
Practicum:
  • Work through an HTM module
  • Create a lesson of your own that uses primary materials and digital technologies to teach an historical thinking skill
Writing:
  • Practicum reflection
  • Reading reflection
Tools:
Sites:

Week 14 Gaming (Dec. 3)

Discussion Leaders
  • Ian Crawford
  • Caitlin Wolters
Reading:
Practicum:
  • Play a game
  • Plan a game
Writing:
  • Practicum reflection
  • Reading reflection
Tools:
Sites:

Week 15 What difference does new media make?: Project Presentations (Dec. 10)

Practicum:
  • Three minute presentation of you digital scholarship project.
Writing:
  • Wrap-up blog post

Final Projects Due: December 19, 2012

2 Responses

  1. » Because I Have to: When DH is a Requirement [bracket]

    [...] course, all of this would be a lot of hot air if I hadn’t adjusted some my approach to course design. To push reluctant students into active engagement with the tools and resources of the course, [...]

  2. discontents - Archives of emotion

    [...] the inaugural edition of the Journal of Digital Humanities. The wall is being studied as part of a digital history course in the US, and was cited by two papers at the Museums and the Web conference this year. It’s [...]