Course Schedule

WEEKLY COURSE SCHEDULE

*All assigned readings must be prepared in advance of class meeting on that day.

Weekly Plan Class Meeting Independent Work
UNIT I: Culture of Research in the Digital Age
WEEK 1

 

Topic: Evolution of literary and information technologies

Reading: Syllabus;

Nicholas Carr, “Is Google Making us Stupid?

 

 

Topic: Introduction to Course Website; Introduction to social media platforms – Twitter and Tumblr

Reading:

Michael Rosenwald, “Why Digital Natives Prefer Reading in Print.

William Turkel, “Going Digital

WEEK 2

 

Topic: Mapping and Recording the Relationship with Technology

Reading: “10 Reading Revolutions Before E-books

Reading: Christina Pazzanese, “So who owns the Internet?

Reading: Glen Cochrane, “Synchronous and Asynchronous Technologies: When Real Worlds Collide

Topic: Introduction to Evernote and Google Docs suite; Introduction to DIRT

Reading: Barker, Joe. “Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply and Questions to Ask.” Teaching Library Internet Workshops, University of California, Berkeley.

WEEK 3

 

Topic: Principles of Research in the Digital Age

Reading: Cohen and Rosenzweig, “Building an Audience

Topic: Introduction to Zotero

Reading: Cavender, Amy. “Getting Started with Zotero.” ProfHacker. 13 November 2009.

 

UNIT II: Digital Humanities and Digital Scholarship – Definitions, Theories and Debates
WEEK 4

 

Topic: Introduction to Digital Humanities

Reading: Paige Morgan, “What Digital Humanists Do

Miriam Posner, “How did they make that?

Topic: Introduction to JSTOR and Open Access Research Databases; Google Books and Scholar (Use with Zotero)

Reading: DH 101, “Introduction” and “Analysis of DH Projects

 

WEEK 5

 

Topic: Modes of Digital Scholarship

Reading: Thematic Research Collections

Designing Sustainable Research Projects

 

 

No class: Mid-term break

UNIT III: Digital Research Methods: Focus on Form and Content
WEEK 6

 

No class: Mid-term break Topic: Introduction to Omeka; Introduction to WordPress

Reading: DH 101, “Omeka”; Designing for the History Web

WEEK 7

 

Topic: Research and Library Week; Introduction to archiving

Reading: William G. Thomas, What we Build and What we Think we Build

Abby Smith, Preservation

 

Topic: Omeka Cont’d – Focus on Exhibits

Reading: Case Studies NYPL Labs

Omeka,  Documentation

 

WEEK 8

 

Topic: What is metadata? Cataloging and Analysing Information

Reading:

Deegan and Tanner, Conversion of Primary Sources

What is Metadata? (up to page 18)

Topic: Introduction to Mapping Tools – Google Maps, Google Earth, Neatline, Knightlab StoryMap

Reading: DH101, Neatline

Neatline

 

WEEK 9

 

Topic: Designing the Project: Archive, Collection, Exhibit

Reading: It’s All About the Stuff

Kenneth Price, What’s in a Name?

Topic:

Reading:

UNIT IV: Building the Digital Research Project – Tools, Strategies, Practices
WEEK 10

 

Topic: Using Research – The Question of Reading

 

Topic:

Reading:

WEEK 11

 

Topic: Telling Stories in Digital Spaces Topic: Text editing and analysis; Introduction to TEI and XML
WEEK 12

 

Topic: Understanding Data Visualization

Reading:

Topic: Topic Modeling and data visualization; Introduction to MALLET

Reading:

WEEK 13

 

FINAL PROJECT IN-CLASS WORK Topic:

Reading:

WEEK 14

 

ALL WEEK LAB: FINAL PROJECT WORK (attendance will be taken toward a quiz grade)
WEEK 15

 

FINAL PROJECT PRESENTATION