Course Schedule


This class is a blended course. This means that we will complete coursework and discussion in a virtual environment as well as in the classroom. You will be expected to fully participate in both aspects of the course and to attend all the scheduled class meetings.  You are responsible for completing and responding to all reading assignments, according to the blog guidelines as described on the Assignments page. 

Date Topic Readings Tutorial/Activities
UNIT 1 The World of Digital Humanities
Week 1

February 4

Digital Technology: The Changing Same Hybrid Pedagogy: Principals of Learning in the Digital Age

Joshua Adams, Google Search as a Colonial Tool

Elijah Meeks, An Introduction to Digital Humanities

February 5: Intern meeting
Week 2

February 11

Digital Humanities: Methods, Tools and Lens Analysis of DH Projects

Trevor Owens, Please Write It Down

Miriam Posner, “How did they make that?”

Saturday meeting Feb 16: 10am

Selection of Project topics

Week 3

February 18

Telling Stories in Digital Spaces Carole Palmer, Thematic Research Collections

William G. Thomas, “What we think we build..”

Peter Hudson, Review of Caribbean Memory Project 

Kaiama Glover, The Caribbean Digital: Pioneering the Caribbean Digital

February 19: Intern meeting

Review of DH Projects 1: Assigned Projects

UNIT 2 The Caribbean: Past, Present and Future
Week 4

February 25

Climate Change and Alternative Caribbean Futures – site review

Excerpts from “In the Forests of Freedom” by Lennox Honychurch

Film screening: Children of Men (Netflix)

Virtual Class meeting with Duke University February 28 at 4pm.

Film review for next blog post

Week 5

March 4

Caribbean History Will Save Our Lives Create Caribbean projects

Climate Signs by Emily Raboteau

Review of DH Projects 2: Create Caribbean
UNIT 3 Caribbean Digital Humanities: Bridging Form and Content
Week 6

March 11

Environmental Humanities meets Digital Humanities Digital Environmental Humanities Projects

Schuyler Esprit, Resistant Narratives in the Age of Disaster

Christopher Flavelle, This Tiny Country Says it can Beat Climate Change 

Saturday meeting March 16: 10 am
Week 7

March 18

The Carisealand Project: answering research questions through primary sources Schuyler Esprit, Library as Text, Place and Tool

Kate Theimer, Archives in Context and as Context

Archives and Libraries visit 1 (reflection for next blog post)
Week 8

March 25

The Carisealand Project: imagining and designing a new Caribbean Knight Lab

Adobe Spark

Saturday meeting March 30: 10am
UNIT 4 Building the Project – Tools, Strategies, Practices
Week 9

April 1

Refining Research questions, project mapping and project planning Daniel Pitti, Designing Sustainable Projects and Publications Archive Treasure Hunt Review due
Week 10

April 8

Combining tools with research: how to make the technology help you answer research questions Duke Story Lab


Archives and Libraries visit 2 (reflection for next blog post)

Saturday meeting April 13: 10am

Week 11

April 15

Digital Tools: Limitations and Possibilities 

Minimal Computing

Alex Gil, The User, The Learner and the Machines we Make Digital Tool Scavenger hunt (reflection for next blog)
Week 12

April 22


Saturday Meeting April 27: 10am

Week 13

April 29

Week 14

May 6

Research Presentation Day: May 10

Proposed Venue: