Fall 2015 | 3 credits
New technologies are transforming how humanities scholars do research, construct interpretations and communicate our ideas. This course provides an introduction to the field of digital humanities, and to digital tools for text analysis, mapping, network graphing, and the presentation of material online. We will also explore blogs, wikis, and social media, and the ways these platforms have been used for publication, communication and collaboration. The course emphasizes hands-on work, including creating an individual digital project on a topic chosen by the student.
- You will have an understanding of how new technologies are transforming historical teaching, research, writing, and publishing
- You will have a working knowledge of the methods and basic tools used in digital humanities
- You will have an understanding of the development and nature of the field of digital humanities and its intersection with other disciplines
- You will have established an online professional identity
- You will have created a piece of digital scholarship
- Email: srober30@gmu — this is the best way to reach me. During the week, you will receive a response within 24 hours, usually much faster. I generally do not respond to email during the weekend.
- Office hours — Tuesdays, from 4-5pm, when you can speak with me by phone (703-993-4524) or in a Skype call. You can also email me to schedule appointments at other times.
The course is organized around three topics and divided into 14 modules.
- An introductory module explores what the digital humanities are and how the field is defined.
- The first topic explores the digital sources with which digital humanists work – their availability, creation, nature, relationship to material objects, organization, description and presentation.
- The second topic explores software tools for the analysis of those digital sources, focusing on text analysis (with hands-on activities using Voyant), mapping (with hands-on activities using CartoDB), and networks (with hands-on activities using Palladio).
- The final topic explores the public, collaborative dimension of digital humanities, focusing on crowdsourcing, and social media as a platform for communication.
- A module is devoted to progress reports and peer feedback on the project
- The final module is a reflection on the course as a whole, and to next steps
Each topic starts with a synchronous (scheduled) meeting on a specific date. After that meeting, you may complete the modules within that topic asynchronously (on your own time) by the stated deadline.
- You must have access to a computer and a reliable Internet connection. The modules for this course are web-based and require several hours weekly. The online portfolio and digital project also require Internet access.
- You are required to sign up for a domain hosting with Reclaim Hosting. The cost is $25 for a year. There is no required textbook. All readings and assignments are online.
- Late work will not be accepted.
- No incompletes will be issued.
- Attendance is mandatory except for medical reasons or religious holidays. If you are absent, inform me of the circumstances as soon as possible. It is your responsibility to research and make up what you have missed.
- If you are forced to miss the due date for an assignment either as the result of an illness or a family emergency, fairness to all students in the class requires the proper documentation, without which your excuses will not be accepted.
All George Mason University students have agreed to abide by the letter and the spirit of the Honor Code: “not to cheat, plagiarize, steal, and/or lie in matters related to academic work.” If you are uncertain what that policy covers, see the information provided by the Office of Academic Integrity. All violations of the Honor Code will be reported to the Honor Committee for review.
If you are copying and pasting text that someone else wrote, you might be plagiarizing. Pasted or manually retyped text is not plagiarized only when all of the following three conditions are true: 1) the pasted text is surrounded by quotation marks or set off as a block quote, and 2) the pasted text is attributed in your text to its author and its source (e.g., “As Jane Smith writes on her blog . . . “), and 3) the pasted text is cited in a footnote, endnote, and/or a bibliography (e.g., “Smith, Jane. Smith Stuff. Blog. Available http://smithstuff.wordpress.com. Accessed August 1, 2012.”)
Any student who requires special arrangements in order to meet course requirements should contact me to make necessary accommodations (before 8/31 please). Students should present appropriate verification from the Office of Disability Services (http://ods.gmu.edu/distance.php, 703-993-2474). All academic accommodations must be arranged through that office.
George Mason University is an inclusive community of learners. Your instructor and all classmates should abide by the University’s Diversity Policy found at Mason Diversity Statement (http://ctfe.gmu.edu/professional-development/mason-diversity-statement/).
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The following grading scale from the Graduate Catalog is in effect for this course.
A+ 99-100 4.00
A 93-98 4.00
A- 90-92 3.67
B+ 87-89 3.33
B 83-86 3.00
B- 80-82 2.67
C 70-79 2.00
F 69 and below
Online Activities [35%]
Each module has a series of activities for you to complete. These activities are hands-on — they require you to engage with and analyze sources, software tools, databases, search engines, digital projects, and social media. The goal is to extend what you have learned from the assigned readings, and give you experience with, or first hand information about, the issues raised in the readings.
The activities are assessed as PASS/FAIL. If you complete the task, you will receive a PASS grade, and full marks for that portion of the final grade. This grading policy is in keeping with the design of these activities as learning experiences. The success of the tasks does not depend on whether your answers or the products of your experiments are ‘correct’ or not; what matters to the learning outcomes is that you experiment and offer, and revise, interpretations.
- Activities for each topic are due before the scheduled date of the next topic.
- No late work will be accepted.
Online Portfolio [20%]
The online portfolio is a public-facing presentation of what you learn in the course, created using the WordPress blog platform, and hosted on your Reclaim Hosting domain.
Blogs have become a ubiquitous feature of many classes, but most are inward facing, directed only at an instructor, and sometimes classmates, and have no life beyond the class. The portfolio in this course, by contrast, is intended for an audience beyond the classroom, as a place to capture and showcase your digital humanities knowledge, skills, and projects, beginning with what you learn and create in this class – and as such part of your online professional identity, which hopefully you will want to maintain and develop beyond this class.
In keeping with this aim, many of the posts will be framed as guides to issues, tools, and resources. (If you already have an online blog or portfolio, please discuss with me ways to incorporate your work into your existing online identity). For examples, look at the sites maintained by digital humanities scholars such as Lincoln Mullen <http://lincolnmullen.com >, Miriam Posner <http://miriamposner.com>, and Cameron Blevins <http://www.cameronblevins.org> (Note: these sites include much more material than you will generate in this course, so are much more elaborate than yours needs to be.)
- Portfolio posts are for each topic are due before the scheduled date of the next topic.
- No late work will be accepted.
Online Portfolio Due Dates
Topic 1: Beginnings and Definitions — Due September 10
- Module 2: Defining Digital Humanities
Topic 2: Getting Your Humanities Digital — Due October 8
- Module 3: Sources for Finding Usable Digital Data
- Module 4: A Guide to Digitization
- Module 5: Database Review
- Module 6: Why Metadata Matters
Topic 3: Now What? Working With Digitized Material — Due November 5
- Module 7: Text Analysis with Voyant
- Module 8: Mapping with CartoDB
- Module 9: Network Analysis with Palladio
- Module 9: Compare Tools
Topic 4: Public Facing — Due December 3
- Module 10: How to Read a Wikipedia Article
- Module 11: What Can You Do with Crowdsourced Digitization?
- Module 12: Social Media Strategy
Topic 5: Digital Humanities Project — Due December 16
- Module 13: No portfolio post
- Module 14: Doing Digital Humanities
Complete a project using digital methods and tools. You can work on any topic and sources that interest you. You can use any of software tools and platforms that we cover in the course.
Writing an essay and putting it online is not using a digital method. You could build an online exhibit in Omeka or Scalar, build maps in CartoDB, undertake text analysis using Voyant or network analysis using Palladio. The entry-level tools that we are examining in this course lend themselves to discovery rather than investigation; hence, your project will likely be testing whether a digital method offers a new perspective rather than offering an explanation or argument.
- By the start of Module 7, October 15, each student should have identified the digital material they will use in their project.
- At the start of Module 10, during the week beginning November 2, each student will meet individually with the instructor to discuss their proposed project and finalize the digital tools and methods they will use. Before that meeting you will complete a proposal for your project by answering a series of questions.
- In Module 13, during the week of November 30, you will complete a project progress report by revisiting the questions you answered for your proposal. Other students, and the instructor, will provide asynchronous feedback on your work-in-progress digital project.
- The project will be due by midnight on December 16
- No late work will be accepted.
Topic 1 – Beginnings and Definitions
Module 1 – Course Introduction (to be completed prior to first online meeting 9/3/15 7:20pm EDT)
- Reclaim Hosting – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5gMLLkcp6Y
- Are You Ready?
- Informed Consent Form
- Setting Up Your Domain with Reclaim Hosting
- Setting up Your WordPress Portfolio Blog
- Meet Online 1.1
Module 2 – What is Digital Humanities?
- Terras, Melissa.“Peering Inside the Big Tent: Digital Humanities and the Crisis of Inclusion.” Melissa Terras (blog), July 26, 2011. http://melissaterras.blogspot.com/2011/07/peering-inside-big-tent-digital.html.
- Burdick, Anne, Johanna Drucker, Peter Lunenfeld, Todd Presner, and Jeffrey Schnapp. “A Short Guide to the Digital_Humanities.” In Digital Humanities, 122-27. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2012. PDF e-book. http://mitpress.mit.edu/sites/default/files/9780262018470_Open_Access_Edition.pdf.
- Alvarado, Rafael C. “The Digital Humanities Situation.” In Debates in the Digital Humanities, edited by Matthew K. Gold. The University of Minnesota Press, 2012. http://dhdebates.gc.cuny.edu/debates/text/50.
- Ramsay, Stephen. “DH Types One and Two.” Stephen Ramsay (blog), 2013. http://stephenramsay.us/2013/05/03/dh-one-and-two/.
- Guy, Marieke, and Emma Tonkin. “Folksonomies: Tidying Up Tags.” D-Lib Magazine, January 2006. http://www.dlib.org/dlib/january06/guy/01guy.html.
- DH Over Time
- Annotating Definitions
- Categorizing Projects
- Defining Digital Humanities
Topic 2 – Getting Your Humanities Digital
Module 3 – Who Owns What?
- Menand, Louis. “Crooner in Rights Spat: Are Copyright Laws Too Strict?” The New Yorker, October 20, 2014. http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/10/20/crooner-rights-spat.
- Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts. College Art Association, 2015. PDF. http://www.collegeart.org/pdf/fair-use/best-practices-fair-use-visual-arts.pdf
- Dickson, Maggie. “Due Diligence, Futile Effort: Copyright and the Digitization of the Thomas E. Watson Papers.” The American Archivist (2010): 626-36. http://americanarchivist.org/doi/pdf/10.17723/aarc.73.2.16rh811120280434.
- Terras, Melissa. “Reuse of Digitised Content (1): So you want to reuse digital heritage content in a creative context? Good luck with that.” Melissa Terras (blog), October 6, 2014. http://melissaterras.blogspot.com/2014/10/reuse-of-digitised-content-1-so-you.html.
- Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries. Association of Research Libraries, Center for Social Media, School of Communication, American University, and Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, Washington College of Law, American University, 2012. PDF. http://www.arl.org/storage/documents/publications/code-of-best-practices-fair-use.pdf
- Creative Commons. “About the Licenses.” https://creativecommons.org/licenses/.
- Copyright Scavenger Hunt
- What is Fair Use?
- Sources for Finding Usable Digital Data
Module 4 – Digitization (Online Meeting: 9/24/2015 7:20pm EDT)
- Terras, Melissa. “Digitisation and Digital Resources in the Humanities,” In Digital Humanities in Practice, edited by Claire Warwick, Melissa Terras, and Julianne Nyhan. Facet Publishing, 2012. https://www.academia.edu/10224440/Digitisation_and_Digital_Resources_in_the_Humanities
- Conway, Paul. “Building Meaning in Digitized Photographs.” Journal of the Chicago Colloquium of Digital Humanities and Computer Science 1, no. 1 (2009). https://letterpress.uchicago.edu/index.php/jdhcs/article/viewFile/12/61
- Neely, Liz, and Miriam Langer. “Please Feel the Museum: The Emergence of 3D Printing and Scanning.” Paper presented at the annual conference of Museums and the Web, Portland, Oregon, April 17-20, 2013. In Museums and the Web 2013, N. Proctor & R. Cherry (eds). Silver Spring, MD: Museums and the Web. Published January 31, 2013. http://mw2013.museumsandtheweb.com/paper/please-feel-the-museum-the-emergence-of-3d-printing-and-scanning/
- Manoff, Marlene. “The Materiality of Digital Collections: Theoretical and Historical Perspectives.” Portal: Libraries and the Academy 6, no. 3 (07, 2006): 311-25. http://dspace.mit.edu/bitstream/handle/1721.1/35689/6.3manoff.pdf?sequence=1.
- Meet Online 4.1
- Digitizing Your Kitchen: Part I
- A Guide to Digitization
Module 5 – Databases and Searches
- Manovich, Lev. “Database as a Genre of New Media.” AI & Society 14.2 (2000): 176-183. http://link.springer.com.mutex.gmu.edu/article/10.1007%2FBF01205448.
- Hitchcock, Tim. “Digital Searching and the Re-formulation of Historical Knowledge.” In The Virtual Representation of the Past, edited by Mark Greenglass and Lorna Hughes, 81-90. Ashgate: 2008. http://edchnm.gmu.edu/dhcert/sites/default/files/pdf/Digital_Searching_and_the_Re-formulation_of_Historical_Knowledge.pdf
- Sherratt, Tim. “Seams and edges: Dreams of aggregation, access & discovery in a broken world.” Paper presented at ALIA Online 2015, Sydney, Australia, February 3, 2015. Discontents (blog), http://discontents.com.au/seams-and-edges-dreams-of-aggregation-access-discovery-in-a-broken-world/.
- Andrew, Liam. “I’m feeling lucky: Can algorithms better engineer serendipity in research — or in journalism?” NeimanLab, July 16, 2014. http://www.niemanlab.org/2014/07/im-feeling-lucky-can-algorithms-better-engineer-serendipity-in-research-or-in-journalism/.
- Digitizing Your Kitchen: Part II
- Understanding Searches
- Database Review
Module 6 – Humanities on the Web
- Price, Kenneth M. “Edition, Project, Database, Archive, Thematic Research Collection: What’s in a Name?” Digital Humanities Quarterly 3, no. 3 (2009). http://digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/3/3/000053/000053.html#.
- Theimer, Kate. “Archives in Context and as Context.” Journal of Digital Humanities 1, no. 2 (Spring 2012). http://journalofdigitalhumanities.org/1-2/archives-in-context-and-as-context-by-kate-theimer/
- Hitchcock, Tim and Robert Shoemaker. “Digitising History From Below: The Old Bailey Proceedings Online, 1674–1834.” History Compass 4, no. 2 (2006): 193-202. http://uhra.herts.ac.uk/bitstream/handle/2299/38/102846.pdf?sequence=1.
- JISC Digital Media. “Metadata: An Introduction.” (first section “From Metadata: a definition” to “Metadata often reflects the community it has come from.”) http://www.jiscdigitalmedia.ac.uk/infokit/metadata/metadata-home
- Lincoln, Matthew. “The Meta/Data of Art History.” Matthew Lincoln (blog), July 28, 2014. http://matthewlincoln.net/2014/07/28/the-meta-slash-data-of-art-history.html
- Why Metadata Matters?
- Setting Up Omeka
- Uploading to Omeka using CSV Import Plugin
Topic 3: Now What? Working With Digitized Material
Module 7- Digital Tools (Text Mining/Topic Modeling) (Meets online: 10/15/2015 7:20pm EST)
- Underwood, Ted. “Theorizing Research Practices We Forgot to Theorize Twenty Years Ago.” Representations 127, no. 1 (2014): 64-72. https://www.ideals.illinois.edu/bitstream/handle/2142/50034/REP127_05_Underwood.pdf?sequence=2.
- Gibbs, Frederick and Daniel Cohen. “A Conversation with Data: Prospecting Victorian Words and Ideas.” Victorian Studies 54, no. 1 (Autumn 2011): 69-77. http://muse.jhu.edu.mutex.gmu.edu/journals/victorian_studies/v054/54.1.gibbs.pdf.
- Leonard, Peter. “Mining large datasets for the humanities.” Paper presented at IFLA WLIC, Lyon France, August 16-22, 2014. Digital Humanities at Yale University Library. “Robots Reading Vogue.” http://dh.library.yale.edu/projects/vogue/bibliography/.
- Kaufman, Micki. “Everything on Paper Will Be Used Against Me.” Quantifying Kissinger (blog), 2014. http://blog.quantifyingkissinger.com.
- Goldstone, Andrew. “Signs@40.” Andrew Goldstone (blog), October 29, 2014. http://andrewgoldstone.com/blog/2014/10/29/signsat40/.
- Signs@40. “Signs@40: Feminist Scholarship through Four Decades.” http://signsat40.signsjournal.org/.
- Text Mining and Topic Modeling: Robots Reading Vogue – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbOqzwUDm1E
- Text Mining and Topic Modeling: Quantifying Kissinger – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ux5gxUsA0A
- Meet Online 7.1
- Compare Projects
- Text Analysis with Voyant
- Submit Project Idea
Module 8 – Digital Tools (Mapping)
- Bodenhamer, David J. “The Potential of Spatial Humanities.” In The Spatial Humanities: GIS and the Future of Humanities Scholarship, edited by David J. Bodenhamer, John Corrigan, and Trevor M. Harris. Indiana University Press, 2010. http://site.ebrary.com/lib/georgemason/detail.action?docID=10767195.
- Hitchcock, Tim. “Place and the Politics of the Past.” Historyonics (blog), July 11, 2012. http://historyonics.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/place-and-politics-of-past.html.
- Yale University. “Photogrammar.” http://photogrammar.yale.edu.
- Robertson, Stephen. “Putting Harlem on the Map.” in Writing History for the Digital Age, edited by Jack Dougherty and Kristen Nawrotzki. University of Michigan Press, 2012. http://writinghistory.trincoll.edu/evidence/robertson-2012-spring/.
- Meeks, Elijah, and Karl Grossner. “Modeling Networks and Scholarship with ORBIS.” Journal of Digital Humanities 1, no. 3 (Summer 2012). http://journalofdigitalhumanities.org/1-3/modeling-networks-and-scholarship-with-orbis-by-elijah-meeks-and-karl-grossner/.
- Meeks, Elijah. “Why Update ORBIS.” Hestia (blog), January 9, 2014. http://hestia.open.ac.uk/updating-orbis/.
- Brennan, Sheila. “Outstanding public history award: Histories of the National Mall.” Public History Commons (blog), March 18, 2015. http://publichistorycommons.org/award-histories-of-the-national-mall/.
- Brennan, Sheila. “A Brief History of @MallHistories.” Lot 49 (blog), March 7, 2014. http://www.lotfortynine.org/2014/03/check-out-mallhistories/.
- Mapping: Photogrammar – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlh2O5CjsJ8
- Mapping: Digital Harlem – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkoHPtBPPxY
- Mapping: Orbis – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqHKnkXhRFc
- Mapping: Histories of the National Mall – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCV_E5qPu5g
- Compare Projects
- Mapping with CartoDB
Module 9 – Digital Tools (Networks and Visualizations)
- Weingart, Scott. “Demystifying Networks.” Scott Weingart (blog), December 14, 2011. http://www.scottbot.net/HIAL/?p=6279.
- Weingart, Scott. “Networks Demystified 8: When Networks are Inappropriate.” Scott Weingart (blog), December 5, 2013. http://www.scottbot.net/HIAL/?p=39600.
- Fletcher, Pamela, and Anne Helmreich. “Local/Global: Mapping Nineteenth-Century London’s Art Market.” Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide 11, no. 3 (Autumn 2012). http://www.19thc-artworldwide.org/index.php/autumn12/fletcher-helmreich-mapping-the-london-art-market#top.
- Cordell, Ryan. “Reprinting, Circulation, and the Network Author in Antebellum Newspapers.” American Literary History (August 2015). Originally posted on May 21, 2015. http://ryancordell.org/research/reprinting-circulation-and-the-network-author-in-antebellum-newspapers/.
- Smith, David A., Ryan Cordell, and Abby Mullen. “Computational Methods for Uncovering Reprinted Texts in Antebellum Newspapers.” American Literary History (August 2015). Originally posted on May 22, 2015. http://viraltexts.org/2015/05/22/computational-methods-for-uncovering-reprinted-texts-in-antebellum-newspapers/.
- Winterer, Caroline. “Where is America in the Republic of Letters?” Modern Intellectual History 9, no. 3 (11, 2012): 597-623. http://search.proquest.com.mutex.gmu.edu/docview/1143072721?accountid=14541.
- Lange, Leanora, and Maria Cristina Pattuelli. “Linked Jazz: Building with Linked Open Data.” EDUCAUSE Review, June 30, 2014. http://www.educause.edu/ero/article/linked-jazz-building-linked-open-data.
- Visualization: Viral Text – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNdRqLi0-ko
- Visualization: Mapping the Republic of Letters – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyXzjiYNers
- Visualization: Linked Jazz – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7frX2kcW2-0
- Visualization: Robots Reading Vogue – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYYdMVqS9Jw
- Compare Projects
- Network Analysis with Palladio
- Compare Tools
Topic 4: Public Facing
Module 10 – Crowdsourced Knowledge (Meet Individually with Instructor week of 11/2/15)
- RRCHNM. Rosenzweig, Roy. “Can History Be Open Source? Wikipedia and the Future of the Past.” Originally published in The Journal of American History 93, no.1 (06, 2006): 117-46. http://chnm.gmu.edu/essays-on-history-new-media/essays/?essayid=42.
- Auerbach, David. “Encyclopedia Frown.” Slate, December, 11, 2014. http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/bitwise/2014/12/wikipedia_editing_disputes_the_crowdsourced_encyclopedia_has_become_a_rancorous.single.html
- Udell, Jon. “Heavy Metal Umlaut: the movie.” Strategies for Internet Citizens (blog), January 22, 2005. http://jonudell.net/udell/gems/umlaut/umlaut.html.
- Galloway, Ed, and Cassandra DellaCorte. “Increasing the Discoverability of Digital Collections Using Wikipedia: The Pitt Experience.” Pennsylvania Libraries: Research & Practice 2.1 (2014): 84-96. doi: 10.5195/palrap.2014.60. http://palrap.pitt.edu/ojs/index.php/palrap/article/view/60.
- Project Idea Questionnaire
- Meet Individually with Instructor regarding Project
- Deconstructing Wikipedia Entries
- Linkypedia Analysis
- How to Read a Wikipedia Article
Module 11 – Crowdsourced Digitization
- Ridge, Mia. “Crowdsourcing Our Cultural Heritage: Introduction.” In Crowdsourcing our Cultural Heritage, edited by Mia Ridge. Ashgate, 2014. PDF e-book. http://www.ashgate.com/pdf/SamplePages/Crowdsourcing-our-Cultural-Heritage-Intro.pdf.
- Ayres, Marie-Louise. “‘Singing for their supper’: Trove, Australian newspapers, and the crowd.” Paper presented at IFLA WLIC, Singapore, July 31, 2013. National Library of Australia. http://library.ifla.org/245/1/153-ayres-en.pdf.
- Leon, Sharon M. “Build, Analyse and Generalise: Community Transcription of the Papers of the War Department and the Development of Scripto.” In Crowdsourcing Our Cultural Heritage, edited by Mia Ridge. UK: Ashgate, 2014. http://edchnm.gmu.edu/dhcert/sites/default/files/pdf/Build_Analyse_Generalise.pdf.
- Causer, Tim, Justin Tonra, and Valerie Wallace. “Transcription Maximized; expense minimized? Crowdsourcing and editing The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham.” Literary and Linguistic Computing 27, no. 2 (2012): 119-137. http://edchnm.gmu.edu/dhcert/sites/default/files/pdf/Transcription_Maximized_expense_minimized.pdf.
- Summers, Ed. “NYPL’s Building Inspector.” inkdroid, October 22, 2013. http://inkdroid.org/journal/2013/10/22/nypls-building-inspector/.
- Crowdsourcing: Transcribe Bentham – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XB2J4pJQodo
- Crowdsourcing: The Building Inspector – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIVkyqiE1fA
- Crowdsourcing: Trove – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APa6-03hWkU
- Crowdsourcing: Papers of the War Department – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ryle2L4CQ0w
- Contribute to a Crowdsourced Digitization Project
- Compare Projects
- What Can You Do with Crowdsourced Digitization?
Module 12 – Online Communication
- Dijck, van Jose. “Engineering Sociality in a Culture of Connectivity.” In The Culture of Connectivity: A Critical History of Social Media, 3-23. USA: Oxford University Press, 2013. http://site.ebrary.com/lib/georgemason/detail.action?docID=10686674.
- Ross, Claire. “Social media for digital humanities and community engagement.” In Digital Humanities in Practice, edited by Claire Warwick, Melissa Terras, and Julianne Nyhan, Facet Publishing, 2012. http://edchnm.gmu.edu/dhcert/sites/default/files/pdf/Social_Media_for_Digital_Humanities.pdf.
- Phillpott, Matt. “Uses of Blogs for Historians.” Blogging for Historians (blog). https://bloggingforhistorians.wordpress.com/guide-to-blogging-main-index/uses-of-blogs-for-historians/.
- Owens, Trevor. “Wherein I Answer 13 Questions About Digital Humanities Blogging.” User Centered Digital History (blog), November 1, 2014. http://www.trevorowens.org/2014/11/wherein-i-answer-13-questions-about-digital-humanities-blogging/.
- Richardson, Heather Cox. “Should Historians Use Twitter? Part 1.” The Historical Society (blog), September 27, 2013. http://histsociety.blogspot.com/2013/09/should-historians-use-twitter-part-1.html.
- Thomson, Kristin, Kristen Purcell, and Lee Rainie. “Arts Organizations and Digital Technologies.” (Overview). Pew Research Center. January 4, 2013. http://www.pewinternet.org/2013/01/04/arts-organizations-and-digital-technologies/.
- Bernstein, Shelley. “Social Change.” BKM Tech (blog), April 4, 2014. https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/community/blogosphere/2014/04/04/social-change/.
Readings to skim for Comparing Social Media Platforms Activity
- “World Wide Web Timeline.” Pew Research Center. March 11, 2014. http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/03/11/world-wide-web-timeline/.
- Duggan, Maeve, Nicole B. Ellison, Cliff Lampe, Amanda Lenhart, and Mary Madden. “Social Media Update 2014.” Pew Research Center. January 9, 2015. http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/01/09/social-media-update-2014/.
- Zickuhr, Kathryn. “Generations 2010.” Pew Research Center. December 16, 2010. http://www.pewinternet.org/2010/12/16/generations-2010/.
- Lenhart, Amanda, and Susannah Fox. “Bloggers.” Pew Research Center. July 19, 2006. http://www.pewinternet.org/2006/07/19/bloggers/.
- “The top 500 sites on the web.” Alexa. http://www.alexa.com/topsites.
- “A history of blogging.” Creative Bloq (blog). May 12, 2014. http://www.creativebloq.com/web-design/history-blogging-51411626.
- Madrigal, Alexis. “How Twitter Has Changed Over the Years in 12 Charts.” The Atlantic, March 30, 2014. http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/03/how-twitter-has-changed-over-the-years-in-12-charts/359869/.
- Evaluate Social Media Strategy
- Compare Social Media Platforms
- Social Media Strategy
Topic 5: Digital Humanities Project
Module 13 – Reviewing Work in Progress
- Your Project
- Gallery of Student Projects
- Feedback to Projects
Module 14 – Conclusion (Meets online 12/10/2015 7:20pm EST)
- Doing Digital Humanities