These presentations will give us an opportunity to explore some of the many facets that encompass the broad field of Digital Humanities.
Sign up for a presentation date and topic before Sunday, September 10 (teams of two). Presentations (60 points) should last between 10-15 minutes and provide:
- Overview of the topic (what is it? When did it start, if we know? What is its purpose?)
- A demo of one or two resources that use this method
- An explanation of what this approach helps us do that traditional (analog) approaches can’t
You don’t need to use Powerpoint, but of course a digital component (Prezi, Commons Page, Google Slides, YouTube) is encouraged.
In addition to your group presentation, each of you should post on our course site an individually written 2-page critical evaluation (40 points) of a project (see some links in sign-up page on GDocs). It can be the same project you demoed in class, but each of you must write about a different project. Consider the following:
- What’s the title of the project, and who developed it? Where is it hosted?
- What does this project aim to accomplish? Is it successful? Why/why not?
- What is the target audience for this project? How can you tell?
- Can you notice ways in which this project might be biased, framing information in a specific ways, or overlooking important details? Does it limit the kinds of research we can do or ideas we can come up with?
- To whom would you recommend this project?
Post your evaluation as a “post” (not a page) and select the category “DH Project Reviews.” Evaluations are due before midnight the Tuesday your group presents.
On the week of your presentation you do not have to submit a forum post (but you can if you fell behind).