Schedule

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SCHEDULE TOPICS READ DUE
WEEK 1

Tuesday, August 28

 

Introductions

Defining the Field

What is Digital Humanities?

Digital Humanities Projects and Skills

Stephen Ramsay. “The Hermeneutics of Screwing Around; or What You Do with a Million Books.” Pastplay. 2014.

Technology Survey

Register with CUNY Academic Commons (“about me” due before September 3)

Read the syllabus thoroughly

WEEK 2

Tuesday, September 4

Print Culture and Pre-Digital Technologies

Intro to Project 1

Stephen Fry, The Machine that Made Us (watch all 5 parts!)

Compare the paper and vellum versions of the Gutenberg Bible [in class]

Elizabeth Eisenstein, “Some Features of Print Culture” from The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europe

Forum #1

Follow Voyant (1) tutorials (2)  (3) and complete test runs as preparation for P1

 Sign up for DHPR

WEEK 3

Tuesday, September 11

No classes: College Closed  No classes: College Closed No classes: College Closed
WEEK 4

Tuesday, September 18 

No classes: College Closed  No classes: College Closed No classes: College Closed
WEEK 5

Tuesday, September 25

Visualizing Literature

 

 

Whitney, selected poems

Distant-Reading and Cultural Analytics

Forum #2
WEEK 6

Tuesday, October 2

Concrete and Virtual Worlds

 

 

Whitney, cont.

Watch The Beauty of Data Visualization and look through  http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/ DH101, “Visualization” and ToolingUP, Visualization

Spatial History

Project 1 draft due before midnight (+New=>post; use “Project 1 Drafts” category)

Forum #3

 Presenter:Carlos Gonzalez

WEEK 7

Tuesday, October 9

Maps, Graphs, Trees

Intro to Project 2

Map of Early Modern London

Starting a Geographical Data Project and the resulting page

Google Maps Overview

Project 1 final draft due before midnight (+New=>post; use “Project 1” category)

Read instructions for Project 2, comment with any questions

Forum #4

Presenters: Claudia Rhoden and Julia Oosman 

WEEK 8

Tuesday, October 16

Hacking, Remixing, Building

 

Kathleen Fitzpatrick, “The Humanities, Done Digitally.”

Doug Belshaw, The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies

Re-read Whitney’s Last Will and Testament

Forum #5

 

Presenters 1: Kira Walker, Anna Akimova, Akintunde Thomas


Presenters 2: Lydia Varghese and  Cynthia Loja

WEEK 9

Tuesday, October 23

Digital Communities Amy Earheart, “Can Information Be Unfettered? Race and the New Digital Humanities Canon”

Toward Digital, Critical, Participatory Action Research: Lessons from the #BarrioEdProj

University of Sydney, Digital Harlem

Forum #6
WEEK 10

Tuesday, October 30

Presentations

Intro to Project 3

Project 2 Presentations

 

Forum #7

Whitney Reflections Due

 

WEEK 11

Tuesday, November 6

Coding and Encoding Maha Bali, “Where is the Humanity in the Computer Science Curriculum?”

Alexis C. Madrigal, “How Netflix Reverse Engineered Hollywood.”

Safiya Noble, Algorithms of Oppression, Introduction

Forum #8

Presenters: Jazmine Topping and Arlene Springer

WEEK 12

Tuesday, November 13

 

Conferences

 

Conferences

Schedule to meet

Project 3 Proposals

Google Doc for meetings

WEEK 13

Tuesday, November 20

Picking Our Platform Discussion and tutorial of StoryMaps

 

Place Holders and Thoughts 

Presenters: Candace King, Tracey foster

Marc Torres, Fiifi Frimpong

WEEK 14

Tuesday, November 27

Visual Design Kirschenbaum, Matthew G. “‘So the Colors Cover the Wires’: Interface, Aesthetics, and Usability,” in A Companion to Digital Humanities, edited by Susan Schreibman, Ray Siemens, and John Unsworth, 523–42.

Jesse James Garrett, Elements of User Experience

 

Forum #9

Consider attending the CUNY IT conference

Presenters: Tuka Al-Sahlani, Sanjida Katun

 

WEEK 15

Tuesday, December 4

Online Day  

Bethanie Nowviskie, On The Origin of Hack and Yack, Journal of Digital Humanities 3.2

Moya Bailey,  All the Digital Humanists Are White, All the Nerds Are Men, but Some of Us Are BraveJournal of Digital Humanities 1.1

Mark Sample. “The Digital Humanities is Not About Building, It’s About Sharing.” SampleReality.com. 25 May 2011.

Forum #10

Project 3 First Drafts

Presenters: Mahim Singh, Steve Fadugba

WEEK 16

Tuesday, December 11

Peer Review (Digital) Peer Review (Digital) Peer Review
WEEK 17

Tuesday, December 18

Did we DH? Presentations

(final exam due to class)

In-Class Presentations

Final Exam due

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