Exploring the Digital Medium: Cross Disciplinary Collaboration in the Digital Humanities 2015 Schedule
Friday, February 27, 2015 | Hale Library, room 407
|9:30 am - 11:00 am|
Integrating Digital Humanities in Pedagogy: Choosing Courses, Learning Objectives and Tools Workshop leader
Workshop leader: Jeff McClurken, University of Mary Washington
This workshop will be aimed at working through the practical and pedagogical choices about creating a digital humanities course. We will explore sample syllabi, discuss potential projects, survey various tools, and identify obvious and not-so-obvious pitfalls to constructing a class that engages students in the scholarship and practice related to digital humanities. Not in the humanities? Come join us anyway. Most of these ideas and approaches apply to incorporating technology into any course.
While there are no formal prerequisites to this workshop, please come with ideas for a course that you can discuss with the other workshop participants.
|2:00 pm - 4:00 pm|
Practicing Digital Humanities in the Classroom: Tools and Methods
As an extension of the first workshop, we will focus on integrating digital humanities in the classroom by exploring a variety of digital humanities related resources available at Kansas State University as well as introducing a specific pedagogy intervention, students writing Wikipedia articles for classroom assignments. Often replacing research papers and/or literature reviews, these assignments ask students to practice disciplinary research and writing skills to fill gaps for a public audience.
This workshop will explore the tools available through the Wikipedia Education Program, common assignment design concerns, example assignments run by faculty at Kansas State University in the departments of English and Art, examination of how the program's lessons learned can be applied to other digital assignments, and provide time for developing a Wikipedia assignment for your own classroom.
Examples will be focused on humanities topics, but faculty in all disciplines are welcome.
Saturday, February 28, 2015 | Hale Library, Hemisphere Room
|9:15 am||Opening Remarks|
Plenary 1 - Bonnie Lynn-Sherow, Kansas State University
Jeff McClurken, Professor of History and American Studies & Special Assistant to the Provost for Teaching, Technology, and Innovation University of Mary Washington
“Claiming One Future for Digital Humanities: Undergraduate Learning, Creation, & Ownership”
Discussions and scholarship in Digital Humanities often don’t include undergraduates. But they should. The field represents an important frontier for teaching, learning, and scholarship, and not just for researchers or for graduate students. Incorporating digital tools in the humanities can and should be a key part of the undergraduate research experience. One path for Digital Humanities embraces the idea that undergraduate students should be active participants in the consumption, analysis, and construction of knowledge, claiming for themselves roles as learners, creators, and owners.
Panel 1: History - Alex Stinson, Kansas State University
Pecha Kucha Presentations - Tara Coleman, Kansas State University
Plenary 2 - Gregory Eiselein, Kansas State University
Dr. Matt Cohen, Associate Professor of English, University of Texas at Austin
"Over the Roofs of the World: Politics of Freeness in Literary Digital Archives."
The Walt Whitman Archive (http://www.whitmanarchive.org) is a digital editing environment that is free to access, university based, and competes with many other Whitman sites on the web. In terms of literary distribution, the Whitman Archive provides the opportunity to explore what we now know as a problematic issue regarding open access in the larger and longer frame of the history of free distribution of Whitman's work. Such free distribution stretches back to the poet's own time. Responding to Virginia Jackson's important argument about digital literary archives and literary criticism, this talk examines the free distribution of Whitman's work in the digital age.
|2:00 pm||Coffee Break|
|2:10 pm|| Panel 2: Literature - Mark Crosby, Kansas State University |
|3:40 pm||Coffee Break|
Panel 3: Linguistics - Casey Hoeve, Kansas State University
|5:30 pm||Closing Remarks|