Diet DH is a campus-wide reading group at the University of Delaware.
Each meeting is 30 minutes; never more than 30 minutes to prepare.
We welcome all students, staff, faculty, and folks from the community.
Sign up at bit.ly/DietDH or just show up.
Questions or ideas? Write to me [jccaseyatudel.edu] or on Twitter using #dietDH
Spring 2015 Meetings on Tuesdays at 5:15pm in Mem 107.
Week 1 (2/24) — Public Digital Humanities
- Jesse Stommel, “The Public Digital Humanities”. (6 minutes) There are ~10 linked articles to explore and share.
Week 2 (3/10) — Online Archives, Editions, Collections, Projects
- Price, Kenneth. “Edition, Project, Database, Archive, Thematic Research Collection: What’s in a Name?” (28 mins)
- Choose 1 of CHNM’s Case Studies of Notable Collections to share with us.
- Bonus: DPLA and NYPL Digital Collections
Week 3 (3/17) — Teaching
- Sayers, Jentery. “Tinker-Centric Pedagogy in Literature and Language Classrooms” (22 mins)
- Rebecca Frost Davis, “Yes, but How Do You Teach Collaboration?” (6 mins)
Week 4 (3/24) — Visualization
- Data Visualization, from Stanford’s Tooling Up for DH (12 mins)
- Information Visualization Manifesto (5 mins)
- Jen Jack Gieseking, “Opaque is Being Polite: On Algorithms, Violence, & Awesomeness in Data Visualization” (3 mins)
Week 5 (4/7) — Distant Reading, or Working with Millions of Words
- Ramsay, Stephen. “The Hermeneutics of Screwing Around; or What You Do with a Million Books.” (20 mins)
- Bonus: Voyant Tools, with YouTube tutorials, and the Google Ngram Browser
Week 6 (4/14) — Race and Culture in the Digital Humanities
- Liu, Alan. “Where is Cultural Criticism in the Digital Humanities?” (6 mins)
- Roopika Risam, “On Disruption, Race, and the Digital Humanities” (6 mins)
- Gibbs, Fred. “Critical Discourse in Digital Humanities” (17 mins)
- Bonus reading: Open Thread: The Digital Humanities as a Historical “Refuge” from Race/Class/Gender/Sexuality/Disability? (Many rich comments)
Meetings on Mondays at 5:30pm every few weeks.
Week 1 (10/20)
- Matthew Kirschenbaum “What Is Digital Humanities and What’s it Doing in English Departments?”
- Kathleen Fitzpatrick, The Humanities, Done Digitally.
- Bonus: What Is Digital Humanities? (click refresh a few times)
Week 2 (11/3)
- Miriam Posner, How Did They Make That?
- Reverse engineer a site each. If you’re in need of places to browse for DH projects, here’s the tip of the iceberg:
Week 3 (11/17)
- Selections from Dan Cohen and Roy Rosenzweig, Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web.
- Bethany Nowviskie, “Eternal September of the Digital Humanities” in DH Debates.