Class Eleven+

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Meet in the incubator classroom at normal time, bringing your laptop and anything else you need to spend some time working on your final project. In the meantime, work on your final project like someone is chasing you.         Chippers in a Shipyard [Shipbuilding. Three Women Working], 1942 flickr photo by The… Read more »

Class Ten

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Big stuff and what to do with it [data/text mining] Reading: Nawrotzki and Dougherty, eds. Writing History in the Digital Age, all entries in Part 4 Jo Guldi and David Armitage, The History Manifesto (updated version; Cambridge University Press, 2015), chapter 4 Representative projects: Mining the Dispatch Voting America Resources/Links/Tools/Media Voyant tools Palladio Google’s Ngram… Read more »

Class Nine

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Visual modeling: 3-D, virtual, augmented   Reading: Nawrotzki and Dougherty, eds. Writing History in the Digital Age, all entries in Part 5 Representative projects: VCU Virtual Curation Laboratory Mapping Richmond’s Slave Market Belle Isle POW Camp tour or Poe’s Last Day in Richmond tour Resources/Links/Tools/Media Sketchup Moi Sketchfab Aurasma Ephemera Hans Rosling using interactive data… Read more »

Class Eight

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Meeting in the incubator classroom on 3/16, following Spring Break. GIS and geography   Readings: Ian Gregory, “Using Geographical Information Systems to Explore Space and Time in the Humanities,” in Mark Greengrass and Lorna Hughes, eds., The Virtual Representation of the Past (Ashgate, 2008), 135-46. “Mapschool: A free introduction to geo”    Representative projects: Mapping… Read more »

Class Seven

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Sound   Readings: Jonathan Kern, Sound Reporting: The NPR Guide to Audio Journalism and Production (University of Chicago Press, 2008) chapters 1, 3, 6, 8, 12, 18 Representative projects: Backstory Unmonumental Resources/Links/Tools/Media Audacity and Lynda.com tutorials on Audacity and if you understand one thing with audio it’s layering tracks. Hindenburg Journalist: another easy sound editor/mixer,… Read more »

Class Six

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Scholarly publishing   Readings: Kristen Nawrotzki and Jack Dougherty, eds. Writing History in the Digital Age (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2013), all entries in Parts 3, 6, and 7 Bret Victor, “Explorable Explanations” (2011)   Representative projects: British Virginia Encyclopedia Virginia A Selection from “Uncle Tom’s Cabin: A Digital Critical Edition: ‘Topsy’” Resources/Links/Tools/Media… Read more »

Class Five

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Web design   Readings: Kristen Nawrotzki and Jack Dougherty, eds. Writing History in the Digital Age (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2013), introduction and all entries in Parts 1 and 2 (up through page 93) Representative projects: Chesterfield County Historical Society Wilton House Museum Resources/Links/Tools/Media Separating Content from Display Accessibility Checker Color Blindness Filter… Read more »

Class Four

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Archives/Exhibitions   Readings: Martin R. Kalfatovic, Creating a Winning Online Exhibition: A Guide for Libraries, Archives, and Museums (Chicago: Amer Library Assn Editions, 2002) Representative projects: Sublime Anxiety: The Gothic Family and the Outsider U.S. Army Base Hospital No. 45 in the Great War Virginia Chronicle Unknown No Longer Resources/Links/Tools/Media   Image Editors online options… Read more »

Class Three

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Insiders/Outsiders   Reading: Todd Presner et al, The Digital Humanities Manifesto 2.0 (2009), at UCLA Daniel Allington, Sarah Brouillette, David Golumbia, “Neoliberal Tools (and Archives): A Political History of Digital Humanities,” Los Angeles Review of Books (May 1, 2016) from Matthew Gold, ed., Debates in the Digital Humanities (2012): Tara McPherson, “Why are the digital humanities so white?”… Read more »

Class Two

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Theory and development of the field   Reading: Cohen and Rosenzweig, Digital History Representative projects: [review if you wish; we will discuss them together] Valley of the Shadow Wayback machine [to see how old websites looked] 6 class Framework themes Role of collaboration for historians Public History – definitions, etc. Affordances vs. Cautions of digital world [Cohen,… Read more »