Courses

Expansive and Inclusive Digital Scholarly Production in the Library

(Laurie Allen, Penn)

This workshop is designed for people who currently, or may someday, work in Libraries. Over the course of four days, the group will explore and develop approaches to creating and supporting new modes of digital expression in collaboration with library colleagues, with researchers, and with students.

Afrofuturism and Augmented Reality

(Michael Sterling Burns and Robert Fletcher, West Chester University; Clayton Colmon, Penn)

As we explore the ways that digital and physical realities intersect, it’s important to consider the narratives that are created, replicated, and reframed in augmented digital spaces—particularly when applying AR to our creative, research, and teaching efforts. Afrofuturism can help us do this work.

Creative Coding for Absolute Beginners

(Mark Sample, Davidson College)

Over the course of this week, we’ll explore different dimensions of creative coding, including glitching, bots, procedural remixing, generative storytelling, and games. Students will be exposed to Python, Tracery, Twine, and other platforms for creative coding. No programming experience is required.

Digital Surrogates: Representation, Engagement, and Meaning

(Dot Porter, Penn)

This course asks participants to learn about the process of creating digital surrogates with attention to issues of representation, engagement, and meaning. Beginning with the question “What does it mean to digitize an object?”, participants will be asked to consider the responsibilities of a digitization project as it is related to paid and unpaid labor, the ethics of working with digital material, and how decisions about technical standards and platforms can facilitate or limit future use of digitized materials.

DH in the Classroom

(Nabil Kashyap, Swarthmore College; Katie Rawson, Penn; Roberto Vargas, Swarthmore College)

How do we integrate DH into the classroom in ways that are substantive, critical, and inclusive? How do we navigate the always particular and often messy challenges posed by DH instruction? This course will focus on approaches to juggling curriculum, technology, assessment, and available resources — the how’s and why’s of DH pedagogy — considered as a whole.

Minimal Computing: Nimble Projects for Shaping and Sharing Histories

(Marii Nyröp, Columbia University Libraries; Alex Gil, Columbia University Libraries)

In this week-long workshop, participants will build their own web projects that catalogue and present digital cultural artifacts using minimal computing principles. In the process, participants will learn the fundamentals of data preparation and management, static site generation, and version control.

Text Analysis

(Scott Enderle, Penn)

Freely available tools and excellent tutorials have made it easier to apply computational text analysis techniques; however, researchers may still find themselves struggling with how to build their corpus, decide upon a method, and interpret results. We will survey the how and why of variety of commonly used methods (e.g. word distribution, topic modeling, natural language processing) as well as how develop and manage a collection of texts

3D Digital Humanities

(Norm Badler, Penn)

Through modern computer graphics, the ViDi Center for Digital Visualization addresses 3D visual experiences, reconstruction, and animation of cultural environments.

Linked Data for the Humanities

(Kevin Page and David Lewis, University of Oxford)

This course introduces the concepts and technologies behind the Semantic Web and teaches attendees about the standards and practices that underpin Linked Data. Sessions offer a mix of “under the hood” technical details explaining how Linked Data ticks, alongside examples of applied Linked Data from the presenters’ own humanities research.

 

 

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