DH100: Introduction to Digital Humanities

Tuesday/Thursday 9:25am – 10:40am

Brian S. Matzke
Email: bmatzke@ccsu.edu
To meet with me, please schedule an appointment here

This schedule provides links to the video lectures, readings, and assignments for each day of the course. Lectures and readings should be completed before that day’s class. Assignments should be completed by midnight that class day, and will be graded the day after class.

1/19 – 2/16

UNIT 1: HUMANITIES AND DIGITAL MEDIA
Week 1: Introductions
1/19
Lecture: Example video
Reading: None
Assignment: None
Week 2: Analog and digital libraries
1/24
Lecture: None (Library tour)
Reading: None
Assignment: None
1/26
Lecture: What is a digital library?
Reading: Jonathan Zittrain, “The Internet is Rotting”
Assignment None
Week 4: Scholarly digital humanities research
2/7
Lecture: Visual Rhetoric and Website Design
Reading: Anne Francis Wysocki, “The Multiple Media of Texts” (reading available on Blackboard)
Assignment: Blog post 1: Profile of a DH project
2/9
Lecture: Part 1: What are primary and secondary sources? Part 2: How to find scholarly sources
Reading: Tara Menon, “Keeping Count: Direct Speech in the Nineteenth-Century British Novel” (access the article through the library)
Assignment: Blog post 2: Three possible research questions
Week 5: Scholarly sources
2/14
Lecture: How to read an academic paper
Reading: One of the two articles listed in your assignment
Assignment: Blog post 3: Analysis of an academic paper
2/16
Lecture: Zotero
Reading: A scholarly article on your research topic (see assignment); CCSU Library’s LibGuide on Zotero (optional)
Assignment: Blog post 4: Summary of a scholarly source

2/21 – 3/30

UNIT 2: METADATA
Week 6: Primary sources
Week 7: Adding metadata to artifacts
2/28
Lecture: Why metadata matters
Reading: None, but it’s recommended you check out the articles discussed in the lecture video.
Assignment: Gallery entry 3: Third artifact
3/2
Lecture: Working with metadata spreadsheets and controlled vocabularies
Reading: None
Assignment: Blog post 5: Metadata spreadsheet
Week 10: Audio and video markup
3/28
Lecture: Indexing audiovisual materials
Readings: Check out the resources on the website for The Oral History Metadata Synchronizer. For additional information on how to complete your markup, consult the video tutorials on this page.
Assignment: Gallery entry 5: OHMS index
3/30
Lecture:
Readings:
Assignment: Blog post 8: Reflection on your OHMS index

4/4 – 5/11

UNIT 3: VISUALIZING DATA
Week 12: Word frequencies
Week 13: Timelines and maps
4/18
Lecture: Timelines and Maps
Reading: None, but we’ll be looking at these online tools: Timeline and StoryMap
Assignment: Gallery entry 8: Timeline or Map
4/20
Lecture: TBD
Readings: TBD
Assignment: Blog post 11: Partial draft or outline
Week 14: Sankeys, flowcharts, and trees
4/25
Lecture: Sankeys, flowcharts, and trees
Reading: None, but we will be working with SankeyMATIC, Lucidchart, and RelationshipTree
Assignment: Gallery entry 9: Fourth data visualization
4/27
Lecture: A brief history of data visualization
Reading: TBD
Assignment : Blog post 12: Complete rough draft
Week 15: Workshopping your final paper

Tuesday, 5/9 is the last day assignments will be accepted for credit. All assignments must be visible on your site by noon on Tuesday 5/9

The final paper is due by noon on Thursday, 5/11