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.

UNIT 1: HUMANITIES AND DIGITAL MEDIA
Week 1: Introductions
8/30
Lecture: Example video
Reading: None
Assignment: None
9/1
Lecture: What is a digital library?
Reading: Jonathan Zittrain, “The Internet is Rotting”
Assignment None
Week 3: Scholarly digital humanities research
9/13
Lecture: Digital Rhetoric
Reading: Anne Francis Wysocki, “The Multiple Media of Texts” (Hard copies will be distributed in class)
Assignment: Blog post 1: Profile of a DH project
9/15
Lecture: 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 4: Scholarly sources
9/20
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
9/22
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
Week 5: Primary sources
9/27
Lecture: Part 1: Artifacts and where to find them; Part 2: Adding artifacts to your website
Reading: None
Assignment: Gallery entry 1: First artifact
9/29
Lecture: Dublin Core metadata
Readings: Skim over the Dublin Core Metadata Terms page
Assignment: Gallery entry 2: Second artifact
UNIT 2: METADATA
Week 8: Text markup
Week 9: Audio and video markup
10/25
Lecture: Directories
Readings: TBD
Assignment: Blog post 7: Reflection on your TEI markup
10/27
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
Week 10: Thesis statements
11/1
Lecture: TBD
Reading: TBD
Assignment: Blog post 8: Reflection on your OHMS index
11/3
Lecture: Thesis statements
Reading: The magic thesis sentence
Assignment: Blog post 9: Thesis statement
UNIT 3: VISUALIZING DATA
Week 12: Word frequencies
Week 13: Timelines and maps
11/22
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
11/24
Thanksgiving — Enjoy your holiday!
Week 14: Sankeys, flowcharts, and trees
11/29
Lecture: Sankeys, flowcharts, and trees
Reading: None, but we will be working with SankeyMATIC, Lucidchart, and RelationshipTree
Assignment: Gallery entry 9: Fourth data visualization
12/1
Lecture: A brief history of data visualization
Reading: TBD
Assignment : Blog post 12: Complete rough draft
FINAL EXAM AND FINAL PAPER
Week 15: Workshopping your final paper
12/6
Lecture: TBD
Reading: TBD
Assignment: Blog post 13: Profile of a DH project, take two

Tuesday, 12/6 is the last day assignments will be accepted for credit. All assignments must be visible on your site by noon on Tuesday 12/6

12/8
Lecture: Final thoughts
Reading: “Workshop is not for you” by Jeremiah Chamberlin
Assignment: Peer critiques

Week 16: Final exam and final paper

The final exam will be held on Tuesday, 12/13 from 8am to 10pm

The final paper is due by noon on Thursday, 12/15

Here is a list of key terms that you may use as a study guide as you prepare for the final exam