Digital Humanities

If You Want to Master Something, Teach it: Digital Humanities and the ‘Aha!’ Moment

[Cross-posted to the Washington and Lee Digital Humanities Blog] I was recently invited to give a guest lecture in Caleb Dance’s Classics Course (“Blasts from the Classical Past: In Consideration of the Ancient Canon”) at Washington and Lee University as part of their Mellon Foundation Grant for Digital Humanities, which provides support for research, workshops,…. Continue reading “If You Want to Master Something, Teach it: Digital Humanities and the ‘Aha!’ Moment”.

“Gothic DH” at Washington and Lee

*Cross-posted on the Washington and Lee DH Blog* Toward the beginning of the semester, I was contacted by Brandon Walsh, a UVA alumnus and the current Mellon Digital Humanities Fellow at Washington and Lee. As part of his fellowship, Brandon has been pairing UVA DH folks with professors at Washington and Lee; the initiative is…. Continue reading ““Gothic DH” at Washington and Lee”.

In, Out, Across, With: Collaborative Education and Digital Humanities (Job Talk for Head of Graduate Programs)

[Crossposted on my personal blog and the WLUDH blog.] I’ve accepted a new position as the Head of Graduate Programs in the Scholars’ Lab, and I’ll be transitioning into that role over the next few weeks! As a part of the interview process, we had to give a job talk. While putting together this presentation,…. Continue reading “In, Out, Across, With: Collaborative Education and Digital Humanities (Job Talk for Head of Graduate Programs)”.

Disrupt the Humanities? (Managing Director job talk)

When scholars share their job talks after being hired, DH and libraries interviewing processes become a little less mysterious. Academia has many genres of presentation. It can be difficult to draft your first job talk without seeing how others in your field translate a job ad’s requirements into a job talk’s expression of their unique expertise. Lee Skallerup Bessette, Celeste Tuong…. Continue reading “Disrupt the Humanities? (Managing Director job talk)”.

Over the Moon and Down to Earth: Scholars’ Lab versions of space

Something about space has gone to our heads here in the Scholars’ Lab.  Any day, I expect to come out of a trance to find I’ve been wearing a motion capture suit while I geo-referenced an historic map, programmed an arduino, flew a drone, and printed a replica of an artifact from an ancient burial…. Continue reading “Over the Moon and Down to Earth: Scholars’ Lab versions of space”.

Digital Humanities Fellows

The Scholars’ Lab is proud to announce that applications for our prestigious Graduate Fellowship in the Digital Humanities are being accepted for the 2017-2018 academic year. Applications are due February 28, 2017. The fellowship supports ABD graduate students doing innovative work in the digital humanities at the University of Virginia. The Scholars’ Lab offers Grad…. Continue reading “Digital Humanities Fellows”.

Graduate Applications for the Praxis Program, 2017-2018

UVa graduate students! Apply by February 28 for a unique, funded opportunity to work with an interdisciplinary group of your peers, learning digital humanities skills from the experts, and collaborating on the design and execution of an innovative digital project. The 2016-2017 Praxis cohort is in full swing, thanks to generous support by UVa Library…. Continue reading “Graduate Applications for the Praxis Program, 2017-2018”.

Reading the Kardashians

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to read the dialogue that passes between members of the Kardashian family on Keeping Up with the Kardashians? To have those seemingly intimate conversations and confessions in the form of a literary production that is open to analysis, interpretation, and text mining? Me neither. Not until…. Continue reading “Reading the Kardashians”.

Why not build another digital humanities tool?

One of the recurrent issues I noticed when our Praxis cohort began discussing the meaning of the digital humanities was the field’s need to justify its existence. At the beginning of the semester, we read articles about digital humanities as a “tactical term” and the kind of institutional, financial affiliations necessary to sustain DH labs…. Continue reading “Why not build another digital humanities tool?”.

The state of DH in Slavic Studies, by Kathleen Thompson

In a final wrap up, of what has become a four-part series of blog posts on using 3D-printing in a humanities course, Kathleen Thompson reports back on the ASEEES conference and the state of DH in Slavic studies. The previous posts can be read here: Part 1: Printing in the Classroom: Course Assignments and the Makerspace…. Continue reading “The state of DH in Slavic Studies, by Kathleen Thompson”.

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