It’s that time again! This year’s Day of DH will be December 16, 2015. Don’t forget to register. All events will be held in Hillel 101.
|9:15-10:15am||How Did They Do That?: Team Teaching and Telling Stories
|11am-12pm||DH Medley: Entry-Level Digital Pedagogy Panel
Were you inspired by Quinn Warnick’s charge to try “one new thing” during Fall Academy? A panel of three faculty members will share their experiences adding a taste of DH to their courses. Mikki Brock, Assistant Professor of History, will discuss her use of TimelineJS to inform a traditional writing assignment. Caleb Dance, Assistant Professor of Classics, will discuss the annotation tool “nb” and its success in his Latin prose class. Stephanie Stillo, Mellon Junior Faculty Fellow, will discuss her incorporation of a UVa graduate student to introduce DH to a first-year seminar.
|12:15-1:45pm||Annotating and Writing about Online Text, Images, Audio, and Video: Introduction to Hypothes.is and Scalar led by Amanda French
This workshop will be led by Amanda French, Director of Digital Research Services at Virginia Tech University Libraries.
The web is full of content that scholars would like to comment on, write about, and incorporate into multimedia-rich online essays. Rather than trying to describe what happens in a particular video with words only in a print-only essay, wouldn’t it be better to incorporate comments into an existing film clip, then embed that film clip into a longer essay where it can be compared to other clips, audio snippets, images, and even scholarly articles? Hypothesis is a free annotation tool that lets you highlight and comment on any web page: your annotations and highlights can be private to just yourself, shared to a select group, or entirely public. Scalar is a free multimedia authoring tool that allows you easily to create media-rich online books that can themselves have Hypothes.is annotations enabled by default. Both tools have been created by and for humanities scholars who are particularly interested in challenging subordination, hierarchy, and linearity on the web by enabling interpretive commentary on existing web content. This workshop will show some examples of Hypothes.is and Scalar uses in teaching and research, will define terms and demonstrate key features of both tools, and will give you hands-on in-class exercises that will let you practice working with both tools to create useful and interesting digital scholarship.
Before the workshop, if you can, please create an account for Hypothes.is at http://hypothes.is and install the bookmarklet in your browser of choice, then create an create an account for Scalar at http://scalar.usc.edu. Please do bring a laptop (NOT a tablet).