Event on campus Speaker Series

Diane Jakacki to speak March 29

Time for a another Speaker Series event!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Hillel 101
Lunch provided. Please register.

Diane Jakacki

There Is No Spoon: Overcoming the Digital Pedagogy Imposter Syndrome

As Digital Humanities finds strong roots across the curriculum, even instructors who have used sophisticated DH methods in their research worry about how to successfully incorporate DH assignments into course design. How do we experiment with new methods in our classrooms? How do we balance subject learning goals with those related to digital literacy? How do we evaluate and assess new types of assignments in line with those that seem more traditional? How do we maintain our confidence in the classroom when we’re not necessarily feeling so confident? How do we use DH tools and methods to find new ways to engage with our students without making ourselves crazy?

Diane Jakacki
Diane Jakacki is Digital Scholarship Coordinator and Affiliated Teaching Faculty in the Comparative Humanities program at Bucknell University, where she explores and institutes ways in which Digital Humanities tools and methodologies can be leveraged in a small liberal arts environment. Her research specialties include digital humanities – particularly spatial analysis through text, early modern British literature and drama, and the ways in which pedagogy can be transformed by means of digital interventions. She is an assistant director of the Digital Humanities Summer Institute, Program Chair for the DH 2017 international conference, Technical Editor for the Internet Shakespeare Editions, a member of the Executive Board of the Records of Early English Drama and the pedagogical advisory board for Map of Early Modern London project. She has published widely on digital humanities pedagogy as well as on the intersection of DH and early modern studies.

This program is made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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