Category Archive: Session Proposal =

Posts from participants proposing a session.

Sep 21

Session Proposal: Cleaning up text and data

Session on scenarios, techniques, tools, etc for cleaning up text, data, and metadata. Text editors, Excel, Google Refine, regular expressions, xslt… What do you do with your data before you can do things with it?

Sep 21

Session Proposal: Undergraduates & DH Research

Inspired by Gregory Crane’s wonderful keynote earlier tonight, I would love to see a session on engaging undergraduates in digital humanities research projects. In my brief experience at the Northwestern University’s CSCDC, I’ve worked on a few digital humanities research projects and courses in which undergraduates have played key roles doing online manuscript transcription, web archiving, and creating original digital history projects. I think Gregory is right (for a number of reasons) that it is time to bring undergraduates into the research process, and the digital humanities offers so many ways in which to do this. No doubt, this is a broad topic, but I’m assuming other people have similar experiences to share or are thinking about how best to begin down this path.

Sep 20

Session Proposal: Advanced Omeka

I’m happy to spend some more time with people who’d like to learn more about Omeka tomorrow — I can show you how to set up your own Omeka installation, how to create an exhibit, how to customize a theme. We could also just have an Omeka site-building session, and I could help people individually.

Sep 09

A few session proposals

Here are a number of proposed THATCamp discussion topics from participants’ registration forms. Please leave any comments below, or create a new post with your own session proposal. Friday morning at the THATCamp we will vote, negotiate and schedule the sessions for the day, so if there is a topic you are interested in discussing, make sure you post it on the site!

  • Discussion about the future of libraries, particularly in the humanities
  • Collaboration models for faculty and librarians
  • Library support: what can we do for/with you? Big dreams, what works, what doesn’t
  • Integrating social media effectively in my courses to increase student engagement
  • Discussion of ideas that will help involve students in critical consumption of digital materials
  • Teaching what you do to a variety of audiences
  • Using TEI/XML in the classroom
  • Using digital humanities in research on and teaching of ethnic literatures and cultures
  • Impact of DH on the study of race and ethnicity
  • Developing a proposal for a distributed feminist hack-fest
  • Infrastructure: how to develop a center for digital humanities on a shoestring. How to foster collaboration
  • Collaborations across job descriptions, across long distance
  • After the grant is spent: Sustaining DH support
  • Training graduate students in the digital humanities. What skills are needed and how are they best acquired? Credentialing
  • Ephemera and its circulation in the digital world
  • Video editing and sharing techniques (especially in educational contexts)

Aug 25

Topic for the unconference

Impact of DH on the study of race and ethnicity

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