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Digital Humanities



DH in the Classroom at MacEwan

Classics: Primary Sources Digital Exhibition. Using PBworks as a platform, first and second year students design a digital exhibition on a topic related to Greek or Roman civilization in a wiki-format. The assignment encourages students to consider artifacts such as coins, vases, architecture, and paintings as primary sources and to use images of these to support and illustrate a discussion of their topic. In order to successfully complete the assignment, students must combine digital images, an analytical discussion, and a bibliography into a miniature website consisting of several pages.

English: Digital Media and Cultural Literacy, Exploring Poets and Poetry in Digital Media (reading assignments and group discussions analysing different kinds of existing online resources that are related to courses’ topics and print subjects; students are challenged to consider the content, structure, production, and reception of all resources).

History: An upper level course on theories of time in the ancient world using podcasts and apps. Peter Adamson's History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps podcast gave students a way to add to their understanding of difficult authors from antiquity, ranging from Plato and Aristotle to Plotinus and Augustine. Asking students to write a short reflection on how the podcast altered their approach to these classical texts allowed our class to (once again) bring together writing, critical thinking, and digital skills. We also included a similar assignment that asked students to reflect on the degree to which Villanova University's app-version of Augustine's Confessions helped them make sense of a rather large and unwieldy masterwork.


DH in the Classroom Beyond MacEwan

Introducing Digital Humanities to Undergraduates - Adeline Koh 

Building Digital Humanities in the Undergraduate Classroom: a Hands on Show and Tell at the 2012 MLA

Collaborative Research Assignment - Wheaton College Digital History Project

DH Undergraduate Assignment Samples - Donna Maria Alexander

Developing Dartmouth's First "Into. to Digital Humanities" Course: Syllabi and Resources - Kirstyn Leuner, Assistant Professor, Santa Clara University (former Postdoctoral Fellow, Dartmouth College)

Research Labs and Centres

Centre for Digital Humanities Brock University
Teaching and research unit which focuses on the intersection of interactive technologies and the humanities.

Center for Digital Liberal Arts
Represents a network of people, learning spaces and resources dedicated to the enduring value of a liberal arts education in the digital age.

Digital Humanities Initiative (DHi) 
The Digital Humanities Initiative (DHi) at Hamilton College is a collaboratory – digital parlance for a research and teaching collaboration – where new media and computing technologies are used to promote humanities-based teaching, research, and scholarship across the liberal arts.

Digital Scholarship Lab Richmond University
Develops innovative digital humanities projects that contribute to research and teaching at and beyond the University of Richmond. It seeks to reach a wide audience by developing projects that integrate thoughtful interpretation in the humanities and social sciences with innovations in new media.

Canadian Writing Research Collabatory (CRWC)
The Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory is an online project designed to enable unprecedented avenues for studying the words that most move people in and about Canada.

Oxford Internet Institute
An academic centre for the study of the societal implications of the Internet.

Ryerson’s Infoscape Lab
Hosts research projects that focus on the cultural and political impact of digital code, particularly with regards to social media.

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