Course Calendar

Note: This calendar is tentative and will almost certainly change. All major projects and reading assignments are listed, but I might add a short piece or two each week, depending on our schedule and everyone’s interests. The most accurate version of what we’re doing during the coming week will always be found on the homepage.
Week Tuesday Thursday
1 August 25
  • Overview of the course
  • Defining terms: "digital" and "humanities"
August 27
2 September 1
  • READ: Does Writing Have a Future?, Introduction, plus pp. 1–78 (through "Poetry")
  • DEADLINE: Select a site for Analysis of a Digital Humanities Project
  • Discussion leaders: Zak and Abbey
September 3
  • RSS and social media workshop
3 September 8
  • READ: Does Writing Have a Future?, pp. 79–167 (from "Ways of Reading" to the end)
  • Discussion leaders: Natalie and Josh
September 10
  • Managing digital assets workshop
  • Peer critique workshop
4 September 15
  • READ: Comparative Textual Media, Introduction, plus pp. 1–154 (through Chapter 6)
  • Discussion leaders: James and Peter
September 17
  • Rapid-fire presentations of DH project analyses
  • DEADLINE: Analysis of a Digital Humanities Project
5 September 22
  • Introduction to Collaborative Class Project
  • READ: Comparative Textual Media, pp. 155–309 (from Chapter 7 to the end)
  • Discussion leaders: Kristin and Jenna
September 24
  • Special Collections training
  • Assign partners for Collaborative Class Project
6 September 29
  • READ: Macroanalysis, pp. 1–62 (through Chapter 5)
  • Discussion leaders: Kayla and Joel
October 1
  • Text analysis workshop
7 October 6
  • Introduction to Individual Final Project; sign up for initial conferences with Quinn
  • READ: Macroanalysis, pp. 63–117 (Chapters 6 and 7)
  • Discussion leaders: Kristin and Joel
October 8
  • Collaborative Class Project work session
8 October 13
  • READ: Macroanalysis, pp. 118–75 (Chapters 8–10)
  • Introduction to Documented Exploration of a DH Tool
  • Discussion leaders: Peter and Lee
October 15
  • Collaborative Class Project work session
  • DEADLINE: MOU for Individual Final Project (Submit by Sunday, October 18)
9 October 20
  • READ: Between Humanities and the Digital, pp. 1–171 (Part I)
  • Discussion leaders: Natalie and Abbey
October 22
  • HTML and CSS workshop, Part 1
  • DEADLINE: Collaborative Class Project memo
  • DEADLINE: Select tool for Documented Exploration of a DH Tool
10 October 27
  • READ: Between Humanities and the Digital, pp. 173–328 (Part II)
  • Discussion leader: Zak
October 29
  • HTML and CSS workshop, Part 2
11 November 3
  • READ: Between Humanities and the Digital, pp. 329–506 (Part III)
  • Discussion leaders: Kayla and Jenna
November 5
  • Web hosting and content management systems workshop
12 November 10
  • Documented Exploration of a DH Tool peer critique workshop
  • DEADLINE: Rough draft of Documented Exploration tutorial
November 12
  • READ: Selections from Debates in the Digital Humanities.
  • DEADLINE: Finalize details of web hosting/publishing for Individual Project
  • Discussion leaders: Lee and Josh
13 November 17
  • Scalar and Hypothesis workshop
  • DEADLINE: Documented Exploration of a DH Tool
November 19
  • Individual Project peer critique workshop
  • DEADLINE: Early draft of Individual Project

THANKSGIVING BREAK: No Classes

14 December 1
  • Individual Project work session
December 3
  • Individual Project presentations
15 December 8
  • Individual Project presentations
December 10
  • Reading Day (no class)
16 FINALS WEEK
  • Final exam celebration (lunch at Quinn's house?)
  • DEADLINE: Individual Project due at the beginning of our final: December 17, 1:05 p.m.