With our three web development workshops behind us, you should be thinking about what form your final project will take and what resources you’ll need to bring it to life. If you need to register a domain name, set up a web hosting account, or install software on the CATH server, please drop by during my office hours or email me to schedule an appointment. The end of the semester will be here before we know it, so don’t procrastinate these technical aspects of your work.
During Week 12, we’ll help you wrap up our third assignment so you can focus on your final project from here on out. Here’s our plan for the week:
- On Tuesday, we’ll devote the entire class period to a peer critique workshop for the “Documented Exploration of a DH Tool” assignment. In order to participate, please have a full draft of your tutorial posted to Medium before you come to class. (At this point, the “visibility” for your essay should be set to “unlisted.”) If you need some inspiration, I recommend reviewing some of the “DH Tools for Beginners” tutorials written by my former students.
- By Thursday, you should finalize your web hosting/publishing plans for your final project, so please be ready to report on those decisions and share a “three-minute preview” of your project with the class. For the remainder of the time, we’ll hold what will most likely be our final reading discussion of the semester. (We’ll be in “lab mode” from here on out.) Lee and Josh will lead our conversation on a few chapters in Debates in the Digital Humanities, so please read the following pieces before you come to class:
- “What Is Digital Humanities and What’s It Doing in English Departments?“, by Matthew Kirschenbaum
- “Digital Humanities and the ‘Ugly Stepchildren’ of American Higher Education,” by Luke Waltzer
- “Digital Humanities As/Is a Tactical Term,” by Matthew Kirschenbaum
- “The Digital Humanities or a Digital Humanism,” by Dave Parry
As always, if you have any questions or concerns about where we’re headed, just let me know.