We will begin class with a discussion about the Digital in the Humanities Presentation for next week.
In the first half of class, we will discuss what Digital Humanities is and where it came from; in the second half of class, we will discuss the NEH lightning talks and the role of granting bodies in DH.
Readings due (everyone reads):
- “This is why we fight”: Defining the values of the Digital Humanities, Lisa Spiro, Debates in the Digital Humanities, eds. Matthew K. Gold and Lauren F. Klein, University of Minnesota Press 2012
- A short guide to the Digital_Humanities, in Digital_Humanities, Anne Burdick, Johanna Drucker, Peter Lununfeld, Todd Presner, Jeffrey Schnapp, MIT Press, 2012, p.121-135 (Available electronically through MSU Libraries)
Readings due (each student only reads one):
- The history of humanities computing, Susan Hockey, A Companion to Digital Humanities, eds. Susan Schreibman, Ray Siemens, John Unsworth, Blackwell Press, 2004
- Toward a critical Black Digital Humanities,, Safiya Umoja Noble, Debates in the Digital Humanities, eds. Matthew K. Gold and Lauren F. Klein, University of Minnesota Press, 2019
- Geographical and linguistic diversity in the Digital Humanities, Isabel Galina Russell, Literary and Linguistic Computing, Volume 29, Issue 3, September 2014, Pages 307–316.
- Ch. 3: On Rational, Scientific, Objective Viewpoints from Mythical, Imaginary, Impossible Standpoints, Catherine D’Ignazio and Lauren Klein, Data Feminism, MIT Press, 2020 (also available through MSU Libraries as an electronic resource)
- Ch. 7: Show Your Work, Catherine D’Ignazio and Lauren Klein, Data Feminism, MIT Press, 2020 (also available through MSU Libraries as an electronic resource)
Activity to do in advance of class:
Chose one lightning round video from the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Office of Digital Humanities to watch, and post a comment about it in the #class-discussion Slack channel before class. What is the project and what is it trying to accomplish?