Building a DH Working Group

Yesterday afternoon I met with two colleagues to begin building a Digital Humanities presence on our campus. We are deliberately starting small, but with an interdisciplinary core: we have a geographer (with an archaeology background), a lit theorist, and an historian. All of us are teaching courses this spring that leave themselves open to a lot of possibilities: Intro GIS, Historical Methods, and Literary Criticism. Jesse‘s goal is to “humanistically inflect” his GIS class (which tends to draw a lot of environmental scientists), while Therese and I work to “digitally inflect” our humanities offerings. We left the meeting with both short-term and long-term goals, as well as a specific schedule and assignments for our next meeting, so I am optimistic that we’ll be able to get the ball rolling this year.

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