LINKS TO RESOURCES
Anne McGrail’s Googlepoint presentation about DH for College Now
For College Now teachers interested in getting their feet wet with digital humanities:
Germinal article by Matthew Kirschenbaum, “What is Digital Humanities and What is it Doing in English Departments?” more recently published in Matthew K. Gold, ed., Debates in the Digital Humanities which I highly recommend but which is a tome that takes some time investment (well worth it, but I’m not through it yet!)
Alan Liu’s wonderful essay, “Where is the Cultural Criticism in the Digital Humanities?”
Text Mining: Ted Underwood of UIllinois Urbana provides a very useful overview of text mining.
An assignment to try: “Collaborative Annotation Assignment” of primary texts from the Women Writers Project at Brown University.
One of my favorite DH bloggers, Mark Sample, whose assignment here on reading Frankenstein aloud and then voting on “the sentence or phrase most pivotal or rich with interpretive potential. Peter Elbow would call it “the center of gravity” of the paragraph.” Not really digital, but sets the stage for a new way of looking at texts.
A “voice from the gaps” project from University of Minnesota which will be one of the end-of-term digital project options for my Women Writers class this Fall.
An ambitious and untried resource that I am still tinkering with: Omeka.net. I think it would be fantastic for history projects with primary or secondary sources, and especially family history projects. However, given my students’ skills at this point and the goals of my Women Writers class, I’m not going to try it yet. But if you’re interested, especially if you have the same students for a year, I highly recommend reading ProfHacker’s series on “Teaching with Omeka.”