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Week 1 – January 24

What is the “stuff” of history?

Opening Keynote - Race, Memory, And the Digital Humanities Conference


Tara L. Conley. “Decoding Black Feminist Hashtags as Becoming”


Moya S. Bailey. “All the Digital Humanists Are White, All the Nerds are Men, but Some of Us Are Brave.”


A trip to the University Archives and Special Collections

Patricia Prestinary

Week 2 – January 31

Data and archives


Case study: Texas Slavery Project

S. Williams. “Sustainable Digital Scholarship: Shrinking our Footprint, Broadening our Impact”


Trevor Owens. “What Do You Mean by Archive? Genres of Usage for Digital Preservers.” In The Signal: Digital Preservation, February 27, 2014.


Rodney G.S. Carter. “Of Things Said and Unsaid: Power, Archival Silences, and Power in Silence*.” In Archivaria 61, Spring 2006.


Michelle Moravec. “Feminist Research Practices and Digital Archives” in Australian Feminist Studies. Vol. 32, Issue 91/92


Digital Archives Manifesto

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Week 3 – February 7


Mark C. Marino. “Why We Must Read the Code: The Science Wars, Episode IV” in Debates in DH


Paul Stephens. “From the Personal to the Proprietary: Conceptual Writing’s Critique of Metadata” in Digital Humanities Quarterly


Anne J. Gilliland. “Setting the Stage” in Introduction to Metadata, Version 2.0


Alex H. Poole, “Now is the Future Now?  The Urgency of Digital Curation in the Digital Humanities” Digital Humanities Quarterly Volume 7, Number 2 2013

Reading response (if you have signed up for one)

Creating Omeka items

Samuel Barber

Week 4 – February 14

Digital Curation


Case Study: Colored Conventions Project

Eric Gardner. and Joycelyn Moody. "Introduction: Black Periodical Studies." American Periodicals: A Journal of History, Criticism, and Bibliography 25.2 (2015): 105-111.


Graham Jr., et. al., Roundtable: "The Ideal of Objectivity" and the Profession of History. The Public Historian Vol. 13, No. 2 Spring, 1991, 9-23


Madsen-Brooks, “I Nevertheless Am a Historian”: Digital Practice and Malpractice around Black Confederate Soldiers,” Writing History in the Digital Age


Marilyn Deegan and Simon Tanner. “Conversion of Primary Sources” in A Companion to Digital Humanities

Reading response (if you have signed up for one)


 Sharla Fett

Week 5 – February 21






Week 6 – February 28

Omeka exhibits

Jessica Seddon Wallack and Ramesh Srinivasan, “Local-Global: Reconciling Mismatched Ontologies in Development Information Systems.” 42nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2009


Kim, J. & Roeschley, A. (2017). “Curating Digital Objects and Telling Stories.” In P. Resta & S. Smith (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference


Ben Shneiderman, “Eight Golden Rules”

Reading response (if you have signed up for one)


Nominate second DH project for analysis

Creating Omeka exhibits


Week 7 – March 7

Interactive Digital Curation


Case Study: Unghosting Apparitional Histories

Tim Sherratt. “It’s All About the Stuff: Collections, Interfaces, Power, People” in Journal of Digital Humanities.


Nantte T. Sterman and Brockenbrough S. Allen. “The Mediated Museum: Computer-Based Technology and Museum Infrastructure” in Journal of Educational Technology Systems. Volume 19, Issue 1.


Daniel Price, Rex Koontz and Lauren Lovigs, “Curating Digital Spaces, Making Visual Arguments: A Case Study in Digital Humanities Quarterly Vol. 7, No. 2 2013


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Week 8 – March 14

Scalar Exhibits

“Image Annotations Just Got Easier!”


“Digital Platforms for Multimedia Scholarship” (video)


“Choosing a platform for your project website”


Kirschenbaum, Matthew G. “‘So the Colors Cover the Wires’: Interface, Aesthetics, and Usability,” in A Companion to Digital Humanities, edited by Susan Schreibman, Ray Siemens, and John Unsworth, 523–42. (Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2004).

Reading response (if you have signed up for one)

Creating Scalar exhibits


Week 9 – March 21

Spatial History


Case Study: January 1969 – Mapping the Sit-in

Harpold, Terry. 1999. “Dark Continents: A Critique of Internet Metageographies.” Postmodern Culture 9 (2).


Henre Lefebbre. “Plan of the Present Work” in The Production of Space.


Richard White. “What is Spatial History?” Stanford University Spatial History Lab, 2010


Withers, “Place and the "Spatial Turn"” in Geography and in History, Journal of the History Ideas 70, 4 (2009

Reading response (if you have signed up for one)


First DH project analysis due


 Allison Dorsey







Week 11 – April 4


Brett Oppegaard and Dene Grigar.  “The Interrelationships of Mobile Storytelling: Merging the Physical and the Digital at a National Historic Site” in The Mobile Story


Didem Ozkul and David Gauntlett.  “Locative Media in the City” in The Mobile Story


Bethany Nowviskie, David McClure, Wayne Graham, Adam Soroka, Jeremy Boggs, Eric Rochester; Geo-Temporal Interpretation of Archival Collections with Neatline, Literary and Linguistic Computing, Volume 28, Issue 4, 1 December 2013

Reading response (if you have signed up for one)


Nominate third DH project for analysis

Creating interactive digital maps


Week 12 – April 11

Data Visualization


Case Study: Quantifying Kissinger

Johaanna Drucker. “Graphical Approaches to the Digital Humanities”


Lauren Klein and Mirian Posner. “Data as  Media.” Introduction to special issue. Feminist Media Histories 3.3 (Summer 2017)


Lev Manovich . “The Database”


Jerome McGann, “Database, Interface, and Archival Fever” (2007)

Reading response (if you have signed up for one)


 Micki Kaufman

Week 13 – April 18


Ted Underwood, “Seven ways humanists are using computers to understand text,” The Stone and the Shell, June 4, 2015


Trevor Muñoz. “Data Curation as Publishing for the Digital Humanities” in Journal of Digital Humanities. Vol. 2, No. 3


Stéfan Sinclair and Geoffrey Rockwell “Text Analysis and Visualization: Making Meaning Count” in A New Companion to the Digital Humanities


Lauren Klein. “The Image of Absence: Archival Silence, Data Visualization, and James Hemings” in American Literature.  2013. Volume 85, Number 4.

Reading response (if you have signed up for one)

Analyzing archival texts


Week 14 – April 25

Immersive Realities


Case Studies: Compass Song


The Year that Broke Austin

Stacey Zembrzycki. "Bringing Stories to Life: Using New Media to Disseminate and Critically Engage with Oral History Interviews." Oral History 41, no. 1 (2013): 98-107


Jackson, Wallace. 2015. Digital audio editing fundamentals. Only Chapter 1 “The Foundation of Digital Audio: The Sound Wave.” 


Emily Thompson, The Roaring 'Twenties: An Interactive Exploration of the Historical Soundscape of New York City


Mark Sample.  “Location is Not Compelling (Until it is Haunted)” in The Mobile Story

Reading response (if you have signed up for one)


Second DH project analysis due



Week 15 – May 2


Jeff Ritchie.  “The Affordances and Constraints of Mobile Locative Narratives,” in The Mobile Story


Lone Koefoed Hansen.  “Paths of Movement: Negotiating Spatial Narratives through GPS Tracking” in The Mobile Story


Artur Lugmayr and Marko Teras. “Immersive Interactive Technologies In Digital Humanities: A Review and Basic Concepts”


Reading response (if you have signed up for one)

Creating immersive reality experiences


Week 16 – May 9

Presentations and Wrap-Up