Blog post due by Friday, June 1st: 

Write up to 500 words describing 1) your interest in the Fellowship program, 2) your project idea(s), and 3) what you hope to learn through the fellowship experience.

Wednesday, May 30th


Visconti, Amanda. “A Digital Humanities What, Why, & How

The Digital Humanities Manifesto 2.0

Burdrick, et al. “Questions & Answers 1: Digital Humanities Fundamentals,” Digital Humanities 122-123.

Burdrick, et al. “Specification 3: Core Competencies in Processes and Methods,” Digital Humanities 132-133.

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM  Library Lab 025 (Lower Level 1)
  • Opening Welcome (Param Bedi, Kathleen McQuiston, Carrie Pirmann, and Courtney Paddick)
  • Introductions: Students introduce themselves and describe their projects.
  • Library & IT guests:
    • Param Bedi – Vice President, Library and Information Technology
    • Leo Botinelly – Web Application Developer
    • Ken Flerlage – Business Intelligence Functional Architect
    • Tammy Troup – Cataloging and Metadata Coordinator
    • Research Services (Nancy Frazier, Jill Hallam-Miller, Ben Hoover, Kathleen McQuiston, and Jason Snyder)
    • Digital Pedagogy and Scholarship (Diane Jakacki, Todd Suomela, and Jeff Tolbert)
  • Overview of schedule & questions
  • Research Process, Part 1
Lunch as a group at the Bison
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM HMH 115
  • Research Process, Part 2 and Project Management
  • Project Charter
    • Developing a research question and plan
    • Conducting an environmental scan
    • Creating a timeline
  • Zotero
  • Refworks
  • Trello
  • 3:00-4:00 WordPress introduction with Jeff Tolbert
    • Create bio on WordPress site

Homework: Find an example of a digital scholarship project that relates to your topic and incorporates methodologies that you may consider using in your own research. We will discuss these projects on Thursday afternoon. Use Evaluating Digital Scholarship Projects as a guide for this exercise. Below are some lists of projects you can peruse:

Thursday, May 31st


Burdrick, et al. “Questions & Answers 2: The Project as Basic Unit,” Digital Humanities 124-125.

Burdrick, et al. “Specification 1: How to Evaluate Digital Scholarship,” Digital Humanities 128-129.

Burdrick, et al. “Specification 2: Project-Based Scholarship,” Digital Humanities 130-131.

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM HMH 115
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM HMH 115
  • Students share digital projects they identified
  • Overview of the digital tools we will be covering

Homework: Pick a tool we will not be formally covering in our sessions to demonstrate to the group on Friday. When choosing a tool, find one that is specifically designed to support digital scholarship work; doesn’t require an extraordinary effort to install; and pushes you to try something you haven’t done before. Be prepared to explain/demonstrate the following: how to use the tool, what the tool does, what are the benefits/limitations of this tool, and any advanced or hidden features of the tool. You may want to consider choosing a tool you can potentially utilize in your own project.

Friday, June 1st


Spiro, Lisa.  “This Is Why We Fight”: Defining the Values of the Digital Humanities

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM HMH 115
  • Student demos of tools
  • Discussion of DH values / community of practice
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM HMH 115
  • Writing for an audience/web with Jason Snyder
  • Independent work time – research / project charter

Homework: Identify a text you are familiar with to run through Voyant.  Finding and Preparing Text from gives a good overview on what you will need.