Blog Post due by Friday, June 8th:

Suggested prompt: Now that you’ve had a (brief) introduction to digital scholarship, write about what the concept of digital scholarship means to you.


Post your project charter (or a portion of it).

Monday, June 4th


Rockwell, Geoffrey and Stefan Sinclair. “The Measured Words: How Computers Analyze Text” from Hermeneutica.

Now Analyze That! Comparing the Discourse on Race 


Rybicki, Jan, Maciej Eder, and David L. Hoover, “Computational Stylistics and Text Analysis,” from Doing Digital Humanities: Practice, Training, Research, pp 123-44.

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM HMH 115
1:00  PM – 2:00 PM Meet with Research Services Staff (Research Services Offices)
  • Nick Nam – Nancy Frazier
  • Craig Terry – Jason Snyder
  • Alexis Colon – Ben Hoover
  • Abby Dolan – Jill Hallam-Miller
2:00-3:00 PM HMH 115
  • Introduction to Text Encoding Initiative (TEI)
    • Lesbian and Gay Liberation of Canada project video with Connie Crompton, Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities, Critical Studies at UBC Okanagan

For tomorrow: Register and download 30-day trial license for Oxygen. Take a look at one of the TEI projects listed and analyze the project using our evaluation criteria.  If you have time, try reading your assigned James Merrill Linn letter.  We will be transcribing them tomorrow so it will be good if you are familiar with the content.

Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) Projects:

Tuesday, June 5th


Flanders, Julia, Syd Bauman, and Sarah Connell, “Text Encoding,” from Doing Digital Humanities: Practice, Training, Research edited by Constance Crompton, Richard J. Lane, and Ray Siemens. pp. 104-22

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM HMH 115
  • TEI: Overview
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM HMH 115
  • TEI: The Basics

For tomorrow: Bring two images or photographs to tomorrow’s afternoon session.  Choose one image you think will be familiar to everyone and one that you think will be new to the rest of the group.

Wednesday, June 6th

9:00 AM – 10:15 AM University Archives and Special Collections
  • Visit and Tour of University Archives and Special Collections
10:30 – 12:00 PM HMH 115
  • TEI: Final Thoughts
1:30 PM – 4:00 PM HMH 115
  • Guest Speaker: Andrew Stuhl, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
  • Visual Literacy

For tomorrow: Look at one of the digital storytelling projects listed below and evaluate it using our evaluation criteria:

Thursday, June 7th

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Library Lab 025
  • Digital Storytelling and Video
1:00 PM- 3:00 PM Library Lab 025
  • Digital Storytelling and Video

Friday, June 8th

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Library Lab 025

Homework for Monday 6/11:  In week three, we’ll be discussing data visualization. To be able to create effective data visualizations, it’s important for you to develop your visual literacy skills. On Monday, June 11th, you’ll have the opportunity to develop and apply evaluative criteria to various visualizations.

On Monday morning, please be prepared to share three data visualizations that you’ve found. Your visualizations may be on websites (have the URLs!) or they may be printed copies of something you found in a book, magazine, or newspaper. Ideally, each of you will bring at least one visualization that you think is “good,” and at least one that you think is “bad.” The third can be good, bad, a combination of good and bad, or one that you’re just not sure about. Your visualizations do not need to be related to your projects, but they can be about topics that are of interest to you.

For Next week (before Tuesday’s session): Install Tableau Public on your computers