These are notes and links for a talk I’m giving on digital humanities and sharing your work at the University of California, San Diego, on November 5, 2012.
DH projects I discuss
- The Real Face of White Australia, by Kate Bagnall and Tim Sherratt. For more on this project, see Tim Sherratt, “It’s All about the Stuff: Collections, Interfaces, Power, and People.”
- “A Report Has Come Here”: Social Network Analysis in the Papers of Thomas Jefferson, by Lauren Klein.
- Mukurtu, directed by Kimberly Christen.
- Mining the Dispatch, by Rob Nelson. (For more on topic modeling, see this post and the related resources.)
- Complex Television, by Jason Mittell.
- The Nicest Kids in Town, by Matthew Delmont, and the Scalar platform.
Introductions to and resources on scholarly communication
- Open Peer Review: A Study of Contexts and Practices
- New-Model Scholarly Communication: Road Map for Change (PDF)
- Fight Club Soap, by Bethany Nowviskie
- SHERPA ROMEO (for learning about different publishers’ and journals’ copyright policies)
- Using the SPARC Author Addendum to Secure Your Rights as the Author of a Journal Article
Some guidelines for your online persona
- Be generous!
- You needn’t sanitize yourself, but think carefully about your boundaries.
- Never speak ill of an employer.
- Be consistent.
- Learn the conventions of online communities.
Online communities to explore
Ways to share your work
- WordPress (my instructions for getting started)
- Internet Archive
Making your work compelling
- Avoid jargon
- Consider a less-restrictive license
- Engage with others’ work
Resources on developing a professional online academic persona
- Creating and Maintaining a Professional Presence Online, by Ryan Cordell
- Do You Need Your Own Website While on the Job Market?, by Jentery Sayers
- Creating Your Web Presence: A Primer for Academics, by Miriam Posner, Brian Croxall, and Stewart Varner
On where to start in DH, see Lisa Spiro, Getting Started in the Digital Humanities
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