Homework 1: Due January 12

Please select a digital humanities project from this list (or this one or this one!). Use the sources/processing/presentation framework we discussed in class to identify each layer of the project. Finally, write approximately one paragraph that meditates on the effect of all these choices. Turn your identification of layers and your short analysis in via CCLE.

Further Reading

On the history and definition of digital humanities

Berry, David. “The Computational Turn: Thinking About the Digital Humanities.” Culture Machine 12, no. 0 (2011). http://www.culturemachine.net/index.php/cm/article/viewDownloadInterstitial/440/470.

Burdick, Anne, Johanna Drucker, Peter Lunenfeld, Todd Presner, and Jeffrey Schnapp. Digital_Humanities. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2012.

Gold, Matthew K., ed. Debates in the Digital Humanities. Minneapolis: Univ Of Minnesota Press, 2012.

Gold, Matthew K, and Lauren F Klein. Debates in the Digital Humanities 2016. Minneapolis; London: University of Minnesota Press, 2016.

Jones, Steven E. The Emergence of the Digital Humanities. New York: Routledge, 2014.

Kirschenbaum, Matthew G. “What Is Digital Humanities and What’s It Doing in English Departments?” ADE Bulletin 150 (2010): 55–61.

Posner, Miriam. “Digital Humanities.” In The Craft of Criticism: Critical Media Studies in Practice, edited by Mary Celeste Kearney and Michael Kackman, 331–46. New York: Taylor & Francis, 2018. https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781315879970.

Schreibman, Susan, Raymond George Siemens, and John Unsworth. A New Companion to Digital Humanities, 2016. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118680605.

Siemens, Ray, John Unsworth, and Susan Schreibman. Companion to Digital Humanities (Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture). Hardcover. Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing Professional, 2004. http://www.digitalhumanities.org/companion/.

On Understanding and Tidying Datasets

Chiasson, Trina, and Dianna Gregory. Data + Design: A Simple Introduction to Preparing and Visualizing Information, 2014-2018. http://orm-atlas2-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/pdf/13a07b19e01a397d8855c0463d52f454.pdf.

Wickham, Hadley. “Tidy Data.” Journal of Statistical Software 59, no. 1 (September 12, 2014): 1–23. https://doi.org/10.18637/jss.v059.i10.

Sweigart, Al. Automate the Boring Stuff with Python: Practical Programming for Total Beginners. San Francisco: No Starch Press, 2016. https://automatetheboringstuff.com/.