Most readings are hyperlinked directly from this page. If there isn’t a link to the reading, you’ll find it in our class’s CCLE site, under the appropriate date.
Lecture slides will appear here as they become available, but please note that they’re not really an adequate substitute for what we do in class.
Monday, September 28
Wednesday, September 30
The Humanities and the Digital Humanities
William Franke, “Involved Knowing: On the Poetic Epistemology of the Humanities,” The European Legacy 16:4 (2011), 447-467.
McPherson, Tara. “Introduction: Media Studies and the Digital Humanities.” Cinema Journal 48, no. 2 (2008).
Burdick, Anne, Johanna Drucker, Peter Lunenfeld, Todd Presner, and Jeffrey Schnapp. “Chapter One: From Humanities to Digital Humanities.” In Digital_Humanities (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2012).
Friday, October 2
Monday, October 5
The Question of History
White, Hayden. “The Value of Narrativity in the Representation of Reality.” Critical Inquiry 7, no. 1 (October 1, 1980): 5–27.
“Roger Ekirch on Segmented Sleep,” Backstory Radio.
Wednesday, October 7
Power and the Archive. Michelle Caswell, Guest Lecturer.
Caswell, Michelle. “Seeing Yourself in History: Community Archives and the Fight Against Symbolic Annihilation.” The Public Historian 36, no. 4 (November 1, 2014): 26–37.
Noriega, Chon A. “Preservation Matters.” Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies 30, no. 1 (March 22, 2005): 1.
Friday, October 9
Project management discussion; formation of groups
Monday, October 12
The Humanities Research Question. Renee Romero, Guest Lecturer.
Wednesday, October 14
Categorization: How the World Becomes Data. Claudia Horning, Guest Lecturer.
Stanford University Libraries, “Creating Metadata.” (Please follow the links to Part I: A Basic Approach to Metadata and Part II: Advanced Metadata.)
Friday, October 16
Cleaning and Refining Data with OpenRefine
Monday, October 19
The Power to Name: Complicating Categorization
Duarte, Marisa Elena, and Miranda Belarde-Lewis. “Imagining: Creating Spaces for Indigenous Ontologies.” Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 53, no. 5–6 (July 4, 2015): 677–702.
Look through “Ngā Ūpoko Tukutuku / Māori Subject Headings.”
Wednesday, October 21
Introduction to Data Visualization
Yau, Nathan. Data Points: Visualization That Means Something. Indianapolis, IN: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2013, chapters three and four (99-200). (Don’t worry, it’s mostly pictures.)
Friday, October 23, 2015
Intro to data visualization tools and techniques
Monday, October 26, 2015
How the Web Works: Basic HTML and Intro to Content-Management Systems
Krug, Steve. Don’t Make Me Think!: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability. Berkeley, Calif: New Riders Pub., 2006. (Read as much as you can; it’s fun!)
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Making Connections: Basic Social Network Analysis
Scott Weingart, “Demystifying Networks, Parts I & II,” Journal of Digital Humanities1:1 (Winter 2011).
Franco Moretti, Network Theory, Plot Analysis (Stanford Literary Lab Pamphlet No. 2, May 1, 2011).
Friday, October 30
Purchasing server space and getting stuff on the web
Monday, November 2
Complicating Social Network Analysis. Scott Weingart, Guest Lecturer.
Scott Weingart, “Networks Demystified 8: When Networks are Inappropriate” (November 5, 2013) and “Networks Demystified 5: Communities, PageRank, and Sampling Caveats” (September 8, 2013).
Wednesday, November 4
Intro to Mapping. Albert Kochaphum, Guest Lecturer.
Alan McConchie and Beth Schechter, “Anatomy of a Web Map” (give it a second to load and click each slide to advance).
Jim Detwiler, “Introduction to Web Mapping.”
Friday, November 6
Monday, November 9
Mapping Project Clinic
We’ll have mapping experts on hand to meet with your group and help you strategize a plan for getting your maps done. No extra reading for today; focus on your project and your blog post.
Wednesday, November 11
Veterans’ Day. No class.
Friday, November 13
Monday, November 16
The Interface. Francesca Albrezzi, Guest Lecturer.
Grudin, J. (2011). Human-computer interaction. In B. Cronin (Ed.), Annual Review of Information Science & Technology (ARIST), vol. 45, pp. 369-430. Medford, NJ: Information Today, for ASIS&T.
Jesse James Garrett, Elements of User Experience
Ben Shneiderman, Eight Golden Rules
Wednesday, November 18
“The reification of misinformation”: Complicating Data Visualization. Johanna Drucker, Guest Lecturer.
Johanna Drucker, “Humanities Approaches to Graphical Display,” Digital Humanities Quarterly 5, no. 1 (2011).
Friday, November 20
Monday, November 23
Data in Action: the LA Times‘s Homicide Report and Data Journalism
- Armand Emamdjomeh, web producer and developer, Los Angeles Times
- Nicole Santa Cruz, staff writer, Los Angeles Times
Nicole Santa Cruz and Ken Schwencke, “South Vermont Avenue: L.A. County’s ‘Death Alley,'” Los Angeles Times, January 19, 2014.
“Introduction,” in Jonathan Gray, Liliana Bounegru, and Lucy Chambers, ed., The Data Journalism Handbook(Open Knowledge Foundation).
NO CLASS ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25
NO CLASS ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27
Monday, November 30
Intro to 3D. Lisa Snyder, Guest Lecturer.
Lisa Snyder and Scott Friedman. “Software Interface for Real-Time Exploration and Educational Use of Three-Dimensional Computer Models of Historic Urban Environments.” National Endowment for the Humanities, September 16, 2013.
Diane Favro, “Meaning in Motion. A Personal Walk Through Historical Simulation Modeling at UCLA,” in Visualizing Statues in the Late Antique Forum.
Wednesday, December 2
COME WITH QUESTIONS.
Friday, December 4
Monday, December 7