Triangle Digital Humanities Institute on Digital Humanities Pedagogy
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 12:00am
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105
Join the Triangle Digital Humanities Network (TDHN) for the first Triangle Digital Humanities Institute (TDHI)!
This one-day event aims to build community and skills around digital humanities pedagogy. It will include lightning presentations, roundtables, workshops, and discussion sessions by and for instructors, staff (including, but not limited to, librarians and technologists), and graduate students at universities in the Triangle area. Topics will range from assessing the value of dh pedagogy, presenting classroom case studies, scaling research to fit the classroom, and creating open environments for experimentation to developing collaborative teaching models, designing dh assignments, integrating dh into learning objectives, grading digital projects, and building capacity beyond the individual classroom.
TDHI is the first event of DHI Week, a week-long series of events about dh pedagogy. To see the full schedule of events for the week, visit: https://digitalhumanities.duke.edu/dhi-week-2019
Morning & Early Afternoon
Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall — Smith Warehouse, Bay 4, C105
9:15AM Featured Presentation I – This session will be livestreamed & recorded
10:30AM Lightning Presentations – This session will be livestreamed & recorded
- Kristen Foote (Digital Integration Coordinator, Carolina Digital Humanities, UNC-CH) & Elizabeth Manekin (Head of University Programs and Academic Projects, Ackland Art Museum)
- Paul Jaskot (Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies and Director of the Wired! Lab for Digital Art History & Visual Culture, Duke)
- Sophia Stone (Senior Consultant, Duke Learning Innovation)
- Hérica Valladares (Assistant Professor of Classics, UNC-CH)
- Kathryn Wymer (Associate Professor, Language and Literature, NCCU)
11:30AM Featured Presentation II – This session will be livestreamed & recorded
Anne Kelly Knowles (McBride Professor of History, University of Maine)
“Teaching Geographic Awareness through Critical Cartography”
1:30PM Roundtable Discussion: FHI-NCCU Digital Humanities Fellows – This session will be livestreamed & recorded
- Lenora Z. Helm Hammonds (Assistant Professor of Music, NCCU)
- Matthew A. Cook (Professor of Postcolonial and South Asian Studies, NCCU)
- Carolyn “Collie” Fulford (Associate Professor of Language and Literature, NCCU)
- Kathryn Wymer (Associate Professor of Language and Literature, NCCU)
- Moderator: Victoria Szabo, Associate Research Professor in the Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies, Duke
Workshop locations will be in Bays 4 & 5 of Smith Warehouse (FHI). Specific locations will be announced on the day.
2:30PM Workshop Session I
Breaking down the Digital Assignment: Disciplinary and Methodological Approaches
This workshop will offer two examples of digital assignments developed for courses in different humanities disciplines using a range of digital methods: one centered on visualization and the other on uses of social media and news media analysis. Participants will see examples from education and writing, as well as architectural history courses and will have the opportunity to engage with the workshop facilitators around the nuts and bolts of creating digital assignments.
Copyright and Scholarly Communications in the Classroom
Will Cross (Director, Copyright & Digital Scholarship Center, NCSU)
Anne Gilliland (Scholarly Communications Officer, UNC-CH)
David Hansen (Associate University Librarian for Research, Collections and Scholarly Communication, Duke)
From Product to Process: Creating Student-Centered Learning Objectives for Digital Projects
Claire Cahoon (Carolina Academic Library Associate, UNC-CH)
Sarah Morris (Humanities Research & Digital Instruction Librarian, UNC-CH)
This workshop will focus on distilling student-centered learning objectives from tool-centric classroom project plans. Creative assignments can be exciting for librarians and instructors, but sometimes they leave students in the lurch. As a group, we will discuss and practice designing goals for digital assignments that focus on the process of learning, teaching, and building instead of the final product. Come explore student-centered digital pedagogy with us!
3:45PM Workshop Session II
Designing an assignment using ESRI Story Maps / StoryMapJS
In this workshop, you will learn how you can use Esri Story Maps and StoryMapJS to design assignments in which students combine maps, images, and text to construct spatial narratives. We’ll discuss approaches to guiding students through the technical learning process so the storytelling component doesn’t get lost, how to use these platforms to their full potential, and how to choose a story map template that fits the learning outcomes for your course. We’ll share our activity guides and files for three story map templates.
Evaluating Students’ Digital Projects
Digital projects can be difficult to assess, especially in classes that are not primarily devoted to teaching specific technologies. This workshop covers best practices and offers some tips for creating and using rubrics and scoring guides for digital projects, as well as ideas for structuring assignments to make assessment faster and feedback more effective.
Access to Technology and Pedagogical Approaches to Scaffold Student DH
This workshop will help participants consider access to available software in various institutional settings by briefly highlighting student DH projects at UNC, Duke, NCSU, and Shaw University. Perhaps more importantly, facilitators will question the underlying assumption upon which much DH classroom practice relies: students learn by digital “making.” While this concept is not a fully developed pedagogical approach, there is a way that critical making can develop critical thinking skills in new domains. Facilitators will guide participants in considering the learning outcomes they hope to achieve with specific DH projects and how to scope their projects to their students and institutions. Participants will begin to create activities and resources to support these goals, which, although perhaps involving technologies, will focus primarily on student learning rather than on experimentation with particular technologies.
5:00 – 5:30PM Institute Recap & DHI Week Launch (Reception)
The Institute is sponsored by the Digital Humanities Initiative at the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University and the Triangle Digital Humanities Network; co-sponsored by Computational Media Arts & Cultures, Digital Scholarship Services, Information Science + Studies, Learning Innovation, and the Wired! Lab for Digital Art History & Visual Culture at Duke University.
This Institute is designed by and for employees and students at Triangle area educational institutions engaging with digital technologies in humanities classrooms as part of Digital Humanities Initiative (DHI) Week 2019 at Duke University. The Institute is offered at no cost to attendees, and free visitor parking will be available.
The TDHI is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. It is one of fifteen Digital Humanities Research Institutes formed in partnership with the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.