Introduction to Digital Humanities

Schools of Public Engagement: Humanities

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Intro to Digital Humanities

Fall 2018

Taught By: Potter, C.

Section: A

CRN: 7000

Credits: 3

How do computers enable us to rethink, reform and reorient every stage of intellectual process? How might collaboration and other forms of digital creativity allow us to understand a book, an archive, a painting, a space, an idea, a film -- or our own minds -- differently? In this course, we use digital tools to help us re-conceptualize what the humanities can be. Educating ourselves about the history, present and future of computerized intellectual work, we address distinctions between digital “work” and digital “play;” virtual humanness; and whether digital worlds alter intellectual categories like “art,” “culture,” or “society.” Digital tools not only allow us to share our ideas and knowledge, but also encourage creative expression that goes beyond any one discipline or mode of communication. In addition to writing, the course focuses on making time, space, ideas, narrative and argumentation visible. Exercises emphasize collaboration, innovation and design rather than the individualism, competition and “knowledge banking,” that can be typical of scholarship in the analogue humanities world. Readings include selections from Anne Balsamo, Designing Culture (2011), Anne Burdick et. al., Digital_Humanities (2012), Stephen L. Carter, Civility, (1999) Cathy N. Davidson, Now You See It (2010), Lawrence Lessig, Free Culture (2004), Marshall Poe, A History of Communications (2010), and Siva Vaidhyanathan, The Googlization of Everything (2011). This course prepares students to participate in courses and projects associated with the Humanities Action Lab.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Humanities (NHUM)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 12:21pm 4/20/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: TBD

Times: TBD

Building: Online Course

Room: TBD

Date Range: 8/27/2018 - 12/18/2018