One of my favorite ways of engaging with the Digital Humanities community is through the NITLE seminars. Moderated by Rebecca Frost Davis, they bring in speakers to explore a given topic. Today’s was digital pedagogy and we were graced with Jentery Sayers and Katherine Harris.
Stop by to chat with @jenterysayers and I abt praxis in digital pedagogy. Bring your failures! Record it on#dayofdh bit.ly/GR8j5j
Both speakers were engaging and raised critical points about the transition from ‘teaching with technology’ to digital pedagogy and ‘digital humanities’ to humanities. Above all, it was critical to get concrete examples of work, assignments, instructional design, and campus resources in which to build and shepherd effective digital assignments.
Getting underway with @jenterysayers talking about his students building an @Omeka exhibit. #nitle #dayofDh
Of course, from my perspective as a libarchivist, I am always thrilled to see faculty give librarians and archivists dh shout outs. We are a critical collaborator and partner to feed the dh beast with content, instructional, and technical support. And many participants agreed.
.@triproftri is also talking about the importance of working with libraries as people pushing OA. Librarians as agitators! #nitle #dayofDH
The afternoon continued with me checking on various blogs that I read to keep up with higher education, digital humanities, and librarianship. Today’s Info Docket was a goldmine of resources to add to my campus LibGuides.
Next week, Hampshire is hosting the first of its lectures on for our Five College Learning Community: ‘Reading, Writing, Looking: New Ways of Knowing in the Digital Humanities.’ To that end, I am going to spend the rest of the afternoon going over logistics to pay vendors, finalize catering, and share our provisional schedule for the day. Stay tuned for more!