Topic: “Doing” the Digital Humanities
Alexander Reid, “Graduate Education and the Ethics of the Digital Humanities,” in Debates in the Digital Humanities.
Look at http://praxis.scholarslab.org/
In particular, locate and play around with Prism and read what they have to say about graduate training and practice.
Give some serious thought about the trade-offs between a practical-based training system (learn by doing) versus a theory-based training (learn about) or a hybrid approach. Either post a response or blog post or be ready for me to ask you some sharp questions about the balance between practice/praxis and theory.
Other homework: Come to class with a short-list of projects you might want to participate in, if possible. (If you already have something specific lined up, that’s great! If you’re uncertain and need some suggestions, that’s fine too!)
Select one digital humanist you’ve read or encountered thus far this semester who you’d like to talk with about DH. We have Skype and I’m not afraid to use it!