Blog post due by Friday, June 2nd: 

Write up to 500 words describing 1) your interest in the Fellowship program, 2) your project idea(s), and 3) what you hope to learn through the fellowship experience.

Tuesday, May 30th


Burdrick, et al. “Questions & Answers 1: Digital Humanities Fundamentals,” Digital Humanities 122-123.

Burdrick, et al. “Specification 3: Core Competencies in Processes and Methods,” Digital Humanities 132-133.

The Digital Humanities Manifesto 2.0

Visconti, Amanda. “A Digital Humanities What, Why, & How

8:45 AM – 12:00 PM  Digital Scholarship Center (DSC)
  • Opening Welcome (Param Bedi, Kathleen McQuiston, Carrie Pirmann, and Courtney Paddick)
  • Introductions: Students introduce themselves and describe their projects.
  • Library & IT guests:
    • Param Bedi – Vice President, Library and Information Technology
    • Ken Flerlage – Business Intelligence Functional Architect
    • Dan Heuer – Head of Discovery and Access Services
    • Research Services (Nancy Frazier, Jill Hallam-Miller, Ben Hoover, Kathleen McQuiston, Jim Van Fleet, and Jason Snyder- in absentia)
    • Digital Pedagogy and Scholarship (Deb Balducci, Diane Jakacki,  Emily Sherwood, and Todd Suomela)
  • Overview of schedule & questions
  • Keeping a research journal
  • Project Charter
    • Developing a research question and plan
    • Conducting an environmental scan
    • Creating a timeline
Lunch as a group at the Bison
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM DSC

Wednesday, May 31st


Burdrick, et al. “Questions & Answers 2: The Project as Basic Unit,” Digital Humanities 124-125.

Burdrick, et al. “Specification 1: How to Evaluate Digital Scholarship,” Digital Humanities 128-129.

Burdrick, et al. “Specification 2: Project-Based Scholarship,” Digital Humanities 130-131.

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM DSC
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM DSC

Homework: Find an example of a digital scholarship project that relates to your topic and incorporates methodologies that you may consider using in your own research. We will discuss these projects on Thursday morning. Use Evaluating Digital Scholarship Projects as a guide for this exercise.

Thursday, June 1st

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM DSC
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
  • Independent work time – research / project charter

Homework: Pick a tool we will not be formally covering in our sessions to demonstrate to the group on Friday.  When choosing a tool, find one that is specifically designed to support digital scholarship work; doesn’t require an extraordinary effort to install; and pushes you to try something you haven’t done before. Be prepared to explain/demonstrate the following: how to use the tool, what the tool does, what are the benefits/limitations of this tool, and any advanced or hidden features of the tool. You may want to consider choosing a tool you can potentially utilize in your own project.

Friday, June 2nd


Spiro, Lisa.  “This Is Why We Fight”: Defining the Values of the Digital Humanities

Grandjean, Martin.  A social network analysis of Twitter: Mapping the digital humanities community.

10:00 AM – 12: 00 PM DSC
  • Check-in
  • Student demos of tools
  • Discussion about the idea of a community of practice as it relates to digital scholarship. As one way to participate in the community of practice, we will each establish a public Twitter account, and start following digital scholarship and digital humanities practitioners. Our Twitter hashtag for the summer will be: #dssrf17
  • DH Slack
  • Digital Humanities Conference 2017
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
  • Independent work time – research / project charter

Homework: Identify a text you are familiar with to run through Voyant.  Finding and Preparing Text from gives a good overview on what you will need.