Cohort-focused elements of DHI-B
DHI-B will be an intense three days during which the AMICAL cohort will benefit from:
- scheduled DHI-B workshops
- project consultations with AMICAL-invited instructors and AMICAL’s Member Coordinator for Digital Liberal Arts Programs
- one or more meetings of the cohort as a group, for networking and project development
- networking with the richly diverse group of international participants in DHI-B
In preparing your application, you should identify your first choice for a short workshop for Friday, and your first choice for long workshop running over Saturday and Sunday. If accepted for the cohort, you will be invited to register for DHI-B indicating these choices, as well as second choices in case of over-enrollment. Feel free to reach out to the Cohort Organizers (via firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like suggestions or feedback on which workshops to choose. If you have not discussed your courses beforehand with the Cohort Organizers, they may also suggest modifications to your workshop selection when accepting an application.
AMICAL cohort-focused long workshops
Cohort members will be free to choose whatever short and long workshops they find most pertinent to the needs of their project. Two of the long workshops, however, are targeting the AMICAL cohort specifically and are described below. These will be further adapted according to the needs, interests and profiles of the participants accepted for the cohort, and we will be strongly encouraging cohort participants to consider enrolling in one of these. Priority for enrollment in these workshops will be given to AMICAL cohort participants.
Omeka as a Pedagogical Tool in the Classroom – Tracy Chapman Hamilton
As it explains on its website, “Omeka provides open-source web publishing platforms for sharing digital collections and creating media-rich online exhibits.” In this session we will learn how you can use Omeka in the classroom to create projects that can fulfill discrete assignment needs or house multiple, collaborative exercises. These tools allow for a multitude of visualizations, including a variety of mapping styles, image parsing and annotation, and digital exhibitions appropriate to any discipline in the Humanities. We will show how such projects can be easily achieved during the course of a semester, but can also be built upon to reach longer-term goals you might have. This workshop will be adapted to the specific needs of the participating AMICAL cohort teams’ projects, as well as their familiarity with Omeka. AMICAL infrastructure for access to Omeka and its plugins will be developed to support participants’ needs for this course.
Note: only one of Jeff McClurken’s workshops below will be offered. The decision will be made after evaluating the needs and interests of the AMICAL cohort as expressed in the cohort applications.
Building Institutional Digital Liberal Arts Initiatives – Jeff W. McClurken
This workshop is aimed at provosts, deans, department heads, or faculty/librarians/technologists working on institutional-level Digital Humanities projects or programs, in particular in the undergraduate context of international liberal arts institutions. This workshop would take advantage of McClurken’s experience in building out digital humanities/digital liberal arts initiatives to address the process of developing, creating, and sustaining such initiatives that engage multiple parts of the university community. Potential DH initiatives include academic programs, centers, general education revisions, or large-scale scholarly projects. Participants would come prepared to discuss initiatives at any stage of the process (from just an idea to works already in progress).
Collaborative Digital Liberal Arts Pedagogy: Integrating Projects and Methodologies into Your Course – Jeff W. McClurken
This workshop is aimed at faculty/librarians/technologists who would like to collaborate on using DH in a single course, in particular in the undergraduate context of international liberal arts institutions. This workshop would take advantage of McClurken’s experience in digital humanities pedagogy and faculty/staff development to address the challenges and opportunities related to these partnerships for a class. No existing DH experience required. Participants would bring a syllabus (or even the idea for a syllabus) and would leave with clear plans to integrate digital projects and/or methodologies into their course.