A discussion targeting two specific topics: 1) including DH in the curriculum and engaging students (interesting for faculty and librarians); and 2) faculty as researchers building research capacity through DH that goes beyond a host institution (interesting for faculty and technologists).
Interest in Digital Humanities among AMICAL consortium members has grown significantly in recent years, and to cater to those interested in creating and running their own DH projects, we propose the ‘Birds of a Feather: Digital Humanities in the Classroom and Beyond’ session. While DH can help in the classroom, engaging students in original research and developing information literacy in innovative and creative ways, such projects can also become precious resources for researchers outside the host institution. The AUCA and AUP teams will use the session to share their projects: explaining their motivations, discussing the rewards and challenges faced during development, and showing the current stages of the projects. Topics will include the roles and responsibilities of different team members, how our backgrounds influence our assumptions at different stages of development (and how this can be addressed), identifying and collecting pertinent data, choosing the appropriate technology, involving students, and the pedagogical benefits of DH in the classroom.
Organizers: Laurence Amoureux and Elizabeth Kinne (from the American University of Paris), in collaboration with Anguelina Popova and James Plumtree (from the American University of Central Asia).