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Digital Humanities and Social Sciences Institute

Fri, 5 Sep 2014 8:00 AM - Fri, 10 Oct 2014 6:00 PM

Location: Student Success Center (EPIC) 4041
Dates: Fridays Sept 5 - Oct 10, 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Lunch will be provided on the first and last days of the institute (9/5 & 10/10).

Apply by Thursday, August 21 at 5pm.


How might we use digital technologies to spark innovation in our classrooms and at the same time build upon the core skills and pedagogies within our disciplines?  This six-week institute explores this question by introducing instructors in the humanities and social sciences to an array of theories, methods, and technologies associated with the digital humanities.  

Through readings, discussion, demonstrations, and hands-on workshops, participants will:

  • Become conversant with digital humanities methodologies and pedagogies;
  • Gain working knowledge of popular digital tools such as online publishing, social media, and cloud-based collaboration technologies; and
  • Collaborate with fellow institute members, instructors, CIT and CFI staff  to design a fully-realized class-based assignment using digital humanities tools and methodologies.

With the help of the instructors, CIT staff and CFI faculty, and fellow institute members, participants will mobilize digital humanities tools and methodologies to design a fully realized assignment for one of their classes.  Participants will receive a $400 stipend, contingent on full participation in the institute (attending all sessions, completing assignments, and participating in discussion).  One of the guiding principles of the Digital Humanities is that the knowledge we produce needs to be freely accessible.  Accordingly, the work completed by participants will be made publicly available on the institute website.

Facilitator: Seán McCarthy, Ph.D., School of Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication

Facilitator: Andrew Witmer, Ph.D., Department of History

The institute is sponsored by the Division of Academic Affairs, College of Arts and Letters, Center for Faculty Innovation, and the Center for Instructional Technology.






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