Class Speaker

  Today, Stephanie Stillo presented information on various imaging processes and their importance in recovering information about historical events, specifically involving the discovery of the New World. Stephanie’s work contributes to solving the problem that age and destruction impose upon historical documents. Recovering this information will provide information about cultural concerns throughout history. Stephanie approaches …

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New Tools

Gwen from UVA Scholars’ lab introduced us to Google Ngram in her discussion of differentiating reading through physical books versus sifting through online publications. In his article “Technology is Taking Over English Departments: The false promise of the digital humanities,” Adam Kirsch defines Google Ngram Viewer as “an online tool that allows you to map …

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Project Management

A major portion of today’s class involved the importance of working together as a team to establish an interactive, navigable design. Brandon and Sarah from the Scholars’ Lab at UVA walked us through a brainstorming activity in which we examined poorly designed websites and discussed their faults. The websites we viewed have a common fault- …

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DH Revised Definition

Digital Humanities is a collaborative, interdisciplinary, project based effort to expose various fields of academia through innovative technological processes. It transcends boundaries set forth by the core humanities departments and allows for further alteration and exploration of information through continuously evolving mediums. The Design Jam at UVA reinforced the definition of digital humanities that we …

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Digital Humanities

22 April 2014 The term Digital Humanities refers to the relationship of disciplines such as “literature, philosophy, classics, rhetoric, history, and studies of art, music, and design” (4) and various technological outlets that reinforce their respective theories. The first chapter of “Digital_Humanities” addresses the influence of digital outlets on humanists’ and explains that “archival projects” …

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