In the next two rounds of blog posts, students will explore and report on a Digital Humanities project or a DH tool. Our first group, group A, will be working with projects.
Spend some time with the project you’ve been assigned/the project you’ve chosen, and ask yourself some questions about it:
- What is the primary purpose of this project?
- What does this project hope to do that a print resource (a book/books, a journal article, a reference work, etc.) couldn’t?
- What is distinctive/notable about this project’s approach to its subject matter?
- How would this site/project be useful to scholars doing research?
- Is this project designed such that it might reach a broader audience/readership than scholars doing research?
- Are there any aspects of this projects approach that might be useful to the project groups in our class as they conceive of, design, and implement a significantly smaller-scale digital project?
Keep in mind that some of these projects made compromises based on the constraints of the time at which they were started. The goal of this report is less to judge or evaluate any given DH project than to explore what DH scholars are doing and to find aspects of these projects that might inform the approach of groups in our class.
The specific assignments/projects we discussed in class are after the break.
Mapping the Republic of Letters – corinthiaevans
The Walt Whitman Archive – lizhelm
Hypercities – johnburns
The William Blake Archive – sarahbailey
Dickinson Electronic Archives – allysoncartwright
Modernist Journals Project – chaneyhambrick
Collective Biographies of Women – sandrahu
Experiments at the Stanford Literary Lab – kayemarieferguson
Mapping the Lakes: A Literary GIS – martafernandez
RoSE (Research Oriented Social Environment) – jamescassar
The Mind is a Metaphor – emmanuelagyemangdua
For Better For Verse – abbeyharris