DIGI 2305: Digital Humanities: September 2013 - April 2014
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Class schedule

Sep 10Introduction
Sep 12Introduction to Digital Humanities
Sep 17Introduction to Digital Humanities
• Smith, Martha Nell. “Democratizing Knowledge.” Humanities: The Magazine of the National Endowment for the Humanities 26.5 (2005): 12-15. Print. online
Sep 19Introduction to Digital Humanities
• Unsworth, John. “What is Humanities Computing and What is Not?” Jahrbuch für Computerphilologie 4 (2002): 71-84. Print. online
Sep 24Media history: print and digital
• Wikipedia: “History of books
Sep 26Media history: print and digital
Oct 1The Internet and World Wide Web
Oct 3Web 2.0
• Wesch, Michael. “The Machine is Us/ing Us” YouTube online.
Oct 8Digital identity
• Dominick, Joseph R. “Who Do You Think You Are? Personal Home Pages and Self-Presentation on the World Wide Web.” Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly 76.4 (1999): 646-58. Print. online
Oct 10Digital identity
Twiggs Coffee Roasters and Starbucks Coffee Company (Canada)
Oct 22Text analysis: introduction
Oct 24Text analysis: Google Tools
Oct 29Text analysis: OHCO model
• Rockwell, Geoffrey. “What is Text Analysis, Really?” Literary and Linguistic Computing 18.2 (2003): 209-19. Print. online
first assignmnet due
Oct 31Text analysis: text encoding: XML
Nov 5Text analysis: text encoding: XML and TEI
Nov 7Text analysis: text encoding: XML, TEI, and XSLT
Nov 12Text analysis: online tools
• Sinclair, Stéfan. “Computer-Assisted Reading: Reconceiving Text Analysis.” Literary and Linguistic Computing 18.2 (2003): 175-84. Print. online
Nov 14Text analysis: online tools
Nov 19Text analysis: vector space modelsecond assignment due
Nov 21Text analysis: vector space model
Nov 26Text analysis: computational stylistics
• Craig, Hugh. “Stylistic Analysis and Authorship Studies.” A Companion to Digital Humanities. Eds. Susan Schreibman, Ray Siemens, and John Unsworth. Oxford: Blackwell, 2004. Print. <www.digitalhumanities.org/companion>. online
Nov 28Text analysis: further examples
Dec 3Review
Dec 5Mid-term test
Jan 7Digital security, privacy, and accessibility
Jan 9Social computing
Jan 14Social computing
• Boon, Stuart, and Christine Sinclair. “A world I don’t inhabit: disquiet and identity in Second Life and Facebook.” Educational Media International 46.2 (2009): 99-110. Print. online
third assignment due
Jan 16Social computing and text analysis
• Hannak, Aniko, Eric Anderson, Lisa Feldman Barrett, Sune Lehmann, Alan Mislove, and Mirek Riedewald. “Tweetin’ in the Rain: Exploring Societal-Scale Effects of Weather on Mood.” AAAI Publications, Sixth International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media. online
Jan 21Social profiling
The Numerati
Jan 23Social profiling
The Numerati
Jan 28Visualization
Jan 30Image analysis
Feb 4Image analysis
Feb 6The study of gaming
• Rockwell, Geoffrey. “Gore Galore: Literary Theory and Computer Games.” Computers and the Humanities 36.3 (2002): 345-58. Print. online
Feb 11The study of gaming
• Gazzard, Alison. “Unlocking the Gameworld: The Rewards of Space and Time in Videogames.” Game Studies: The International Journal of Computer Game Research 22.1 (Feb 2011). online
fourth assignment due
Feb 13The study of gaming
Feb 25The posthuman
• Porush, David. “Post Media Human Modern: How Nature Was Finished When It Invented the Human Brain.” The Yearbook of English Studies 37.2 (2007): 146-63. online
Feb 27The posthuman
Mar 4Social profiling and posthuman
Mar 6Social profiling and posthuman
Mar 11Digital pedagogy
• Martinez, Monica. “Teacher Education Can’t Ignore Technology.” Phi Delta Kappan 92.2 (Oct 2010): 74-75. online
Mar 13Digital pedagogy
• Apperley, Thomas, and Catherine Beavis. “Literacy into action: digital games as action and text in the English and literacy classroom.” Pedagogies: An International Journal 6.2 (April 2011): 130-43. online
Mar 18Hypertextfifth assignment due
Mar 20Hypertext
• Hayles, N. Katherine. “The Transformation of Narrative and the Materiality of Hypertext.” Narrative 9.1 (Jan. 2001): 21-39. online
Mar 25Hypertext
• Jhave. Teleport: A tiny tale of inter-body tourism. 2006. bleuOrange 4 (2011). online
• Galand, Maxime. “name dropping.” bleuOrange 6 (2012). online
Mar 27Copyright and open access
Apr 1Review
Apr 3Review

Marc R. Plamondon, Ph.D. Department of English Studies Nipissing University