The agenda for today’s meeting of the UF Digital Humanities Working Group (meeting in Pugh 210 from 12-1:30pm) is copied below and available as a PDF.
The meeting today will include introductions from all attendees and informal discussions on a general reading and on collaboration. The meeting should have an exciting mix of academic and library faculty attendees for discussion and brainstorming.
The UF Digital Humanities Working Group (DHWG) is a group of academic and library faculty, staff, and graduate students who meet monthly to discuss current projects and topics at the intersection of digital technologies and core research needs and questions in the humanities disciplines. The Fall 2012 working groups will focus on “Archives, Curation, and Enhanced Publication.” We will discuss curation as a scholarly activity, and how scholars can collaborate with librarians and archivists to think critically and productively about making archival materials digitally usable by scholarly communities and wider publics. The full list of fall meetings is available on the Calendar of the Center for the Humanities & the Public Sphere.
Wednesday, 5 September 2012, 12-1:30pm
Pugh Hall, 210
Digital Humanities Working Group (DHWG) Meeting
“What are the Digital Humanities?”
- To give a broad introduction to the kinds of scholarly activity included under the “digital humanities” umbrella.
- To begin a discussion, to occur throughout Fall 2012, of archival curation as a scholarly activity, involving collaborations between academic researchers, information scientists, and IT experts.
- Welcome and Introductions
- Sign-Up Sheet and Digital-Humanities-L@lists.ufl.edu listserv
- Upcoming Digital Humanities events (see over on printed agenda)
- UF Resources/Websites for the Digital Humanities
- Teaching resources and syllabi: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/digitalhumanities
- Discussion on reading by John Unsworth (2000) “Scholarly Primitives: What Methods Do Humanities Researchers Have in Common, and How Might Our Tools Reflect This?” (http://people.lis.illinois.edu/~unsworth//Kings.5-00/primitives.html)
- What new research opportunities are made available in the age of computing and digital texts in your discipline?
- Are these extensions of core questions and themes in the humanities disciplines, or do they break with established traditions?
- What limitations do you see in the available tools to complete important humanities research tasks?
- Discussion / Other thoughts?