Under construction! Please consider this a living document!
You can also find syllabus information on our Trello board. You are not required to use Trello.
There are no required book purchases for this course. If you prefer to read paper books to digital documents, you might want to get a copy of Cory Doctorow’s Homeland the 2019 edition of Debates in the Digital Humanities (DitDH on this syllabus) and Amanda Phillips’ Gamer Trouble.
August 31: Welcome to Class!
We’ll use our first class to get to know one another and talk about what we want to get out of the semester. Our talk will be informed by these short readings, which you can read after class and discuss on Slack.
A Pedagogy of Kindness, Katherine Denial
How to Build an Ethical Online Course, Jesse Stommel
September 7: No Class (but we will keep discussion going virtually)
We will examine previous syllabi and projects from ITP (we’ll send you links/discuss on Slack)
September 14: ITP, Critical Digital Pedagogy, and Historical Materialist Theories of Technological Change and Transformation
Safiya Umoja Noble, Toward a Critical Black Digital Humanities (DitDH Ch 2)
Curtis Fletcher, Educational Technology and the Humanities: A History of Control (DitDH Ch 30)
Wolfgang Schivelbusch, The Railway Journey, Chapters 1-3 (we will send a PDF)
Walter Benjamin The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
Activity in class: share an interesting digital humanities artifact. How can digital projects combine critical reflection and pedagogy to do new or interesting things? Here’s an example. http://dsl.richmond.edu/emancipation/
September 21: Visions of Technology–Dystopias, Utopias, Ustopias
Cory Doctorow, Homeland
Margaret Atwood, The Road to Ustopia
September 28: No Class
TUESDAY September 29: A History of the Internet
Vannevar Bush, As We May Think (1945)
Tim Berners-Lee, Information Management: A Proposal (1989)
Roy Rosenzweig, Wizards, Bureaucrats, Warriors and Hackers: Writing the History of the Internet (1998)
Claire L Evans, recorded lecture, adapted from her book Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet (2018)
Online Interactive (really just links) history of the internet: https://www.zakon.org/robert/internet/timeline/
October 5: Bodies and Technology
Donna Haraway, Cyborg Manifesto (PDF available on Slack)
Jillian Weise, Common Cyborg
Activity: Create an avatar for yourself to discuss in class
October 12: No Class
WEDNESDAY October 14: Teaching and Pedagogy–Foundational Texts
PDFs of these readings Email Lisa if you need the page password.
Mina Shaughnessy, Errors and Expectations Chapter 1
Paolo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed. Chapters 1 and 2
John Dewey, Experience and Education, focus on Chapters 1 and 2
Randy Bass, “Engines of Inquiry: Teaching, Technology, and Learner-Centered Approaches to Culture and History.”
Discussion/sharing idea for class: is there a foundational and/or paradigm shifting work about pedagogy in your discipline? Let’s get a list going!
October 19: Teaching and Pedagogy–Experiential Learning, Digital Technologies, and Lived Realities
Maura Smale and Mariana Regaldo, Undergraduate Scholarly Habits Ethnography Project
David Jack Norton, Making Time: Workflow and Learning Outcomes in DH Assignments (DitDH Ch 25)
Stephen Brier, “Where’s the Pedagogy? The Role of Teaching and Learning in the Digital Humanities” and Luke Waltzer, “Digital Humanities and the ‘Ugly Stepchildren’ of American Higher Education” in Debates in the Digital Humanities, “Teaching the Digital Humanities” section
Turn in your lesson plan. You will get feedback from Carlos and Lisa, and also work with a partner to give each other feedback.
October 26: Gaming and Pedagogy
Guest Speaker: Amanda Phillips
Amanda Phillips, selections from Gamer Trouble
James Paul Gee, Good Video Games and Good Learning (pdf)
Aaron Chia Yuan Hung, A Critique and Defense of Gamification (pdf)
November 2: Data and Power
Cathy O’Neil, Podcast discussion based on her book Weapons of Math Destruction
Safiya Noble,YouTube Recorded Lecture, based on her book Algorithms of Oppression
November 9: Visualization (class all online; no Zoom)
Micheal Friendly, The Golden Age of Statistical Graphics
Livia Gershon, Florence Nightingale, Data Visualization Visionary
November 16: Lesson Plan Presentations
Lesson Plan Presentations (elaborations on the work from October 19)
November 23: Intellectual Properties, Copyrights, and Open Access
Guest Speaker: Joseph Ugoretz
Peruse Creative Commons site
Robin DeRosa and Rajiv Jhangiani What is Open Pedagogy?
Maura Smale and Jody Rosen, Open Digital Pedagogy = Critical Pedagogy (follow and read the links in the article)
Discussion: Final project/paper plans and expectations
November 30: What do the Digital Humanities Mean for Academic Scholarship and Academic Labor?
Rachel Mann, Paid to Do but Not to Think: Reevaluating the Role of Graduate Student Collaborators (DithDH Ch 22)
Bethany Nowviskie, Capacity Through Care
December 7: The Digital Humanities and the Future of Academic Inquiry and Academic Publishing
Tressie McMillan Cottom, Keynote Lecture at ALT Annual Conference 2018 (Association for Learning and Technology)