The Digital Humanities Initiative at the University of Lynchburg provides for incorporation of digital tools in the classroom to engage students and allow for discussions about the role of technology in society and what it means to be a digitally literate citizen.
Digital humanities involves new ways of doing scholarship that involve collaborative, interdisciplinary, and computer-based research, teaching, and publishing. A digital learning experience also enhances students’ resumes for the job market after graduation.
Digital literacy within the humanities tradition
Technologies change — applications learned today may not be relevant ten years from now. The humanities, however, and the liberal arts will give students the foundation of life-long learning that will allow them to continue to apply their technological skills. It also allows students to make sense of the digital world around them.
- “Data Scraping” by Dr. Ghislaine Lewis (Communication Studies)
- “Digital Humanities: Thinking and Doing” presented by Dr. Meredith Martin (Princeton University)
- “Voyant as a Classroom Tool” presented by Joe Aldinger (English)
- “Where in the World is Lynchburg, Virginia? Geospatial Technologies for the Humanities” by Dr. Dave Perault (Environmental Science)
- “The Knight Lab Projects” by Julie Kane (Washington and Lee University)
- “Flipping Whitman: Digital Manuscripts and Big Data for Literature Classrooms” by Catherine Waitinas (Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo)
- “Digital History Tools” by Jeff McClurken (University of Mary Washington)
- “A Professor’s Guide to Teaching with Technology: Enhancing Learning, Professionalism, and Resisting Automation” by Charles Upchurch (Florida State University)
- “Text Analysis and Comparison with Prism and Juxta” by Julie Kane (Washington and Lee University)
- “DH 101: Digital Pedagogy without UVA’s Budget” by David Squires (Washington State University)
- “Producing a Digital History Product: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” by Heather Weidner (History)
- “WordPress in the Classroom” by Haley Lott
“Digital Humanities tools and methodologies accelerate scholarship and enrich educational environments.
Because DH work is fundamentally collaborative, students, staff, and researchers work together across disciplinary boundaries to ask new questions of the human record and to bring human inquiry into conversation with technological applications.”
– Dr. Meredith Martin, Associate Professor of English at Princeton University, and Director of the Center for Digital Humanities