Week 3: Content


Post images of your wireframes to the DSSF18 website by 9am, Friday, June 22. Use the Category Wireframes. These can be photos of paper wireframes you have taken, images using programs designed for wireframing, or a PowerPoint, PDF, or other document. Briefly describe your wireframes as well.

Reflective Essay #3

Post by 9am, Monday, June 25

Community is an important aspect of Digital Humanities work, since no one is an expert in all things, and the interconnectedness of the digital world allows us to collaborate across traditional boundaries of time and space. In the context of the DSSF program, you are engaged with multiple communities of practice:

  • The DSSF cohort in Musselman Library
  • Faculty and undergraduates doing DH work at Gettysburg College (such as the DTSFs)
  • Undergraduate DH practitioners at other institutions

Reflect on how you have engaged in your communities of practice so far this summer.  How do you see yourself fitting into the larger DH community of practice at this time? Even though you are all working on individual projects, how has collaboration in the DSSF cohort helped you with your research and project? Did the trip to Bucknell provide any insights into how communities of practice are formed, both at other institutions, and between them?

Monday, June 18

9am-9:30am: Sharing and Planning (Library 014)

Tuesday, June 19

7:30am-6pm: Introduction to Omeka (Bucknell University)

Today we will be travelling to Bucknell University to join the Bucknell Digital Scholarship Summer Research Fellows for an Omeka workshop! See the DSSRF18 Week 4 schedule for more information. We will leave Constitution Lot at 7:30am and should return to the Gettysburg College campus by 6pm.

Thursday, June 21

9am-Noon: Scalar + Snickerdoodles (Library 014, Public Session)

Scalar is a free, open source authoring and publishing platform that’s designed to make it easy for authors to write long-form, born-digital scholarship online. Today’s workshop and lab will introduce Scalar, examine various uses for the platform, help us understand the six basic Scalar elements (page, object/media, path, tag, annotation, comment), and get us started on installing and creating a Scalar site. As we learn, we will reference many Scalar projects, including those made by the 2016 Digital Scholarship Summer Fellows. By the end of this lab, participants will have created a Scalar test book, added objects/media, made tags, made pages, made a path, and annotated media. This is the perfect time to break it, fix it, tinker, explore!

Readings and Assignments

Noon-1pm: DSSF Reading Discussion and Lunch (Library 018)

Lunch will be provided for the DSSFs.



Friday, June 22

9am-10am: Digital Humanities in Context (Library 014, Public Session)

For our first DH in Context session, we are going to think about what it means to be doing DH in a public context. While many fields share characteristics with Digital Humanities, such as Digital History, Digital Sociology, and Public History, are these fields DH? Does being “Digital” mean “Public?” How can we be “Public” without being “Digital?” Today we will discuss a few readings across the disciplines of History, English, and Sociology, check out some projects, and keep exploring the idea of “What is DH?”



We will review these during the session, no need to look ahead!

10am-11am: Sharing and Planning (Library 014)