Week 4: Data

Reflective Essay #4

Post by 9 am, Monday, July 1

After reading and discussing “Neoliberal Tools (and Archives): A Political History of Digital Humanities,” check out Matthew Kirschenbaum’s “Am I a Digital Humanist? Confessions of a Neoliberal Tool” and Grace Afsari-Mamagani’s “In Defense of DH.” To what extent do you think the Digital Humanities (inadvertently or not) embraces neoliberal values in higher education?

For some more background information about neoliberalism, check out “The Neoliberal Arts: How college sold its soul to the market” by William Deresiewicz.


Monday, June 24

9-10 am: Meet with Your Librarian Partner

Revisit Project Charter

10 am-Noon: Data Visualization (Public Session, Library 014)

In today’s session on data visualization, we will talk through the process of creating a data-based graphic with particular emphasis on the interaction between visual design and quantitative communication. We will create a data visualization from a common data set using pencil and paper, and also use rawgraphs.io to build a web-based data visualization as well.

Before the workshop:

To Learn More

Healy, Kieran. Data Visualization: A Practical Introduction (Chapter 1).

Wednesday, June 26

9-10 am: Midpoint Check-In (CUB 206)

10-11 am: DH in Context (Library 018)

Dr. Jill Titus will present the work her Introduction to Public History (HIST 301) students did creating a digital annotation of the Gettysburg Cyclorama. This is a great opportunity to learn about a project some of your peers were involved in, and you can hear about the process of conceptualizing and overseeing a project of this scale.

Before the Session

Thursday, June 27

Noon-1pm: Lunch and Reading Discussion (TBD)

“Neoliberal Tools (and Archives): A Political History of Digital Humanities” By Daniel Allington, Sarah Brouillette, and David Golumbia

Lunch will be provided for the DSSFs.

Friday, June 28

PCLA Digital Scholarship Student Symposium at Lafayette College

Check the event website for more details