Reading and Engaging with Existing Digital Humanities Projects

Sponsored by Springer Nature
Recorded on 04/26/2018

Posted in Collection Development and Management

Summary:

While there is a lot of attention given to creating digital humanities (DH) projects, it is equally important to be able to read and engage with DH projects that already exist. This webinar is intended for library personnel in all areas who want to help researchers explore and engage with projects that are relevant to their fields of interest.

We will focus on learning to see the critical arguments and research questions that are driving the projects, as well as understanding the choices that project creators are making with the materials they use. Seeing these aspects more clearly can help to build bridges between the projects themselves and other scholarly resources, and can help researchers who are new to the digital humanities better understand how they might incorporate DH projects into their research or into the classroom alongside other library resources. In the course of the webinar, we’ll explore these aspects both in relation to big and small DH projects.

At the end of this webinar, attendees will be better equipped to introduce faculty and students to DH projects in the context of research and course support.


Speaker

Paige Morgan

Paige is the Digital Humanities and Scholarship Librarian at the University of Miami. Prior to joining UM, she held a CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Lewis and Ruth Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship at McMaster University. She holds a PhD in English and Textual Studies from the University of Washington. In the past ten years, Morgan has worked within the field of digital humanities in several capacities: as a researcher, instructor, data wrangler, and community/curriculum builder. She specializes in contexts where digital scholarship is a new endeavor for an institution, and there are few formal courses, training programs, or local experts available. Her research interests include eighteenth and nineteenth-century British poetry, social infrastructure for digital scholarship training, linked open data, and the different types of labor involved in digital scholarship and librarianship. You can find her writing at DH&Lib, Archive Journal, Romanticism, and forthcoming in College and Undergraduate Libraries.