DH@CC Summer Institute Meeting January 26, 2015

Summer Institute Meeting January 26, 2015

Summer Institute application form: http://claremontdh.com/applications/

 

  • This sub-committee is meeting today to design a grant application for the Summer Institute and determine its shape and goals. As no faculty members were able to attend today, we will address the details for the application alone, and plan for another meeting in which we can determine the goals and details of the Institute itself.

 

  • PR materials have been developed both for the grant, and specifically for the Spring Symposium. The claremontdh.com website now features the DH@CC logo that Joel Cinnamon of CUC has designed for us. This logo can be used on all pertinent DH materials at the 5Cs. It has already been implemented on the posters designed by Kate Crocker from the Library. This is also viewable on the www.claremontdh.com website.

 

  • Faculty who wish to apply for the Summer Institute or Course Development Grants will be strongly encouraged to attend the Spring Symposium, our inaugural event which is meant to facilitate discussion regarding current projects and ongoing questions at the Claremont Colleges and ideally to introduce DH to faculty who are unfamiliar with it.

 

  • Likewise, faculty who wish to apply for Digital Course Development funding will be strongly encouraged to attend both the Spring Symposium, and the Summer Institute.

 

  • Once details are determined for the Summer Institute, this information will become available on the claremontdh.com website. We have decided to add a rotation of tabs for each event that we facilitate for the DH grant at the 5Cs. Later this week, for example, there will be a Spring Symposium tab. Once the event is over, this will become the Summer Institute tab.

 

  • Ashley Sanders has provided an excellent working definition for the Digital Humanities at the Claremont Colleges. “DH is the study, exploration, and preservation of, as well as education about human cultures, events, languages, people, and material production in the past and present in a digital environment through the creation and use of dynamic tools…”

 

  • There is concern amongst those present at this meeting, that the questions on our application will seem daunting or overwhelming. By keeping the required responses at a maximum of 250 words, we hope to quell any concern. The information collected on the application has been polished into a succinct but necessary group of questions which will assist in the selection process.

Below is a rough draft of the application for the Summer Institute:

 

June 1-5, 2015

The DH@CC Summer Institute is a five-day opportunity for ten faculty members to be introduced to the themes, tools, and pedagogical principles and practices of the Digital Humanities. There is a $1,000 stipend for attending. We will give preference to those who are new to the field. The institute is a combination of lectures, readings, and discussion about underlying frameworks for DH, as well as hands-on learning and demonstrations in tools and methods. There will be opportunities for 1-1 mentoring and interaction with outside and local specialists. After attending the institute, you will be prepared to apply for the course development grant or launch the first stages of a digital humanities grant and/or project. Applications are due March 6, 2015.

DH is the study, exploration, and preservation of, as well as education about human cultures, events, languages, people, and material production in the past and present in a digital environment through the creation and use of dynamic tools to

– visualize and analyze data

– share and annotate primary sources

– discuss and publish findings

– collaborate on research and teaching for scholars, students, and the general public.

(Ashley Sanders, Digital Scholarship Librarian, Claremont Colleges, “Defining the Digital Humanities,” Colonialism Through The Veil [blog], 2013)

 

Digital Humanities at the Claremont Colleges takes an expansive and inclusive approach: scholars who use digital methods in their teaching, research or publication and/or are considering the digital, as humanists, in their teaching, research or publication. Faculty with appointments in fields not traditionally understood as the Humanities are welcome to apply if they are engaging in Humanistic inquiry. Applicants are encouraged to attend the DH@CC Spring Symposium (February 18 and 20, 2015). Faculty can attend the Summer Institute once, and are encouraged to apply for a Digital Humanities Course Development grant and/or the Digital Technology Studio.

form:

  1. What do you already know about DH or digital learning? (250 words max)
  2. What do you hope to learn? (250 words max)
  3. What do you want to work on during the institute? (250 words max)
  4. Additional information (optional)
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