Date Section Class Topic Reading Due Things Due
23-Jan Part I- Making Humanities Data 1 Introductions Stephen Ramsay and Geoffrey Rockwell, "Developing Things: Notes toward an Epistemology of Building in the Digital Humanities" in Debates in DH (2012) – http://dhdebates.gc.cuny.edu/debates/text/11

Listen to "Detective Stories" episode of Radiolab – http://www.radiolab.org/story/91516-detective-stories/

Kin Lane. "What I Mean When I Say Domain Literacy" – http://kinlane.com/2017/01/06/what-i-mean-when-i-say-domain-literacy/
Watch archives tutorials (in class) https://moodle-2016-2017.fullerton.edu/course/view.php?id=40623
30-Jan 2 Structuring data- Data as Power "The Image of Absence: Archival Silence, Data Visualization, and James Hemings" in American Literature. 2013. Volume 85, Number 4.

Marisa Fuentes, "Introduction" and "Chapter 1" in Dispossessed Lives: Women, Violence and the Archive
HW#1

Think about the kind of public face you want your online presence to have. Everyone write a first post on this topic

Sign up for an office hours meeting.

Create a Known account. (Register at: http://practicaldigital.shroutdocs.org/account/register)

Set up dropbox for the course. (check tutorials for a click through)
6-Feb 3 Creating humanities datasets Stephen Ramsay. "Databases" in A Companion to Digital Humanities

Lev Manovich, "Database as Symbolic form" (1999)

Ed Folsom, "Database as Genre: The epic transformation of the Archives" (2007)

Jerome McGann, "Database, Interface, and Archival Fever" (2007)
PA#1
13-Feb 4 Cultivating databases Chapters 1 and 2 of The Historian's Macroscope

Daniel Allington, Sarah Brouilette, David Golumbia, "Neoliberal Tools (And Archives): A Political History of Digital Humanities" Los Angeles Review of Books
HW#2
20-Feb PRESIDENT'S DAY- NO CLASS
27-Feb Part II- Analyzing Humanities Data 5 Exploratory statistics Margo Anderson, "Quantitative History," The Sage Handbook of Social Science Methodology, edited by William Outhwaite and Stephen Turner (London: Sage Publications, 2007), 246-63.

Stanley L. Engerman and Robert W. Fogel, "Guest Editors' Forward," Journal of Social Science History 6 (Autumn, 1982) – Pick one of the articles from the issue to read and report on.
PA#2
 
The first two parts (Why should historians care about data quality? and Cleaning data with Open Refine) at http://programminghistorian.org/lessons/cleaning-data-with-openrefine will be very helpful for completing this assignment, as will be my tutorial on using Open Refine.
6-Mar 6 Regression Isaac Asimov, "The Psychohistorians" Foundation

Samprit Chatterjee and Ali S. Hadi, Regression Analysis By Example (excerpts)

Timothy W. Guinnane, Cormac ” Gràda, "Mortality in the North Dublin Union During the Great Famine" The Economic History Review 55 (August, 2002)
HW#3
13-Mar 7 Text mining Chapter 3 of The Historian's Macroscope

Jeffrey M. Binder, "Alien Reading: Text Mining, Language Standardization, and the Humanities" Debates in the Digital Humanities 2016

Stefan Sinclair and Geoffrey Rockwell "Text Analysis and Visualization: Making Meaning Count" and Matthew L. Jockers and Ted Underwood "Text Analysis and Visualization" in A New Companion to the Digital Humanities
HW#4
20-Mar 8 Topic modeling Chapter 4 of The Historian's Macrosocope

Example of topic modeling (see course blog for links):

Topic Modeling Martha Ballard's Diary

Mining the Dispatch

A Love Letter to Viral Texts
NO HOMEWORK DUE – HOMEWORK MOVED TO AFTER SPRING BREAK
27-Mar SPRING BREAK- NO CLASS
3-Apr 9 Network analysis Chapter 6 of The Historian's Macroscope

Kieran Healy, "Using Metadata to find Paul Revere"

Shin-Kap Han, "The Other Ride of Paul Revere: The Brokerage Role in the Making of the American Revolution"
HW#5

PA#3
10-Apr 10 Geospatial analysis Chapter 7 of The Historian's Macroscope

Hypercities Preface-PDub Productions: Mapping HiFi
HW#6
17-Apr Part III- Visualizing Humanities Data 11 Work day Douglas Adams, "Interview with Onion A.V. Club" PA#4
24-Apr 12 Introductory data visualization Chapter 5 of The Historian's Macroscope

Lincoln Mullen. "Lynching, Visualization, and Visibility," Journal of Southern Religion 17 (2015)

Johanna Drucker. "Graphical Approaches to the Digital Humanities" in A New Companion to the Digital Humanities
HW#7
1-May 13 Geospatial visualization Hypercities The View from Above / Below-Gallery: A Journey through Tohoku, Japan PA#5

Plan to meet with me during week 13 to discuss your final projects
8-May 14 Public Digital Humanities "Guiding Principles for Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Re-usable Data" https://www.force11.org/fairprinciples

Lauren Klein, The Shape of History http://shapeofhistory.net/
Presentations
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