|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
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)
|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
|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.
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)
|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
|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"
|10-Apr||10||Geospatial analysis||Chapter 7 of The Historian's Macroscope
Hypercities Preface-PDub Productions: Mapping HiFi
|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
|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/