Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Boundary Work and Digital Humanities: An Interview with Julie Thompson Klein

Boundary Work and Digital Humanities: An Interview with Julie Thompson Klein: Julie Thompson Klein is Professor of Humanities Emerita in the English Department and former Faculty Fellow for Interdisciplinary Development in the Division of Research at Wayne State University (USA). She holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Oregon, and is past president of the Association for Interdisciplinary Studies (AIS), and is a former editor of the AIS journal.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Project Insight Introduction

Digital Humanities in (and out) of the Classroom

I was privileged to participated in a panel at the 128th Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association in Washington, DC from January 2nd-5th.  Digital Humanities is a loaded term in academia and I've learned not to try to define it.  However, I can speak with some authority about my own actions. My presentation at the conference explored the creation and continued evolution of Project Mosaic, a collaborative digital project supported by the Africa and African-American Studies program at Rollins.

Project Mosaic serves many purposes and by its very nature it is connected to ongoing discussions about digital technology in education.  Project Mosaic asked participating faculty to create module in their courses that explore the African Diaspora.  The explanation is simple, but the process is layered.  As a digital project, Mosaic allows faculty to "opt in" to a dialogue about the black experience in a way that explore subjects local and global.  Every cycle we shift the topic and allow a new group of faculty to create and innovate. The response from the audience at the AHA conference makes me believe that our efforts are having an effect.   This positive feedback comes as we are about to embark on new project cycle.   Project Mosaic: Legacies will provide a diverse group of scholar-teachers the chance to explore their disciplines while engaging their students with issues that intersect with the African Diaspora. 

Friday, December 29, 2017

Every Tongue Got to Confess Podcast: Researching Arturo Schomburg

'Every Tongue Got to Confess: Podcast #17' by Julian Chambliss, Robert Cassanello et al.

Jose Flores discusses a research project centered on the influence and importance of Arturo Schomburg – activist, writer, historian, and philanthropist during the Harlem Renaissance – especially for Puerto Ricans in New York. Schomburg viewed Pan Africanism as an avenue to create a political expression for Puerto Ricans and African Americans alike.

Visualeyes Authoring Screencast

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

'Every Tongue Got to Confess Podcast: A Discussion about Paramore

'Every Tongue Got to Confess: Podcast # 15' by Julian Chambliss, Robert Cassanello et al.

A conversation with Gramond McPherson about the ways in which the Orlando community of Paramore – a historically and still predominantly black community in central Florida – views itself and its history. His research project also explores how that community history is portrayed to the broader public.