Here is a short news article from Princeton explaining some of the projects they are undertaking at their Center for Digital Humanities. It gives an excellent example of how a humanities undergraduate can work with a faculty member to do real research using digital tools. This is the kind of work I would like to do with undergraduates! I’ve included an excerpt below and the link to the article.
Sometimes, opposites attract.
Princeton senior Brian Lax is an English major, passionate about British literature. He is also passionate about computer science and is earning a certificate in statistics and machine learning. Determined to marry these two seemingly disparate parts of his academic experience for his senior thesis, he set out to track revisions of poems by W.H. Auden across time — using the computer as his chief research tool.
Working with his adviser, Meredith Martin, associate professor of English and director of theCenter for Digital Humanities, Lax began his journey into the field of digital humanities.
While I’m on the topic of professional development, this conference at Case Western Reserve University also looks to be fabulous!
SIRLS at the University of Arizona recently sent out an announcement about this upcoming free webinar sponsored by the Library Journal and the School Library Journal. It looks fabulous! I plan to attend, and the archived content will be available for three months afterward. Free professional development is always good in my book!!
I just discovered this blog today, and already I have found several very useful posts, especially in the Technology section. Have a look!
I will be reading more, to be sure!!