NEAR E 485 A: Digital Media: The Middle East and Central Asia

Spring 2022
Meeting:
MW 11:30am - 1:20pm / DEN 258
SLN:
17935
Section Type:
Lecture
TOPIC: DISCOVER DIGITAL HUMANITIES: DISCOVER KING TUT . MONDAY CLASSES ARE ONLINE AND SYNCHRONOUS . HYBRID . NO ACCESS STUDENTS WITHOUT PERMISSION
Syllabus Description (from Canvas):

Note: Reading/viewing will be posted in the ‘Modules’ section.

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Module 1 Introducing Digital Humanities

Monday 3/28

  • Welcome, introductions, class overview, Q&A
  • What is digital humanities? What is text mining?
  • TO DO: post introduction in Slack channel before Wednesday’s class.

Wednesday 3/30

  • Evaluating DH Projects
  • TO DO: Assignment 1 by Sunday 11.30pm

Module 2 Discoveries and Digital Archives

Monday 4/4

  • Recap: What is Text and Data Mining in the Humanities?
  • On Digital Archives:
    • how archives are created - video, slides
    • OCR 
    • hands on DSLab work

Wednesday 4/6

  • Independent work: Learning about King Tut
    • Elizabeth Frood: Tutankhamun in Colour (2020)
    • Christina Riggs: Photographing Tutankhamun: How the Camera Helped Create “King Tut" (2018)

Module 3 Bias, Algorithms and Content Management Systems

Monday 4/11

  • Tut Tales: Who was Tut? The hunt for the tomb
  • Bias in archives, algorithms and lexicons
  • Digital Literacy

Wednesday 4/13

  • University of Washington’s Open Scholarship Commons
  • Introduction to Omeka
  • Metadata overview

Module 4 Digital Scholar Lab and Project Planning

Monday 4/18

  • Introduction to Gale Digital Scholar Lab
  • Searching the archives
  • Developing a research question
  • Building research projects

Wednesday 4/20

  • Project management and planning
  • Developing a Project Charter and Project One-Pager

**4/25 – 4/27 Collaborative Project Development, Team Meetings**

Module 5 Text Data Cleaning, Curation and Analysis

Monday 5/2

  • Tut Tales: Egyptomania
  • Creating, curating and cleaning datasets
  • Quantitative or qualitative? Analysis and visualization in digital humanities
  • Choosing tools and analysis methods

Wednesday 5/4

  • Hands on practice with alternate tools – overview of Lexos and Voyant

Module 6 Narratives and Quantitative Analysis  

Monday 5/9

  • Tut Tales: controversies and tours
  • Historical narratives and microhistory
  • Storymaps and timelines

Wednesday 5/11

  • Digital Tools 1: Quantitative Analysis

Module 7 Qualitative Analysis and Mapping

Monday 5/16

  • Digital Tools 2: Qualitative Analysis

Wednesday 5/18

  • Named Entity Recognition and Mapping

Module 8 Network Analysis and Lab Work         

Monday 5/23

  • Introduction to Network Analysis

Wednesday 5/25

  • Hands-on Lab session

Module 9 Putting It All Together

Monday 5/30

  • Capstone presentation of work

Wednesday 6/1

  • Team presentations
  • Review and comments due by 6/3
  • Final projects due by 6/5
GE Requirements Met:
Arts and Humanities (A&H)
Credits:
5.0
Status:
Active
Last updated:
July 16, 2024 - 5:14 pm