What is Digital Humanities?: A Primer for Students in Museum Studies

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Published on February 24, 2014

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An outline and introduction to Digital Humanities for the novice.

What are the Digital Humanities?: A Primer for Students in Museum Studies Jason M. Kelly PHD FSA Director, IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute Associate Professor of History jaskelly@iupui.edu | @jason_m_kelly Computer operators tabulating the 1954 Census with a UNIVAC Computer, October 17, 1955. http://explorepahistory.com/displayimage.php?

The Digital Humanities is a field constituted by a theoretical and practical framework focused on the creation, analysis, and critical application of digital technologies in the humanities environment. It is inherently multi-disciplinary and is often practiced by collaborative teams.

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Design Principles for Digital Humanities Projects Digital Humanities Projects

Design Questions for Digital Humanities Projects Digital Humanities Projects 1. What is the research question that you want to ask?

Design Questions for Digital Humanities Projects Digital Humanities Projects 1. What is the research question that you want to ask? 2. What is the outcome that you want to see?

Design Questions for Digital Humanities Projects Digital Humanities Projects 1. What is the research question that you want to ask? 2. What is the outcome that you want to see? 3. What is the best methodology/tool to make it happen?

Design Questions for Digital Humanities Projects Digital Humanities Projects 1. 2. 3. 4. What is the research question that you want to ask? What is the outcome that you want to see? What is the best methodology/tool to make it happen? Who is your audience?

Design Questions for Digital Humanities Projects Digital Humanities Projects 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. What is the research question that you want to ask? What is the outcome that you want to see? What is the best methodology/tool to make it happen? Who is your audience? How do you plan to sustain your project?

Design Questions for Digital Humanities Projects Digital Humanities Projects 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. What is the research question that you want to ask? What is the outcome that you want to see? What is the best methodology/tool to make it happen? Who is your audience? How do you plan to sustain your project? How do you plan to preserve your project?

A Basic Tool Belt for the Digital Humanities Environment

A Basic Tool Belt for the Digital Humanities Environment 1. Have an understanding of the DH landscape.

A Basic Tool Belt for the Digital Humanities Environment 1. Have an understanding of the DH landscape. 2. Know the best practices in your area of expertise.

A Basic Tool Belt for the Digital Humanities Environment 1. Have an understanding of the DH landscape. 2. Know the best practices in your area of expertise. 3. Know the basics of metadata.

A Basic Tool Belt for the Digital Humanities Environment 1. 2. 3. 4. Have an understanding of the DH landscape. Know the best practices in your area of expertise. Know the basics of metadata. Be familiar with evolving preservation standards.

A Basic Tool Belt for the Digital Humanities Environment 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Have an understanding of the DH landscape. Know the best practices in your area of expertise. Know the basics of metadata. Be familiar with evolving preservation standards. Blog with your community.

A Basic Tool Belt for the Digital Humanities Environment 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Have an understanding of the DH landscape. Know the best practices in your area of expertise. Know the basics of metadata. Be familiar with evolving preservation standards. Blog with your community. Tweet with your community.

A Basic Tool Belt for the Digital Humanities Environment 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Have an understanding of the DH landscape. Know the best practices in your area of expertise. Know the basics of metadata. Be familiar with evolving preservation standards. Blog with your community. Tweet with your community. Know the basics of podcasting.

A Basic Tool Belt for the Digital Humanities Environment 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Have an understanding of the DH landscape. Know the best practices in your area of expertise. Know the basics of metadata. Be familiar with evolving preservation standards. Blog with your community. Tweet with your community. Know the basics of podcasting. Understand how to manipulate and add data to Google Maps.

A Basic Tool Belt for the Digital Humanities Environment 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Have an understanding of the DH landscape. Know the best practices in your area of expertise. Know the basics of metadata. Be familiar with evolving preservation standards. Blog with your community. Tweet with your community. Know the basics of podcasting. Understand how to manipulate and add data to Google Maps. 9. Know who to ask when you have questions.

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