DoingDH 2016 Tweets & Curriculum Wrapped & Ready

DoingDH 2016 Participants and Team

DoingDH 2016 Participants and Team

An amazing cohort of historians came to RRCHNM’s Doing Digital History 2016 in July as self-identified digital novices, unsure of their abilities to keep up with the work during the two-institute. They all left with their own web domains, experience working in the statistical programming language R, and many ideas for new teaching assignments, research projects, and digital publications. Most important, each participant became more confident engaging with and reviewing digital scholarship, advising students wishing to do digital projects, and in learning to tinker with and ask questions of digital methodologies.

Throughout the two weeks, readings and discussions were coupled with demonstrations and hands-on work. Each participant established their own web domain, installed open source software (WordPress, Omeka, R, Audacity); implemented best practices for managing their research; made visualizations; built simple maps; learned how to plan a digital project; edited sound files, planned digitally-inflected lessons for their classes; and considered the implications of the changing field of scholarly communications.

Participants and team members worked in public throughout the institute. All readings, assignments, tutorials, and participant blog posts are contained with this website. And, we created a PDF of the entire DoingDH-2016-Curriculum for sharing and distributing under the  CC BY-NC license. Additionally, the Twitter backchannel conversations using the #doingdh16 hashtag are Storified for a different perspective of each day.

 

 

Doing DH benefited from an enthusiastic corps of RRCHNM graduate students, Alyssa Fahringer, Eric Gonzaba, Jannelle Legg,  and Spencer Roberts, who developed tutorials and use cases for incorporating different digital tools into teaching and research. They also provided moral and technical support to the participants, and managed the Twitter backchannel.

Doing DH also featured guest instructors from Mason’s History and Art History Department, Mason Library, and neighboring institutions. Lincoln Mullen shared his extensive expertise doing computational research over three days and Michael O’Malley led a day on sound studies. Jeri Wieringa of the Mason Publishing Group shared trends in scholarly communications and digital publishing initiatives. Denise Meringolo, a participant in Doing DH 2014, returned to discuss how her public history work at University of Maryland, Baltimore County, became digital. And, Jeff McClurken visited from University of Mary Washington to lead a day on digitally-inflected pedagogy.

By the end of Doing DH 2016, participants were tired, but also invigorated with ideas and three action items to implement over the next six months.

Doing DH 2016

The Doing Digital History team is pleased announce that participants for the 2016 Summer Institute have been selected. This year we received 69 applications from highly qualified individuals working at a diverse range of colleges, universities, and public institutions. This significant interest demonstrates a high-demand for training for digital novices.

We are excited to welcome 25 mid-career historians from across the country to the ten-day summer institute from at George Mason University’s Arlington campus on July 11-22, 2016.

This institute is once again generously sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Digital Humanities and organized by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. For information on the previous institute, please visit Doing Digital History: 2014

Applications Open!

[Updated March 16, 2016: Applications are now closed.]

Apply now for one of 25 available spots for the Doing Digital History: 2016 summer institute to be held July 11- 22, 2016 at George Mason University. The institute is organized by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History in New Media and generously sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Digital Humanities.

Doing Digital History: 2016 is designed to fill a much-needed gap for established historians who need instruction and a professional learning community to engage with new media methods and tools.

We seek applications from faculty, public historians, archivists, librarians, museum professionals, and independent scholars specializing in US history, who have had very limited or no training in using digital methods and tools, or in computing, and who lack a supportive digital community at their home institutions.

Hear from Co-Director, Sharon Leon, introducing the institute at the NEH, Office of Digital Humanities Directors Meeting,

Applications will be open until March 15, 2016.

Doing Digital History 2016 Announcement

We are pleased to announce that the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History in New Media at George Mason University is organizing a second Doing Digital History summer institute in July of 2016 aimed at mid-career American historians. This institute is once again generously sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Digital Humanities.

Doing Digital History 2016 is designed to address the existing gap in digital history training for established scholars who need instruction and a professional learning community to explore digital methodologies and theories applicable to their historical research and teaching.

We will seek applications from faculty, public historians, archivists, librarians, museum professionals, and independent scholars specializing in US history, who have had very limited or no training in using digital methods and tools, or in computing, and who lack a supportive digital community at their home institutions.

If you are interested in hearing when applications will be open, submit your contact information using the form below.