In this presentation from CNI’s spring 2015 meeting, Jon Cawthorne (West Virginia), Vivian Lewis (McMaster) and Lisa Spiro (Rice) present key results from a pilot global benchmarking study on digital scholarship expertise. The project involved visiting leading digital humanities and digital social science organizations in several countries and conducting interviews with research staff, faculty, graduate students, and…

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This article considers two digital assignments for courses at The Graduate Center, The City University of New York. In one, students developed digital site reports in the form of individual websites about archaeological sites in the Greco-Roman Near East and Egypt (Art and Archaeology of the Greco-Roman Near East and Egypt, Spring 2013), and in…

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This week, The Junto features a roundtable on digital pedagogy, in which we discuss our different approaches to using digital sources in the classroom. Today, Joseph Adelman talks about working with students on technical knowledge. You can also read Part 1 by Rachel Herrmann on source accesibility, and Part 3 by Joseph Adelman on the…

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On Thursday 23 July I gave an introductory lecture on digital humanities at the ADEPT summer school at Queen Mary University of London. Slides are below; it’s the second summer school workshop I’ve given on DH in the past month. Digital Humanities: A brief introduction to the field from aelang Source: Introduction to Digital Humanities:…

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The issue of multilingualism vs lingua franca in science (and in society) is certainly very complicated, but the recent article by Gregory Crane raises some questions and a few concerns. In general, I think everybody would agree with Miran’s appeal on Humanist: “Let us invest in language diversity”. There are countless documents supporting multilingualism in…

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Two weeks ago, I attended the Middle Ages in the Modern World conference in Lincoln (and gave a talk on medieval vs. ‘medieval’ names if you haven’t already read the recap of that), which included an extremely interesting paper by Bridget Ruth Whearty (Stanford), “Of Scribes and Digitizers: Modern Digitization Studio as Medieval Scriptorium”, in…

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