Networks for Humanities Data, Archives, and Pedagogy

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UBC Okanagan

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How can we bridge data and digital archives in the university classroom?

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"Networks for Humanities Data, Archives, and Pedagogy" will be a three-day symposium at the University of British Columbia (Okanagan), June 17-19, 2019. Presenters and participants will address two under-examined questions: 1) how to increase the usership of and accessibility to existing networks and tools in the digital humanities (DH); 2) how to bridge the divide between data and digitized archives in the humanities classroom. This work emerges from the digital humanities, and expands its approach to technology to encompass high- and low-tech classrooms.

Digital resources for literary and cultural history suffer from a usership problem, and pedagogical research and practice has the richest potential to address it. Although many projects have thoughtfully curated resources for research, pedagogical, and public use, little compels students or instructors outside of the projects’ research teams to engage directly and frequently with them. Recent research reveals that the university classroom has been the primary context in which our understandings of literary and cultural history are forged, and we contend that it continues to be. Without robust integration of DH resources into classrooms, DH projects will miss a prime opportunity to fulfill their promise to alter scholarly and popular understandings of literary history. The field has not yet turned its attention to the systematic integration of digital tools and resources into the classroom, to building the infrastructure for trans-institutional collaboration, or to the bridging data and archival objects of literary study. Our symposium is driven by these needs. Instructors and researchers must be able to access compelling and well-maintained resources, and have the option of collaborating with partners with digital or literary specialties.

We welcome both traditional and non-traditional contributions to this event: scholarly presentations, hands-on workshops, other other, multi-modal contributions are welcome. We invite submissions from researchers, instructors, graduate students, and librarians on the intersections of data and archives in the humanities classroom. A portion of the event will be dedicated to participant-driven “unconference” sessions that aim to follow through on the ideas and practices shared at the event, and to produce a robust basis for future collaboration and publication.

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