HY200: Digital History Collaborative


This hands-on research and analysis course will explore both the techniques and the intellectual and social stakes of Digital History.


Block 3, 2018
Instructors: Jane Murphy (History), Jennifer Golightly (ITS)

Full Course Description

How have new digital technologies changed how knowledge is produced and disseminated in History? This hands-on research and analysis course will explore both the techniques and the intellectual and social stakes of Digital History. We’ll begin with research on student-teacher relationships in the sciences in 18th-century Cairo, exploring questions of analysis and visualization of relationships across time. Then, in conjunction with Special Collections and other local historical archives, students will do original archival research and collectively decide how to archive and disseminate our findings.

Student Projects

 

GS214: Workshop in the Digital Liberal Arts


This adjunct course is designed for students to work individually or in groups on a digital research project. Students will learn how digital technology can best be used in this scholarly endeavor.


Blocks 3-4, 2018
Instructors: Jane Murphy (History), Jennifer Golightly (ITS)

Full Course Description

This adjunct course is designed for students to work individually or in groups on a digital research project. Under the supervision of faculty, IT specialists and/or librarians, students research a focused topic grounded in their major or another field in which they have expertise and learn how digital technology can best be used in this scholarly endeavor. Course meets two times per week over the course of two blocks, two-and-a-half hours each meeting.

Student Projects

HY200/FG206/SO290: Digital History Collaborative

Block 6, 2018

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In this course, students will work collaboratively on a digital project anchored in the history of sexuality. Our goal is to create a website that is focused on the policing of male homosexuality in eighteenth-century Paris. During that period, thousands of men were arrested in the French capital, and we have data on their ages, professions, birthplaces, marital status, families, sexual proclivities, previous arrest records, and more. Students and faculty will work together to consider how information should be displayed on the website, as well as the kinds of interactive tools that will allow scholars to analyze it.

GS214: Workshop in the Digital Liberal Arts

Block 7-8, 2018

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This adjunct course is designed for students to work individually or in groups on a digital research project. Under the supervision of faculty, IT specialists and/or librarians, students research a focused topic grounded in their major or another field in which they have expertise and learn how digital technology can best be used in this scholarly endeavor. Course meets two times per week over the course of two blocks, two-and-a-half hours each meeting.

Past Courses


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