Colorado College would like to thank the following individuals for participating in the 2018 DLA Week. For more information about each presenter, click on their photo below.
Dr. Rebecca Wingo
Digital Liberal Arts Postdoc (2015-18) | Macalester College
Incoming Assistant Professor of History and Director of Public History | University of Cincinnati
Address | The State of DLA
Dr. Rebecca Wingo presented an overview of the DLA field, drawing on her experience as the DLA Post-doc at Macalester College. Specifically, Dr. Wingo discussed the structure of Macalester’s DLA program, presented a number of faculty research projects, and shared her experiences teaching and supporting digital-based courses.
Presentation | What’s Next?: Digital Community Engagement with Rondo
Dr. Rebecca Wingo shared her work with the Rondo Community Partnership that she established while at Macalester, the History Harvest community archive (built in Omeka) and the projects that ensued from establishing long-term community partnerships
Dr. Vilja Hulden
Instructor of History | University of Colorado – Boulder
Skype Presentation | What’s for News? The “News Diet” and the Meaning of the Newspaper for Ordinary Early-Twentieth-Century Americans
Dr. Hulden presented her digital research project that addresses the “news diet” of ordinary early-twentieth-century Americans. She shared her data sources from the Chronicling America Project and how her methodology and analysis draws upon digital tools for topic modeling (more about topic modeling here). Lastly, Dr. Hulden shared her preliminary research findings from a case study of newspapers from St. Louis, Missouri.
Dr. Will Hanley
Associate Professor of History | Florida State University
Skype Presentation | Text Encoding and Digitalization in the Classroom
Dr. Hanley shared his experience teaching undergraduates to digitize issues of a turn-of-the-century Egyptian newspaper and use XML tags and the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) standards. Read an account of this class here and see the project website here.
Dr. Sarah Stanford-McIntyre
Visiting Assistant Professor of History | University of Wyoming
Presentation | The Mapping Oil Project: Digital Research and Pedagogy from the Ground Up
Dr. Stanford-McIntyre presented her research into the daily lives and politics of oil industry workers, addressing issues of environmental racism. She also discussed how she developed her project through a variety of digital tools, primarily GIS mapping software, and shared advice for faculty that want to embark on a digital research project.