Fordham Graduate Student Digital Humanities Group Fall Events

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These events are open to all. For more information about the Fordham GSDH, check out their website.

“Minimal Computing” for Graduate Students
Tues., Sept 22, 3 pm (LC)
Alex Gil, Columbia University

In this workshop we will immediately link digital humanities to critical theory by looking at the production of our own knowledge within the context of global capitalism and environmental decay. We will accomplish this by reducing the technological stack you can use for your own production to bare minimums that you can both understand and command. We call this type of praxis (theory + making), minimal computing. Specific technologies you will be introduced to: Terminal, Markdown, HTML/CSS, Pandoc, Jekyll & Github. Bring your laptops (Macs & Linux preferred).

Alex Gil holds a PhD from the University of Virginia in Caribbean Literature and Digital Humanities, and  is the Digital Scholarship Coordinator in the Humanities and History Division of Columbia University Libraries.

Digital Pedagogy: What it is, Why it is and How to do it
Thurs., Oct. 15, 1 pm (RH)
Anelise H. Shrout, Davidson College

We’re often told that our students are digital natives – growing up on and with the internet.  At the same time, digital pedagogy seems to flummox many undergraduates, who are familiar with writing papers but not with making websites.  This talk discusses approaches to integrating things digital into undergraduate classes, introduces a few useful tools (Omeka, Neatline, Voyant, WordPress) and workshops some solutions to the challenges of digital undergraduate pedagogy.

Anelise H. Shrout holds a PhD in History from New York University, and is currently a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Studies at Davidson College in North Carolina.

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