Category: News


Digital Humanities Summer Institute 2019

During the first week of June I had the opportunity to participate in the Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria, BC. As a graduate student with (very) basic knowledge on digital humanities, the DHSI with its bootcamp atmosphere proved to be a great place to start exploring the field and learning more about how to …

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Digital Humanities (DH) at KU – Being a HASTAC Scholar

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Last month, our HASTAC scholars presented our work in the Digital Scholars’ Showcase.  Please check the following link for the presentation I gave: In my brief talk, I shared how I came to DH via happenstance when a classmate of mine shared their engagement with DH on campus.  After meeting with the staff at …

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Webinar Recap: Making Meaning with Digital Tools– Practical and Inclusive Strategies

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Initially, I conceptualized this webinar as an attempt to articulate a pedagogical move beyond the traditional paper. As an English instructor, I (Rachel Willis) am often struck by how inadequate a paper can be in terms of figuring out what students know. I have recently begun offering live grading for students, and this practice reinforced for …

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More than PDF’s!

You may have heard the news or a passing reference that the Graduate Center has accepted its first born digital dissertation,   but might be wondering what that actually means? Especially since all dissertations start off as some sort of word-processing document and end up as PDFs, both digital formats, in CUNY Academic Works.   What was …

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Introducing Feminism into the Classroom: A Syllabus On Women Writers Who Challenge Societal Structures Through Literature

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If literature is meant to challenge students by presenting them with different worldviews, then how can secondary and post-secondary educators construct a syllabus that encourages students to consider the implications of those worldviews? How can we design a course that invites students to consider what specific authors or characters may be trying to highlight about …

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Introduction: Issue Fifteen

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For many, imagining the possibilities of digital technologies, in classrooms and in our lives, conjures up two dystopian extremes: unregulated chaos or constant surveillance. These nightmares are animated by a fear that the digital is something created for us, something we receive rather than construct. Headlines promise us that we are falling into our screens …

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Deadline Extended to June 1, 2019: The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy is Accepting Submissions for Its Fall 2019 General Issue

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The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy (JITP) seeks scholarly work that explores the intersection of technology with teaching, learning, and research. The deadline to submit to our upcoming Fall 2019 issue has been extended to June 1, 2019. This issue will be edited by Shelly Eversley (Baruch College) and Krystyna Michael (CUNY Graduate Center). …

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Unpaywall and Open Access Button: Browser Extensions for Fast Access

How often have you run across a paywalled journal article and, despite knowing that you have options for finding the article, shrugged and decided not to pursue it? Whether you’re a student or a faculty member, a humanist or a scientist, a first-year student or a dissertation writer, you’ve probably done this at least a few …

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