January 24 – Introduction to DH and to History Moves

January 31 – What is/are Digital Humanities


February 7 – Algorithmic Methods of Humanistic Work – INTRODUCTION TO HISTORY MOVES TEXTUAL DATA

February 14 – Text Encoding, Scholarly Editions, and Interpretation – Guest Speaker Marion ThainTEI WORKSHOP 

February 21 – Text Analysis and Topic Modeling – VOYANT WORKSHOP 

February 28 – Issues in the Digital Humanities – PROJECT PROPOSAL DUE

March 7 –  Close, Distant, and Surface Reading – Guest Speaker David HooverHISTORY MOVES TEXT WORK DUE

March 14 – Spring Recess


March 21 – What is Visualization and What is Good Visualization – INTRODUCTION TO HISTORY MOVES GEOSPATIAL DATA

March 28 – Prototype Review and Project Lab – FIRST PROTOTYPE DRAFT DUE

April 4 – Networks, Maps, and Graphs – Guest Speaker Andrew Battista – CARTO WORKSHOP

April 11 – No Class Kimon Keramidas in Abu Dhabi

April 18 – 2D and 3D Images and Models – Guest Speaker Sebastian Heath –3D MODELING WORKSHOP

April 25 – Virtual and Time-Based Experiences – Guest Speaker – Marina Hassapopoulou – VR and AR Workshop

May 2 – History Moves Work Review and Project Lab – HISTORY MOVES GEOSPATIAL WORK DUE

May 9 – Project Conference

 All final work to be completed by midnight Sunday May 15th.

Course Policies

  • The syllabus in this course is an organic and evolving document that will change over the course of the semester due to changes made by the instructor(s), additions provided by guest lecturers, and recommendations made by students. Due to this fact you are encouraged to regularly check the readings and assignments for upcoming weeks to make sure that you are prepared for class. Changes will be discussed during “business” time at the beginning of each class and the instructor(s) will make every effort to ensure that readings do not change less than two weeks before a given week.
  • Attendance at and attentiveness in all class meetings is vital to this course. As your work through your projects you will both benefit from and be able to assist your classmates by taking part in conversations and discussions of work in progress. As such this contribution to class discussion is mandatory.
  • Excused absences are only allowed for special circumstances such as emergencies or illness. Please notify both Prof. Keramidas in the event an excused absence is necessary. Unexcused absences and repeated lateness will affect your final grade
  • The shape of projects may shift in a way that you will be working collaboratively with other students. That is the nature of this kind of work. In cases of collaborative work you are expected to work well with your collaborators, contribute what is expected of you, and not allow other members to carry the workload.
  • Plagiarism–the use of words, ideas, or arguments from another person or source without citation–is unacceptable in all circumstances and will be punished severely.