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Digital Skills for Humanists: Breaking out of the Box

Digital Skills (DH6014/PG6011) workshop for MA and PhD students in University College Cork, Ireland. Hosted Friday, 06 February, 2015.

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Transcript of Digital Skills for Humanists: Breaking out of the Box

Remapping Traditional Practices
Digital Skills for Humanists:
Breaking out of the Box

Questions to Consider
How does the 'digital' reshape traditional research skills in the Humanities?
Workshop Content
Participation in-class/online discussions (Google Doc)
completion of an in-class/online encoding assignment.
a 500-1,000 word blog post.
Encoding of 5 letters in TEI XML on
Letters of 1916

XML (DITA) for
Technically Write IT
Breaking out of the Box
Redrawing disciplinary boundary lines.
Expanding audience and social impact.
Developing new forms of inquiry and knowledge producion.
Reinvigorating old methods.
Training future generations.
Expanding scope, enhancing quality, increasing visibilty of research.
How will the digital age shape the contours of cultural and historical memory?
Will digital storytelling coincide or diverge with oral and print-based storytelling?
In the networked world we live in, what is the place of
Social Media as a marketing and dissemination tool
Crowdsourcing/group sourcing
Engaging with a digital archive

Academic Scholarship & Publishing
Kathleen Fitzpatrck's
Planned Obsolescence
Research Dissemination: digital dissertations #remixthediss
Industry-Focused Skills
Metadata (tagging) for
Social media management for digital marketing
Markup language is a set of markup tags.
Describing web documents.
Examples of markup tags:
<b> bold </b>
<i> italics</i>
<br/> (empty element)
<a href="www.google.ie>Google</a>
Extensible Markup Language.
Storing and transporting data.
XML tags are
predefined like HTMl.
Designed to be self-descriptive (meta-language).
Guidelines for preparation and interchange of electronic texts for scholarly research.
Text Encoding Initiative Website
Letters of 1916
Skype call from Karolina Badzierowska
The Letters of 1916 project is the first public humanities project in Ireland.
It is creating a crowd-sourced digital collection of letters written around the time of the Easter Rising (1 November 1915 – 31 October 1916).
Digital Toolkit
The de facto standard for encoding electronic texts in the humanities academic community, and is a widely-used and supported non-proprietary format.
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