Fall 2011 - Graduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
It is not easy to do primary research in the humanities when funding is at a minimum. There are a number of digital projects that aim to mitigate this difficulty, but these projects are not always merely repositories where one can find that letter or diary or proclamation. These projects have themselves become a research endeavor. In this class, we will examine a number of digital archives of materials from the medieval and early modern periods with an eye both for what they offer our own research and for what they teach us about digital projects.
No prior knowledge of digital archives or special computing required for this class. All you need is access to a computer with a connection to the Internet.
I am anxiously awaiting the publication of Digitizing Medieval and Early Modern Material Culture from Iter/ACMRS. It should be available electronically when it is released, and I will update the information when that happens.
Materials will be available through electronic reserve.
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
Participation, short writings, and an essay analyzing one project.