Module I. “Distant Reading”

Week 1 (Aug 22, 24, 26):

Monday: Visualization, and What Does It Do for the Humanists?

Wednesday: Voyant 2.0, Lab and Practice

Friday: Debating over Computational Methods of Text Analysis

  • Recommended:

 

Week 2 (Aug 29, 31, Sep 2):

Monday: Voyant Project Development

  • Decide on two or more texts for Module Project 1 before class.

Wednesday: “Knowing a Word by the Company It Keeps”: Topic Modeling

  • Recommended:
    • Mining the Dispatch (The “Introduction” explains briefly what topic modeling is and the “Topics” page gives examples of how it works)

Friday: Oral Presentation Workshop: How to Give a Brilliant Presentation

  • Give Your Module Project 1 (Voyant Project) Presentation Today!

 Module II. The Networked World, and Structural Patterns

Week 3 (Sep 5, 7, 9):

Monday: Networks… and Why They Matter?

Writing Assignment 1: First draft due before class.

Wednesday: The Small World

Friday: Correspondences and Networks of Influence & Writing Workshop

Week 4 (Sep 12, 14, 16):

Monday: Writing Workshop: How to Revise an Essay (Continued)

Wednesday: Network Approach to Literature: Character Networks

Friday: Peer Review Workshop

Writing Assignment 1: Second draft due before class. Bring a hard copy to class for peer review.

Week 5 (Sep 19, 21, 23):

Monday: Network Visualization Project Development

Writing Assignment 1: Final draft due before class.

Wednesday: Network Approach to Literature: Networks and Topic Modeling

  • Read:
    • Matthew L. Jockers, Macroanalysis: Digital Methods and Literary History, Ch.9 (“Influence”)

Friday: Network Visualization Project Presentations


 

Module III. Understanding Spatial Patterns

Week 6 (Sep 26, 28, 30):

Monday: Career Development Workshop

Writing Assignment 2: First draft due before class.

Wednesday: Finding Patterns in Space

  • Read:
    • Edward L. Ayers, “Mapping Time,” GeoHumanities, pp.215-25.
  • Recommended:
    • Franco Moretti, “Maps,” in Graphs, Maps, Trees, pp.35-66.

Friday: Create a Map in ArcGIS Online: Lab and Practice

  • Lab: Introduction to ArcGIS Online

 

Week 7 (Oct 3, 5, 7):

Monday: Network Visualization Project Improvement

Wednesday: Lying with Maps

Friday: ArcGIS Online: Lab and Practice

  • What would you like to work on for your GIS project (Module Project 3)?

Week 8 (Oct 10, 12, 14):

Monday: Fall Recess — No Class

Wednesday: Humanists’ Critiques of GIS

Friday: Story Map Journal Planning

  • What argument would you like in your GIS project (Module Project 3)?

Writing Assignment 2: Second draft due before class.

Week 9 (Oct 17, 19, 21):

Monday: Creating a Map Journal in ArcGIS Online: Lab and Practice

Writing Assignment 2: Final draft due before class.

Wednesday: GIS Project Development

Friday: GIS Project Presentations


Module IV. “Distant” vs. “Deep” Reading of Images

Week 10 (Oct 24, 26, 28):

Monday: “Reading” Images from a Distance

Wednesday: Quantitative Analysis of Images with ImagePlot: Lab and Practice

Writing Assignment 3: First draft due before class.

Friday: Visualizing Musical History

Week 11 (Oct 31, Nov 2, 4):

Monday: “Deep” Graphs

Wednesday: Neatline: Lab and Practice

Friday: Image Analysis Project (Module Project 4) Planning

Week 12 (Nov 7, 9, 11):

Monday: Image Analysis Project Development

Wednesday: Image Analysis Project Presentations (I)

Friday: Image Analysis Project Presentations (II), and Reflections


Developing a Final Project

Week 13 (Nov 14, 16, 18):

Monday: Digital Humanities and Public-Facing Humanities

Wednesday: Final Project Planning

Friday: Peer Review Workshop

Writing Assignment 3: Second draft due before class.

Week 14 (Nov 21, 23, 25): Thanksgiving Break – No Class

Week 15 (Nov 28, 30, Dec 2):

Monday: Final Project Development

Writing Assignment 3: Final draft due before class.

Wednesday: Final Project Presentations I

Friday: Final Project Presentations II

 

Week 16 (Dec 5):

Monday: Concluding Discussions