Emory expertise in digital publishing and digital pedagogy will be featured as part of the 2017 Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI), an annual gathering of faculty, staff, students, and scholars about trends in technology, teaching, and academic research.
The Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS) is a sponsor and partner of DHSI, which is holding its annual conference during the first two weeks of June at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada.
The conference’s diverse schedule of courses, workshops, and colloquia includes two ECDS-led offerings:
- Digital Publishing in the Humanities, a workshop about platforms, funding, sustainability considerations, project management, and editorial workflow
- Internships and Micro-credentialing, a colloquium presentation about structuring student internship programs, developing specialization tracks, and recognizing in-depth skills with certifications
ECDS Training Coordinator Anandi Knuppel is co-leading the workshop with Sarah Melton, a former ECDS digital projects coordinator who’s now head of digital scholarship at Boston College. Both have diverse experience with developing and editing digital publishing projects with ECDS. A week-long version of the digital publishing workshop is already listed on the tentative 2018 DHSI schedule.
Knuppel is also giving a paper presentation based on ECDS’s Digital Scholarship Internship Program (DSIP). “Our program provides a mix of skills-based learning and critical theory about doing this work in the digital humanities and digital scholarship domain,” Knuppel says. “My idea is that we would build a consortium of centers to collaborate on creating these resources for students.”
Knuppel, a PhD candidate in religion with Emory’s Laney Graduate School, is herself attending the DHSI course, Critical Pedagogy and Digital Praxis in the Humanities. Additional ECDS staff members as well as graduate students, with support from LGS, are attending conference courses on topics that include:
- Digital Humanities for Department Chairs and Deans
- Documenting Born Digital Creative and Scholarly Works for Access and Preservation
- Open Access and Open Social Scholarship
- RDF and Linked Open Data
- Text Processing: Techniques and Traditions
- Understanding Topic Modeling
After the conference, Emory University subject librarians can catch an informal version of the digital publishing workshop on campus later this summer. And watch the ECDS website and blog for news about additional workshops now in the planning stages for the 2017-2018 academic year.