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Simpson Center for the Humanities

2020 DHSI attendees

The Death and Afterlife of Cleopatra, a Radical Audio Guide

Kaitlyn Boulding (Graduate Student, Classics)

This project translates my research paper on the Neoclassical sculptor Edmonia Lewis, the Roman poet Horace's 'Cleopatra Ode', and the contemporary American poet, Tyehimbe Jess' work 'Olio' into an audio-guide aimed at a non-specialist audience.

Advancing Research for the Public Good:  Digital Scholarship Support for the Open Scholarship Commons

Verletta Kern (Digital Scholarship Librarian), Negeen Aghassibake (Data Visualization Librarian), Beth Lytle (Instructional Technologist, Libraries), Lauren Ray (Open Education and Psychology Librarian).

The UW Libraries will create an Open Scholarship Commons (OSC) in the coming year, focused on supporting students, faculty, and researchers in knowledge creation and mobilization. As we create this discipline agnostic space, we hope to improve our skills to better support the changing demands of researchers who wish to create open and digital projects. Members of this group will be key members of the OSC, supporting the campus community through workshops, programs, and consultations.

Critical Digital Pedagogies

Caitlin Postal (Graduate Student, English), Kaelie Giffel (Graduate Student, English), Sara Lovett (Graduate Student, English), Barkley Ramsey (Graduate Student, English),

We hope to use DHSI to develop the tools to support our inculcation of this digital literacy (and perhaps to alter its definition), not just for ourselves but also to create resources for our department. By attending DHSI, we can better assess our differing facilities in DH language as well as consider how our different critical perspectives inform our approaches to DH. We plan to apply for a critical digital pedagogy graduate research cluster through the Simpson Center for which this DHSI course will help us develop the reading list and conversation. As a group, we will facilitate workshops and trainings with teachers that further supports digitality and multimodality in the classroom.

DHSI 2020

Rebecca Taylor (Graduate Student, English)

At DHSI, I would like to take Dr. Harvey Quamen and Dr. Jon Bath’s “Introduction to JavaScript and Data Visualization” because this session would directly tie into my research and beyond. For one, students today are being asked to create data visualizations for PowerPoint presentations, posters, videos, blog posts, and more. Knowing the basics of data visualization would help me develop workshops and training programs to support student tutors and student writers.