Week 12: Summary

Lecture : What is digital and what is humanistic and how have we changed our views on these issues this semester? Is Digital Humanities defined only in terms of institutional politics?

Allington, Daniel, Sarah Brouillette & David Golumbia. 2016. Neoliberal tools (and archives): A political history of digital humanities. LA Review of Books. 1–05.

Presentations: In this class you will give a short presentation (3-5 minutes) introducing what you are working on for assessment Task 3 (Somewhere on earth – places and locales). Your presentation should include the following information:

  1. The place which you have chosen to look at (located on a map)
  2. An outline of reasons why this place has value to people – why is it a locale?
  3. An outline of the kinds of evidence you are using to make an argument

You will need to make available any media you wish to include in your presentation, either online or in slides. A map is a minimal requirement, anything beyond that is up to you.

In theory, WordPress output is stable across platforms and browsers, but in practice this is not always the case. Therefore testing your material in multiple situations of use is an important step in making it available online. Using materials you have posted (including media), check that they behave as expected in:

  • at least two browsers (e.g. Safari and Chrome, or Chrome and Firefox)
  • on a handheld device of some kind

Note any problems which you find and then do search to see if you can find advice on how to fix them.

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