Week 1 January 7
Theme: Introducing Digital History. A History of Digital History, or, Where we are at the Current Moment.
This session will be devoted to getting things started. I’d like everyone to get their blogs set up, and to also install Zotero. (www.zotero.org). We might set up your own private development server too on your machines.
Vannevar Bush, As We May Think, The Atlantic (1945) http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1945/07/as-we-may-think/303881/
Roy Rosenzweig, Scarcity or Abundance? Preserving the Past in a Digital Era. American Historical Review 108.3 (2003): 735-762. http://chnm.gmu.edu/essays-on-history-new-media/essays/?essayid=6
Stephen Ramsay, On Building (2011) http://stephenramsay.us/text/2011/01/11/on-building/
Going Digital, William Turkel http://williamjturkel.net/2011/03/15/going-digital/
Designing your first project, http://devdh.org/lectures/design/
Managing your project, devdh.org http://devdh.org/lectures/manageproject/
Blog questions: Introduce yourself. Why are you in this class? What do you hope to get out of it? What has been your experience of ‘digital history’ to date? What has you nervous about the course? What is exciting about the course? Have you thought about a backup strategy? Do you use Dropbox? What about Zotero? How will you save and organize the digital materials you will encounter? How does this engage with your current approach to research and writing?
Week 2 January 14
Theme: Digitization beyond Scannning: What it means to represent physical objects in cyberspace
Dan Cohen and Roy Rosenzweig, Digital History. A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web.
Exploring the History Web http://chnm.gmu.edu/digitalhistory/exploring/
Tom Scheinfeldt, ‘Theory, Method, and Digital Humanities’ in Hacking the Academy http://bit.ly/1bEctQg
William Turkel ‘Hacking History, from Analog to Digital and Back Again’ Rethinking History 15.2 (March 2011) 287-296. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13642529.2011.564840#.UiNXq2TF1JU
William Turkel, Devon Elliott, and Rob MacDougall ‘New Old Things: Fabrication, Physical Computing, and Experiment in Historical Practice’. http://www.cjc-online.ca/index.php/journal/article/view/2506/2299
Smithsonian X3d http://3d.si.edu/ (see especially the resources at http://3d.si.edu/article/educators, including the Lincoln death mask)
http://augmentedev.com/ – this is the system we will be using to craft our augmented reality.
123d catch http://www.123dapp.com/catch (we’ll talk more about this in a few weeks, but you can install it on your iphone or use it on the desktop)
My first year class experiment with 3d modeling: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PB4NPjXyoN4
Sebastian Heath’s ‘Mapping 3d Models of Ancient Art’ http://timemapper.okfnlabs.org/sebhth/3d-ancient-art#3
Ways of sharing 3d models:
Cleaning up, exporting 3d models:
Some models you can play with: https://github.com/shawngraham/fysm1405a (download as zip, then navigate to the resources folder. Any zipped file in that folder contains all of the necessary parts of a 3d model.)
Week 3 January 21
Theme: The Air Canada collection at the Canada Science & Technology Museum. Site visit.
Digital History in Action:
Natasha Baker, ‘Dinosaurs roar to life with museum’s augmented reality app’ Globe & Mail, July 16 2012 http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/tech-news/dinosaurs-roar-to-life-with-museums-augmented-reality-app/article4420174/
Explore these Museums & Technology Fund 2012-2013 recipients http://www.mtc.gov.on.ca/en/awards_funding/museum_tech_fund_prev_recipients.shtml
CHIN on AR: http://www.pro.rcip-chin.gc.ca/carrefour-du-savoir-knowledge-exchange/realite_augmentee-augmented_reality-eng.jsp
NMC Horizon Report 2011 Museum Edition http://www.nmc.org/publications/horizon-report-2011-museum-edition
Sally MacDonald & Jack Ashby Museums: Campus treasures. Nature 471, 164-165 (10 March 2011) doi:10.1038/471164a
Explore the QRator Project http://www.qrator.org/
Week 4 January 28
Theme: Telling Stories: Narrative, Performance, and Digital Storytelling (Games!). We will also use this session to begin to workshop the narrative we want to develop, the themes to explore, using the collection we saw last week.
7 things you should know about… Digital Storytelling. Educause https://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7021.pdf
Daniel Rosenbert, The Trouble with Timelines. Cabinet 13, 2004. http://www.cabinetmagazine.org/issues/13/timelineIntro.php
Roger Travis ‘Halo:Reach as epic’. Play the Past October 13 2010 http://www.playthepast.org/?p=74
Trevor Owens ‘No no no, that’s not the way it happened. Shall I start again?’ Play the Past July 24 2012 http://www.playthepast.org/?p=3024
Digital History in Practice:
Rob MacDougall ‘Tecumseh’s Curse’ Play the Past May 29 2011 http://www.playthepast.org/?p=1182
Rob MacDougall ‘This Is Not A Game’. Play the Past May 17 2011 http://www.playthepast.org/?p=1421
Rob MacDougall, ‘Lies Here’. Play the Past http://www.playthepast.org/?p=1609
Liv Valmestad ‘Q(a)R(t) Code Public Art Project: A Convergence of Media and Mobile Technology’ Art Documentation: Journal of the Art Libraries Society of North America, 30.2 (2011) pp. 70-73. http://www.jstor.org/stable/41244068
Rosemary A. Joyce and Ruth E. Tringham Feminist Adventures in Hypertext Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory , Vol. 14, No. 3 (September, 2007), pp. 328-358
Explore Tapestry http://readtapestry.com
Explore Tales of Things http://www.talesofthings.com/ (search ‘Canada’)
Explore Twine’d Archaeology: http://3202.graeworks.net/assignments/twined-roman-archaeology/ …and play the games.
Week 5 February 4
Theme: Heritage, Place, and Augmented Reality (Space-based locative computing)
Stuart Eve. Augmenting Phenomenology: Using Augmented Reality to Aid Archaeological Phenomenology in the Landscape. JAMT 19.4 (2012) pp. 582-600 DOI: 10.1007/s10816-012-9142-7
Carmelo Ardito et al. Re-experiencing History in Archaeological Parks by Playing a Mobile Augmented Reality Game. On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems 2007: OTM 2007 Workshops Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 4805, 2007, pp 357-366
Gregory Crane. Georeferencing in Historical Collections D-Lib Magazine 10.5 2004 http://www.dlib.org/dlib/may04/crane/05crane.html
Digital History in Action:
Shawn Graham & Stuart Eve. Historical Friction http://graeworks.net/historicalfriction/ (this works best in Chrome, on a desktop. Make sure the sound is on).
Caldonazzo Castle – from ruins to archaeological 3d reconstruction http://arc-team-open-research.blogspot.ca/2013/12/caldonazzo-castle-from-ruins-to.html
Projects & Apps:
Spatial Humanities http://spatial.scholarslab.org/
Cleveland Historical http://clevelandhistorical.org/
ARIS – Mobile Learning Experiences http://arisgames.org/
Tecumseh Lies Here http://www.tecumsehlieshere.org/
Week 6 February 11
Theme: Hands on with Photogrammetry.
David Crandall and Noah Snavely Networks of Photos, Landmarks, and People Leonardo , Vol. 44, No. 3 (2011), pp. 240-243 http://www.jstor.org/stable/20869456
Robert Warden Towards a New Era of Cultural-Heritage Recording and Documentation APT Bulletin , Vol. 40, No. 3/4 (2009), pp. 5-10 http://www.jstor.org/stable/40284498
Peter C. Dawson and Richard M. Levy A Three-Dimensional Model of a Thule Inuit Whale Bone House Journal of Field Archaeology , Vol. 30, No. 4 (Winter, 2005), pp. 443-455 http://www.jstor.org/stable/40025563
123d Catch http://www.123dapp.com/catch
Python Photogrammetry Toolbox http://www.arc-team.homelinux.com/arcteam/ppt.php (which we will install and explore, if you’ve got a Windows or Linux machine)
Explore other solutions from the list at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photogrammetry
Blog Questions: Where is the labour in creating a 3d model? Read the terms and conditions of Augmentedev and Junaio (http://junaio.com). Who owns the IP? Where are the dangers?
Week 7 February 25
Theme: Modeling at the Museum (CSTM)
Readings:No readings! A break!
Week 8 March 4
Theme: Hands on in the Museum (CSTM) or the Museum Archive (Aviation), as necessary. You may also be using this time to work on the book aspect of this project.
Readings:No readings! A break!
Week 9 March 11
Theme: New landscapes of publishing. Hands-on with our system for managing our assets, making our book.
Readings (most of these are blog posts):
State of the field:
Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Historians http://www.sr.ithaka.org/research-publications/supporting-changing-research-practices-historians
Especially the section on ‘communication’
Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Planned Obsolescence http://mcpress.media-commons.org/plannedobsolescence/
Intro, section 2, section 3.
Shelia Cavanagh, Living in a Digital World: Rethinking Peer Review, Collaboration, and Open Access Journal of Digital Humanities 1.4 2012 http://journalofdigitalhumanities.org/1-4/living-in-a-digital-world-by-sheila-cavanagh/
Expanding Communities of Practice, Journal of Digital Humanities 2.2 2013 http://journalofdigitalhumanities.org/2-2/expanding-communities-of-practice/
Jack Dougherty, Kristen Nawrotzki, Charlotte Rochez, and Timothy Burke. Conclusions: What we learned from Writing History in the Digital Age http://writinghistory.trincoll.edu/conclusions-2012-spring/
The JDH & the Postcolonial Digital Humanities Affair:
Adeline Koh, ‘The Journal of Digital Humanities: Post-Publication Review or the Worst of Peer Review?’ http://www.adelinekoh.org/blog/2013/08/29/journalofdigitalhumanitie/
Round up of the fall-out: http://digitalhumanitiesnow.org/2013/09/editors-choice-reviewing-jdh-round-up/
Scott Weingart ‘Improving the Journal of Digital Humanities’ http://www.scottbot.net/HIAL/?p=39047
Reflections on the JDH Editorial Process PressForward http://pressforward.org/2013/09/reflections-on-the-jdh-editorial-process/
Michael Widner, Towards a Front Page for the Digital Humanities #DHThis https://people.stanford.edu/widner/content/towards-front-page-digital-humanities-dhthis
Digital Humanities Now – just browse this. http://digitalhumanitiesnow.org/
Omeka: http://omeka.org and http://champlain.graeworks.net
History Harvest http://historyharvest.unl.edu/
Pressbooks: http://pressbooks.com/ (I will give you a login & password to explore this).
Week 10 March 18
Theme: Data Mining & the Ethics of Big Data. Every digital object has the potential to be watching you as you watch it.
Theory (again, many of these are blog posts; one of them is a video).
Michael Widner, ‘The Digital Humanists’ (Lack of) Response to the Surveillance State’ https://people.stanford.edu/widner/content/digital-humanists-lack-response-surveillance-state
Michael Widner ‘Digital Humanists’ Responses to Surveillance’ https://people.stanford.edu/widner/content/digital-humanists-responses-surveillance
Shawn Graham, Ian Milligan, Scott Weingart ‘Putting Big Data to Good Use: An Overview’ The Macroscope http://www.themacroscope.org/?page_id=246
Tim Hitchcock ‘Big Data for Dead People: Digital Readings and the Conundrums of Positivism’ Historyonics http://historyonics.blogspot.com.au/2013/12/big-data-for-dead-people-digital.html Slides here: http://www.slideshare.net/AHRC/tim-hitchcock
Alan Crymble Big Data Meets Old History http://www.phdcomics.com/tv/#047
Read any post by Ian Milligan: http://ianmilligan.ca
Franco Moretti, “Graphs, Maps, Trees: Abstract Models for Literary History,” New Left Review 24 (2003)
Daniel Cohen, “From Babel to Knowledge: Data Mining Large Digital Collections,” DLib Magazine 12/3 (2006)
See the sections ‘on topic modeling’ http://www.themacroscope.org/?page_id=113 in The Macroscope; also explore http://programminghistorian.org/
Week 11 March 25
Theme: Troubleshooting on major project. What do we need to know/do?
Week 12 April 1
Theme: Troubleshooting redux if necessary; topic otherwise TBD.
Conclusion April 8
Theme: Presenting the finished book (or its prototype) to the museum.
No blog questions.