Week 0 | Wednesday, August 30
Inaugural Lecture by Prof. Alex Gil
Week 1 | Wednesday, September 6
Everything, Everywhere, All At Once: The (Digital) Cultural Record
- Exercise: Building the Actual Global Library of All Things
Week 2 | Wednesday, September 13
Letters: Surface and Depth, WYSIWYG… or not.
Week 3 | Wednesday, September 20
Documents: Files, Types and Cabinets
Discussion Lead: Jacob Link
☛ Skim: Kernighan, Brian W, and Rob Pike. “The File System” in The UNIX
Programming Environment. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall,
☛ Examine: Your file system and storage
- Tutorial: Terminal basics
- Tutorial: Pandoc (Please install before class)
Week 4 | Wednesday, September 27
Editions: The Point is to Change It
Discussion Leads: Gavin Guerrette and Emma Hodgdon
- Sahle, Patrick. “What Is a Scholarly Digital Edition?” Digital Scholarly Editing : Theories and Practices, edited by Matthew James Driscoll and Elena Pierazzo, Open Book Publishers, 2017, pp. 19–39.
- McGann, Jerome. “Introduction.” Radiant Textuality: Literary Studies after the World Wide Web. 1st edition, Palgrave Macmillan, 2001.
☛ Examine: The Shelley-Godwin Archive; The Rosetti Archive
- Tutorial: Ed
- Tutorial: Markdown
Week 5 | Wednesday, October 4
Bibliographies: Search Results, Works Cited, Syllabi, Catalogues, Shout-outs and If You Liked This Maybe You will Like That
Discussion Leads: Isaiah Cruz and Kennedy Anderson
- Ahmed, Sara. “Introduction: Bringing Feminist Theory Home.” Living a Feminist Life. Durham: Duke University Press, 2017. [Yale Library access]
- Coman, Jonah. “Trans Citation Practices — a Quick-and-Dirty Guideline.” Medium, 18 Mar. 2021.
- Godin, Benoît. “On the Origins of Bibliometrics.” Scientometrics, vol. 68, no. 1, July 2006, pp. 109–33. akjournals.com.
- Tanselle, G. Thomas. “Table of Contents.” Introduction to Bibliography. Book Arts Press, 2002.
☛ Examine: The Open Syllabus Project; Goldsby, Jacqueline, and Meredith L. McGill. “Black Bibliography Project.”
Week 6 | Wednesday, October 11
Data: Given and Taken, then We Use It as a Brush.
Discussion Leads: Allie Lopez and Rory Detweiler-Bedell
- D’Ignazio, Catherine, and Lauren F. Klein. “Introduction.” Data Feminism. MIT
- Drucker, Johanna. “Humanities Approaches to Graphical Display.”
Digital Humanities Quarterly, vol. 005, no. 1, Mar. 2011.
- Sá Pereira, Moacir P. de. “Representation Matters.” Torn
Apart/Separados. June 2018. xpmethod.columbia.edu.
- Hartman, Saidiya. “Venus in Two Acts.” Small Axe, vol. 12, no. 2,
2008, pp. 1–14.
☛ Examine: Torn Apart/Separados; (Un)Silencing Slavery
Week 7 | Wednesday, October 17
OCTOBER RECESS 🍂
Week 8 | Wednesday, October 25
Libraries: Exhibits, Archives, Collections, Databases
Discussion Leads: Emma Lazo, Dasom Kim and Karen Cortez
☛ Examine: La Gazette Royale d’Haïti; Colored Conventions Project
- Tutorial: Wax I
- Project brainstorm
Week 9 | Wednesday, November 1
Algorithmic Approaches to Corpora: A Soft Introduction
Discussion Leads: Shwetant Kumar and Fia Sheeran
- Underwood, Ted. Distant Horizons: Digital Evidence and Literary Change. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2019.
☛ Examine: The Viral Texts Project;
Discussion Lead: Shwetant Kumar
- Tutorial: Wax II
- Project planning
Week 10 | Wednesday, November 8
Discussion Lead: Ana Fernández Blázquez
Week 11 | Wednesday, November 16
Craft: Collaboration, Divisions of Labor, Project Management
Project Work | Monday, November 14
☛ Examine: The Praxis Network
Week 12 | Wednesday, November 22
THANKSGIVING BREAK 🦃
Week 13 | Wednesday, November 29
Machines: Minimal Computing, Computing a little
☛ Examine: A replica of the Turing machine
- A very gentle introduction to algorithmic thinking and practice with Python
Week 14 | Wednesday, December 6
Exeunt to the World: Workers of the record, unite!
☛ Examine: SUCHO
The Final Week
Curtains: Nerves, Celebration and Joy
On the final week we will simply celebrate each other’s works and