Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Panels & Pixels: A Virtual Comics Exhibition and live Zoom event on November 9, 2021, and especially to those who brought their comics, stories, and comic art to this event. We appreciate your willingness to share your interests, creativity, and artistic work with us and with each other. The range and diversity of the comics discussed was impressive, and the individual stories moving and insightful. And, of course, the original artwork was an inspiration. Read more
Do you love comics? Are you an artist or collector of things comic-related? We’re looking for submissions for our upcoming virtual comics exhibit! We’d love to see some of your art or an item from your collection and hear about why comics are an important part of your work, classes, hobbies, or interests.
In honor of Global Diversity Awareness Month, we’ve collected some unique and thought-provoking articles from our digital humanities resources centered around notable digital projects, conversations about digital histories, and valuable efforts in academia and digital scholarship.
Seeking an opportunity to learn more about digital scholarship tools and resources? Boston College Libraries Digital Scholarship Group (BCDS) released their lineup of virtual workshops for the fall.
Registration for each workshop is free and 100% virtual.
Each workshop covers a different topic in data and digital scholarship. Workshop topics include survey data with Excel, visualization and interactive maps with Tableau, digital exhibits, text analysis with JSTOR, and more!
The first workshop is tomorrow, September 15, from 2-3 pm EST. Don’t worry if you can’t attend! There are seven more workshops available throughout the semester.
Check out the schedule of events below. All times in Eastern Standard Time (EST). Visit BCDS, or click to browse through each workshop description and find the best event for your needs.
- Wednesday, September 29, 2 – 3 pm
- Wednesday, October 6, 2 – 3 pm
- Thursday, October 14, 10 – 11 am
- Tuesday, October 19, 11 – 12 pm
- Monday, November 1, 10 – 11 am
- Wednesday, November 3, 2 – 3 pm
- Monday, November 8, 1 – 2pm
Heads Up! Hybrid Pedagogy Requests Creative Submissions from Student Voices about Student Experiences
As you can likely tell from the title, this post is a bit different from our typical announcements related to academic opportunities and calls for papers, and it’s because this opportunity is significantly different from most. Students of all levels, Hybrid Pedagogy wants to know your thoughts on what education can be and your experience navigating education.
We have covered Hybrid Pedagogy previously in one of our In the Know on the Go posts. This journal of critical digital pedagogy is once again changing the way we view academia and academic publishing. Hybrid Pedagogy‘s most recent call for papers requests contributions specifically from undergrad, graduate, and even K12 students. The journal invites students to submit papers or creative pieces outlining their experience as a student in education. Topics can include high moments, low moments, challenges, and more so long as it focuses on student experience. Educators wanting to contribute a piece centered on their student experience can also submit their work.
In addition to articles, Hybrid Pedagogy welcomes submissions for this topic in the following forms:
- Creative nonfiction or memoir
- Multimedia narratives
- Journal entries
- Articles (1,000-2500 words)
If you’re not sure where to begin, Hybrid Pedagogy offers prompts in the call for papers to help start the creative process. These are a few of the questions posed by the journal:
- What does it mean to be a student in a post-pandemic, remote, and in-person world?
- How has your disability, mental health, acute or chronic illness, class, race, gender, sexuality, etc. affected your work as a student?
- What do you want your teachers to really know?
- How do you manage courses alongside work, being a parent or caregiver, your family, and everything else?
Submissions are currently open and on a rolling basis. As of now, there is not a listed deadline.
If you, your friends, or any K12 and beyond students are interested, please submit your work to Hybrid Pedagogy for review.
Visit Hybrid Pedagogy for more information about this unique call!
Bucknell University’s 7th Annual Digital Scholarship Conference (BUDSC21) is October 8-9, 2021.
The conference theme is “Sustaining Digital Scholarship”. Topics will include technologies, projects, collaborations, and failures surrounding sustainability and sustainable digital scholarship.
Bucknell University encourages all digital scholarship submissions and creative formats. The typical conference submissions are allowed, as well as demos, workshops, works-in-progress, and electronic posters. Visit BUDSC for full information about acceptable projects and submissions.
Proposals are due by midnight, August 15, 2021.
Learn more about BUDSC21 and submit your proposal here.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Have you ever wanted to design a game but struggled to code? Maybe you wanted to create interactive fiction but couldn’t figure out where to start, or perhaps you loved those Choose Your Own Adventure books back in the day. Twine is the tool to help you with any of the above.
In this DSC Guide Deep Dive, we check out Twine, an open-source tool for writers, storytellers, and game designers alike.
Attention all instructors, teaching fellows, professors, staff, and digital pedagogy enthusiasts. Are you interested in digital pedagogy or serious about incorporating DP in your teaching?
There’s still time to register for the 7th Annual Digital Pedagogy Institute! Hosted by University of Waterloo and Ryerson University, the 2021 Digital Pedagogy Institute takes place August 10 – 11.
This year’s institute is both virtual and 100% free to attend. Registration ends August 4, 2021.
DPI 2021’s main focuses are centered around the following four themes based on the current climate:
- Digital Pedagogy during the Pandemic
- Anti-racists and decolonized approaches to Digital Pedagogy
- Inclusivity, Accessibility, and Digital Pedagogy
- Digital Pedagogy and Post-Truth Society
This virtual institute includes two keynotes, several workshops, and over 35 sessions. View the schedule to explore conference proceedings, and learn more about the conference themes.
Interested in attending?
Register for DPI 2021 by August 4, 2021
As we head toward the fall semester, we in the Digital Scholarship Committee want to welcome our new readers and answer a question we often hear: What are digital humanities and digital scholarship?
Let’s start with digital humanities.
Digital humanities (DH) sits at the intersection of humanities and digital technology. It might sound boring, but if you’re in the humanities, or even just a scholar who has taken a history or literature course, you’ve probably already done something that qualifies as DH without realizing it.
DH is scholarship, teaching, and creative work done in the humanities, but with a digital spin. Humanities encompasses a variety of disciplines that study human culture, including language studies, history, literature, visual arts, music, media arts, information studies, gaming, and VR studies.
As for the digital component in the context of humanities, this could mean utilizing materials and resources that were “born-digital”, which is just a way of saying something that was originally created in digital form, or “digitized” from existing material objects, like print books or artworks. It could also mean exploring computational technologies such as algorithms, code, or data & text mining tools to understand how large collections of information work. Digital humanities scholars can also use virtual timelines, maps, and data organization tools to visualize, analyze, and interpret text and data in innovative ways.
In digital humanities, scholars engage with humanities topics through digital collaboration, creating digital projects, and using digital tools to fuel research. Instructors and professors can incorporate this work into their pedagogy to increase accessibility and encourage collaboration in the classroom. (This is known as digital pedagogy!). Digital humanities is so broad in definition that there’s even a website that offers a new definition from various publications with each page visit.
So, what is digital scholarship?
Digital scholarship (DS) also has a broad definition, but at its most fundamental level focuses on the digital aspects of scholarship and the influences technology has on academia, communication, collaboration, and our world.
What makes digital scholarship valuable is its inclusion of conversations related to the whole of academic scholarship including access, publishing, copyright, and preservation. It is also not uncommon for digital scholarship to include efforts to advocate for scholars, open access, interdisciplinary research and communication, and technological equity. Although it incorporates much of what digital humanities has to offer, digital scholarship may look different with each discipline.
Digital humanities, digital scholarship, and even digital pedagogy are growing with the educationallandscape, and so are their definitions. Through this blog and our Digital Scholarship Guide, we hope you’re able to locate tools and resources to help further your research, collaboration, and discovery.
Everyone has a story to tell and with ArcGIS you can make your story. In this DSC Guide Deep Dive, we take a look at the visual ways to tell stories and create timelines with ArcGIS StoryMaps.
ArcGIS StoryMaps is an online tool that merges storytelling with mapmaking, allowing users to exercise their creativity to illustrate stories, map out history, and create interactive timelines. With StoryMaps, students, educators, and the general public can design unique and immersive projects.
Developing a visual narrative with ArcGIS StoryMaps is free, beginner-friendly, and doesn’t require significant digital skills. To get started, create a free account or sign in using either a Google, Apple, Github, or Facebook account. From there, you can select New story to create a StoryMap from scratch or via quick start, which offers time features such as sidecar, a scrolling panel; guided map tour, for sequential narration; or explorer, for non-sequential narration.
ArcGIS StoryMaps also offers a collection of tutorials and guides to help new users get started with its features and storytelling offerings. If you want inspiration for StoryMaps, you can view completed public stories in a variety of categories including Editor’s Picks, Arts and Culture, Causes and Advocacy, Nature and Environment, News and Events, and Travel and Recreation.
As an example of what is possible with StoryMaps, we completed a StoryMap with digital materials from UNT Digital Library’s COVID-19 Response series. Students, faculty, and staff contributed materials throughout 2020 and 2021 chronicling UNT response to the pandemic and their personal experiences.
Explore the StoryMap
To see more materials including photos, videos, and interviews, visit the UNT Digital Library’s COVID-19 Response series.