[Humanist] 24.123 survey of undergrad programmes

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Jun 17 10:50:23 CEST 2010

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 123.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2010 06:35:04 -0400
        From: Tanya Clement <tclement at umd.edu>
        Subject: Survey on undergraduate programs inflected by the digital humanities

Dear digital humanists,

Now that the spring semester is over, you have another chance to

This is a Call for Participation in a survey I am conducting on curricular
and infrastructural development underlying undergraduate programs inflected
by the digital humanities at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/X3H8YQH

Introduction to the survey:

I am inviting you to participate in this survey "Designing for Digital
Literacy" as part of a larger research project on curricular and
infrastructural development within the digital humanities because you are
affiliated with an undergraduate curriculum that is in some way inflected by
the digital humanities. Whether your curriculum or program matches this
broad description is entirely up to you. Some examples of how scholars and
faculty are defining the field in terms of undergraduate curricula can be
found on my blog at
ndergraduate-programs-2/. These examples range from programs that work with
new media and mobility devices to programs that are entrenched in textual
computational analysis and representation. Other examples also appear--more
importantly for this discussion, these participants who are choosing to
align themselves with the digital humanities come from a wide range of
institutional environments and experiences.

The purpose of this research project is to start making transparent the
institutional and infrastructural issues that are specific to certain
universities in order to provide insight into how curricula that is
inflected by the digital humanities has been, is being, or might be
developed. Simply listing examples of existing programs would belie the
extent to which scholars and administrators have shaped and are shaping
these curricula according to the needs of their specific communities. The
results of this research may help us all learn more about the current state
of developing digital humanities curricula for undergraduates and provide a
background of transparency that encourages continued development and
knowledge production in this field.

Thank you for your time.

Tanya Clement, PhD
Associate Director, Digital Cultures and Creativity (DCC)
Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH)
The University of Maryland, College Park

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