[Humanist] 29.219 course: programming for humanists

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 219.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2015 08:31:41 -0500
        From: Laura Mandell <laura.mandell at gmail.com>
        Subject: Programming for Humanists Course

Dear Humanist Discussion List:

Thanks to all who have participated in the past, we have a much-improved

*Programming for Humanists*:
A continuing education course, online webinar, and TAMU
undergraduate/graduate credit seminar
offered by the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture –
Texas A&M University

Pre-Registration Required
Registration Opens Monday, August 17, 2015
Registration Closes Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Beginning Friday, September 4, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (Central)
Meeting online via Join.me

This course is designed for beginners in the field of Digital
Humanities (DH): there are no pre-requisites, and no prior
skills are needed. This introductory level class will teach
participants how to create and perform research on digital
resources. We demonstrate how to build a digital edition
and/or archive, how to properly encode texts to make
them archival quality and also searchable, how to publish
scholarly-quality digital resources on the web and get
them peer-reviewed. Participants will learn some
programming languages (XSLT, XQuery, and Python, for
instance) as well for manipulating their digital resources.
Students will be taught how to use digital tools such as
OpenRefine for cleaning their data.

The course meets for two hours on Fridays, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00
a.m. (Central), beginning September 4, 2015 through December
11, 2015 (except the week of Thanksgiving and two Mondays),
see Syllabus-Fall 2015 for exact course dates on the
programming4HUManists website. Registrants may attend in
person or online.

Certificate and Non-Certificate Options:

 Certificate Registrants receive certificates confirming they
have a working knowledge of Drupal, XSLT, XQuery, and
iPython Notebooks. Registration includes access to all class
videos during the course period and an Oxygen license.

 Non-Certificate Registrants receive access to class videos
for one week after the class.

TAMU Credit Courses:
LBAR 489 Digital Scholarship and Publication
LBAR 689 Digital Scholarship and Publication

Course dates and the schedule of topics and readings, plus registration
information are available at: http://www.programming4HUManists.org
For additional information, email idhmc at tamu.edu with
Prog4Humanists as the subject line.

Please forward to other lists!
Best, Laura

Laura Mandell
Director, Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture
Professor, English
Texas A&M University
p: 979-845-8345
e: idhmc at tamu.edu

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