[Humanist] 28.790 undergrad field school

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Mar 5 09:25:47 CET 2015

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 790.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2015 16:08:08 +0000
        From: Emily Murphy <5em18 at queensu.ca>
        Subject: Undergraduate Digital Humanities Field School

Announcing: Undergraduate Field School in Digital Humanities 
at Herstmonceux Castle, Bader International Study Centre (BISC), 
Queen's University (Canada)

Application Deadline: 15 March 2015

Apply Here: http://www.queensu.ca/bisc/apply/apply-upper-year-program

Contact: Dr. Shannon Smith (Program Director, IDIS221 Instructor) s_smith at bisc.queensu.ac.uk<mailto:s_smith at bisc.queensu.ac.uk> or Ms. Emily Murphy (IDIS222 Instructor) 5em18 at queensu.ca

Now in its second year, the Field School in Digital Humanities at the Bader International Study Centre welcomes undergraduate applicants from outside Queen's to learn in an interdisciplinary and cross-institutional environment, located in Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex, UK. The term of the Field School runs from 8 May to 20 June, 2015 (classes in session from 11 May to 12 June).

The Field School in the Digital Humanities offers students an opportunity to think critically about digital culture: everything from personal experiences with social media to putting together scholarly digital projects connected to research in humanities disciplines. Alongside learning to work in the humanities mark up language, TEI, used in making scholarly digital objects, students also explore key histories, methodologies, and theories in the DH field in seminar classes that meet multiple times a week. It is designed to be an immersive experience with practical and theoretical academic components and lots of support for individual student enterprise. Upon successful completion of the Field School, the students earn 6.0 elective credits in the Canadian academic system (details of credit transfer internal to the student's home university).

As the Field School runs over the month of May, students may wish to attend other training institutes over the summer in order to gain further DH-related skills.

The links below provide more information about the Field School.

A short, informational slide show: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1p4Y3eOQbM-SvHJLPw3IKGfd88gIp7kT8jm42-UfcfiI/edit#slide=id.g6dc52f36b_00.

The BISC program page: http://www.queensu.ca/bisc/academics/programs/ upper-year/specialized-programs-2014/digital-humanities

The program blog: http://dhbisc.queensu.ac.uk

And profiles on a former Field School student now working on a digitization project at Queen's University Library: http:// queensjournal.ca/blogs/student-life/2015/01/technology-takeover/ and http://www.hastac.org/blogs/tiffany-chan​

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