[Humanist] 28.726 events: pedagogy

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Feb 12 07:29:22 CET 2015

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 726.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 15:30:34 +0000
        From: Ray Siemens <siemens at uvic.ca>
        Subject: CFP: Innovations in Digital Humanities Pedagogy: Local, National, and International Training (Submissions for 1 March 2015)

Innovations in Digital Humanities Pedagogy: 
Local, National, and International Training
University of Western Sydney (Australia)

A mini-conference and member meeting sponsored by the International Digital Humanities Training Network

Mini-Conference and Member Meeting: Monday, June 29, 2015
Location: EA Building (EA 2.31), University of Western Sydney (Australia), Paramatta South Campus
Applications Due: March 1, 2015
Acceptance Notification: April 1, 2015

noun: pedagogy; plural noun: pedagogies
the method and practice of teaching, especially as an academic subject or theoretical concept.

With the rapid development of digital humanities research, there has been a commensurate rise in the teaching of digital humanities theories, methods, contents, and technologies.

The <http://mith.umd.edu> International Digital Humanities Training Network -- an interest group comprised of organizers of Digital Humanities Training Institutes and Schools, formalised as the ADHO Training Group -- invites digital humanists to join us in investigating the relationship of pedagogy to the digital humanities. This mini-conference is designed to facilitate reporting on innovations in the practice of digital humanities teaching---namely the construction of syllabi, assignments, exercises, principles of learning, assessments, etc. that have demonstrated effectiveness in the undergraduate, graduate, or community classroom.

Importantly, this will not be a conference of invited lectures or formal papers. Instead we seek three distinct types of submissions for consideration and peer-review:

  1.  Pre-circulated pedagogical materials for critique and discussion. We are particularly interested in the submission of specific tutorials or exercises that attendees might complete prior to attending the mini-conference. Completed syllabi are also welcome. These materials will be presented in a poster-style session at the mini-conference where instructors receive feedback from the attendees.

  2.  Lightning-talks on innovative assessment techniques. What types of assessment should occur in digital humanities courses? And, significantly, how might these assessment practices challenge existing university or community-based outcomes? We particularly desire talks that include involvement of students who were assessed.

  3.  Concentrated panel discussions on the implementation of digital humanities pedagogy across borders, be they disciplinary, institutional, or national. We seek panel proposals of multiple scholars who are working together across disciplinary, institutional, or national boundaries to implement, support, and sustain the same pedagogical approach or curriculum.

Innovations in Digital Humanities Pedagogy invites applications from faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduates, as well as the general public with a serious interest in digital humanities pedagogy. Importantly, Innovations in Digital Humanities Pedagogy will not accept duplicate submissions from those already on the 2015 DH Conference program; nor will we entertain straight demonstrations of technologies. Applicants should note any previous conference, workshop, or talk submissions that use material under consideration for the mini-conference. Please send proposals of 1-2 pages with the subject heading “DH Pedagogy” to Ray Siemens, siemens at uvic.ca<mailto:siemens at uvic.ca>, by 1 March 2015.

Participants will be chosen by the Advisory Board for the International Digital Humanities Training Network based on the following criteria: 1) innovative nature of submission; 2) quality of proposed work; and 3) potential impact of presentation.

This gathering includes a member meeting of the International Digital Humanities Training Network / ADHO Training Group.

The Advisory Board of the International Digital Humanities Network, mini-conference:

  *   Paul Arthur, University of Western Sydney (Australia)
  *   Elisabeth Burr, Universität Leipzig (Germany)
  *   Claire Clivaz, Université de Lausanne (Switzerland)
  *   James Cummings, University of Oxford (UK)
  *   Jennifer Guiliano, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (US)
  *   Trevor Muñoz, University of Maryland (US)
  *   Walter Scholger, Universität Graz (Austria)
  *   Ray Siemens, University of Victoria (Canada)

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