Courses and Modules

3D Material Culture

Remaking Material Culture in 3D — Costas Papadopoulos (Dariah) This course is designed to develop your knowledge of the theory and practice of digitizing material culture by producing computer generated and printed 3D models. (Free Online Course – 3 units).

Concepts and Ideas

An Introduction to Conceptual Modelling —  Panos Constantopoulos (Dariah). (4 Parts) This workshop introduces the basics of conceptual modelling and ontologies. We discuss the principles and techniques that can be used in order to formulate the knowledge we have about a specific domain in such a way that it can be understood and used in reasoning tasks by both humans and machines. The nature and role of models is reviewed. Focusing on conceptual models, we present the building blocks and mechanisms used to create them.

Data and Metadata

A Critical Introduction to Metadata through Dublin Core — Mackenzie Brooks (DLFTeach). This lesson plan introduces metadata principles, standards, and practices to undergraduates using Dublin Core and includes slides.

Data Design, Organization, & Analysis for Humanities Research — Brandon Locke (DLFTeach). This lesson plan teaches students how to collect, derive, and organize data for computational analysis in formats that enable use in a variety of tools and includes slides.

Digital Collection Assessment & Use — Tam Troup (DLFTeach). This lesson introduces students to metadata development and reuse, using the DPLA digital collections and the DPLA API to harvest metadata. It includes handouts.

Data Visualization

Getting Started with Data Visualization: Tools for Research! — Alison Blaine and Jennifer Garrett (DLFTeach). This is a 90-minute workshop that covers the basics of creating data visualizations and provides hands-on exercises using two tools that are freely available to students: Tableau and RAWGraphs. To shorten the workshop to 60 minutes, take out the RAWGraphs activity.

Health, History, Participatory Mapping — Jessica Davila Greene, Jeanine Finn, and Tamara Venit-Shelton (DLFTeach). This lesson plan teaches students to collaboratively input data on a Google sheet, geo-code it with latitude and longitude, and then add it into an AGOL map layer. It includes slides and handouts.

Social Inequality with ArcGIS Online — Sarah Hoskins (DLFTeach). This lesson plan uses ArcGIS Online to introduce students to quantitive sociological concepts and spatial research and includes a handout.

Introduction to Digital Humanities

Introduction to Digital Humanities — Costas Papadopoulos, Susan Schreibman. (Dariah). (Spanish) Through a series of videos featuring a variety of voices and perspectives and discussing a range of methodologies and theoretical approaches, this course aims to explore the history, practice and people involved in the evolving, highly diverse, and interdisciplinary field of Digital Humanities. This class includes a series of short videos on specific topics that might be useful in classes.

Literature Studies

Designing Your Digital Presence Online — Elizabeth Gibes and Taylor Ralph (DLFTeach). This 75-minute lesson is taught in an upper-level English class each semester. Students must create an online portfolio showcasing their writing. Because our university doesn’t offer server space or a domain for students, part of the lesson involves demonstrating free and affordable hosting options for students.

EBook Maker Space — Hal Hinderliter (DLFTeach) This lesson plan introduces the process of digital publication using the EPUB format, which can be generated using Microsoft Word, and includes links to demonstration videos and slides.

Multimodal Literacies — Claire Clivaz, Martial Sankar (Dariah) (3 Units). This course invites you to discover the world of digital multimodal literacies through examples, experiments, readings and tools. Unit I consists of an introduction to multimodal literacies. Unit II allows you to discover, read and experiment with different examples of multimodal literacies. Finally, Unit III will allow you to build your own multimodal editing tool, an eTalk, on a virtual machine. Enjoy your travels in multimodal literacies!

Mapping and Spatial Analysis

Spatial Image Analytics —  Angeliki Chrysanthi. (2 units) This workshop introduces participants to the background, and certain technologies and methods used for the spatial analysis of image datasets. The introduction provides a broad overview of the value of exploring the spatial properties of images while the rest of the workshop focuses on the methods of geotagging and spatial analysis through concrete examples and hands-on exercises.   


Workshopping the Workshop: Moving Your Sessions Beyond Buttonology — Zoe LeBlanc and Brandon Walsh (DLFTeach). This lesson plan outlines a workshop for practitioners who offer instruction on digital humanities tools that will allow them to reflect on, critique, and revise past instructional sessions to foreground digital pedagogy and information literacy rather than a specific platform.

Textual Tools and Analysis

Digitizing Dictionaries —  Toma Tasovac (Dariah). (3 Units) This course is an introduction to the theories, practices, and methods of digitizing legacy dictionaries for research, preservation and online distribution. It focuses on a particular technique of modeling and describing lexical data using eXtensible Markup Language (XML) in accordance with the Guidelines of the Text Encoding Initiative, a de-facto standard for text encoding among humanities researchers.

Digital Scholarly Editions: Manuscripts, Texts and TEI Encoding —  Marjorie Burkhart, Elena Pierazzo. (Dariah) (5 units) Do you want to create a digital scholarly edition? Then this course is for you! Here you will learn to master the technologies of XML, the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI), and XSLT to produce great digital editions. You will learn to create critical editions, facsimile editions and useful visualizations of your editions.

Exploring Text — Amanda Koziura and Charlie Harper. This lesson plan introduces digital humanities concepts through an exploration of the process of preparing and analyzing textual data.

Hip Hop Text Analysis — Patrick Williams (DLFTeach). This lesson introduces textual analysis and visualization using Voyant to explore hip hop lyrics.

Text Encoding and the TEI —  Susan Schreibman, Roman Bleier (Dariah) (3 Units). This course introduces the theory and practice of text encoding using the Guidelines of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI), providing an overview of text encoding in general as well as core concepts of the TEI. The course covers concepts such as text modelling, markup languages, and the importance of standards for making metadata usable and searchable. The course also explores the history and approaches to text encoding.


I Want My Students to Make a Digital Archive”: Translating Special Collections Assignments to Digital Platforms — Laura R. Braunstein and Morgan Swan (DLFTeach). This lesson plan introduces undergraduate students to ways that local primary source materials can be collected and presented using WordPress as a digital component in humanities classes.

Tools for Digital Content Accessibility — Alyssa V. Loera (DLFTeach). This lesson plan introduces web content accessibility using Universal Design concepts to evaluate web-based projects.