Research

RITC Call 2019-2020

Published: April 9, 2019
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Humanities Technology is now seeking Research and Instructional Technology Consultants (RITCs) for 2019-20 Deadline for Applications: April 30, 2019 Are you looking for a job that offers fee remissions and real-world professional training in a supportive team environment? Are you open to expanding your higher-ed tech skills? Come join us at Humanities Technology as a…

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Textual analysis and word clouds

Published: December 12, 2018
A small word cloud of terms associated with word clouds

If you have done work in the Humanities, you have likely come across the concept of “close reading” — the careful, detailed examination and interpretation of a short passage of text. The understanding gained is precise and, when done well, shows important information about the text as a whole. Close reading, however, can and should…

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Debating Transformative Teaching in the Humanities

Published: June 18, 2018
Epic Conference

The EPIC Program at UCLA recognizes the possibilities of transformative teaching in the classroom when effort is put forth to embrace diversity: both the diversity of the students and the diversity of pedagogical approaches and technologies available to receptive educators. This philosophy was at the forefront of the Inaugural EPIC (Excellence in Pedagogy and Innovative…

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Teaching Integrity in Empirical Research

Published: April 23, 2018
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Faculty across the disciplines persistently express concerns about their students’ skills in research collection, data management, and analysis of materials–particularly in fields where transparency of method and reproducibility of results are paramount. On March 12, 2018, the UCLA Data Archive offered a full-day workshop in conjunction with Project TIER on “Teaching Methods of Empirical Research.”…

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Past Meets Future: The Rise of Digital Humanities

Published: February 13, 2018

As a scholar of Near Eastern archaeology, I interact with archaeologists, ancient language experts, geographers, art historians, and experts from many related fields. While attending conferences in these areas, I have heard one question gain traction above others: What are (or is) the Digital Humanities? This is a deceptively simple question with a very complicated…

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Finding Feminism in Interactive Media

Published: April 10, 2017
Secret of Mana

The video game industry is not particularly known for its strides in embracing feminist culture, or for fostering a more diverse and inclusive environment.  Fighting the culture wars in the gaming industry can seem really high stakes, if not futile at times. The power that video games possess to forge new imaginaries and new possibilities…

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Reflections on Spatial Humanities

Published: April 3, 2017
Lancaster University

Digital mapping makes it possible to create layers upon layers of culturally, socially, and historically relevant materials to the recuperation of historical memory in Spain. As part of my dissertation (Mass Graves and Remembering through Ritual: Historical Memory in Contemporary Spanish Literature, Documentary Film, and Digital Media) I have constructed a digital map called Virtual…

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