1st Edition

Digital Humanities Workshops Lessons Learned

Edited By Laura Estill, Jennifer Guiliano Copyright 2023
    240 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    240 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Digital Humanities Workshops is the first volume to focus explicitly on the most common and accessible kind of training in digital humanities (DH): workshops.

    Drawing together the experiences and expertise of dozens of scholars and practitioners from a variety of disciplines and geographical contexts, the chapters in this collection examine the development, deployment, and assessment of a workshop or workshop series. In the first section, "Where?", the authors seek to situate digital humanities workshops within local, regional, and national contexts. The second section, "Who?", guides readers through questions of audience in relation to digital humanities workshops. In the third and final section, "How?", authors explore the mechanics of such workshops. Taken together, the chapters in this volume answer the important question: why are digital humanities workshops so important and what is their present and future role?

    Digital Humanities Workshops examines a range of digital humanities workshops and highlights audiences, resources, and impact. This volume will appeal to academics, researchers and postgraduate students, as well as professionals working in the DH field. 


    Jennifer Guiliano and Laura Estill

    Part I: Where

    1: "The Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI): Community Training Toward Open Social Scholarship"

    Ray Siemens, Alyssa Arbuckle, and Randa El Khatib

    2: "Helping Humanists Hack: A Tale of Program Coordination, Classroom Support, Adaptive Pedagogy, and Python"

    Bryan Tarpley, Nancy Sumpter, and Kayley Hart

    3: "From Curiosity to Importance: DH Workshops for Teachers/Researchers"

    Miriam Peña-Pimentel

    4: "Digital Humanities Workshops in India: Effective Organizing Pedagogies and Sustainable Contributions to Academia"

    Justy Joseph, Kaviarasu P, Jyothi Justin, and Nirmala Menon

    5: "Challenges and Opportunities of Digital Humanities Training in South Africa: Moving Beyond the Silos"

    Anelda Van der Walt, Juan Steyn, Angelique Trusler, and Menno Van Zaanen

    6: "Data, Tools, Platforms, Cooperative Platforms, and Thematically Linked Data"

    Chao-Lin Liu

    Part II: Who

    7: "Views Through Student Lenses: How Workshops with Student Research Assistants Can Enhance a Lab’s Research Programme"

    Paul Millar, Maggie Blackwood, Geoffrey Ford, Davide Garello, Dorian Ghosh, Natalie Looyer, Donald Matheson, Caleb Middendorf, Kaspar Middendorf, Laura Moir, Clemency Montelle, Emanuel Stoakes, Christopher Thomson, and Mengjun Yu

    8: "Remodeling the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) Workshop"

    John Russell, Maria Isabel Maza, Lauren Cenci, and Claire M.L. Bourne

    9: "Building Community and Collaboration through the Digital Humanities Toolbox Series"

    Sarah Simpkin and Jada E. Watson

    10: "‘Push that Button and See What Happens’: Addressing Technology Anxiety in Library Digital Scholarship Pedagogy"

    Gesina A. Phillips, Dominic Bordelon, and Tyrica Terry Kapral

    11: "Workshops in Anti-Colonial Digital Humanities: Towards Building Relationships with Critical University and Community Movements"

    Kush Patel, Ashley Caranto Morford, and Arun Jacob

    12: "Creating More Inclusive Spaces for African American Studies and Ethnic Studies in Digital Humanities Workshops"

    Jeannette Eileen Jones, Tony Frazier, Claire Jiménez, and Sarita Garcia


    Part III: How

    13: "A Design Justice Approach to Creating Equitable Workshops"

    Elizabeth Grumbach and Spencer D. C. Keralis

    14: "The UX of DH Workshops"

    Beth Russell and David Joseph Wrisley

    Chapter 15: "Scaffolding Collaboration: Workshop Designs for Digital Humanities Projects"

    Mia Ridge and Eileen J. Manchester

    Chapter 16: "Critically Reflective and Lighthearted: The Keys to Learning Digital Heritage Skills"

    Pakhee Kumar and Henriette Roued

    Chapter 17: "Transitioning Synchronous Workshops into Asynchronous Digital Resources: A Case Study of Project Management and DevDH.org"

    Jennifer Guiliano and Simon Appleford

    Chapter 18: "Tools in a Workshop: Facilitating DH Learning and Teaching through a Shared Virtual Desktop Environment"

    Claus-Michael Schlesinger, Malte Gäckle-Heckelen, and Fabienne Burkard


    Laura Estill (she/her; ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0904-3325) is a Canada Research Chair in Digital Humanities and Associate Professor of English at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, Canada.

    Jennifer Guiliano (she/her; ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3150-0345) is a white academic living and working on the lands of the Myaamia/Miami, Pokagon Band of Potawatomi, Wea, and Shawnee peoples. She currently holds a position as Associate Professor in the Department of History and affiliated faculty in both Native American and Indigenous Studies and American Studies at IUPUI in Indianapolis, Indiana.