Digital Humanities Summer Workshop
Hosted by the Kaplan Humanities Institute in collaboration with Northwestern University Libraries and Weinberg IT Solutions/Media and Design Studio
Northwestern’s Digital Humanities Summer Workshop brings together humanities faculty, librarians, and technologists for a full-week intensive experience to conceptualize and develop undergraduate and graduate courses that include involvement with digital media, technologies, and literacies.
The workshop is an opportunity for Northwestern faculty to identify campus resources; learn and grow technology skills; think critically about digital information, tools, and culture; conceptualize and collaborate on pedagogical projects; and participate in interdisciplinary discussion about the humanities and digital affordances. Participants—who need not have prior expertise or knowledge in the digital humanities—are selected by competitive application.
2020 Digital Humanities Summer Workshop
August 31 - September 4, 2020 (postponed due to the pandemic)
Lina Britto Assistant Professor, History
Project: Watching Narcos: History as Entertainment
Ryan Dohoney Associate Professor, Musicology
Project: Mapping Northwestern's Acoustic Territories
Michelle Huang Assistant Professor, English and Asian American Studies
Kate Masur Associate Professor, History
Project: Abolition and Equality
kihana miraya ross Assistant Professor, African American Studies
Project: Black Education Spaces in Chicago
Neil Verma Assistant Professor, Radio/Television/Film
Project: Slow Listening
Past projects and more information
Past workshop participants have included faculty from African American Studies, English, Spanish & Portuguese, Art History, French & Italian, Latina/o Studies, Classics, Political Science, Religious Studies, Slavic Languages and Literatures, Asian Languages & Cultures, Journalism, and Performance Studies. Some examples of past curricular projects:
- Ancient Rome in Chicago, a multimedia walking tour of how classical antiquity has shaped Chicago
- Chicago Mural Movement, a georeferenced archive of visuals and student-produced essays related to the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and 1970s in Chicago
- Open Door Archive, a digital repository and exhibition space dedicated to the print culture and multimedia archives of multiethnic poetry
To see previous participants and more projects, please visit sites.weinberg.northwestern.edu/dh.