Week 9: Digital Humanities Activism

Kelly Baker Josephs, in her essay “DH Moments, Caribbean Considerations: On Reaction, Response, and Relevance in the Digital Humanities”, provides her take on the 2018 NYCDHWeek theme: “DH in the Moment: Reaction, Response, Relevance”. She centers her discussion around defining digital humanities activism by attempting to answer the question “what does the digital humanities do…… Continue reading Week 9: Digital Humanities Activism

Week 3: What is Metadata?

“Metadata is key to ensuring that resources will survive and continue to be accessible into the future.” Understanding Metadata by NISO press. Metadata is structured information that describes, explains, locates, or otherwise makes it easier to retrieve, use, or manage an information resource. Metadata provides information about other data, but not the content of that…… Continue reading Week 3: What is Metadata?

Week 2:

What is Digital Humanities? What is Data in Humanities? In my quest to find the definition of Digital Humanities, I took my search to the major search engine, ‘Google’. The first search result which was from Wikipedia, stated that the definition of digital humanities is being continually formulated by scholars and practitioners. Since the field…… Continue reading Week 2:

Week 2: What is Digital Humanities?

Prior to beginning this course I had no idea that Digital Humanities existed. Now I know that Digital Humanities is an academic field concerned with the application of computational tools and methods to traditional humanities disciplines such as literature, history, and philosophy according to Oxford Languages. Digital Humanists use technology to preserve information and resources…… Continue reading Week 2: What is Digital Humanities?

Week 1: Digital Technology Is Not Neutral

 “Digital technology is not neutral.” This is the main theme for week one, which has content consisting of a video introducing the topic of digital humanities as well as two articles: “The Principals of Learning in the Digital Age” by Hybrid Pedagogy and “Ideologies of Boring Things: The Internet and Infrastructures of Race” by Emily…… Continue reading Week 1: Digital Technology Is Not Neutral

WEEK 3: What is Metadata?

Metadata is structured information that describes, explains, locates, or otherwise makes it easier to retrieve, use, or manage an information resource. Metadata is often called data about data or information about information.NISO, “Understanding Metadata” For example, the metadata of a document includes information like who the author is, the file size, the date the document…… Continue reading WEEK 3: What is Metadata?

Week 3

What is Metadata? Metadata is structured information that describes, explains,manages and makes an information resource easier to retrieve. This is also called data about data or information about information.There are three main types of metadata: Descriptive, Structural and Administrative. Metadata also ensures that resources will be durable and accessible into the future Metadata also functions…… Continue reading Week 3

Week 2

What do digital humanities do? The first article I read for week 2 was “what we think we build,” by William G Thomas. It was stated that what we think we build and what we build are oftentimes different. This offers both opportunities and challenges. One of these challenges was that digital history still can’t…… Continue reading Week 2

Week 1

Digital theory is not neutral. Throughout the first week of this course, I have learnt numerous valuable things. To begin, I learnt about the principles of learning in the digital age. This was the first time l was introduced today’s principles and I found them to be fundamental. The two rights that were the most…… Continue reading Week 1