I was asked to ponder what the Digital Humanities initiative at Queen’s had accomplished over the past two years. I think it’s a great idea to reflect occasionally on where we have come from so as to have a better sense of where we are going; who we are serving, inspiring and empowering and how we might do this better. As I was going through this quick exercise I thought I’d share these ponderings publicly in the interests of all those who have participated from Queen’s and from the wider community – so as to remind, and to solicit suggestions for the future. None of this is a big secret – far from it. We have begun something significant here and it’s definitely worth the time to reflect on it.
Over the past two years a collaborative partnership between Special Collections in the Library and the Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities has begun to lay the framework, develop and build the capacity and inspire an infrastructure for a coordinated and lasting Digital Humanities presence at Queen’s University.
In the first instance we have sought to liaise between the various stakeholders at Queen’s to determine needs and develop, deploy and deliver dedicated Digital Humanities training workshops and seminars.
- Introduction to Digital Humanities ( QUB001 – 4 hrs)
- Introduction to Omeka (QUB003 – 2/4 hrs)
- Advanced Omeka Authoring and Integration (QUB013 – 3hrs)
- Introduction to Data Visualisation (QUB002 – 2/4 hrs)
- Tools for Digital Scholarly Innovation (QUB014 – 2 hrs)
- The Digital Transformation of Research (AHS7001 – 6/8 hrs)
- Requirements Engineering for Humanities Scholars (QUB006 – 3/6 hrs)
- Content Management and Digital Object Management: Omeka versus WordPress (QUB007 – 2/4 hrs)
- Google Tools for Scholarship (QUB010 – 2 hrs)
- An Introduction to SIMILE Exhibit for Humanities Research (QUB005 – 2hrs)
- Exhibit versus Palladio (QUB009 – 2 hrs)
- Constructing Narratives Using Digital Objects (QUB003.5 – 6 hrs)
- Putting Your Data on the Map (QUB008 – 2/4 hrs)
- Digital Project Management (QUB004 – 2/4 hrs)
- Intro to Network Analysis for Humanities Scholarship (QUB011 – 2/3 hrs)
- Visualising Space and Time: An Introduction to Spatial and Temporal Visualisation (QUB015 – 3 hrs)
- An Introduction to Leaflet and GeoJSON (QUB012 – 4hrs)
- An Introduction to Trello for Team Process Management (QUB017 – 2hrs)