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Saturday, October 29 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
#s3a: Learning through Building: Engaging Students with Digital Collections

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Using Digital Collections for Community College Student Research
Elizabeth Huston (Eastfield College) and Cindy Boeke (Southern Methodist University)

Faculty members at Eastfield College are exploring approaches to Digital Humanities (DH) as ways to engage community college students and enhance their learning experiences. In Spring 2016, Eastfield English Professor Elizabeth Huston piloted the use of DH strategies and tools in her English 1302: Composition 2 course, which focuses on writing academic arguments and learning to conduct research. Arguing how the past impacts the present and/or future, students were asked to find one or more pieces in SMU’s CUL Digital Collections, to interpret the digitized item, and to use it as evidence to support their arguments. The success of the project led to discussions between SMU and Eastfield about the potential for a community college DH Practicum, including its planned outcomes, potential pitfalls, and possible use as a scalable model for other community college-university based DH partnerships.

Re-Envisioning Japan: Recuperating Ephemeral Histories through Collaborative Digital Curation, DH Pedagogy, and Web-Based Publication
Joanne Bernardi and Nora Dimmock (University of Rochester)

Re-Envisioning Japan: Japan as Destination in Visual and Material Culture (REJ) is a faculty-library collaboration that models scholarship realized and communicated through creative curation and a multimedia digital archive. This digital archive represents an original collection of tourism, travel and educational ephemera documenting changing representations of Japan and its place in the world in the early to mid 20th century. Grounded in a uniquely syncretic relationship between material and digital worlds, REJ is also a powerful pedagogical tool. We are now finalizing a new Omeka-based site in order to maximize REJ’s scholarly impact with enriched metadata, innovative pathways for interpreting objects, and an open-access, web-based publishing platform promoting multimodal digital scholarship. Our experience designing the digital archive, its use as a teaching tool, and our plans for REJ’s sustainable future provide a useful case study for colleagues working on similar projects in the context of a library digital humanities center. 

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Matt Gardzina

Director, Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship, Bucknell University
As Director of Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship at Bucknell University I am responsible for providing leadership, direction, planning, and oversight for the wide-range of outreach, consultation, instruction and support programs of the Educational Technology work group including digital... Read More →

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Joanne Bernardi

Associate Professor, University of Rochester
My research and teaching focus on Japanese cinema and culture, particularly after 1900; popular culture; the history and historiography of moving images and other visual media; material culture studies; and critical digital humanities practice. I'm author and editor of Re-Envisioning... Read More →

Nora Dimmock

University of Rochester
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Elizabeth Huston

Eastfield College
Please talk with me about using DH projects for students and for me, about DH tools and methods that work well with students in the classroom, about starting and managing a DH program at a college, about DH grants (both NEH and other than NEH), about anything DH--I am here to lea... Read More →

Iskandar Zulkarnain

University of Rochester

Saturday October 29, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Walls Lounge 2nd Floor, ELC

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