Welcome to 'An Introduction to Digital Humanities', a no-prerequisite undergraduate survey course intended as an introduction to the concepts, methodologies and ongoing projects in this developing and exploratory field.
Students have worked with primary source material related to historical menus in this class. They have used New York Public Library's 'What's on the Menu' project, as well as Gale Primary Sources to create and curate data sets.
Seven project groups worked to develop and hone their research focus for the quarter, using digital analysis tools to identify recurrent or interesting themes in their broad menu data set.
The class syllabus is intended to highlight best practices for creating, presenting and preserving a digital project. It falls into four phases:
- collecting and curating
- exhibit building and archiving
This website is built using Omeka. Each student team created a digital exhibit to present their research and analysis, which you can explore following the links in the sidebar.
The course was taught by Dr. Sarah Ketchley with stellar support from TA Satvik Shukla. Guest lecturers enriched the learning experience with their expertise, and included the iSchool's Helene Williams (copyright, digital libraries and skills for the job market) and Gale's Ray Bankoski and Michelle Fappiano (OCR, creating a digital archive). Thanks to all.
This project consists of menus from around the United States with the dish item "Eggs Benedict" from the years 1850...