Innovations in Digital Humanities Pedagogy:
Local, National, and International Training
A mini-conference and member meeting sponsored by the
International Digital Humanities Training Network / ADHO Training Group
8 August 2017 @ Digital Humanities 2017, Montreal CA
Applications Due: 15 February 2017
Acceptance Notification: 15 March 2017
Context: Only recently have the digital humanities begun to take firm root in the humanities curriculum, with institutions around the world now committing significant resources toward developing DH and integrating it in standalone courses, graduate degrees and undergraduate majors and minors within and across departments. With this commitment comes the realization that such formal implementation of DH and its siblings (e.g. digital social sciences, digital media, etc.) at a degree-granting level requires articulation of core requirements and competencies, identification and hiring of faculty who are capable of teaching DH in a variety of learning environments (coding, systems, application of methods), evaluating a broad spectrum of student work, and beyond. It also changes the foundational principles of the work of those in our network, as training increasingly involves learning how to teach competencies at the same time as we ourselves develop and maintain them in light of fast-paced advances.
The International Digital Humanities Training Network is comprised of organizers of Digital Humanities training institutes and schools worldwide, formalised as the ADHO Training Group. Our gatherings include a member meeting of the International Digital Humanities Training Network / ADHO Training Group as well as mini-conferences devoted to specific topics that are important to our mission.
2017 Focus, and Call for Proposals: For our 2017 mini-conference and meeting, we invite proposals for lightning talks and points of discussion from all those involved in DH training on all topics relating to DH training. We welcome proposals with a focus on
● ways in which individual universities, colleges, and other educational institutions are extending DH in the classroom.
● implementing DH pedagogical frameworks locally and working across institutions and training institutes to develop and collaborate on materials that can inform ways in which DH offerings and programs are formalized.
● assessment techniques in DH curriculum. What types of assessment should occur in digital humanities courses? And, significantly, how might these assessment practices challenge existing university or community-based outcomes? We particularly desire talks that include involvement of students who have been assessed.
● discussion of pedagogical materials, pre-circulated for critique and consideration. We are particularly interested in the submission of specific syllabi, tutorials, exercises, learning outcomes, assessment and rubrics that attendees might complete during the workgroup portion of the mini-conference.
● any topics that might further inform our discussion about DH training.
Please send proposals of 1-2 pages with the subject heading “DH Pedagogy” to Ray Siemens, firstname.lastname@example.org, by 15 February 2017. Please note that all participants and attendees will need to be registered for DH2017.