Doing DH: Assessing Digital Scholarship Workshop & Panel

Monday, March 17, 2014 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Assessing Digital Scholarship, Part of Duke Libraries Doing DH Spring 2014 Series.

Post-workshop Update: A full and open document of our Assessment Lab Modules - with tips, tricks, resources, and model exercises for multimodal project assessment included - and our collaborative Notes can be found here:



March 17, 2:00-3:15 PM
PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge (Bay 4, Smith Warehouse) map
Register: (limited space – registration required)

Workshop Leader: Amanda Starling Gould (doctoral student, Program in Literature, Duke University).  As our humanities scholarship goes digital, the question of how we assess digital scholarship and multimodal work is becoming increasingly critical. How do we evaluate (or grade) the digital humanities projects we plan to create, critique, teach and/or assign to our students?  In this workshop, we will take a hands-on approach: we will look at several recent professional and student-made digital humanities projects from various disciplines and will collaboratively apply a proposed set of assessment criteria in order to evaluate these projects. As we do this, we will assess these proposed assessment criteria and will discuss how each of us might adapt these criteria to suit our own projects, courses, and disciplinary standards. Throughout the workshop, we will discuss best practices for creating sustainable and credible digital scholarship and will explore methods for integrating digital humanities projects into our research and teaching.


March 17, 3:30-5:00 PM

FHI Garage (Bay 4, Smith Warehouse)

The lack of established channels for publishing (and thus validating) digital scholarship puts humanists at a particular disadvantage. How can contributions to digital humanities projects count towards tenure and promotion?  What factors can be used to determine a digital work’s value to the field, and the extent of an individual’s contribution to that work? Panelists offer perspectives and advice on assessing the value of digital scholarship.

  • Daniel Anderson (Professor and Associate Chair, Department of English, UNC-Chapel Hill)
  • David Rieder (Associate Professor, Department of English, North Carolina State University)
  • Annabel Wharton (William B. Hamilton Professor of Art History, Duke)

See this notice, and other upcoming Doing DH events, online at

Doing DH is a monthly series of presentations and workshops focusing on skills needed for working in the digital humanities. Lightning-talk presentations, followed by audience and panel discussion, showcase people, projects, and expertise in the Research Triangle and offer insights into the practical side of being a digital humanist. Workshops provide hands-on introduction to tools used by digital humanists. All Doing DH events are held on the campus of Duke University (Durham, NC) and open to faculty, staff, and students at all Research Triangle institutions. For more information about events in this series, visit


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