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Barbara Lindsey

Coursera Adds Humanities Courses, Raises $16 Million, Strikes Deal with 3 Universities ... - 0 views

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Barbara Lindsey

How Not to Reform Humanities Scholarship - Run Your Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Ed... - 0 views

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    fall 2012 syllabus
Barbara Lindsey

News: The Promise of Digital Humanities - Inside Higher Ed - 0 views

  • Amid financial crises, humanities departments at many public universities have been razed. But even amid cuts, there has been a surge in interest in the digital humanities -- a branch of scholarship that takes the computational rigor that has long undergirded the sciences and applies it the study of history, language, and culture.
  • The NEH held a symposium on Tuesday for 60 recipients of its 2011 Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants, most of whom were given between $25,000 and $50,000. They were allowed two minutes each to describe their projects.
  • “While we have been anguishing over the fate of the humanities, the humanities have been busily moving into, and even colonizing, the fields that were supposedly displacing them,”
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  • role-playing games
  • enabling learners to “experience” historical events or places instead of reading off a page.
  • visual representations
  • of data
  • One recurring theme in the presentations was the need for “linked open data” — types of research data that are tagged and stored in such a way that they can integrate with other research.
  • If one researcher had architectural data about New York City, and another had demographic data about the city, and each were able to cross-reference the other’s data with her own, it would deepen the context and understanding for both.
  • With linked open data on the rise, the same could soon happen with research data
  • “Linked open data is a very technical infrastructure, but the result of that is information that’s shared widely for free. A lot of scholarly data over the last hundred years or so is locked up in expensive journals that the public could never afford to subscribe to.
  • That could be the key to winning back support for the humanities
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    Could the creative use of technology help humanities scholars win back public support?
Barbara Lindsey

Using Film and Literature to Further a Global Studies Agenda in the Humanities Classroo... - 0 views

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    fall 2011 syllabus
Barbara Lindsey

Humanities Scholars Embrace Digital Technology - NYTimes.com - 0 views

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    Digital Keys for Unlocking the Humanities' Riches
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