ENGL888D - Practicum In English Studies: Digital Studies Colloquium

With presentations from faculty, students, and invited guests, this one-credit colloquium will survey current topics in the field (e.g., cultural analytics and big data, physical computing, text encoding, and the spatial humanities), as well as introduce students to digital humanities projects currently underway by students and faculty in the department, including video game preservation, topic modeling, and electronic editions of literary works. The colloquium is designed to assess and organize the English Department’s strengths in digital studies, with the near-term goal of launching a certificate program or specialization in the Digital Humanities. Students participating in the colloquium will have the opportunity to help shape this new initiative, as well as gain valuable professional insight into developing the infrastructure and resources necessary to support and sustain digital work in the humanities. The department is also offering a separate 3-credit course on Digital Humanities. It is complementary to this colloquium, not redundant. Students who elect to participate in both will thus receive an especially robust preparation for work in the digital humanities. Tuesdays at 6:30 to 8:30pm  on February 5, February 26, March 26, April 16, and April 30.