(subject to change)
Recurring Weekly Deadlines
All posts should be submitted to the CUNY Commons site unless otherwise specified:
- Sundays by midnight: personal journal entries (private or public)
- Wednesdays by midnight: group project updates (public)
Week 1 | Tuesday, January 28
Due: Post draft project proposals by midnight on Saturday, February 1 (= public post; category: Project Proposals)
In class: Welcome, introductions, syllabus and logistics, role definitions, potential project discussions.
Presentation from GC Digital Fellows.
Explore Existing Projects:
- http://www.beyondcitation.org/ (past DH Praxis project – 2014)
- http://dhbox.org/about (past DH Praxis project – 2014)
- https://raadproject.commons.gc.cuny.edu/ (Past DH Praxis project – 2019)
- http://www.immigrantnewspapers.org/ (past DH Praxis Project – 2019)
- Browse the Project Laboratory
Week 2 | Tuesday, February 4
- Expertise share post (public post; category: Skillsets) by Sunday, February 2. For examples of past skillset posts, see here and here.
- If not pitching, leave constructive feedback as comments on several of the proposals by Sunday, February 2.
- Attend at least one NYCDH Week event, taking place around the city from 2/3-2/7 (kickoff day: Monday, February 3, at Fordham’s Lincoln Center Campus).
In class: Elevator pitches, decision day, group formation, group roles and collaborator agreement. By the end of this class period, you should have a list of group members, responsibilities, and an agreement for modes of communication and meeting deadlines.
Before class, read:
- NEH Proposal Evaluation Process
- Guidelines for Evaluating Work in Digital Humanities and Digital Media and Guidelines for Authors of Digital Resources by the MLA
- Evaluating Collaborative Digital Scholarship (or, Where Credit is Due) by Bethany Nowviskie
- How to Evaluate Digital Scholarship by Todd Presner
- Short Guide to Evaluation of Digital Work by Geoffrey Rockwell
Week 3 | Tuesday, February 11
- NYCDH-Week Reflections due by Sunday, 2/10 (= public individual post; category: Personal Blog)
- Revised project proposals due by Wednesday, 2/12 (= public group post; category: Project Proposals). For guidance, see here and here.
In class: Scheduled presentation from GC Digital Fellows, collaborative group work revising project proposals, assessment of project management resources.
Before class, read:
- Rockwell’s Quick Guide to Working in Teams – Geoffrey Rockwell
- What was One Week | One Tool?
- OWOT reflections Parts 1, 2, and 3
- And so it begins: day two of OWOT by Mia Ridge
- Day 3 of OWOT: Of Names and Stories and Gophers by Brian Croxall
- OWOT, day 4. by Amrys O. Williams
- Final Reflections from One Week One Tool: The Blur of Days 4-5 by Jack Doughterty
- Project management resources comparison
Week 4 | Tuesday, February 18 (guest lecture by Lisa Rhody)
- Personal journal entries due Sunday, 2/16 (= private or public individual post; category: Personal Blog)
- Project Work Plans due Wednesday, 2/19 (= public group post; category: Group Project Updates)
In class: Lisa Rhody class visit, group presentations, group meetings: identifying existing resources and project needs. Create actionable steps to fill project gaps.
This week: schedule consultation meetings with Digital Fellows; consider reaching out to outside advisor(s)
Week 5 | Tuesday, February 25 (guest lecture by Steve Zweibel)
- Personal bios and contribution statements by Sunday, 2/23. In 1-2 paragraphs answer questions such as who are you? what is your academic background? what are your research interests? what are your responsibilities on your project? (= public individual post; category: Personal Blog)
- Group data management plans by Wednesday, 2/26 (= public group post; category: Group Project Updates)
In class: Guest lecture on data management by Steve Zweibel, GC Data and Digital Projects Librarian. Group meeting to discuss data management plans, storage, and sharing practices.
Before class, read:
- NEH sample data management plans
- Explore Data Management Planning Tool
- For sample bios and contributions, go back to NEH sample narratives and/or examine conventions of bio pages/about us pages for DHers/DH projects you admire.
Week 6 | Tuesday, March 3
- Personal journal entries reflecting on how data management can improve your research practices by Sunday, 3/1 (= private or public individual post; category: Personal Blog).
- Group Outreach and Social Media Plans by Wednesday, 3/4 (= public group post; category: Group Project Updates). For examples from last year, see here and here.
In class: Project presentations discussing data management plans, collaborative group work focusing on outreach and social media plans.
Before class, read:
- Project Laboratory: Outreach
- Outreach and Publicity – from Histories of the National Mall
- Social Media for Digital Projects
- HathiTrust Digital Library, Communications Working Group Charge
- Choosing a platform for your Digital Project
And think about who/where are your audiences:
Week 7 | Tuesday, March 10
- Personal journal entries by Sunday, 3/8.
- Project website draft (basic landing page, about page; methods; social media) by Wednesday, 3/11.
In class: Project presentations on Outreach and Scholarly Communication Plan, collaborative work and consultations.
Week 8 | Tuesday, March 17
- Personal journal entries by Sunday, 3/15
- Group project updates by Wednesday, 3/18. Project updates: Are you hitting your milestones? Why or why not? What adjustments have you made?
In class: Collaborative project work and consultation.
Week 9 | Tuesday, March 24
Due: Personal journal entries (3/22) + Group project updates (3/25)
In class: Collaborative project work and consultation. Discuss logo design plans.
Week 10 | Tuesday, March 31
Due: Personal journal entries (3/29) + Group project updates (4/1). Project updates: Are you hitting your milestones? Why or why not? What adjustments have you made? How will your group manage the upcoming two-week hiatus?
In class: Project presentations (choose a standard background design for slides, 5-7 minute talks), collaborative project work and consultation.
Week 11 | Tuesday, April 7: No Class
(Classes follow Wednesday schedule)
Due: Personal journal entries (4/5) + Group project updates (4/8)
Week 12 | Tuesday, April 14: No Class
Week 13 | Tuesday, April 21
Due: Personal journal entries (4/19) + Group project updates (4/22). Project updates: Are you hitting your milestones? Why or why not? What adjustments have you made as we enter the final stretch?
In class: collaborative project work and consultation.
Week 14 | Tuesday, April 28
Due: Personal journal entries (4/26) + Group project updates (4/29).
T minus one week!
Week 15 | Tuesday, May 5
In class: Project launch dress rehearsal. Possible class visitor to offer external feedback.
Week 16 | Tuesday, May 12
Public project launch at the GC Digital Showcase (date & time to be confirmed).
Week 17 | Tuesday, May 19
- Post final group project reports as public posts to Commons blog.
- Email individual reflection papers to instructor.
Thanks to Andie Silva, Lisa Rhody, Matt Gold, Kevin L. Ferguson, Amanda Hickman, Luke Waltzer, and Grant Wythoff for allowing me to adapt their previous iterations of this course.