Seminar Basics

The GSA is here! This post contains all the basic information sent to participants via email. Note: All posts related to preparation are available at https://gsadh.clevelandhistory.org/category/seminar-info/.

  1. Frame your 10-minute presentation around the questions for your category: Research, Teaching, or Methods. Please be considerate and do not exceed the established time limit. There will be plenty of time for discussion of each project and Q & A.
  2. Prepare the feedback questions on the other presentations in your category to share with your peers. Methods presenters should choose one or two projects in another category to provide feedback as well. This feedback can be delivered in hard copy, as comments on this site, or orally during Q & A.
  3. We ask that you review the MLA and AHA guidelines for evaluation of digital scholarship and the Young Researchers in Digital Humanities Manifesto.
  4. We will meet at the Terrace Cafe at Town & Country (Map: https://www.destinationhotels.com/town-country/resort-map) for drinks on Thursday evening. Happy hour starts at 4 and at least one of the conveners will be present starting around 4:30 /5 pm. Join us for as long or as little as you like!
  5. The schedule for presentations are posted under each category. Generally, the categories are divided as follows: Friday- Research, Saturday- Teaching, Sunday- Methods.
  6. Please feel free to contact me (shelley.rose@csuohio.edu) or Jared (jared.donnelly12@gmail.com) with any questions as you prepare!

 

Sunday Presentation Schedule

Presentation order for Sunday, October 2. Reminder: Please refer to the guiding questions for your 10-minute presentation and bring feedback for the projects in your category and one or two other projects of your choice.

  1. Meghan Lundrigan
  2. Matthew Handelman
  3. Matthew Hiebert

Saturday Presentation Schedule

Presentation order for Saturday, October 1. Reminder: Please refer to the guiding questions for your 10-minute presentation and bring feedback for the projects in your category.

  1. Elizabeth Drummond
  2. Martin Sheehan
  3. Kelly McCullough
  4. Sibel Sayili-Hurley and Claudia Lynn
  5. Natalie Eppelsheimer
  6. Iris Bork-Goldfield

Friday Presentation Schedule

Presentation order for Friday, September 30. Reminder: Please refer to the guiding questions for your 10-minute presentation and bring feedback for the projects in your category.

  1. Jens Pohlmann
  2. Marieke Oprel
  3. Kira Thurman
  4. Linda Braun
  5. Shelley Rose and Jared Donnelly

Feedback

Each participant will use these guiding questions to provide feedback for each project in their category: Research, Teaching, or Methods.

  1. How does this project contribute to teaching, learning, research?
  2. Does it create or reframe knowledge and/or help develop skills?
  3. Does is provide new ways of viewing/studying sources?
  4. How can the project contribute to inclusivity in our classrooms? (in terms of document/source diversity and/or accessibility?)
  5. How might this model/method be transferred or applied in other disciplines?
  6. Does the project allow for interdisciplinary/inter-institutional work/collaboration?
  7. Is it sufficiently rigorous in respect to the intellectual aims of the project and in what ways might the project be improved?

Presentation Questions: Methods

Each seminar participant will give a short, 10-minute presentation on his or her project at the GSA (schedule TBA). The conveners have divided projects into three categories: Research, Teaching, and Methods.  Each group will have a specific set of questions to address.

Questions for projects that focus primarily on methodology:

  1. What were your goals and how did the DH tools help you achieve them?
  2. How can others employ this method?
  3. What are two challenges of this method?
  4. What is the future of the method/project?
  5. One big question for the group that you want answered.

Presentation Questions: Teaching

Each seminar participant will give a short, 10-minute presentation on his or her project at the GSA (schedule TBA). The conveners have divided projects into three categories: Research, Teaching, and Methods.  Each group will have a specific set of questions to address.

Questions for projects that focus primarily on teaching:

  1. What were your goals and how did the DH tools help you achieve them?
  2. What is the main impact of the project in your classroom and on student learning?
  3. What are two challenges of teaching with DH?
  4. What is the future of this project?
  5. One big question for the group that you want answered.

Presentation Questions: Research

Each seminar participant will give a short, 10-minute presentation on his or her project at the GSA (schedule TBA). The conveners have divided projects into three categories: Research, Teaching, and Methods.  Each group will have a specific set of questions to address.

Questions for projects that focus primarily on research:

  1. What were your goals and how did the DH tools help you achieve them?
  2. Who is the primary audience?
  3. What are two challenges?
  4. What is the project’s future?
  5. One big question for the group that you want answered.

The Future of DH in German History and German Studies

Digital humanities allows scholars to utilize digital tools to research and teach in a range of innovative ways. From digital archiving and visual biography to data visualization and geospatial analysis, DH methods are applied in a wide variety of projects in German history and German Studies. This seminar will bring  18 interdisciplinary participants together at the GSA annual meeting from September 29-October 2, 2016 to discuss the future of DH. Follow our conversations here and on Twitter at #gsadh.

Update: Call for Participants

Updated Call for Participants:
*GSA Deadline Extended to February 1!*

The seminar descriptions for the German Studies Association Fortieth Annual Conference in San Diego, California, September 29 – October 2, 2016 are now available!  All participants must be current members of the GSA to apply and the enrollment period closes on January 28.  Login to the GSA website to enroll in our seminar. Please contact us with any questions.

The Future of Digital Humanities in German History and German Studies

The digital humanities (DH) allow scholars to utilize digital tools to research and teach in a range of innovative ways.  From digital archiving and visual biography to data visualization and geospatial analysis, DH methods are applied in a wide variety of projects in German history and German Studies.  This seminar seeks 12-15 interdisciplinary participants to discuss the future of DH through the lens of their own research, teaching, and archival projects.  Participants will submit a project description, metadata samples, and project websites to a WordPress site prior to the conference.  The conveners will then group the project discussions into three sessions according to methodology or audience such as pedagogy, digital archiving, or GIS.

This seminar will provide a forum for sharing and discussing digitally-enabled research projects, teaching efforts, and archival projects in German history and German Studies. Participants will discuss the methods employed, the specific tools and/or programs used, and the various challenges they encountered in their project.  Along with presenting their projects, seminar participants will be encouraged to discuss questions such as the process of identifying and acquiring necessary DH skills and tools, the challenge of working with bilingual (or multilingual) data, and the impact of DH scholarship on collaboration between students and faculty.  In the final portion of the seminar participants will discuss new areas for the implementation of DH methods in German history and German Studies, the possibility for the integration of DH in undergraduate and graduate education, and standards for the evaluation of DH projects for tenure and promotion cases.

Conveners:

Shelley E. Rose (Cleveland State University) Email: shelley.rose@csuohio.edu. Twitter: @shelleyerose

Jared R. Donnelly (Bush School of Government and Public Service-Texas A & M University) Email: jrd0153@tamu.edu