What is Digital Humanities?: A Primer for Students in Museum Studies

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An outline and introduction to Digital Humanities for the novice.

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<p>Computer operators tabulating the 1954 Census with a UNIVAC Computer, October 17, 1955. http://explorepahistory.com/displayimage.php?imgId=1-2-1536 What are the Digital Humanities?: A Primer for Students in Museum StudiesJason M. Kelly PHD FSADirector, IUPUI Arts &amp; Humanities InstituteAssociate Professor of Historyjaskelly@iupui.edu | @jason_m_kelly</p> <p>The Digital Humanities is a field constituted by a theoretical and practical framework focused on the creation, analysis, and critical application of digital technologies in the humanities environment. 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What is the outcome that you want to see?What is the best methodology/tool to make it happen?Who is your audience?How do you plan to sustain your project?How do you plan to preserve your project?</p> <p>A Basic Tool Belt for the Digital Humanities Environment</p> <p>A Basic Tool Belt for the Digital Humanities EnvironmentHave an understanding of the DH landscape.</p> <p>A Basic Tool Belt for the Digital Humanities EnvironmentHave an understanding of the DH landscape.Know the best practices in your area of expertise.</p> <p>A Basic Tool Belt for the Digital Humanities EnvironmentHave an understanding of the DH landscape.Know the best practices in your area of expertise.Know the basics of metadata.</p> <p>A Basic Tool Belt for the Digital Humanities EnvironmentHave an understanding of the DH landscape.Know the best practices in your area of expertise.Know the basics of metadata.Be familiar with evolving preservation standards.</p> <p>A Basic Tool Belt for the Digital Humanities EnvironmentHave an understanding of the DH landscape.Know the best practices in your area of expertise.Know the basics of metadata.Be familiar with evolving preservation standards.Blog with your community.</p> <p>A Basic Tool Belt for the Digital Humanities EnvironmentHave an understanding of the DH landscape.Know the best practices in your area of expertise.Know the basics of metadata.Be familiar with evolving preservation standards.Blog with your community.Tweet with your community.</p> <p>A Basic Tool Belt for the Digital Humanities EnvironmentHave an understanding of the DH landscape.Know the best practices in your area of expertise.Know the basics of metadata.Be familiar with evolving preservation standards.Blog with your community.Tweet with your community.Know the basics of podcasting.</p> <p>A Basic Tool Belt for the Digital Humanities EnvironmentHave an understanding of the DH landscape.Know the best practices in your area of expertise.Know the basics of metadata.Be familiar with evolving preservation standards.Blog with your community.Tweet with your community.Know the basics of podcasting.Understand how to manipulate and add data to Google Maps.</p> <p>A Basic Tool Belt for the Digital Humanities EnvironmentHave an understanding of the DH landscape.Know the best practices in your area of expertise.Know the basics of metadata.Be familiar with evolving preservation standards.Blog with your community.Tweet with your community.Know the basics of podcasting.Understand how to manipulate and add data to Google Maps.Know who to ask when you have questions.</p> <p>For more information, visit digitalpublichistory.wordpress.com</p>