digital humanities

Teaching Through Re-Reading

by Albert D. Pionke, Department of English Although not specifically designed with the classroom in mind, Mill Marginalia Online offers instructors in philosophy, history, law, Classics, and English and European literature and culture the opportunity to incorporate Digital Humanities research results and methods into their courses. Each of these major subject areas is amply represented

Making History to Promote Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity

by Ellen Griffith Spears, New College Learning the lessons of history is crucial to promoting diversity and achieving justice. University of Alabama students’ involvement in historical research on racial discrimination led to them “making history” in two ways — by writing about past events and by advancing the work of the Scottsboro Boys Museum and

One Best of All Possible Teaching and Learning Conferences

by Nathan Loewen, Department of Religious Studies The 2017 HASTAC conference was nothing short of amazing, in my humble opinion. The acronym stands for Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory, which is based on the proposal that “today’s new, global forms of communication and online learning are so complex and potentially so revolutionary

A Taste of the Tide: Digital Humanities + Experiential Learning

by Lauren Cardon, Department of English Incorporating a digital humanities (DH) assignment and emphasizing experiential learning are two of the best ways to implement active learning techniques in the classroom. Fortunately, UA provides an excellent range of pedagogical resources on campus like the Alabama Digital Humanities Center (ADHC), Learning in Action (LIA), and the Active

ADHC Visiting Speaker Bryan Carter Presents Digital Humanities Techniques For The Classroom

by Emma Wilson, Digital Scholarship Librarian and Assistant Professor of English It is my pleasure to invite you to join us for the Alabama Digital Humanities Center’s visiting speaker events next week on Thursday, October 20 and Friday, October 21 in the University Libraries, when Bryan Carter, Associate Professor of Africana Studies at the University

Interactive Map Brings Art History to Life

Hoping to make her online course match the in-class experience, Jenny Tucker teamed up with the Alabama Digital Humanities Center and Katy Allen of the College of Continuing Studies to build an interactive map for her Survey of Art course. ARTmap, as it’s officially called, combines a multilayered Google map with multimedia and discussion elements to create a richer online learning

How Librarians Can Help Your Students Find Better Sources

by Sara Whitver, University Libraries One of the things we all can usually agree on is that undergraduates struggle to find appropriate sources for their writing assignments. This issue perplexes us more as our students advance in their studies. As a librarian, one of the biggest challenges that I recognize our students are facing is the

Digital English! Active Learning with WordPress

by Duncan M. Yoon, Department of English I was fortunate enough to present at the CIT Faculty Technology Showcase this past February. My presentation was on how I build WordPress websites for my literature classes as a digital hub for course materials, reading schedule, close reading blog posts, and discussion threads. Students really enjoy having

Voyant Tools for Basic Text Analysis

by Jessica Porter, Office of Educational Technology (eTech) Whether you teach literature, history, or another text-heavy course, your students may benefit from the use of digital tools that enable them to dig deeper into a text and visualize its patterns and trends. Voyant Tools offers a suite of web-based tools that allow you to upload texts and perform basic text mining functions. The most popular item in the