• Wheaton College Digital History Project

    Author(s):
    Kathryn Tomasek
    Editor(s):
    Julia Flanders
    Date:
    2020
    Subject(s):
    History, Document markup languages
    Item Type:
    Course Material or learning objects
    Tag(s):
    DPiH, DPiH Curation, DPih Course Material or learning objects, Scaffolded, Semester-long, Archive, In-class activity, Public, Digital pedagogy, Collaboration, Text encoding
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/0ez6-an10
    Abstract:
    Curatorial note from Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: This sequence of course activities describes an intensive pedagogical engagement between history faculty members, archives staff, and library IT staff to involve students in historical research using digital tools, with a central focus on the curation of archival source material. Students transcribe and encode materials from the Wheaton College archival collections using TEI and XML, developing what amount to digital documentary editions of documents which are then published online as part of the Wheaton College Digital History Project. This example is part of an evolving series of assignments and student activities that take advantage of a long-term institutional project. The collaborative project design exposes students to a variety of professional roles (including archivists, librarians, and information technology staff) and thus emphasizes the real-world nature of the work. Students understand that they are contributing to a significant public effort that has established practices and visibility and that the project continues to evolve as a result of their work.
    Notes:
    This deposit is part of Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities. Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities is a peer-reviewed, open-access publication edited by Rebecca Frost Davis, Matthew K. Gold, Katherine D. Harris, and Jentery Sayers, and published by the Modern Language Association. https://digitalpedagogy.hcommons.org/.
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    Published
    Last Updated:
    2 years ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial
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