This summer, Humanities Commons will honor one of the most time-honored traditions of the season: summer camp.
That’s right- we’re hosting our very own virtual summer camp for users old and new. The HC Summer Camp will be particularly helpful to anyone who has wanted to take advantage of our platform, but either hasn’t found the time or isn’t sure where to begin. HC Summer Camp will give you deadlines and guidance to help you achieve your ideal digital presence.
This group and its connected site will serve as our campgrounds. Join if you’d like to receive updates, inspiration, and reminders about each of our bi-weekly challenges. Remember to also set up your email settings as desired.
Please visit our site for more information and updates: https://hcsummercamp.hcommons.org
For those of you experiencing the start of the fall semester, I hope it’s going well!
I wanted to reach out to see if anyone would be interested in being the focus of an upcoming HC Team blog post. I would love to interview someone who participated in the HC Summer Camp about the site they created as part of the camp’s challenges. Is…[Read more]
Thank you for this summer camp experience.
I’m most excited about finding a home for Virtual Hemingway, which now lists more than 400 Hemingway-related sites! I am also pleased to have a site about my academic accomplishments. I plan to add the URL to my email signature to show off all this work!
Austen scholar Devoney Looser just published…[Read more]
The HC team and I would love some feedback from you regarding the HC Summer Camp. In fact, we’re raffling off two HC platypuses. To enter to win this coveted prize, you simply need to respond to the “Reflect and Plan” questions in our previous discussion thread and/or complete the (5-10 min) survey. Participating in both will…[Read more]
Hello everyone! Like Charlie, I took this challenge as an opportunity to write a little bit about my experience doing this summer camp and my plans for my website/overall digital presence going forward. I tried to answer all of the questions in the challenge, albeit in a slightly different order. You can read it here.
Thanks again to Caitlin for…[Read more]
Proposal for Book ‘Em: Libraries, Librarians, and Information in Mystery Fiction, 1970-2018
Sara Santos deposited History Without Memory: The Memorialization of the Parsley Massacre in Edwidge Danticat’s The Farming of Bones in the group Humanities Commons Summer Camp on Humanities Commons 3 months ago
This paper argues that in The Farming of Bones, Edwidge Danticat seeks to historicize and memorialize the Parsley Massacre through the reframing of the historical event through Amabelle Désir’s fictional account. Through the conflation of historical artifact and literary imagination, the novel narrates, and therefore produces, a collective me…[Read more]
Kate Koppy deposited The Findern Codex and the Blog In the Middle: Understanding Middle English Vernacular Manuscripts through the Lens of Social Media in the Twenty-First Century in the group Humanities Commons Summer Camp on Humanities Commons 3 months ago
This paper articulates a model for examining medieval vernacular multi-text codices which
is based on the dynamics we see in the contemporary use of social media, particularly
personal blogs. Both media democratise the use of an existing specialised technology,
accelerate the development of this technology, and serve as vehicles for the…[Read more]
An examination of images of protest signs carried at Women’s March protest marches in the United States on January 21, 2017, reveals that these signs are certainly visual arguments, and that they represent a new and cogent extension of fourth-wave feminism that attempts to address a variety of feminist concerns that is dependent on social media o…[Read more]
The late Victorian era was imbued with progressive scientific reform and palpable anxiety regarding the future of the British empire. These two topics may seem distinct, but they find mutual expression in Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel Dracula, in which the soulless Count travels from Transylvania (literally, “beyond the forest”) and invades Engla…[Read more]
- I’m happy to have discovered some more groups to join and people to follow. Although I didn’t create a HC site in challenge 4, the focus on widgets has me thinking about porting my existing WP site into HC.
- No specific questions.
- I’d like to keep working on networking with other researchers. HC sends me a daily digest of activity in the…
Hi folks. First off, thank you to <span class=”handle-sign”>@</span>caitlinduffy49 for facilitating HCSummer Camp as well as to everyone else who’s ideas and work I had the chance to read and think about over the past few weeks. Secondly, and in a combined response to both Challenge #5 and #6, I’ve updated my HumCom site and written a bit about…[Read more]
It’s the time we all knew would come eventually: the end of summer camp. I can’t believe it myself, but we’ve arrived at the final challenge, which is centered around reflecting and planning. I hope that you use this time to make sure that you don’t loose track of all of the wonderful work you’ve done over the summer.
To complete…[Read more]
I’ve spent the last couple of weeks playing around with the website and trying out some of the plugins and widgets that HC Wordpress offers, and added some to my website. I found the Creative Commons configurator very helpful in figuring out the different levels of protection/sharing in OA works, and I might use it in the future.…[Read more]
@caitlinduffy49 Thanks! That was exactly it. Now I just need to find an image that works in the space, and how to get the headline to go across it 🙂
To get a picture to go across your screen on the Radcliffe theme, you can choose to set a “featured image” for that post. The space to upload that image is on the bottom right of your post’s editing page. I think I’m thinking about the same image space as you are, but if I’m talking about something else, please let me know! Hope…[Read more]
So, I finally got round to completing this challenge, several weeks overdue… I’ve called it Materialist Media Ecology, and I’m thinking of it more or less as a place for me to assemble and share research, ideas, and projects (by others rather than myself, for the moment) that may be of use to my students and me, first and foremost, but also to…[Read more]
I’ve just posted about our fifth mini-challenge on our blog. You can find the post here.
For this mini-challenge, you will learn about the WordPress widgets that are available to use with HC sites. This challenge highlights just a few widgets that I thought might be helpful, but feel free to explore other options.
As always, le…[Read more]
Welcome to our fifth challenge!
Challenge #5 is shorter than previous challenges simply because I wanted to give you all the time and freedom to add content to your site. This challenge guides you through the process of adding content to your site as well as creating a plan to maintain your site into the future.
The full details and instructions…[Read more]
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