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
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.
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- 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]
I didn’t realize I could create a whole separate website using the Humanities Commons, so this Summer Camp has been very useful to me. I’ve been trying to figure out a space to host Virtual Hemingway, a digital project consisting of more than 250 links to (mostly reputable) Hemingway-related material online. While it’s taken me a bit of time,…[Read more]
Caitlin Duffy started the topic Advanced Mini Challenge #4: Wordpress Plug-Ins for HC Sites in the discussion Humanities Commons Summer Camp on Humanities Commons 11 months, 1 week ago
I’ve just posted about our fourth mini-challenge on our blog. You can find the post here.
For this mini-challenge, you will learn about the Wordpress plug-ins that are available to use with HC sites. This challenge highlights four of my favorite plug-ins, but feel free to explore other options (there are 26 plug-ins to choose fr…[Read more]
I’ve created a bare-bones site, which is here. I plan to use it to maunder around ideas that keep coming up for my book. Even though I think that I know exactly what I want to do with it, more ideas keep cropping up. It’s good because the work stays interesting, but bad because I really want to finish it.
@mollief Thanks for sharing! I appreciate Altmetric’s ability to alert you to locations where your work is cited that you otherwise might not have been aware of, like Wikipedia (so cool that you’re cited on Wikipedia!).
My July project is to create a site for a project I plan to amplify in the fall. I want to crowd source this project and need a website to do so. I was very happy to find this group to help me do this. Stay tuned!
I took a course last summer on Metrics, and was grateful that we humanists don’t have to rely on such things as Journal Impact Factor or H-index. I found Altmetric very interesting, and I’ve been following a publication of mine ever since. Here’s the link to my article “The Librarian in Rowling’s Harry Potter Series.” Without Altmetric, I don’t…[Read more]
Finally got up the nerve to upload my book proposal for Book ‘Em: Libraries, Librarians, and Information in Mystery Fiction, 1970-2018. I hope to get this item (with a sample chapter) submitted by the end of the month.
I realized that we need to add more subject headings in detective fiction–there’s a subject heading for Golden Age, but not fo…[Read more]
@ninalager Yes! Humanities Commons sites have a number of Wordpress plug-ins that you can activate for your site (our upcoming mini-challenge will focus on plug-ins you can use on HC sites, so we’ll cover this topic a bit more very soon). One of these plug-ins is the Wordpress Importer which lets you export a Wordpress site from elsewhere and…[Read more]
I am so looking forward to this challenge, but I still can’t decide what kind of site to create. Will wait a bit and see what other people come up with in the meantime.
@sarastarbucksantos : Yours is looking really good!
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