I am so pleased to affirm, support, and sign on to the following statement released yesterday by the University of the Pacific Academic Council (our faculty governing body or faculty senate): Dear Colleagues, We in Academic Council are resolutely against President Trump’s policies barring citizens of selected Muslim-majority countries from entering the US including refugees, […]
This past week in both the classes I’m teaching this semester, we played around with embodied pedagogy. In Religious Studies, this is no easy thing. “Experiential learning” may be all the rage, but I’m not about to sacrifice a bull in my classroom or ask Buddhist students to participate in the Eucharist. Moreover, many of […]
Our unit in Intro DH right now is on mapping. In class we’ll be working on creating maps with Palladio. We also had a preliminary introduction to data, tables, and maps by experimenting with Google Fusion Tables. In preparation for class, I imported a data set consisting of a list of images from the Cushman Archive […]
The past two weeks in my Introduction to Digital Humanities course, students have been using the open-source content management system Omeka to create online exhibits related to the early Christian text, the Martyrdom of Perpetua and Felicitas. I was astounded by their accomplishments. The students raised thoughtful questions about the text, found items online related to […]
Sinclair, Stéfan and Geoffrey Rockwell. “Voyant Tools: Reveal Your Texts.” Voyant. 31 Aug. 2015 <http://voyant-tools.org/> In my Introduction to Digital Humanities course, my students are conducting very basic text analysis using Voyant and AntConc. One of the datasets we are using is a set of martyr texts taken from the now public domain Ante-Nicene Fathers […]
I’m blogging about Day of Digital Humanities over at the DayofDH site. DigiWriMo is long over, but Day of DH is in the same spirit, so I’m tacking this on to my DigiWriMo feed. Lots of stuff about scholarship and teaching going on over there.
Since I’m starting a new, big digital project (Coptic SCRIPtorIuM), I spend a fair amount of time scaring up resources. The first week of November saw one internal funding proposal at Pacific for seed money (fingers crossed)! As the Director of the Humanities Center, I’m also trying to get together funding to attend the DHSI in […]
Every MWF I update my course websites. For Greek, I post the assignments, since each year, our schedule changes with the class. Each class has its own pace. Each year, the students are challenged by different aspects of the language. So each time I teach the course, the schedule changes. (Introduction to Classical Greek, University […]