We’re Launching a New Series! — #FridayDHSpotlight

We’re launching at new series! We members of the DH@CC team spend a lot of our time preparing for classes, collaborating on exciting digital research programs, and planning events for the Claremont community. In our new #FridayDHSpotlight series, we hope to share reflections on a wide range of topics: projects, classes, and events that we’re proud to have sponsored; methodological questions that we’re grappling with in our meetings; new tools that we’re experimenting with during our office hours.

To kick off the series, we share a piece by Abigail Beck, an M.A. student in the Department History at The Claremont Graduate University, who participated in the screening of and public seminar about the haunting and timely documentary by Tim Slade, The Destruction of Memory.

A Reflection on The Destruction of Memory

by Abigail Beck

The film screening and discussion earlier this semester of Tim Slade’s The Destruction of Memory (2006) with students from Dr. Patricia Blessing’s Pomona ID1 class, Archaeology: Fact and Fiction, covered timely topics such as cultural eradication and genocide spanning from WWI and WWII to contemporary conflicts raging in the Middle East and North Africa. As a discussant of the student panel, I engaged with students about how technology has preserved historical artifacts and landmarks or sped up the dismantling of such sites; of how targeting heritage sites and urban centers can be used to demoralize victim groups; and lastly about the structural elements and critique of Tim Slade’s film.

Part of The Claremont Colleges Library Discourse Series, the discussion was dedicated to the late Stu McConnell, professor emeritus of history at Pitzer College. His research focused on the Civil War and memory, which tied into questions from the audience regarding the controversial debates in the United States regarding the removal of Confederate monuments. Overall, the event held in the Collaborative Commons in The Claremont Colleges Library was filled with stimulating conversation about the significance of cultural erasure and destruction, which according to Raphael Lemkin, the father of genocide-studies, always precedes physical and biological genocide.

These events were made possible through the generous sponsorship of DH@CC, The Claremont Colleges Library, the Department of Art History at Pomona, and the Department of History at The Claremont Graduate University. If you were unable to attend the event but would still like to watch the film, members of the Claremont community may now stream it through The Claremont Colleges Library website.

Abigail Beck is an M.A. student in the History Department at The Claremont Graduate University.

Fall 2019 Research Studio Series is in full swing!

Now in the second week of the Fall 2019 semester, the DH@CC Team is gearing up for a variety of activities over the next few months. In addition to supporting digital humanities work in classes and digital humanities research projects here at The Claremont Colleges, in collaboration with The Claremont Colleges Library, we’ve recently launched a new set of programs called The Research Studio Series, a year long program of linked events (and refreshments!) on Friday afternoons hosted in the Research Studio, the Library’s hub of DH research and practice.

Fall 2019 Research Studio Series | Friday Afternoons | 2:00-3:30pm | Research Studio, Honnold/Mudd Library

Our first workshop was led by Mark Buchholz, the Digital Production Assistant at TCCL. In his presentation, entitled How I Made This: A Primer on Digitization Programs, Mark shared his experience from working with a broad array of digitization platforms, technologies, and workflows from libraries and other research environments.

This week, Leigh Anne Lieberman, director of the Digital Research Studio for DH@CC, will be hosting a Digital Pop Up entitled, “So, You’re Writing a Thesis” that will introduce participants to some of the digital tools that they might want to try if they’re embarking on a long-term research project.

We’ll be posting updates from the Research Studio Series throughout the semester, so keep an eye on our events calendar and our social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) for more information.

What is the DH Clinic?

Graphic that describes DH Co-Teaching opportunities.

NOTE: These courses will go through the same approval process as any other course at your campus. Please talk with your department chair and dean about your proposed course redesign or new course plan, as well as how it fits into your current and future teaching responsibilities. As specified above, DH clinics may run through Claremont McKenna College as DGHM 150 or through your home campus and department.

Sample Catalog Description: This is a project-based course that focuses on the applied integration of humanistic inquiry, data science, computer science, and project management to build out and present a scholarly digital humanities (DH) project. Students work in teams of 4-6, alongside the instructors, to design and create a project based on the professors’ source material and research. This course also offers opportunities to present both the process and product, as well as the potential to publish this work in DH and disciplinary journals.

Frequency: 1-2 clinics will be offered each semester of the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 academic years. Apply now and specify which semester works for you.

Eligibility: Faculty from any discipline with a humanities or social science research project will be considered for this opportunity.

Apply today at https://dh.libraries.claremont.edu/applications (2nd application on page)

FMI: Ashley_Sanders@cuc.claremont.edu

DH@CC’s Two New Courses for Fall 2016

Are you a Claremont Colleges undergrad intrigued by the thought of doing research and production using 21st Century technologies? Perhaps you’re at the Claremont Graduate University and interested in Digital Humanities methods? Whether you’re experienced in these topics or not, we’re excited to offer you two new course offerings for the Fall 2016 semester.

DH@CC Fall 2016 Courses

DH 150: Digital Humanities Studio
Design and Publish Humanities Projects with 21st Century Tools
T/Th 11:00am-12:15, Fall 2016 (register via CMC)

HUM 340A: New Worlds for All
Digital Humanities Research Methods in Settler Colonial Studies

Wed 4:00pm-6:50, Fall 2016 (register via CGU)

For more information about DH 150, to acquire a registration code, or two set up a meeting to discuss your interest, contact Dr. Daniel Michon, Faculty Director of the Mellon DH Grant. For more on HUM 340A please contact Dr. Ashley Sanders, Director of the Digital Research Studio.

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DH@CC has been made possible through a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.