7 Things You Should Know About Digital Humanities

The Educause Learning Initiative just released an informative overview of Digital Humanities. Have you heard about "DH" but remain unsure about the big picture?

Consult this handy one-pager. [LINK]

The 7 Things You Should Know About... series from the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) provides concise information on emerging learning technologies. Each brief focuses on a single technology and describes what it is, where it is going, and why it matters to teaching and learning. Use these briefs for a no-jargon, quick overview of a topic and share them with time-pressed colleagues.

DHC Affiliated Faculty Publish on Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon

A decade after DHC folks begin experimenting with Wikis, newer faculty member and Asst. Professor Matt Vetter brought the pedagogy of Wiki Editing back to the fore at IUP.


Click here to read the article.

In an Art Feminism Edit-a-thon last year, Vetter worked with the DHC and Women's Studies to host a DH intervention. Now, Theresa McDevitt of the library, along with Vetter, Weinstein and Sherwood (English/DHC) have published a jointly authored article.

Look for this now annual editing event in Spring 2018.

Haunted Hypertext Created by IUP Students and DHC


(Students reading and writing the hypertext, on laptops and phones.)

As part of the Writing Carnival at IUP on October 20, 2017, the Center for Digital Humanities and Culture created a collaborative writing experience titled the Haunted Hypertext.

Visit the project: http://www.iupdhc.org/haunted/

Participants encountered an invitation to a story: "It began as a story set in a mid-Atlantic college town. As autumn leaves turn brown, visitors are invited to explore the paths that lead from one site to another. Perhaps you have heard rumors. Perhaps you hold the key to another piece of the story. Enter if you dare..."

Aljayyousi Awarded DAAD grant for DH Project


Dr. Mohammad Aljayyousi, an IUP alumnus who got his PhD in Literature and Criticism with a dissertation focusing on Digital Humanities under the supervision of Dr. Ken Sherwood, has recently been awarded a DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) short term grant in Digital Humanities for his project on the digitization of novels and the creation of pedagogical tools for English majors through the digital medium. He has started his fellowship at the Cologne Center of eHumanities (CCeH) in Cologne, Germany this October (http://cceh.uni-koeln.de/).

DHC Annual Report

The DHC submits an annual report on our center goals and achievements. For those wishing more information on our work this year, please review the attached report.

AY 2017 Report PDF

Weinstein presents on Teaching, the "Wiki Way"

At the 2017 College Technology day, DHC Co-director Dan Weinstein presented “Strategies for Teaching with Co-Editable Digital Documents.”
In this session Dr. Weinstein will discussed and demonstrated strategies for constructing engaging, collaborative learning experiences in such co-editable digital spaces as Google Sites, Google Docs, and similar tools. Applications for collaborative documents in primary,
secondary, and university settings were explored.

Keywords Chat - Glitch Aesthetics, Weds. 4/5 at Noon

Doctoral student Bradley Markle will lead this week's discussion on "Glitch Aesthetics,"
which involves using errors and corruptions in digital transmission as a basis for making art.

#Keywords Chats on Digital Culture aim to foster a conversation on diverse digital culture topics outside of the classroom. Participants join in the round table discussion, enjoy illuminating "demos" and benefit from the expertise of a student or faculty chat leader.

Keywords Chat - Flarf, Weds. 3/22

Click to Zoom.

Prof. Ken Sherwood will lead the next chat in the #Keywords series. "Flarf is an early twenty-first century neologism ... to describe a poetic composition tactic specific to networked digital media, the sensibility that informs it, and, eventually a poetic movement.... Flarf composition typically involves the application of constraint based appropriate to digital media; in Flarf, this often involves burrowing into Google search results for inappropriate, awkward, obscene, or otherwise non-literary text." (Flarf, Darrwn Wershler).

#Keywords Chats on Digital Culture aim to foster a conversation on diverse digital culture topics outside of the classroom. Participants join in the round table discussion, enjoy illuminating "demos" and benefit from the expertise of a student or faculty chat leader.

DHC Co-Sponsors Art+Feminism Wiki Edit-a-thon


Stapleton Library, in collaboration with Women and Gender Studies and the Center for Digital Humanities and Culture at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, hosted an Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon March 8, from 10:00am to 1:00pm, in 201 Stabley.

This 3-hour event improved coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia and encourage female editorship.

IUP volunteers edited 15 articles. There were 74 total edits committed by 24 different editors.

The edit-a-thon included an introductory talk, tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, ongoing editing support, reference materials, and refreshments.

In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as female. This lack of female participation has led to an alarming dearth of content about women and art in the world’s most popular online research tool.

Art+Feminism’s Edit-a-thons and other initiatives make an impact on the gender gap through crucial improvements to art and feminism related subjects on Wikipedia. Since 2014, over 280 Art+Feminism edit-a-thons have taken place across the work, creating and improving an estimated 4,600 articles.

Keywords Chat - Interactive Fiction, Weds 3/1

Graduate student Zainab Younus will lead the next chat in the #Keywords series. Interactive Fiction is considered a form of born-digital literature and forerunner to contemporary narrative video games. Ranging from text based adventures, to commercial products in the 1980s and 1990s, to contemporary fan fiction in the present -- IF continues to fascinate reader/players and writer/programmers.

Zainab has generously shared her ** Interactive Fiction Slides ** . If you miss the Chat, you will find still find the slides and the links to classic IF works very useful!

#Keywords Chats on Digital Culture aim to foster a conversation on diverse digital culture topics outside of the classroom. Participants join in the round table discussion, enjoy illuminating "demos" and benefit from the expertise of a student or faculty chat leader.