Archive for the 'Digital humanities' Category

Teaching: Digital Skills for Research Postgraduates in the Humanities and Social Sciences

I recently co-taught a module on Digital Skills for Research Postgraduates in the Humanities and Social Sciences (PG6011/DH6014) with my colleague Paul O’Shea in University College Cork. We designed and delivered this one day intensive workshop aimed at introducing research postgraduates (MA MPhil, PhD) to a range of digital tools and skills that they can use […]

The Geography of Hate Versus The Geography of Marriage Equality in the U.S.

Above is the Geography of Hate Map of Homophobia in the U.S. (It also visualises racist and disability slurs). The project, headed by Monica Stephens of Humboldt State University, aims to do the following: The prominence of debates around online bullying and the censorship of hate speech prompted us to examine how social media has […]

Crowdsourcing Wordle

I put together this Wordle to visually display my thoughts about crowdsourcing: Similar Posts: Crowdsourcing: Why I Do It

Crowdsourcing: Why I Do It

The basic definition of crowdsourcing first used by Jeff Howe (2006) is: “Crowdsourcing is the act of taking a job traditionally performed by a designated agent (usually an employee) and outsourcing it to an undefined, generally large group of people in the form of an open call.” I recently attended a seminar on Crowdsourcing and […]

Storifying Conferences

I recently wrote a post On Organising Conferences in which I suggested using tools like Storify to create a digital record of the event. I was on the organising committee for the annual School of English Postgraduate Conference in University College Cork called Bookends VI: Deviance which took place on the 30th and 31st May […]

Coyolxauhqui and Xochippili: An Interactive Resource

I am currently researching the use of Coyolxauqhui, the Aztec Moon Goddess, in Chicana literature. This mythological figure surfaces in much of Chicana fiction, poetry and theory.  During my research I came upon an interesting resource on the J. Paul Getty website which gives an interactive lesson on the story of Coyolxauhqui and Xochipilli (the flower […]

Day of Digital Humanities 2012

Day of Digital Humanities 2012 has arrived! Are you participating?? I most definitely am! Click HERE to read my Day of DH post detailing what the digital humanities means for my research and a brief overview of my DH day.

Black History Month, 2012: Online Resources

Since 1976 Black History Month has been celebrated in February, an expansion of a week long celebration that began in 1926. This years theme “Black Women in American Culture and History” aims to highlight the important roles played by women in African American culture and history. The month-long celebration is observed through lectures, exhibitions and other events […]

The Martin Luther King Digital Archive: A Landmark of Intellectual Freedom

Today, on Martin Luther King Day, a new digital archive containing 200, 000 documents pertaining to Dr. King opened to the public for the first time. Letters, speeches, notes and telegrams are among the wealth of resources now available to scholars, students, researchers and general readers on an attractive and easily navigable website created by The King […]

Poetry of September 11: A New Digital Archive from the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress have recently compiled a digital archive called Poetry of September 11. The expansive guide consists of poetry from well known, established poets as well as members of the public who responded to the grief and trauma of the Twin Tower attacks through poetry. Poetry of September 11is divided into a number of sections: Print Publications Online […]