Why are we here?

Ok, that could be a deeply metaphysical question about life, the universe, and everything, and the answer “42” really is just a joke.

What I’m asking for more immediately is how or why each of us came to this class, ACS6802/HIST6800. We all had choices, after all, in that for grad students at BGSU, there are many classes on offer this semester, and for me, there are certainly many courses that I enjoyed and could teach again (here are a few). Continue reading “Why are we here?”

Welcome, and how to start

Howdy, fellow digital humanities folks, to ACS6820/HIST6800, Spring, 2016 at BGSU.

I’m excited about our course this semester.  This is the second time I’ve taught this course (here’s the first iteration), and the first time fully online.  In some ways, a lot has happened since then—digital humanities (we’ll call it “DH” for short from now on) is a fast-moving field, technology changes, tools get modified or sometimes disappear—but in other ways, we’re asking many of the same questions. Continue reading “Welcome, and how to start”