University of Washington, Seattle, WA
I’ve been teaching at the UW since 2015, offering classes in Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures (MELC), the Information School, the Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program, the Honors Program, and in Computational Linguistics.
The courses below represent a range of (mostly) no-prerequisite undergraduate/graduate surveys which introduce students to the concepts, methodologies and ongoing projects in the field of digital humanities. Participants collaborate in teams to work with a range of primary source material to create and curate datasets, analyze them using text mining tools (out-of-the-box and custom coding), before visualizing the results of their analyses. Project outcomes include digital exhibits, storymaps, and timelines.
2023 Winter – “Introducing Digital Humanities.” Undergraduate-graduate 3-credit class, Informatics Dept, online
2022 Spring – “Discover King Tut & Digital Humanities.” Undergraduate-graduate 5-credit class, NELC, hybrid
2021 Winter – “Applied Digital Humanities.” Graduate 3-credit class, MLIS program. Informatics Dept, online
2020 Summer – “An Introduction to Digital Humanities.” Undergraduate/graduate 3-credit class, Informatics Dept, online
2020 Winter – “Pioneers in Near Eastern Archaeology: Digital Humanities in Practice.” Undergraduate/graduate 3-credit class, Near Eastern Languages & Civilization
- Sample StoryMap: The Books He Carried: A Study of Lindsley Foote Hall’s Reading Habits on his Travels
2019 Summer – “An Introduction to Digital Humanities.” Undergraduate/graduate 3-credit class, Informatics Dept, online
2018 Fall – “An Introduction to Digital Humanities.” Undergraduate/graduate 3-credit class, Informatics Dept
2018 Spring – “Re-imagining the ‘Golden Age’ of Egyptian Archaeology: Using NLP to Excavate Historical Texts.” Graduate Seminar: Computational Linguistics Masters Studies (CLMS)
- visit Github to explore digital tools built by students including OCR correction and automated NER markup
2017 Spring – “Evaluating & Planning DH Projects.” Graduate Seminar: Digital Culture and Digital Humanities, Textual Studies Department, University of Washington
2016-2017 – “Digitizing the Past.” Collegium Seminar: Husky Leadership Initiative and First Year Programs
2015-2016 Fall, Winter, Spring – “An Introduction to Digital Humanities.” Undergraduate/Graduate 3 – 5-credit class
University of Maryland Global Campus
I’ve taught 2-3 class sessions each school year since 2018 in one of the following topics:
- HUMN 100 Introduction to Humanities
An introduction to the humanities through a review of some of the major developments in human culture. The goal is to analyze how societies express their ideas through art, literature, music, religion, and philosophy and to consider some of the underlying assumptions about the way societies are formed and run. Focus is on developing the conceptual tools to understand cultural phenomena critically.
- HUMN 351 Myth in the World
A presentation of myths from around the globe. The goal is to examine the interface between myths and cultural forms such as literature, art, and religion. Topics include sacred places and objects, goddesses and gods, heroes and tricksters, and stories of creation and destruction. Discussion also covers implicit values in the myths that shape cultural and individual identity and affect the social landscape.
- HUMN 344 Technology and Culture
An overview of the impact of technology on culture. The goal is to interpret, evaluate, and respond to the role of technology in daily life. Topics include the nature of technology; how technology influences events; how events influence the development of technology; and the interaction between technology and human welfare in medicine, warfare, daily life, entertainment, government, and science.