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Digital Humanities Pedagogy Workshop

The Digital Humanities Pedagogy Workshop is a year-long, collaborative learning experience dedicated to supporting graduate students in the development of digital humanities skills and pedagogical practices. The workshop comprises critical discussions on pedagogy, hands-on tool learning, presentations from guest faculty speakers, and course conceptualization. Over the course of the year, participants create assignments using digital platforms and, by year's end, will have completed the design of a course syllabus.

Hosted by the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, the Digital Humanities Pedagogy Workshop is co-convened by graduate students Liz Laurie (Interdisciplinary Program in Theatre and Drama) and Samantha Botz (English) and advised by Josh Honn (Digital Humanities Librarian).


The Digital Humanities Pedagogy Workshop will convene over the course of the year on the following days:

Fall Quarter 2019: October 15, October 24, November 12, November 22, December 3
Winter Quarter 2020:
January 14, February 11, February 25, March 10
Spring Quarter 2020:
April 7, April 28

The workshop meets from 12:00 to 2:00 pm on these dates in the Kaplan Humanities Institute seminar room (Kresge Hall #2350).


Digital Lineages and Digital Labor — Mar Hicks
POSTPONED! This event will be scheduled at a later date.
Public welcome!
Snacks provided; please RSVP to

Mar Hicks is Associate Professor of History at Illinois Institute of Technology.

This talk looks at how digital systems and labor, historically and in our current moment, can be a way to discuss citizenship rights. The talk will discuss an early example of transphobic algorithmic bias to explore how histories of the digital can connect with movements to protect people’s rights today.

This talk is co-sponsored by the Gender and Sexuality Studies Cluster.


Making a Case for Black DH, 2.0:  Black Digital Humanities Theory, Pedagogy, & Praxis — Kim Gallon
November 22, 2019 (Fri.)
12:30 - 2:00pm
Kaplan Institute, Kresge Hall #2350
Public welcome!
Lunch provided: please RSVP to

Kim Gallon is Assistant Professor of History, Purdue University, and founder and director of the Black Press Research Collective. She will present on black digital humanities in the classroom.

Asian Americans and the Digital Humanities — Lori Kido Lopez
October 24, 2019 (Thurs.)
12:30 - 2:00pm
Kaplan Institute, Kresge Hall #2350
Lunch provided: please RSVP to

Lori Kido Lopez, Associate Professor of Media and Cultural Studies in the Department of Communication Arts, and affiliate faculty in the Asian American Studies Program and the Department of Gender and Women's Studies, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Dr. Lopez is author of Asian American Media Activism: Fighting for Cultural Citizenship (2016, NYU Press) which examines the efforts of Asian Americans to impact the way that their community has been represented in mainstream media. She is also co-editor of The Routledge Companion to Asian American Media (2017) and co-editor for the International Journal of Cultural Studies.


Please contact workshop conveners Liz Laurie or Samantha Botz.

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