Prepare a 10 minute presentation on a digital humanities project in Religious Studies. Your presentation should:
- Guide the class through of the major features of the project
- Provide a description and assessment of the project goals, design, data sources, and analytical methods
- Offer an evaluation of the overall project using at least one of the course readings so far.
You should use a combination of slides and live interactions with the project site.
Projects for Review
- Joseph Smith Papers – https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/
- Adventist Digital Library – https://adventistdigitallibrary.org/
- Documenting the American South – https://docsouth.unc.edu/index.html
Large Grant-funded Projects
- Religious Sounds – http://sites.cal.msu.edu/soundmap3/about and https://religioussounds.osu.edu/
- Viral Texts – https://viraltexts.org/
- Salem Witch Trials – http://salem.lib.virginia.edu/home.html
- The Database of Religious History – https://religiondatabase.org/landing/
- Jewish Atlantic World – https://rdc.reed.edu/c/jewishatl/home/
- America’s Public Bible – https://americaspublicbible.org/
- The Religion in Kansas Project – https://ksreligion.omeka.net/
|4 points||3 points||2 points||1 point|
|Time Limit||Full presentation is within 3 +/- minute of the allotted time.||Full presentation is within 5 +/- minutes of the allotted time.||Full presentation is within 10 +/- minutes of the allotted time.||Full presentation is more than 10 minutes longer or shorter than the allotted time.|
|Organization||Presentations are well organized, with a strong introduction that provides an overview of the presentation.
Topics covered support the introduction.
Conclusion reinforces the main points and is memorable.
|Introduction provides an overview of the presentation.
Topics covered support the introduction for the most part.
Ends with a summarizing conclusion.
|Some overview is given.
Connection between intro and the rest of the presentation is sometimes unclear.
Conclusion is limited.
|Introduction does not give overview.
Organization is unclear.
Presentation ends without a conclusion.
|Content||Walk through of the project is clear and focused.
Presentation clearly and accurately describes the goals, methods, and sources used in the project.
Presentation successfully uses one of the course readings to evaluate the project.
|Walk through of the project is clear for the most part.
Presentation describes the goals, methods, and sources used in the project.
Presentation uses one of the course readings to evaluate the project.
|Walk through of the project is sometimes unclear.
Description of the goals, methods, and sources shows problems with research.
Evaluation needs more attention to the application of the readings.
|Walk through is unclear.
Descriptions of the goals, methods, and sources need additional research.
Evaluation of the site does not engage with the course readings.
|Presentation||Presentation is well researched and presented succinctly.
Presentation is well prepared and obviously rehearsed.
|Presentation is presented succinctly for the most part.
Research and preparation are evident.
|Presentation shows problems with research and succinct presentation.
More preparation of materials is necessary.
|Presentation is disjointed and incoherent.
Little evidence of preparation.
|Written Summary||Summary is clearly written, describes the project goals, design, data sources, and analytical methods, and provides a thoughtful assessment of its effectiveness that uses course readings.
||Summary is sufficient, describes the project goals, design, data sources, and analytical methods, and provides a fair assessment of its effectiveness that uses course readings.
||Summary misses major details of the project goals, design, data sources, and analytical methods. Assessment of the project effectiveness is not grounded in the readings.
||Summary misses major aspects of the project. Assessment is weak and not in conversation with course readings.
|20 Total Points|