Schedule

Unit 1: Introductions

Thursday, Aug. 20 | Welcome – Syllabus, Goals, etc. 

Homework: Due Tuesday, August 25

 

Tuesday, Aug. 25 | What is DH? 

Thursday, Aug. 27 | Lab 1 – WordPress

Homework: Due Tuesday Sept. 1 by 11am

 

Unit 2: Digital Presences

Question: What difference does the interface make?

Tuesday, Sept. 1 | Argument, Narrative, Platform

Thursday, Sept. 3 | Lab 2 – Leveraging the web

Homework: Due Tuesday, September 8 @ 11am

  • Complete Lab 2
  • Readings for Tuesday

 

Tuesday, Sept 8 | Accessibility, Ability, and the Web

Thursday, Sept. 10 | Lab 3 – Accessibility

Guest Presentation: Melissa Green, CIT/OIT

Homework: Due Tuesday, September 15 @ 11am

  • Complete Lab 3
  • Prepare your Review presentations
  • Readings for Tuesday

 

Tuesday, Sept. 15 | Lab 4 – Data, Tidy Data

Thursday, Sept. 17 | Review of DH Projects 

In class presentations

Homework: Due Tuesday, September 22 @ 11am

  • Complete Lab 4
  • Readings for Tuesday

 

Unit 3: Data

Question: What counts as data for the study of religion? What can and cannot be captured as data?

Tuesday, Sept. 22 | What are Data?

Thursday, Sept. 24 | Lab 5 – Finding Data

Kevin Walker: Data for the Study of Religion

Homework: Due Tuesday, September 29 @ 11am

  • Complete Lab 5
  • Readings for Tuesday

 

Tuesday, Sept. 29 | Data Ethics

Thursday, Oct. 1 | Lab 6 –  Assessing data 

Homework: Due Tuesday, October 6 @ 11am

  • Complete Lab 6
  • Readings for Tuesday

 

Tuesday, Oct. 6 | Creating Data

Thursday, Oct. 8 | Lab 7 – Let’s make some data

Homework: Due Tuesday, October 13 @ 11am

  • Complete Lab 7
  • Readings for Tuesday

 

Tuesday, Oct. 13 | Representing Data

Thursday, Oct. 15 | Lab 8 – Cleaning data (Tableau Prep)

  • Katie Rawson, Trevor Muñoz, “Against Cleaning”
  • Trina Chiasson, Dyanna Gregory, et.al., Data + Design, “Preparing Data” section, pp. 100-148 [in UA Box]

Homework: Due Tuesday, October 20 @ 11am

  • Complete Lab 8
  • Readings for Tuesday

 

Tuesday, Oct. 20 | Sharing Data

Thursday, Oct. 22 | Lab 9 – Graphs 

  • Trina Chiasson, Dyanna Gregory, et.al., Data + Design, “Visualizing Data” section, pp. 149-214 [in UA Box]

Homework: Due Tuesday, October 27 @ 11am

  • Complete Lab 9
  • Readings for Tuesday

 

Unit 4: Analysis

Question: How do different modes of analysis transform data? What do those transformations reveal and conceal?

Tuesday, Oct. 27 | Types of computational analysis

Thursday, Oct. 29 | Lab 10 – Questions of Where

Homework: Due Tuesday, November 3 @ 11am

  • Complete Lab 10
  • Readings for Tuesday

 

Tuesday, Nov. 3 | Logics of computational analysis

Election day! Vote!

Thursday, Nov. 5 | Lab 11 – Questions of Words

Homework: Due Tuesday, November 10 @ 11am

  • Complete Lab 11
  • Send me your research questions for final project (Slack or Email)
  • Readings for Tuesday

 

Tuesday, Nov. 10 | Why algorithms matter

Thursday, Nov. 12 | Lab 12 – Questions of Connections

Homework: Due Tuesday, November 17 @ 11am

  • Complete Lab 12
  • Readings for Tuesday

 

Unit 5: Synthesis

Tuesday, Nov. 17 | What sort of DH for the study of Religion?

Thursday, Nov. 19 | Lab 13 – Discuss Projects

 

Week 15 (Nov. 23-27) : Thanksgiving – No Classes

 

Week 16 (Nov. 30 – Dec. 4) : Dead Week (Virtual) – Work on Final Projects

Tuesday, December 1 | One-on-One Calls about projects

Thursday, December 3 | Open Zoom Session