Course Schedule

Introductions

8/23- Getting Started

Week 1 & 2: Going Public

8/28- Introduction to WordPress

We will meet in the Alabama Digital Humanities Center (ADHC).
Register with Reclaim Hosting and install WordPress on your domain of choice before you come to class.

8/30- The Public Digital Scholar

Assignment

Find 3 blogs related to your subfield/religion/religious studies that you will read and follow throughout the semester. You will present a post from these blogs three times during the semester.

Readings

Crafting an Online Academic Persona

Building an Academic Website

Scholars in Public

9/6 Academic Blogging

Project: WordPress Site

Readings

The Call to Blog

Blogging (as) Scholarship?

How to Blog

Why Blog?

Week 3: Digital Public Religious Studies

9/11 Publc/Digital humanities

Reading

9/13 Public/Digital Religious Studies

Reading

Assignment

Participate in “Religion in Museums” webinar on Thursday 9/14 from 11am-11:45am.

Week 4: The American Academy of Religion

9/18: The AAR, Its History, and its Place in the Field

Reading

Assignment

Write a 1000 word critical book review of Wiebe. For help with what goes into a critical book review see:

9/20: The AAR Today

Reading

Week 5: Digital Collections

9/25 Introduction to Omeka (ADHC)

Reading

Omeka

Digital Collections

9/27 Digital Collections in Religious Studies

Reading

Explore these collections:

Assignment

Write a 1000 word review of one of the digital collections above. For help on reviewing digital projects, see:
DH Commons Review Guidelines

Week 6 & 7: Omeka Workshop

10/2 Workshop
10/4 Workshop
10/9 Workshop
10/11 Workshop

Project: Omeka Exhibit

Week 8: Podcasting

10/16 Introduction to Audio Recording/Editing (Sanford Media Center)

Listening

  • Whistlestop
  • Invisibilia
  • Reply All
  • Radio Lab

10/18 Podcasting Religious Studies

Reading

Listening

  • New Books in Religion
  • Religious Studies Project
  • Study Religion

Assignment

Write a 1000 word critical review of either New Books in Religion or the Religious Studies Project.

Week 9 & 10: Podcasting Workshop

10/23 Workshop
10/25 Workshop
10/30 Workshop
11/1 Workshop

Project: Podcast

Week 11: Data, Networks, and Visualization

11/6 Data and Networks

Reading

11/8 Data in Religious Studies

Readings

Week 12, & 13: #aarsbl17 Tweets

11/13 Introduction to NVIVO

Reading

Explore the info, FAQ, and article about TAGS

11/15 No Class

Prepare your #aarsbl17 twitter capture

11/20 AAR Conference (No class)

Follow, engage, and capture #aarsbl17

Week 14 & 15 #aarsbl17 Workshop

11/27 Workshop
11/29 Workshop
12/4 Workshop
12/6 Workshop

Project: #sblaar17 Tweet Analysis