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Public Humanities Projects: Planning, Implementation, and Sustainability

This series of workshops was created in partnership with the Axinn Center for the Humanities Public Humanities Labs Initiative at Middlebury College, with the goal of supporting faculty who are engaged in public humanities pedagogy and scholarship. The workshops were designed as a series, moving participants through project planning and selecting the appropriate technology for their project, an overview of common publishing, mapping, and text analysis tools; and an opportunity to take a deeper dive into particular technologies and techniques.


The sessions are open to faculty teaching Public Humanities Labs courses, as well as any Humanities faculty who are interested in creating public-facing projects with their students.


Please scan session details below, which include times and dates, and a brief overview of each session. Then, fill out the registration form at the bottom of this page. As the workshops were designed as a series, we strongly encourage participants to sign up for the first workshop and then other workshops of interest in the series.

Friday, September 24, 2021
12:30 – 1:45 pm ET
Online via Zoom

In this session, using the Socio-Technical Sustainability Roadmap and other frameworks, we’ll give faculty tools to help them plan for project implementation and beyond. The session will also survey the landscape of technological options available to faculty, and in small groups, help faculty begin to hone in on the specific technology they want to use for their own projects..

Friday, October 8, 2021
12:30 – 1:30 pm ET
Online via Zoom

In this session, we’ll provide an overview of publishing platforms including WordPress, PressBooks, Scalar, and Wikipedia, and help faculty learn how to understand and use publishing platforms for public or digital scholarship.

Friday, October 22, 2021
12:30 – 1:30 pm ET
Online via Zoom

In this session, we’ll cover approaches to and technologies for text analysis and visualization.

Friday, November 5, 2021
12:30 – 1:30 pm ET
Online via Zoom

Join us for an exploration of mapping and map-making within the context of the humanities. We’ll begin with an introduction to the power of mapping and the different skill sets it embodies; share some different tools that can be used for mapping and map storytelling (from low-tech offline tools to high-tech online ones); discuss resources for finding existing mapping data; and share some examples of mapping activities in action.

Friday, November 19, 2021
12:30 – 1:30 pm ET
Online via Zoom

This session will provide an opportunity for participants to dive deeper into the tools they would like to work with for their project. We’ll use breakout rooms to pair people up with a DLINQ team member who can provide individualized or small group support. To make the most of this session, we recommend that participants attend prior  workshops in the series, including Workshop 1 and at least one of the tool overview workshops (Workshop 2, 3, and/or 4).

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