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NEAR E 296 B: Special Studies in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizat ion

Meeting Time: 
MW 8:30am - 9:50am
Location: 
OUG 136
SLN: 
18092
Joint Sections: 
NEAR E 596 D
Instructor:
Sarah Ketchley
Sarah Ketchley

Syllabus Description:

Welcome to NEAR E 296: Digital Humanities in Practice

Mondays and Wednesdays 8.30am - 9.50am. Odegaard Undergraduate Library  Room 136.

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Instructor Dr. Sarah Ketchley
Email ketchley@uw.edu
Office Denny M220D
Office Hours Mondays 11am - 1.00pm PST or by appointment. In person or via Skype.

A no-prerequisite course to introduce students to concepts and methodologies of using digital humanities tools for dataset creation, analysis and presentation. These skills are essential for humanities and social science majors to develop in an increasingly competitive job market. Students will explore primary source material related to the lives and achievements of early pioneers in Near Eastern archaeology, focusing specifically on the period known as the 'Golden Age' of Egyptology at the end of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Students will analyze primary source documents using text mining methodologies, build digital maps and timelines, and ultimately present research results on an online platform.

Prerequisites

None

Book Purchases

No book purchase is necessary. Our readings will mostly be from online, open source documents. Links to these will be posted in the weekly assignment list; feel free to read them online, download them to your computer or print them off so you can annotate them.

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  • Evaluation and Grading Rubrics here.

Overview of Winter Quarter 2020

This class is exploratory in nature, and will evolve based on student interests and decisions about projects and goals. The schedule will be updated as appropriate to reflect the current status and direction of each student's progress. 

Week 1

Monday January 6th

1a: Welcome & Orientation

Overview

Wednesday January 8th

1b: What is Digital Humanities? Exploring DH projects

Overview

Slides

Week 2

Monday January 13th

2a: Introducing the primary sources; sourcing content

Overview

Slides

Wednesday January 15th

2b: Palaeography, transcribing and text as data

Overview

Week 3

Monday January 20th

NO CLASS: MLK DAY

Wednesday January 22nd

3b: What is text mining?  Practical distant reading.

Overview  see week 2b above

Week 4

Monday January 27th

4a: Planning and managing digital projects

Overview

Slides

Wednesday January 29th

4b: Working with digital archives; creating OCR;  Microhistories and historical biography

Overview

Slides

Week 5

Monday February 3rd

5a: Corpus building

Overview

Slides

Wednesday February 5th

5b: Preparing texts for analysis

Overview

Slides

Week 6

Monday February 10th

6a: Quantitative or qualitative? Which digital tools?

Overview

Slides

Wednesday February 12th

6b: Sentiment analysis

Overview

Slides

Week 7

Monday February  17th NO CLASS: PRESIDENTS DAY

 

 

Wednesday February 19th 7b: Named entity recognition  (Note: this will be a virtual session via Zoom)

Overview

Slides

Week 8

Monday February 24th

8a: Ngrams

Overview

Slides

Wednesday February 26th

8b: Mapping

Overview

Slides

Week 9

Monday March 2nd

9a: Timelines and Storymaps

Overview

Slides

Wednesday March 4th

9b: Hands on Lab work

 


Week 10
 

Monday March 9th

10a: Hands on Lab work

 

Wednesday March 11th FINAL CLASS PRESENTATIONS  

Friday March 13th

Final projects due
Catalog Description: 
Offered occasionally by visitors or resident faculty.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Credits: 
3.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
January 6, 2020 - 9:14pm
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