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Digital Humanities at Seton Hall Showcase  

Digitial HumanitiesAt the Digital Humanities at Seton Hall Showcase, on Wednesday, October 28 from 1 to 3 p.m., faculty will present examples of digital humanities projects being developed in their courses and as part of their research interests.

Scheduled Speakers

William J. Connell
"Renaissance Republicanism at Work: Digitizing the Deliberations of the Florentine Councils, 1350-1530." - This is part of a project, in collaboration with colleagues in the SHU Libraries, the U of Chicago, and the Archivio di Stato of Florence, to digitize and make available on the Internet the minutes of the meetings that were called in Florence to discuss important business over a period of 180 years. The years covered coincided with the development of the Renaissance in Florence. I'll be describing the nature of the minutes, how we are proceeding with the digitization.

Martha C. Carpentier and Mary M. Balkun
"Creating a Study-Abroad Student Blog" - This presentation will show how a blog can be used by students to capture the experience of a study abroad trip, in this case a spring break trip to Ireland as part of an English/Core III course. Incorporating text and images, the blog became a way for student to memorialize and reflect on their journey.

Petra T. Chu
"Digital Humanities: Scholarship and Publishing" - This presentation is focused on digital scholarship and its publication. It is based on my work as founding/managing editor of Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide ( and our Mellon-funded Digital Humanities and Art History series.

Karen B. Gevirtz
"Undergraduate Research, Dead People, and the Virtual Museum" - This presentation describes a research project offered to students in ENGL3382 / WMST3382 / CORE3382: 17 th and 18 th Century Catholic British Women Writers as an alternative to the standard 7-10 page research paper required in English electives. Students select a topic pertaining to the course, perform independent research about it, and create a "room" presenting their research as if it is an exhibit in a museum. The "virtual museum" is a blog where students are graded using a rubric. The blog and rubric were developed in collaboration with the Teaching, Learning & Technology Center.

Amanda E. Mita and Veronica L. Armour
"Developing a Digital Humanities Project: An Interactive Timeline" - In our presentation we will discuss how a Digital Humanities project is developed from scratch. We will go through the process from the beginning -an archive collection in need of processing - and walk through key points in the project's development from colleagues interested in collaborating, conceptualizing what to do with the collection (digitizing and beyond), using TLT Center resources, to seeking funding for the project. The presentation will use the DH Tool, ViewShare (, to create an Interactive Timeline to tell our story.

Faculty interested in learning how to use digital humanities tools and applications are encouraged to attend, especially those interested in applying to be a DH Faculty Fellow for spring/summer 2016.

This event is sponsored by the Teaching, Learning & Technology Roundtable (TLTR) Faculty Development & Best Practices Committee and the Digital Humanities Committee. The Digital Humanities initiative is funded by the provost's office.

Categories: Campus Life , Science and Technology

For more information, please contact:

  • Marta Deyrup
  • (973) 275-2223
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