Digital Humanities Skills for Teaching and Learning

Thursday, 23 October 2014 - 1:00pm2:30pm

Nevil Classroom, Penn Museum

Digital Humanities Skills for Teaching and Learning

This summer the Digital Humanities Forum funded the attendance of eight scholars at various digital humanities institutes around the globe. Please join us to hear them discuss what they learned from the experience and how they plan on using their new skills in their research and in the classroom.

On October 23rd, to hear the first group of these scholars discuss how digital humanities skills and methods have influenced their pedagogy and teaching strategies.

Lunch will be provided. Pre-registration required. Please email us with your name and academic affiliation.


Abeer Aloush (Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations)
Abeer Aloush will discuss the world of 'e-lit' (electronic literature) and how to incorporate it in the teaching of a language/literature class. Abeer attended the Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria.

Lori Daggar (History)
Lori Daggar will offer ideas on how GIS can open creative pathways of inquiry in both research and the classroom, and how digital projects centered on travel journals can bring past landscapes to life for students and in scholarship more broadly. Lori learned GIS at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria.

Jeannie Kenmotsu (History of Art)
Jeannie Kenmotsu will discuss how to make use of digital tools in the Art History classroom. Jeannie attended the Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria.


October 29
Digital Humanities Skills for Research
The following week please join us again to hear from a second group as they reflect on how their digital humanities summer training has changed the way they approach their research.