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Digital Humanities and the Job Market(s) - Graduate Workshop with John Ladd

When: Friday, February 28, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CT

Where: Kresge Hall, 5-531, Comp Lit Seminar Rm., 1880 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Sarah Peters   (847) 491-3864

Group: Comparative Literary Studies

Category: Academic


Graduate workshop with John Ladd, Postdoctoral Scholar in the Kaplan Humanities Center.

“Digital Humanities and the Job Market(s)”

When: Friday, February 28th
Time: 12pm
Location: Comp Lit Seminar Room, Kresge 5-531

Workshop description:
Even if you do not consider digital humanities your primary research/teaching field, the growing demand for assistant professors and other academic professionals who have some proficiency in DH (as an "added advantage") makes it strategic to be conversant with the current debates in digital humanities. DH is a broad community of practice, encompassing digital pedagogies, public outreach, computational research, and online scholarly projects. But this large and growing field can be applied productively to the work you're already doing in your research and teaching, and it's possible to balance the requirements of a competitive job market with the complexities of digital scholarship in the 21st century.

This workshop will explore ways of including digital humanities approaches in your research and prospective courses; things to consider when offering digitally-oriented classes in the various fields of comparative literature; critiquing various approaches to digital humanities in transnational contexts; and claiming a stake in digital humanities on the job market. For example, how do you incorporate digital humanities in a world literature survey course? How can one make a course more transnational in one's specialized field by incorporating DH approaches in the syllabus and course content? Is it fair to treat DH as an "added advantage"? Readings will be sent soon.

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