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At Pitt-Greensburg, digital humanities students work in teams on projects, several of which have been repurposed and continued over two or more semesters. Our two-semester series of coding courses, launched in Fall 2015 with the institution of our Digital Studies Certificate program, gives students the option to take these two courses in any order, and this sequencing gives returning students opportunity to continue a project they helped to launch in a previous semester, usually with a new student team. Some of the projects here ceased development with the termination of a semester (especially those constructed prior to 2015), but several represent projects launched by students that we expect to continue in future.

The pair of coding courses now running in fall and spring semesters provide distinct yet complementary emphases in digital project design and development:

Digital Humanities: Coding and Digital Archives (fall semesters)
This course prioritizes work with TEI XML over historical documents and manuscripts, and concentrates on XSLT and website development to produce effective reading interfaces that address a research question.
Digital Humanities: Coding and Data Visualization (spring semesters)
This course emphasizes systematic encoding of XML markup for extraction and analysis through various forms of data visualization, and concentrates on XQuery for the production of well-designed graphs and diagrams. Depending on student and faculty interest in a given semester, projects may develop a distinct emphasis on network analyses or geographic mapping.

Spring 2018:

Coding and Data Visualization:

Spring 2018 Greensburg students present their projects together with students in our sibling course at the Pittsburgh campus in the Cathedral of Learning on Friday morning April 19 beginning at 9am, according to the posted presentation schedule.

Digital Humanities Advanced Praxis Group

In addition to the Coding and Data Visualization class, a group of advanced students from Greensburg and Pittsburgh met virtually once per week to review and refresh their skills and to build new projects and update their ongoing work on newtfire. The new projects include:

Additionally, the Advanced Praxis Group supervised Melissa Klamer, a member of the Digital Mitford project team and PhD student at Michigan State University, in her learning of TEI and the XML family of languages to develop her digital edition of Elizabeth Gaskell’s journal for her PhD thesis. Ongoing projects continued by members of the Advanced Praxis group this semester include Hamilton led by Audrey Hunker and Briana Filer and the Lope de Vega Project led by Prof. Stacey Triplette.

Fall 2017: Coding and Digital Archives

This semester, the students in our sibling course at the Pittsburgh campus worked with newtFire course materials, developed projects on newtfire, and advised on each other's work. We list Pittsburgh projects together with Greensburg student projects.


Spring 2017: Coding and Data Visualization

Fall 2016: Coding and Digital Archives

Spring 2016: Coding and Data Visualization

Digital Humanities Project Showcase Schedule
During the week of April 18-22, Pitt-Greensburg students presented their semester Digital Humanities projects together with students in Prof. David J. Birnbaum’s Computational Methods in the Humanities course. The event presented a conference opportunity for the Pittsburgh and Greensburg Digital Humanities students to share their work, respond to questions, and gain feedback from each other and from instructors in both courses as they completed their project work for the semester.

Fall 2015: Coding and Digital Archives

Fall 2014: Digital Humanities

Fall 2013: Digital Humanities

Students’ project work involved expanding the Digital Archives and Pacific Cultures site, launched in Spring 2013 by a student-faculty team from two University of Pittsburgh campuses.