Digital Humanities certificates, programs, and centers are popping up all over the academic world, as many scholars across fields and disciplines realize its potential. But in such a wide and varied field with endless possibilities, how do you even begin teaching digital humanities? What do students need to know initially to get going?
I propose a session that workshops an “Intro to Digital Humanities” course for either/both undergraduates and graduate students. I envision both a Talk and Make session, in that we would pool collective knowledge to build a foundational list of “must-reads,” “must-know” topics, or “must-do” activities/skills to cover. For those who have already taught such courses, what worked well and what fizzled? The goal for this session would be to create a helpful first course that could lead to a wider DH curriculum.