Course Schedule

Course Schedule (subject to change)

Readings marked (PDF) can be found in our course group

8/28 - Introductions

Course syllabus and site

9/4 - Approaching the Digital Humanities, Thinking the Caribbean


Sites to explore

Assignment -- blog post:

  • To what extent do these sites/projects reflect issues discussed in our readings?

  • Or, If you were to center an understanding about what DH is around one of these projects/sites, how would DH be defined (or redefined)?

9/11 - Epistemologies of DH


9/18 - Mapping


Explore the following mapping projects:

9/25 - Data and Visualization


Sites to Explore

10/2 - History and the Archive (Guest visit from Ada Ferrer)


Site to Explore

Assignment: PRAXIS Mapping assignment due

10/9 - No classes

10/16 - No classes

10/23 - Design / infrastructure


  • Continued discussion of Rodriguez/Ferrer and Daut articles from previous class

  • Sutton, Angela. "The Digital Overhaul of the Archive of Ecclesiastical and Secular Sources for Slave Societies (ESSSS)." sx archipelagos, Issue (2), September 2017.

  • Nowiskie, Bethany. "Capacity Through Care." Debates in the Digital Humanities: 2019, edited by Matthew K. Gold and Lauren F. Klein, University of Minnesota Press, 2019.

  • Star, Susan Leigh. “The Ethnography of Infrastructure." American Behavioral Scientist, vol. 43.4, 1 November 1999. (PDF)

  • Posner, Miriam. "See No Evil?" Logic Magazine, Scale: Issue (4), 1 April 2018.

  • Jackson, Stephen. "Rethinking Repair." Media Technologies: Essays on Communication, Materiality, and Society, edited by Tarleton Gillespie, Pablo J. Boczkowski, and Kirsten A. Foot, MIT Press Scholarship Online, September 2014.

  • Gil, Alex. "Interview with Ernesto Oroza." Debates in the Digital Humanities: 2016, edited by Matthew K. Gold and Lauren F. Klein, University of Minnesota Press, 2016.

10/30 - Access / Minimal Computing


  • Fitzpatrick, Kathleen. Generous Thinking: A Radical Approach to Saving the University. Johns Hopkins University Press, 12 February 2019. (PDF)

  • Venegas, Cristina. "Tourism and the Social Ramifications of Media Technologies." Digital Dilemmas: The State, the Individual, and Digital Media in Cuba, Rutgers University Press, 2010, pp. 98-130.

  • Drucker, Johanna. "Pixel Dust: Illusions of Innovation in Scholarly Publishing." Los Angeles Review of Books, 16 January 2014.

  • Gil, Alex. "Design for Diversity: The Case of Ed." The Design for Diversity Learning Toolkit, Northeastern University Library, 20 June 2019.

Sites to Explore

11/6 - Text


Assignment: PRAXIS Visualization assignment due

11/13 - Pedagogy


Multimedia to explore:

11/20 - Ruha Benjamin, Race after Technology


Read Race after Technology in full

Assignment: PRAXIS text mining assignment due

11/27 - Open topic (TBA)

Readings TBA


12/4 - Student Presentations (Guest Professor visit)

12/11 - Student Presentations

12/18 - Final Projects due