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Humanities Showcase Project

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on May 2, 2012 at 12:21:37 am
 
This is a planning page for the Humanities Showcase Project.  Project Team: Alan Liu (leader), Linda Adler-Kassner, Eileen Boris, Leslie Hammer, Jen Hammerschmidt, Pax Hehmeyer, Zach Horton, Lindsay Thomas, Bill Warner.

 

Mission: Gather and present high-impact examples of humanities research (and teaching) in various formats.  (A prototype is the UC humanities and social science showcase examples mocked up by Alan Liu for the UC Commission on the Future's working group on Research Strategies.)  The showcase could take the form of a database of blurbs and images that can be used to create posters, brochures, online OMEKA exhibits, and other kinds of static or interactive displays.  The showcase would act as both a stand-alone project and as a background resource for other advocacy projects (e.g., providing examples that could be referred to in humanities advocacy speeches or embedded in other humanities advocacy projects). 

 

Resources and Analogous Projects:

 

Plan of Action: (last updated after meeting of project group on April 25, 2012) 

  1. Gather examples
    1. Alan to contact and seek permissions from existing examples in his "UC Research Examples" document; Pax to work on creating an example from the EBBA (English Broad Ballads Archive) Project
    2. Group to research other examples from other locations in the U.S. and internationally
      1. Research examples through online means
      2. Contact people in our personal networks and ask for examples
      3. Lindsay, Pax, and Dana to collect examples at Digital Humanities Summer Institute, June 8-12 (possible flyer and sign-up sheet at DHSI)
    3. Group to collect examples in the format of an image plus blurb on the present PBWorks site (upgraded to $99/year Classroom plan) or Google Docs / Google Drive
  2. Vet examples
    1. Tap the rest of 4Humanities@RFG to vote on the collection of examples
    2. Use polling / voting plugin (possible tools) (perhaps use PollEverywhere)
  3. Create presentation forms for examples
    1. OMEKA.net site (paid plan)
      1. Omeka for exhibition sites (installed locally on an English Dept. virtual server)

        (For a good intro and case study in how to set up an Omeka site, see Jason Kucsma, et al., "Using Omeka to Build Digital Collections: The METRO Case Study" (D-Lib 16.3-4 (2010)
      2. Create standard format of image and blurb, but add links in the blurb to "more" and "related" that will lead the public to added dimensions of the example
    2. Poster series
  4. Produce selected videos?
    1. Interviews with researchers or students involved in the examples
    2. Video site visits or demos of research projects

 

Next Steps:

  1. Alan to contact the rest of the project team who couldn't make the April 25th meeting; possibly a sequel meeting on May 2nd
  2. Group to begin gather examples
  3. Alan to create page on PBWorks site to gather examples
  4. Alan to purchase licenses for PBWorks classroom plan and OMEKA paid plan
  5. Need permission form for using examples (non-exclusive, world media right to use their image)

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