Accelerating Digital Humanities Education

Kelly, A. (Organiser), Schophuizen, M. (Organiser), Elli Bleeker (Organiser), Sally Wyatt (Organiser), Johanna de Groot (Organiser)

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Description

Half-day workshop delivered at DH2019 conference

Over the past decades, a wide range of university curricula and training programs around Digital Humanities methods has been developed. Still, the question "what (and how) do we teach students of DH?" continues to be relevant. On the morning of July 8th, 2019 at DH2019, an interesting mix of DH scholars, teachers, and pedagogical experts gathered together in a room aptly called "the Black Box", in order to discuss the pedagogical aspects of (teaching) Digital Humanities. The paragraphs below offer a summary of the workshop and its main
findings.

Workshop description

The workshop offered a platform for communication between DH practitioners, specialists in educational sciences and digital innovation strategists. Its organisers are connected to several Dutch universities and research programmes (such as the Digital Society) as well as to nationwide initiatives like SURF (the collaborative ICT organisation for Dutch education and research), the Netherlands Association of Universities of Applied Sciences ( VH) and the Association of Universities in the Netherlands ( VSNU) that together in 2018 initiated the national Acceleration plan educational innovation with ICT.

The combination of DH experts and educational specialists presents a unique opportunity to consider a shared strategic agenda for innovation in DH education. The outcome of this workshop was primarily one of community building, whereby DH practitioners interested in pedagogy could discuss ways to move forward in the near future and to potentially consider the idea of composing a shared strategic agenda on this topic.
Period8 Jul 2019
Event typeWorkshop
LocationUtrecht, Netherlands
Degree of RecognitionInternational

Keywords

  • digital humanities
  • Education
  • innovation
  • Open Education
  • pedagogy