Meet Fordham’s new HASTAC Scholars!

Congratulations to Alisa and Will – we look forward to working with you and seeing your development in the Digital Humanities this year!

The HASTAC program is a program of the Fordham Digital Humanities Working Group. Funding for the 2013-2014 year was provided through the generous support of the Dean of Fordham College at Rose Hill. For further information about the HASTAC program, see the HASTAC At Fordham page.

Alisa Beer

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Alisa is a second year Ph.D. student in the History department at Fordham University, where she studies medieval manuscript culture and medieval pilgrimage.  She holds an M.L.S. from the School of Library and Information Science of Indiana University Bloomington, and is particularly interested in information visualization, pedagogy, and the use of social media for scholarship.  She is also concerned about the long-term survival of DH projects and the condition of their metadata.

Will Fenton

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Will is a Ph.D. Candidate in English at Fordham University, where he specializes in nineteenth century American literature and the Digital Humanities. In addition to writing and blogging about technology, Will is the recipient of a Fordham Innovative Pedagogy Initiative Grant.

From Public Course Blogs to Grand, Aggregated Experiments


10/23 FGSDH Meeting, Walsh Library Computer Lab 047
>>”Markup Basics: Build an Online CV in 45 Minutes” A workshop on HTML led by Patrick Burns.
>>Group members who attended THATCampNY will briefly share their experiences.
>>”Brainstorming an Appeal for More DH at Fordham for Graduate Students in 45 Minutes” The group will begin research and collaboration to create a document to be presented to Fordham University requesting that a program for basic digital literacy be implemented for graduate students. The appeal will also outline what such a program would entail.

Here is Will Fenton‘s Prezi from Tuesday’s meeting on digital pedagogy.

Digital Pedagogy: What Is It? How Do You Do It?

A Discussion and Workshop led by the Fordham Graduate Student Digital Humanities Group


September 25
Walsh Library Computer Lab 047

Eliminating the Handout: Paperless Teaching and the Less-Paper Reality
Patrick Burns will lead a conversation with the group on best practices and reasonable strategies for eliminating handouts and adopting eBooks in the classroom. He will share his experiences of the ups and downs he’s encountered this semester in his Intermediate Latin class of going paperless and using online material. During discussion, the group will share their own experiences and similar experiments with paperless teaching and computing in the classroom. In addition to instructors using online textbooks, this discussion may be of special interest to language teachers using online dictionaries and grammars, as well as for any teacher using out-of-print and out-of-copyright material mainly available online.

Five Easy Ways to Incorporate Digital Tools into the College Classroom
Elizabeth Cornell offers a hands-on workshop on easy ways to bring digital tools into your classroom. Use of these tools require little preparation on the teachers’ part except general knowledge of them. This approach not only develops students’ versatility with a variety of digital tools, it encourages them to become better communicators and collaborators.

Digital Pedagogy: From Public Course Blogs to Grand, Aggregated Experiments?
Will Fenton discusses aspects of the graduate-level course in digital humanities that he currently is taking at the CUNY-Graduate Center.

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