Intro to Digital Humanities to be Offered Fall 2022
Intro to Digital Humanities will be offered from 2-3:20 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays this fall semester, taught by Curtis Maughan, director of the World Languages and Digital Humanities Studio in the Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
This course will explore the myriad intellectual, technological and aesthetic phenomena emerging from the intersection of the humanities and the digital. Students will critically reflect on the ideas of the innovators who paved the way to the digital age, from Ada Lovelace to Alan Turing to Ted Nelson.
Students will also review humanist responses to the digital age, from its birth to its current state, by discussing texts from an international range of thinkers, including Walter Benjamin, Jorge Luis Borges and Donna Haraway.
This course will also engage with the field of digital humanities proper, addressing the methodologies, technologies and histories the field entails.
Finally, this course will challenge students to apply theoretical insights to their practical engagement with a selection of digital tools and projects, including, but not limited to, interactive maps and timelines, hypertexts, jamboards, online archives and video games.
Ultimately students of this course will develop a series of experiential and conceptual frameworks for grappling with pressing topics of our global digital ecosystem, from AI-generated art to life in the Metaverse.
To sign up for the class, please request WLCC 398V section 6, or WLLC 575V section 6.
Curtis Maughan, director, World Languages and Digital Humanities Studio
Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Three civil engineering faculty members received a $1.9 million grant from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to investigate existing pavements and evaluate their structure for military infrastructure problems.
The team included Kylie Roesler, who placed first overall individually; Ethan Strobel, who finished seventh overall; and Kaleb Barenberg and Cayla Wilson. The team is coached by Dennis Mason.
For the winter holidays, the Multimedia Department in Mullins Library has compiled a list of streaming videos and music available to all students, staff and faculty. Physical items will be in the Hodges Reading Room.
If you are at least 21 years old and have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, you may be eligible to participate.
Researchers at the U of A are currently conducting a research study about gut microbiota and their relationship to obesity. The study is looking for research participants.