Schedule with linked Readings


See this flowchart to see the current progression of the hybrid module.

Note on the readings: all texts in bold are strongly encouraged to facilitate seminar discussions; all other readings are suggested (optional). 

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9 October  

(online materials released 6 October)

Session 1. Introduction: Histories and Philosophies


16 October

(online materials released 12 October)

Session 2. Software carpentry: Command Line Interface and Version Control


23 October

(online materials released 19 October)

Session 3. Perspectives: History, Literature, and Mixed Methods


30 October

(online materials released 26 October)

Session 4. New Media and Materialities


6 November

(online materials released 2 November)

Session 5. Data Modelling, Annotation, and Markup

Featuring Dr Kristen Schuster (King's College London)

  • Metadata Standards: Dublin Core, MODS, METS, RDF

  • Richard Gartner, Chapter 1: “What metadata is and why it matters”, in Metadata: Shaping Knowledge from Antiquity to the Semantic Web (Springer Verlag, 2016).

  • Open Annotation 

13 November

(online materials released 9 November)

Session 6. Software Architecture and Minimal computing

Featuring Jonathan Blaney (Institute of Historical Research)

20 November

(online materials released 16 November)

Session 7. Software Architecture workshop

  • Jenkins / Hugo / Jekyll blog set-up: authoring with Markdown, understanding metadata, tagging content, and pushing to GitHub


27 November

(online materials released 23 November)

Session 8. XML and TEI for Scholarly Texts

4 December

(online materials released 30 November)

Session 9. TEI XML workshop

11 December

(online materials released 7 December)

Featuring Dr Naomi Wells

Session 10. Rethinking Data: Diversity, Postcolonialism, and Capitalism

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