We were lucky enough to be one of the participants in the Higher Education Academy’s Digital Humanities Summit, an invitation-only series of workshops that took place last week on Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 May 2014 in the lovely town of Lewes, UK. The summit had the #teachDH tag on Twitter.
From the summit itself I posted some (not very good) photos I took with my mobile phone of the ideas jotted down by participants during the “Narrowing the Focus” session on 8 May 2014. They are on this blog here and you can click on the photos to enlarge them and hopefully read the words. I think the ideas there represent some kind of collective stream of consciousness on our part as participants interested in the digital humanities; many pointed out the differences between say “Dream” and “Solve”… it might also show differences (and similarities) in how “DH” is conceptualised in the UK in comparison to other countries.
Last week I also uploaded two summit outputs to figshare. The first is a quick slide show our group created and presented at the summit and the second is a #teachDH Twitter archive. Citations below.
Deswarte, Richard; Mahoney, Simon; Priego, Ernesto; Tiedau, Urlich (2014): DH-DA The Digital Humanities Devil’s Advocate figshare. http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.1019845
Priego, Ernesto (2014): #teachDH Digital Humanities Summit Tweets Archive Monday 28 April to Friday 09 May 09 2014. figshare. http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.1021684
The uploads also include links to other summit outputs published online by other participants.
We could of course have left a private event private, with only the hand-picked participants benefiting from the proceedings. But that’s not how we do things today, is it? Anyway, I really hope these materials are of some interest to some of you.