Reflections on an International Workshop on Digital Humanities

I was kindly invited to Umea, Sweden for the Sorting the Digital Humanities Out Workshop convened by Patrik Svensson (@patriksv) from HUMlab, which has left me with lots of inspiration for the digital humanities community at UC Berkeley. I was also really struck by the nature of international discussions on digital humanities, particularly when it came to addressing transnational challenges regarding community and infrastructure (institutional, spatial, and digital).

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Choosing a platform for your project website

Learning HTML is no longer a requirement for building a website for your project. There are many platforms-- general-purpose platforms and ones tailored to specific kinds of projects-- that allow you to build much more sophisticated project sites than would be possible if you were building from scratch. When choosing a platform for your project website, the major factors to consider include functionality, familiarity, community, support, and cost.

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Discovering digital humanities on campus

Campus resources can be both exciting and dizzying. As a new graduate student at UC Berkeley, I spent most of my first semester lost in a sea of academic resources, departments, research centers, and events. I realize now that many of my meaningful connections I made revolved around the burgeoning community of digital humanities here at UC Berkeley.

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