DH Fellows Rochelle Terman and Laura Stoker Develop New Computational Tools and Techniques Course

Cory Merill presenting

In Fall 2015, DH Fellows Rochelle Terman, PhD Candidate in Political Science, and Laura Stoker, Associate Professor in Political Science, introduced a new interdisciplinary course, “Political Science 239T: Introduction to Computational Tools and Techniques for Social Research,” with support from a Digital Humanities at Berkeley new course component grant.

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Spring 2016 DH Projects Seeking Undergraduate Research Apprentices

The Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP) brings together undergraduate students, faculty, visiting scholars, curators, and graduate students to pursue research for the semester. Below, we have selected several URAP projects where students will engage with digital humanities tools, methods, and critical perspectives. Apprentices have curated exhibits, built databases, traveled to archives abroad, learned web design, and later conducted their own research in the digital humanities.

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DH Fellow Elizabeth Honig and Team Launch Revamped Janbrueghel.net

Brueghel team Christmas party group picture

2015 has been a busy year for DH Fellow Elizabeth Honig, Associate Professor in History of Art, and her team of research assistants and URAP apprentices. Over several years, the team has developed janbrueghel.net, an extensive, open source catalogue raisonné of Flemish painter, Jan Brueghel the Younger (1601 - 1678 AD). The enormous output of the Brueghel family’s workshop and their use of various templating technologies for duplicating painting elements (e.g. a windmill, background figures) poses interesting challenges for attribution.

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DH on the Syllabus: Courses from Fall 2015 and Spring 2016

Across departments, instructors are experimenting with different ways to incorporate digital humanities methods and critical perspectives into undergraduate and graduate courses. Students are engaging with the digital by exploring computational methods, building models and reconstructions, and developing theoretical critiques and artistic creations. Below, we highlight a few current and upcoming courses taught by DH Fellows and other campus partners.

Fall 2015

The first set of courses featuring new components funded by DH at Berkeley made their debut this fall.

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An Undergrad Education in DH: Ashley Jerbic and 3D Modeling in Art History

Ashley Jerbic presenting Mission San Gabriel virtual model

How is the production of art affected by the environment in which it is meant to be presented? DH Intern Ashley Jerbic, a double-major in Art Practice and History of Art, has spent her undergraduate career exploring 3D modeling as a way to approach this question. Through classes and internships with faculty DH Fellows, Jerbic has applied 3D modeling to a variety of disciplines.

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