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Developing DH assignments for your syllabus can be both exciting and daunting.  This list of resources provides inspiration and models. 


Barnett, Fiona and Hastac Scholars. The Pedagogy Project. HASTAC, 2014. 

Cohen, Daniel J, et al. Hacking the Academy: New Approaches to Scholarship and Teaching From Digital Humanities. The University of Michigan Press, 2013.. See especially--

McClurken, Jeff, Jeremy Boggs, Adrianne Wadewitz, Anne Ellen Geller, and Jon Beasley-Murray. “Digital Literacy and the Undergraduate Curriculum,” pp. 80-86. 

Sample, Mark and Kelly Schrum, “What’s Wrong with Writing Essays: A Conversation,” pp. 87-97.  

Gold, Matthew K., and Lauren F. Klein, editors. Debates in the Digital Humanities 2016. University of Minnesota Press, 2016. See especially--

Cordell, Ryan. “How Not to Teach Digital Humanities.” pp. 459-474

Earhart, Amy E., & Taylor, Toniesha L. “Pedagogies of Race: Digital   Humanities in the Age of Ferguson.” pp. 251-264.

Fyfe, Paul. “Mid-Sized Digital Pedagogy.” pp. 104-117.

Gold, Matthew K, and Lauren F Klein, editors. Debates In the Digital Humanities 2019. University of Minnesota Press, 2019. See especially--

Goldstone, Andrew. “Teaching Quantitative Methods: What Makes it Hard (in Literary Studies),” pp. 209-223.

Norton, David “Jack. "Making Time: Workflow and Learning Outcomes in DH Assignments," pp. 300-306.

Hirsch, Brett D, et al. Digital Humanities Pedagogy: Practices, Principles and Politics. Open Book Publishers, 2012.

Thomas, Lindsay, and Dana Solomon. "Active Users: Project Development and Digital Humanities Pedagogy." CEA Critic, vol. 76, no. 2, 2014, p. 211-220.

Tracy, Daniel G. and Elizabeth Massa Hoiem. “Scaffolding and Play Approaches to Digital Humanities Pedagogy: Assessment and Iteration in Topically-Driven Courses” DHQ: Digital Humanities Quarterly, vol. 11, no. 4, 2017, pp. 1 - 23.

Travis, Jennifer, and Jessica DeSpain. Teaching With Digital Humanities: Tools and Methods for Nineteenth-Century American Literature. University of Illinois Press, 2018.