Students involved in the Digital Humanities at UNF have been busy over the past two weeks sharing their work and learning new skills.
On Saturday, April 23, UNF faculty, students and alumni presented their work on a variety of digital projects at THATCamp Gainesville, a technology “unconference” cosponsored by the University of Florida and Santa Fe College. Pictured here (left to right): Kalthoum Elfasi (Spanish, 2015 graduate), Professor Anne Pfister (Anthropology), Aislinn Kelly (English), Professor Laura Heffernan (English), Jen Lee (Philosophy), Krysten Ross (Criminal Justice), Professor Clayton McCarl (Spanish), Buddy Delegal (Spanish/International Studies, 2015 graduate). Photo courtesy of Poushali Bhadury.
On Wednesday, April 20, and Saturday, April 23, students in Professor James Beasley’s ENG4004 Research Methods in English discussed the work they have done with the WWI letters of Captain Ansel Brooks-Smith, held in Special Collections at UNF. This exhibit took place at NEX at Naval Station Mayport. Pictured here, first photo: Juliusz Dzierlatka, Kayla Hilliar. Second photo: Juliusz Dzierlatka, Kayla Hilliar, Caroline Allen, Georgina Salzer, Dr. Aisha Johnson-Jones (Head of Special Collections and Archives), Jennifer Bibb (Library Services Specialist) and Dr. Beasley.
On Wednesday, April 20, students from the departments of English; History; Languages, Literatures and Cultures; and Political Science participated in the Introduction to TEI-XML and Introduction to Story Maps workshops sponsored by the DHI and led by professors Clayton McCarl (Spanish) and Chris Baynard (Geography and GIS), respectively. On Thursday, April 21, and Monday, April 25, students majoring in History, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology participated in additional TEI-XML workshops in order to begin transcribing and encoding manuscript materials for coloniaLab, a DHI affiliate project.
On Tuesday, April 19, students in SPN3351 Communication and Communities for Speakers of Spanish discussed their experiences interviewing members of the local Hispanic community. Their interviews will become part of the oral history project Voces y Caras: Hispanic Communities of North Florida, an affiliate project of the DHI directed by Professor Constanza López (Spanish). Pictured here: Sussan Salas-Mendoza (International Studies/Spanish), Paula Hernández (International Business), and Terry Nobriga (Anthropology).