Aside: Notes on a Digital Humanities “Boot Camp”

At this moment in the digital humanities seminar we are focusing on the larger context for the transitions and transformations that the academy in general and the humanities in particular are facing in the “digital era” — I have to notes that I remain somewhat skeptical about how easily this idea gets deployed, and deified in the process.

Nonetheless, post “context” we are embarking upon a “boot camp” or “boot up” or whatever you want to call a series of hands-on workshops designed to make participants comfortable with using a wide variety of computational tools — and precisely not be limited by point-and-click interfaces. The schedule is still in flux, and I have promised to post it when it’s done. For now, here on my own blog, I am collecting ideas. No commitments.

A recent post on Slashdot had some interesting responses to the question of “what to teach undergraduates about Linux.”