Free GLCA funded workshops on integrating digital liberal arts in your courses – August 6-8

Thanks to the generosity of the GLCA, we invite faculty from GLCA schools to  apply to participate in one of four fully funded  workshops, August 6-8, 2015, in Ann Arbor, MI.  Each workshop is designed to introduce participants to one of our emerging “modules” in digital liberal arts.  The modules are intended as full templates for integrating a particular approach to digital humanities in existing courses. These are not general workshops in “tools” or methods: participants will work through a well-defined curriculum that begins with pre-made exercises and concludes with open-ended assignments adaptable to a wide range of content. You will (we hope) leave the workshop ready to incorporate the teaching module into a syllabus, even at a late stage in your course design.

**Please bring your own laptop to the workshop.**

Meeting location:  Kensington Court, 610 Hilton Boulevard, Ann Arbor, MI  48108
Lodging location:  Kensington Court, 610 Hilton Boulevard, Ann Arbor, MI  48108.  All reservations or cancellations must be made through Charla White ( Include your check in date and check out date and whether you prefer a single or double Room (if you are having a guest there is no extra charge, but Charla needs to alert the hotel). Special needs – dietary restrictions (specify if it is an allergy) and/or physical needs.


  • August 6: 5:30 -7 p.m. Check-in, meet and greet (All Participants) Location: Vanderbilt Room at Kensington Court
  • August 6: Dinner on own (keep receipts for reimbursement!)
  • August 7: 8:30 – 9 a.m. Breakfast provided  Location: Ballroom #3 at Kensington Court
  • August 7: 9 a.m. – noon, Workshop Session 1 (Full descriptions of  the workshop options are linked below.)
  • August 7: noon-1 p.m. Lunch provided
  • August 7: 1-4 p.m. Workshop Session 2
  • August 7: Dinner on own (keep receipts for reimbursement!)
  • August 8: 8:30 – 9 a.m. Breakfast provided Saturday morning: Check out of your room before coming down to breakfast.  We must be completely out of lodging by 11 a.m.
  • August 8: 9-10:30 a.m. Workshop Session 3
  • August 8: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Final wrap-up and evaluations (All Participants) Lunch box to go provided!

Workshop Options:

  • Composing Videos and Digital Storytelling
    Led by Alexis Hart (Allegheny) and Jane Pinzino (Earlham), this workshop introduces a teaching module aimed at courses in which writing is a central feature. Participants will learn how to guide students in creating a digital storytelling project. [Read more.]
  • Telling Stories with Maps: Digital Mapping in the Humanities
    Led by Ian MacInnes (Albion), this workshop introduces a teaching module aimed at a wide variety of humanities courses. Participants will learn how to guide students in creating digital maps to tell compelling stories about literature, history, art, and religion, both ancient and contemporary. [Read more.]
  • Literary Macroanalysis
    Led by Harry Brown (DePauw), this workshop introduces a teaching module aimed at a wide variety of courses in literature and history. Participants will learn how to guide students in using complex algorithmic analysis of a textual corpus. [Read more]

The workshops will begin on the evening of August 6th and finish by noon August 8th.  To attend, please submit a proposal by July 15  through the form below.

Collaboration reimbursement form (2)

For more information, please contact any of the following (or all of us): Jane Pinzino (Humanities Librarian and Earlham Seminar instructor, Earlham ) Alexis Hart (Writing Center Director and Associate Professor of English, Allegheny)  Ian MacInnes (Chair of English Department, Albion)  Harry Brown (Association Professor of English and Chair of the English Department)

Support for this project was provided by the Great Lakes Colleges Association through its Expanding Collaboration Initiative, made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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