Greetings! Welcome to the course site for Matthew Kirschenbaum‘s ENGL 668K: Introduction to Digital Humanities (Spring 2013) at the University of Maryland. If you’re ready to start looking around, I suggest you first read the Introduction to get a sense of what the course is about. You’ll also want to know about Requirements and Policies. (This course will be different in some key respects from others you may have taken as part of your graduate work.) It’s very important that you get a hold of some books sooner rather than later, or at least learn how to find the open access editions of them online. Crucially, you’ll want to know my sense of the Outcomes and Expectations for the class. And don’t forget to have a look at how to contact me.
The next thing to do is to take a look at the pages for the first two class Meetings, January 23 and 30. All of the meetings will follow a set structure, which you can read about here (this will give you a clear sense of how the class is intended to work on a week to week basis).
This site is still very much a work in progress. The Readings, Exercises, and other materials for the classes after the first two are still to be added. While the Introduction gives you a sense of what’s ahead, it’s likely that the particulars of the subsequent modules will only get roughed in as the semester progresses. Likewise, the Resources section will evolve over time. Please keep checking back often; in the meantime, there should be plenty here to get you started. I look forward to seeing you Wednesday evening in Tawes 3132!