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Humanities Teaching Lab

Interdisciplinary Humanities Teaching Labs will bring Visiting Fellows, UMBC faculty, and graduate and undergraduate students together to examine the issues of race, equity, inclusion, and justice in conjunction with Baltimore community partners. As a flexible, movable resource, HTLabs will foster interdisciplinary humanities scholarship both within and outside the academy and bring state-of-the-art digital tools into scholarly engagement with the Baltimore community.


Previous Events:

Thursday, March 8, 2018, 11:30am-1pm, Performing Arts and Humanities Building, Room 216

Digital Humanities and Difference in Research and Teaching

This panel will explore the role of digital humanities research as a teaching tool, now and in the future. Digital humanities is often defined as the thoughtful application of digital tools and methodologies to humanistic inquiry. Keynote speaker Roopika Risam, Assistant Professor of English and Secondary English Education at Salem State University, will discuss her latest project, Mapping W.E.B. DuBois. This project combines the study of literature with approaches to digital and technological literacy, supporting efforts to make humanities teaching more inclusive.

Four faculty panelists from a range of fields will also discuss how they came to digital humanities, their current research, how they integrate digital humanities into the classroom, and future directions for a diversity-focused and inclusive digital humanities curriculum.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018, noon-2pm, Albin O. Kuhn Library

Frederick Douglass Day: A Birthday Party for Frederick Douglass and a Transcribe-a-thon

Although Douglass was born into bondage, and never knew his birthdate, he chose to celebrate every year on February 14. In a spirit of radical love, we will commemorate his birthday and Black History Month by joining a national event that will simultaneously transcribeportions of the Freedmen’s Bureau Papers. During this HT Lab, faculty will learn about using activities such as crowdsourced transcription projects in the classroom and will be provided with a list of resources.