• "A Look at the BISC Digital Humanities Field School"

    Author(s):
    BISCtv
    Editor(s):
    Colette Colligan, Michelle Levy, Abdul Zahir
    Date:
    2020
    Subject(s):
    History
    Item Type:
    Video
    Tag(s):
    DPiH, DPiH Fieldwork, DPiH Video, multimodal, Tool, Digital pedagogy
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/gyf3-h383
    Abstract:
    Curatorial note from Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: In this video, visiting fellow Chris Jones describes the Field School in Digital Humanities, offered in 2015, where students visited two medieval parish churches in Surrey containing historical objects that Jones was digitizing: a 1615 King James Bible and various medieval wall paintings. The field school’s aim was to investigate which digitizing technologies are appropriate for the artifacts. The video’s pedagogical use lies in its advocacy for site-specific research, or assessing historical artifacts in the sites they would have been originally experienced in order to understand their social and material significance. High-resolution digital photos, for instance, distort the original experience of viewing the wall paintings by candlelight and the censorship of the images during the medieval period. The video thus considers the adequacy of digital photography and videography as documentary tools, suggesting the need for contextualization through other media. It also demonstrates the need for site-specific sensitivity in digital fieldwork.
    Notes:
    This deposit is part of Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities. Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities is a peer-reviewed, open-access publication edited by Rebecca Frost Davis, Matthew K. Gold, Katherine D. Harris, and Jentery Sayers, and published by the Modern Language Association. https://digitalpedagogy.hcommons.org/.
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    Published
    Last Updated:
    2 years ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial
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