This course will help faculty, staff, and instructional technologists conceptualize, design, and explore platforms for courses teaching book history and editorial practices. The course will provide readings on the history of the book and the book after the digital turn, and together we will discuss ways to immerse students in archival, editorial, and analytical practices regardless of their access to material books in special collections. Throughout the week, we will explore digital tools and platforms and consider how to best adapt them for the study of book history. We will collaborate on designing and scaffolding assignments, consider methods for assessment, and collectively build a repository of resources, links, and prompts. At the end of the week, participants will leave with a fully designed course unit and a better understanding of how to incorporate digital tools within their book history lessons and courses.
This course combines lecture, seminar, and hands-on activities. Consider this offering in complement with, and/or to be built on by: Digital Pedagogy Integration in the Curriculum; Understanding The Predigital Book: Technologies of Inscription; Using Digital Games as Critical Methods of Intervention, Advocacy, and Activism in Humanities Scholarship; Feminist Digital Humanities: Theoretical, Social, and Material Engagements; Critical Pedagogy and Digital Praxis in the Humanities.