What’s here

Digital Humanities at Geneseo is the website and blog of the Digital Humanities group in the English @ SUNY Geneseo community.

It’s a space for exploring the intersection of digital technology and the humanities through projects, courses, and conversation.

If you’re a member of the Digital Humanities group, you can use the blog to share what you’ve found on the web about new projects or initiatives in digital humanities, new software for humanities research or collaboration, new legal or policy developments in the areas of access and privacy, new perspectives on texts and textuality arising from digital methods of research or analysis. Or share what you’ve learned from using digital methods in your own coursework.

If you’re not a member, we hope you’ll browse the site to see what’s going on with DH at SUNY Geneseo. We welcome your comments.

How to blog here

A post here can be a few words plus a link or embedded video, or it can be a couple of paragraphs. It should be of interest to the group as a whole. It can contain some personal reflection or indicate a particular point of view, but it shouldn’t read like an entry in a personal diary.

Consider your audience: the whole community of folks at SUNY Geneseo (and perhaps beyond) who have an interest in digital humanities. Say something or point to something that you think the community will find interesting. The bar isn’t terribly high. Don’t worry whether what you have to say is “important” enough. Just be sure to keep it relevant to the community’s common interest.

Blogging has become its own genre of writing. Typical blog style is informal, and that’s what’s in order here. If you write the way you would for an essay assignment, you’re likely to sound stiff. But informality is no excuse for sloppiness: be thoughtful about spelling, usage, punctuation, and the rhythm of your prose.

And take the time to follow the most important blogging conventions that have emerged in this new genre: for example, link by selecting text and entering the URL with the link button in the edit box’s toolbar (rather than dropping a long, ugly URL right into the middle of a paragraph); whenever possible, embed videos and images rather than simply linking to them; assign a category and some labels to your post.

Above all, though, have a good time writing.