The Digital Scholarship Skills workshop series will provide a welcoming environment for faculty, staff and students to learn and ask questions about new research methodologies utilising digital research tools. It is an initiative of the Trinity Centre for Digital Humanities.
The workshop series is open to faculty, staff, researchers and postgraduate students and may be attended as either ‘a la carte’ (where participants have a particular interest in a single or multiple sessions), or as an ECTS module to be applied to the taught course requirements in a structured PhD.
Objective: To introduce participants from a diverse range of backgrounds to digital research-related skills and tools with a specific focus on developing a greater understanding and appreciation of how the digital is shaping and influencing scholarship.
Description: The module comprises a suite of workshops to support the development of the critical understanding and practical skills needed to make best use of digital research tools in the context of humanities research. The content will focus each term on five skill-building tracks, some more theoretical, others focussing on key competencies and environments for digital research. Topics will be different each term, to reflect both demand and capacity in the Trinity Centre for Digital Humanities.
Duration: The workshops will run in both Michaelmas and Hilary terms and can be taken for 5 credits per term (details of Hilary workshops tbc). In Michaelmas 2019 there will be 5 four-hour workshops placed throughout the term, registration is available on our website: https://dh.tcd.ie/dh/workshops
Assessment: In order to accrue the 5 ECTS, participants will be expected to attend each of the five workshops and to complete the course assessments. Workshop participation will be assessed as a module in the following manner:
a) Participation in all five workshops: 18 contact hours (40% contribution to final mark).
b) Literature review (up to 1500 words) of one of the topics covered in the workshop series (15% contribution to final mark).
c) Individual 7 min lightning presentation detailing how one of the workshop topics could be applied to your research (20% contribution to final mark).
d) A series of short reflective pieces (up to 500 words each) on each of the workshops. This assessment requires writing up to a maximum of 2500 words (25% contribution to final mark).
For staff and students auditing the module, places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Your registration will be considered tentative until two weeks before the workshop, when we will ask you to confirm that you can attend. Places are limited and there is a zero tolerance policy for those who commit to a workshop but do not attend.