Digital Humanities in the Modern Language Curriculum: Beyond the Language vs. Content Divide (Panel)


Pedagogy & Professional / Interdisciplinary Humanities

Roberto Rey Agudo (Dartmouth College)

This session seeks to expand scholarly dialogues about digital humanities beyond so-called content courses to include all levels of the language curriculum. In particular, it will explore the following questions: How can the pedagogical affordances provided by digital humanities be used in language courses? Can digital humanities applications become an inclusive tool to help bridge the language / content course divide in language departments? What are the differences between language learning/teaching technologies and digital humanities? What are some examples of successful integration of digital humanities in the language curriculum? The ideal paper will provide audience members with examples of successful applications of digital humanities tools for teaching, and it will also stimulate discussion about the pedagogical and professional implications of those same tools. Examples may include, but are not limited to, working with digital texts, annotating text and media, developing or working with digital repositories, gamification, etc. Every effort will be made to select contributors across different ranks. To that effect, contributions from both language instructors and tenure-line faculty are welcome.
This panel invites papers exploring the integration of digital humanities tools at all levels of the foreign language curriculum. The ideal paper will provide examples of successful applications of digital humanities for teaching, and it will stimulate discussion about the pedagogical and professional implications of those same tools.Topics may include, but are not limited to, digital texts, text and media annotation, digital repositories, games, etc. Contributions from both language instructors and tenure-line faculty are welcome.