I first got a taste for Digital Humanities my freshman year through Humanities 100: Digging into the Digital. Because of that class, I realized that I wanted to pursue Digital Humanities as a minor.
Since then, I have used Digital Humanities tools and thinking to guide deeper understandings and produce richer work. Digital Humanities has helped me not only engage in interdisciplinary coursework but also research. I have used the programs and tools that I learned in DH classes to secure research opportunities both during school and in the summer. I am currently working on a DH project about Elizabethan theater for my Presidential Fellowship with Prof. Jakacki, and this last summer I worked for the Bucknell Arboretum by mapping trees on campus. In both jobs, I was hired and utilized because of my DH experience in spatial thinking and technologies.
Even as I end the chapter of my college life, I am still using the tools and critical thinking I learned my Freshman year. My Honors Thesis is based on using ArcGIS online story maps to tell the story of recent floods in my town and their context with my home’s history.
The purpose of this blog is to provide a portfolio of my DH work. Each page is dedicated towards a DH class that contributed towards the minor. They are:
HUMN 100 (Fall 2015)
HUMN 271 (Fall 2016)
UNIV 200 (Fall 2016)
GEOG 204 (Spring 2017)
Independent Study (Fall 2017)