Teaching DH on a Shoestring: Minimalist Digital Humanities Pedagogy

This article explores minimalist digital humanities pedagogy: strategies for teaching DH at institutions that don’t have many resources for doing so. Minimalist digital humanities pedagogy aims to maximize learning while minimizing stress, barriers of access, and time (for both instructors and students). This article considers how we can take a minimalist approach to course design, course websites, and DH project assignments. Throughout, it highlights how free, low-cost, and open-source tools can be used to help students increase their digital literacy, including their awareness of the ways technologies reproduce and challenge conditions of inequality. Such methods, I contend, can help students at a range of institutions develop digital skills both to navigate the world and to change it.

Read the full article in The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy.

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