The aim of this proposed workshop at DHN 2020 is to bring together scholars, educators and others interested in different aspects of Digital Humanities and Social Sciences education to explore the current potential and challenges and opportunities related to the teaching and learning in these fields. The workshop will provide an opportunity to share experiences, discuss existing programs, modules and courses, research, training and development activities, evaluation approaches, lessons learned, and findings. A further objective is to systematically engage in discussions in common areas of interest with selected related communities and to investigate potential co-operation and concrete collaborative activities.
The workshop will allow major established programs and initiatives to report results, newcomers to interact with established people in the field in order to allow the entire community to critically discuss topical issues. The DHN venue encourages participation by teachers, researchers and developers from different perspectives (reflecting the different conference threads). As the fourth workshop on education at DHN, it is envisioned as part of a workshop series taking place at annual DHN conferences in order to establish and provide a regular forum for discussions on education in Digital Humanities and Social Sciences in Nordic countries and beyond.
Experience will be also drawn from DARIAH’s Virtual Competency Centre (VCC) Research and Education Liaison but also from other initiatives such as the registry of Digital Humanities education in Europe which, as of September 2019, lists 69 courses, 13 modules, 50 Bachelor programs, 85 Master programs, 7 PhD programs, and 6 summer schools. The Erasmus+ funded Open Education Resources platform #dariahTeach forms part of DARIAH-EU sustained services, offering modules and courses within a range of DH topics, while also building on European quality standards for Higher Education.
The proposed workshop will have six themes as the main focus, together with topical presentations arising from the workshop CfP. The main themes are:
- Existing programs, modules or individual courses in Digital Humanities: design, target student groups, content, job market, evaluation, experiences and lessons learned.
- Currently developed programs, modules or individual courses in Digital Humanities: approaches to the design, target student groups and related issues.
- Interdisciplinarity in education.
- Capacity building towards employability.
- Capacity building towards enhancing visibility of arts and humanities in the sense-making and the human-focus in technology.
- Cross-disciplinary and cross-sectoral collaboration in Digital Humanities and Social Sciences education.
The intended audience includes: Teachers and managers at existing and developing Digital Humanities and Social Sciences programs; researchers working with topics in Digital Humanities and Social Sciences education; professionals who are interested in taking a Digital Humanities and Social Sciences program, modules, or courses. About 20 participants are expected to attend.