Projects are required for graduate students and optional for undergrads.
In the project, students will develop and answer a research question about cultural heritage data or cultural heritage in a digital context. The project should have some form of public engagement.
Your project can take a variety of forms; here are some examples:
- Series of blog posts on a research question
- Digital archive/exhibit using Omeka (Omeka also has timeline and map plugins)
- Participation in a crowdsourced project plus reflection about it
- Proposal for a larger project beyond the scope of an individual in this class
- 3d model and reflection
- Digital edition + reflection
- Wikipedia editing project + reflection
- Cultural heritage game/storytelling with Twine
- Digital publication on a research question using text & media on Scalar
- Something else?
The format is flexible. The size of the project is also up to you. Consider that:
- the format and method are appropriate for your research questions
- the research questions can be answered using these methods and formats
- you conduct adequate research into sources about your topic and/or data collection is conducted to answer your research questions
- your data, sources, etc., are documented.
The project will be assessed on:
- the relevance and significance of the topic for cultural heritage data
- how effectively the methodologies and technologies have been applied for the research questions and for public engagement
- the quality and depth of analysis and research (what this means will vary depending on the type of project)
- nuts and bolts requirements (a license for your project, link(s) on your website, readable grammar/spelling/style, etc.)
These projects (or parts of these projects, depending on the type) will live on your OU Create domain sites. You will need a license for your project telling readers how they can use your work and a link from the main page of your site.
- Look at the options for Creative Commons licenses (https://creativecommons.org/choose/)
- Keep in mind data or media from another source might be under copyright or under its own license.
Proposal due Friday October 16 11:59 pm:
I strongly recommend you meet with me on Zoom before turning in the proposal.
Research proposal should include
- Research question
- Format of project
- Basica “outline” or “design” of project (including subtopics/subsections)
- Preliminary bibliography in any format you prefer (MLA, APA, I don’t care as long as it’s consistent) listing your sources.
Week of 12/7-11: meet with Dr. S to review draft of project
Project due Wednesday December 16 noon (please submit early if you can!)
Final revisions (under token system) due Friday December 18