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Digital Humanities at the University of Virginia

Practicum

Instructor of Record:  Alison Booth, director of the Scholars' Lab and Professor of English

contact: booth@virginia.edu

The DH practicum will focus more specifically on the hands-on work—often but not necessarily technical—that is usually involved in DH projects. The practicum course includes attendance at the DH colloquium, 60 hours of hands-on work in DH, and a portfolio. Alison Booth, professor of English and academic director of the Scholars’ Lab, is the instructor of record.

The practicum course may include (but is not limited to) a research assistantship on a faculty DH project, participation in fellowships from Scholars' Lab, an independent study with an instructor of record, or participation in a DH summer institution such as the Digital Humanities Summer Institute or the Humanities Intensive Learning and Teaching workshop.

The 60 hours of practical work for the practicum course must be approved by the student's departmental advisor and the DH certificate administrator, who will consult regularly with the DH committee. While the core course and electives are expected to involve a significant intellectual contribution from the student, practicum work will focus more specifically on the hands-on work—often but not necessarily technical—that is usually involved in DH projects. The portfolio will document students' DH work done throughout their time at the university and will require a reflective portion and a presentation.