Digital Humanities + Pedagogy Workshop - April 9

Will Fenton, Louie Dean Valencia-García, Christy Pottroff, and Christopher Rose will lead a special DH + pedagogy working group from 2-4pm on Wednesday, April 9 in Walsh Family Library Room 047 on Fordham University's Rose Hill campus. During this afternoon session, our interdisciplinary panel will introduce graduate students and faculty to the latest DH-infused pedagogy practices, tools, and questions. Beyond theorization, this working group aims to introduce participants to tools and methods they can immediately integrate into their classrooms and personal research. Within these intimate working groups, participants will have an opportunity to test, build, and perhaps fail to apply DH to pedagogy.

The session will begin with a brief introduction from each panelist on a particular DH project. Will Fenton will present on gamifying the Comp/Rhet syllabus, Christy Pottroff will discuss Omeka and text-to-map web publishing, Louie Dean Valencia-García will introduce participants to augmented reality-infused pedagogy, and Chris Rose will preview historiography and the online archive. Workshop participants will then join smaller working groups to pursue the topics that interest them. Together they will collaboratively build a relevant project. Finally, the entire group will reconvene to discuss their experiences, discoveries, questions, and concerns.  


Will Fenton is a teaching fellow and doctoral candidate who specializes in nineteenth-century American literature and the Digital Humanities. As a HASTAC scholar and recipient of a Fordham Innovative Pedagogy Initiative Grant, Will regularly writes about technology.

Louie Dean Valencia-García is a teaching fellow and doctoral candidate studying Early Modern and Modern European History. Valencia-García studies cultural history, contemporary European history, the production of space, social network theory, and everyday dissent in youth and subaltern cultures in contemporary history. His dissertation is on Spanish youth culture and everyday dissent in the later half of the twentieth century. He is a United States Library of Congress Swann Fellow. 

Christy Pottroff is earning her PhD in nineteenth-century American Literature at Fordham University. Her dissertation, "The Mail Gaze: Early Women's Literature, Letters, and the Post Office, 1790-1865," investigates the influence of the United States Postal Service on women's participation in early national literature and politics.

Christopher Rose studies Medieval History at Fordham University, where he teaches Medieval & Early Modern History. His dissertation explores identity and lordship among a community of crusader colonial elites in the Eastern Mediterranean during the thirteenth century.