Elizabeth M. Lorang Teaching
Digital Scholarship Incubator
- Advanced Research Skills. This course is designed to help students develop and refine research strategies and critical thought processes customary of the expert researcher. We will focus on the practical application of foundational theories and concepts, and we will investigate and critique traditional assumptions of authority, information ownership, and scholarly inquiry as they pertain to English Studies. Throughout this course, we will look at current key resources for research in English Studies, and students will develop transferable problem solving strategies for research in and beyond specific moments in time, environments, and infrastructures.
- Digital Humanities Practicum. This course provides students with real, in-depth experience in collaboratively creating digital humanities projects. Guided by faculty with expertise in a broad range of digital humanities methods and resources, students work in teams to tackle challenges proposed by UNL researchers and/or local and regional humanities organizations. The weekly class meeting is designed as a lab for team work, for learning new technical and research skills, and for pursuing strategies to solve humanities problems in the digital age. Though some technical and research experience is useful, this challenging class accommodates students from a wide range of backgrounds and with varied skills. This practicum course is an opportunity to develop significant experience in how universities, libraries, museums, archives, publishers, nonprofits, and others are using digital methods to pursue their humanities missions. The course schedule is determined largely by the needs of students in the course and takes shape over the course of the semester as project needs and opportunities emerge. Throughout the semester, we cover issues germane to all digital humanities projects, including project management; intellectual property; data management, preservation, and curation; and accessibility.
- Internship in English. Overseeing 1–2 internships each semester, I mentor students in various aspects of digital project development. Students engage in reading and hands-on work related to Image Analysis for Archival Discovery or Civil War Washington.
- Independent Directed Reading. Advise and mentor students on directed reading and project development related to their research in digital humanities, libraries and archives, and American literature.