Digital Humanities in/of the Public



The Digital Scholarship Studio at Trinity College is excited to launch a summer reading group with the theme of “Digital Humanities in/of the Public.” Because it’s the summer, and people will be in different places, it’ll be a virtual reading group, using the annotation tool to talk with one another about the selected texts. Christina Boyles, the digital scholarship coordinator, and Jason B. Jones, the director of educational technology, are coordinating the group.

Anyone can participate*, regardless of a Trinity affiliation. To read along with  us, follow these instructions:

  • If you already have set up, skip to step 4. Otherwise go to
  • Click one of the “Get Started” buttons.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to set up an account, and, if you have your own computer, please install the bookmarklet on a browser you like to use.
  • Once you have an account, follow this link to join the group for the summer:

There are no more steps! You can also watch a video tutorial on using, available here. Here’s a quick screencast showing how it works:

We look forward to reading with you!


(Dates indicate when you can expect annotations on each article to begin in our group.)

Background reading: Ryan Cordell, “How Not to Teach Digital Humanities” (Optional; May 15)

Month 1: Shaping Memory/Meaning

Kathleen Fitzpatrick, “The Future of Academic Style: Why Citations Still Matter in the Age of Google.” LA Review of Books (May 15)

Audrey Watters, “Memory Machines & Collective Memory: How We Remember the History of the Future of Technological Change.” EDUCAUSE Review (June 1)

Month 2: Critical Digital Humanities

Alan Liu, “Digital Humanities Diversity as a Technical Problem.” Self-published on Alan Liu. (June 15)

Moya Bailey, “#transform(ing)DH Writing and Research: An Autoethnography of Digital Humanities and Feminist Ethics.” Digital Humanities Quarterly (July 1)

Month 3: Intersectional Digital Humanities

Safiya Umoja Noble, “A Future for Intersectional Black Feminist Technology Studies.” The Scholar & Feminist Online (July 15)

Roopika Risam, “Beyond the Margins: Intersectionality and the Digital Humanities.” Digital Humanities Quarterly (August 1)


Photo “Annotation” by Flickr user Quinn Dombrowski / Creative Commons licensed BY-SA-2.0


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