There are a growing number of resources and opportunities available to introduce academics to the digital humanities. My colleague, Lisa Spiro has written an excellent piece for newcomers, “Getting Started in Digital Humanities“, which was selected for publication in the new Journal of Digital Humanities. NITLE offers digital scholarship seminars which are intended to raise awareness of digital humanities at and for small liberal arts colleges. THATCamps are another great option for plugging into this community. DHCommons hosted a Getting Started in Digital Humanities pre-conference workshop at the 2012 MLA conference and will do so again at MLA 2013. I’ve taught a number of introductory digital humanities workshops, as have many others.
But, what’s the next step? What kind of intermediate digital humanities professional development opportunities are out there? (DHSI leaps to mind.) What else would you like to see? How can we help new digital humanists take the next step? At NITLE we are exploring some ideas for filling in gaps for the intermediate digital humanist, especially at small liberal arts colleges or other places that lack the support of a digital humanities center. I’d appreciate any input you have on what that should be. To give us something to do in the session, I’d also like to develop a survey that I can send out to all those who’ve done those introductory events, like the digital scholarship seminars, to get a clearer idea of needs.