I am seeking to recruit up to 15 interns to help me develop some digital humanities and Web development projects I am currently developing. These unpaid internships count as 3 credits of an elective course (a recommended elective for English majors): INTD 4995, section 001#. The projects are:
- I ♥ E-Poetry – short-form scholarship on born-digital poetry and poetics (read more).
- The Consortium of Electronic Literature (CELL) – which is currently designing a common search engine and interoperability between databases.
- The Arteroids Archive – A digital preservation and critical edition project for materials in the Arteroids Development Folder, described in Chapter 4 of my dissertation and in my “Hardening Arteroids” presentation.
Part of the work will involve developing and tagging files with metadata, working on link structures, describing born-digital materials, learning how to use open-source software like WordPress, Drupal, and Omeka to build collections, knowledge bases, and resources, preparing data sets for visualizations using Gephi, and other related Digital Humanities activities. Another part will focus on developing resources for several websites, including I ♥ E-Poetry, the English Department website, Fulbright @ UPRM, and others.
After completing the course, students should be able to:
- use software like WordPress, Drupal, Omeka, and Gephi
- encode files according to standardized metadata schema
- analyze the structure of collections and knowledge bases
- become conversant in the discourse of Digital Humanities
- develop resources to contribute to the research projects
Students will need to dedicate 8 hours per week to the project, but you’ll be able to do the work wherever you like, as long as you have a computer and Internet access. We will have weekly 60 minute-long team meetings to report on progress and assign tasks.
You can take this course twice for up to 6 credits during your studies at UPRM. For more information, such as the activities being done this semester, visit my internship website.
If you’re interested, contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and enroll in INTD 4995, section 001#.