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Teaching with Digital HumanitiesTools and Methods for Nineteenth-Century American Literature$
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Jennifer Travis and Jessica DeSpain

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780252042232

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252042232.001.0001

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The Trials and Errors of Building Prudence Person’s Scrapbook: An Annotated Digital Edition

The Trials and Errors of Building Prudence Person’s Scrapbook: An Annotated Digital Edition

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(p.24) 2. The Trials and Errors of Building Prudence Person’s Scrapbook: An Annotated Digital Edition
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Teaching with Digital Humanities
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Ashley Reed

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University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252042232.003.0002

Ashley Reed describes her work with students to create an annotated online edition of a nineteenth-century scrapbook by Prudence Person, a member of a prominent North Carolina family. She outlines the lessons she learned as the project progressed from its first phase in a classroom of nineteen students to an independent study with only two. When the smaller group integrated more field-specific knowledge, the students and the project thrived: they visited historic sites, presented at undergraduate research forums, and took ownership of the content. Reed addresses the difficulties and benefits of launching a context-rich DH project in a general education classroom, and she imagines its future iteration as the centerpiece of an intensive upper-level course on nineteenth-century print culture.

Keywords:   digital humanities pedagogy, general education and digital humanities, digital edition, Prudence Person, scrapbook, print culture, annotation, failure, curation, undergraduate research, Scalar

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