I am about as neophyte as they get regarding DH. I assume that a session on what exactly DH is would be redundant for most attendees. In any case, I am wholly unprepared to teach one or provide a presenter.
SO, my QUESTION is, are there sources you all particularly like for gaining a sufficient foothold on concepts in preparation for THATCamp?
One that I am going to try to follow is this one recommended by a lit colleague (see below). But I may find that it isn’t basic enough.
Programming for Humanists: A Continuing Education Course offered by the
Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture at Texas A&M
Teachers: Laura Estill, Laura Mandell, Matthew Christy, Violeta Ilik (for
TEI and XSLT), Quinn Dombrowski and Dave Rettenmaier (for Drupal), Luis
Meneses (for Processing).
*Course Description*: We will explore the role of XML (eXtensible Markup
Language) and XSLT (eXtensible Stylesheet Language Transformations,
themselves XML documents) in digital library and digital humanities
projects. We will be teaching best practices in the process of building
digital editions and their metadata:
The current class Syllabus is available at
*Course Requirements and Results*
Anyone can attend the course *for free* through videoconference or google
hangouts. However, to receive a training certificate in the areas covered,
one must enroll via the Texas A&M Continuing Education Program at the