IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 157: Digitising the Classroom: Bringing Undergraduates, Research, and Digital Methods into Dialogue - A Round Table Discussion

Monday 6 July 2020, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Traveler's Lab, Wesleyan University
Organiser:Helen Birkett, Department of History, University of Exeter
Moderator/Chair:Helen Birkett, Department of History, University of Exeter

How can we bring undergraduates, research, and digital approaches together in a meaningful way? This ambitious question underlies the activities of The Traveler’s Lab, a small network of medieval scholars who work with undergraduates to explore the possibilities of new digital methods. Lab members set up projects which allow students, some of whom have training in programming and GIS, to create and analyse data sets relating to medieval mobility. The session participants will discuss these projects, what they have learnt from the process of collaborating with undergraduates, and how other scholars might apply this approach.

Participants include Adam Franklin-Lyons (Marlboro College), Kathryn L. Jasper (Illinois State University), and David Gary Shaw (Wesleyan University).