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Guide to Programming for the Digital Humanities

Lessons for Introductory Python

Authors: Kokensparger, Brian

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About this book

As an introduction to programming for the Digital Humanities (DH), this book presents six key assignments oriented on DH topics. The topics include Computing Change Over Time (calculating burials at a historic cemetery), Visualizing Change Over Time (visualizing the burials at the historic cemetery), Textual Analysis (finding word frequencies and “stop words” in public domain texts), XML Transformation (transforming a simplified version of XML into HTML styled with CSS), Stylometry (comparing the measured features of graphic images), and Social Network Analysis (analyzing extended relationships in historic circles).  The book focuses on the practical application of these assignments in the classroom, providing a range of variations for each assignment, which can be selected on the basis of students’ specific programming background and skills; “atomic” assignments, which can be used to give students the experience they need to successfully complete the main assignments; and some common pitfalls and gotchas to manage in the classroom.  The book’s chief goals are to introduce novice computer science (CS) students to programming for DH, and to offer them valuable hands-on experience with core programming concepts.

About the authors

Brian Kokensparger is a faculty member in Computer Science at Creighton University, where he teaches introductory programming courses, as well as courses in database design, computer organization, and software engineering.  Brian is also a faculty mentor in Creighton's Digital Maximilian–Bodmer Archive digital humanities project, and works with the Prospect Hill Cemetery board in digitization and analysis of its burial permit records.

Reviews

“Guide to programming for the digital humanities: lessons for introductory Python is written in a voice that is clear, easy to read, and simple to understand. This fantastically well-organized book first gives the reader a series of progressively more detailed top-down views of its content … and some observations regarding the author’s revisions--which are based on (still ongoing) years of teaching Python for DH to future-oriented undergraduates.” (Chaim Scheff, Computing Reviews, July 29, 2019)

“Kokensparger (Creighton Univ.) uses assignments for a digital humanities Python course as a guide to teaching an introductory computer science course to students with diverse interests. Kokensparger's strong background in instructional technology informs the design, rationale, and presentation of a sequence of six programming assignments.” (C. Vickery, Choice, Vol. 56 (10), June, 2019)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-4

    Kokensparger, Brian

  • Introductory Programming—Common Topics

    Pages 5-13

    Kokensparger, Brian

  • Digital Humanities—Special Considerations for the Programmer

    Pages 15-19

    Kokensparger, Brian

  • Introduction to the Digital Humanities Assignments

    Pages 21-26

    Kokensparger, Brian

  • Change Over Time: Burials in an Historic Cemetery

    Pages 27-36

    Kokensparger, Brian

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Softcover 57,19 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Guide to Programming for the Digital Humanities
Book Subtitle
Lessons for Introductory Python
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Computer Science
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-99115-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-99115-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-99114-6
Series ISSN
2191-5768
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 93
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 15 illustrations in colour
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