Sherwood Leads Day-Long Digital Archive Workshop for University of Cincinnati Libraries

Posted on 10/5/2013 5:10:48 PM

Kenneth Sherwood, associate professor of English and codirector of the Center for Digital Humanities and Culture (DHC), led a day-long workshop for the Elliston Project Digital Archive at the University of Cincinnati on October 5, 2013.

The Elliston Project Digital Archive Pedagogy Workshop introduced UC faculty, library staff, and graduate students to theories and strategy for teaching with poetry audio.

Sherwood drew on his scholarly and teaching experience with poetry audio to lead members of the UC community in exploring poetry transcription and audio creative audio podcasts as part of a UC faculty-development grant initiative.

Sherwood's workshop—along with others offered by nationally noted scholars in the digital humanities, including Jerome McGann, Lori Emerson, and Tanya Clements—“engaged scholars and poets alongside digital archivists from UC Libraries—faculty and students representing quite distinct areas of expertise—to innovative collaboratively while exploring and developing new skills.”

The Ellison Poetry Archive collection includes the digitized lectures and public readings of visiting poets since 1955, including Robert Frost, Seamus Heaney, Robert Duncan, and others. This collection is made available to the public for educational uses.

At IUP, Sherwood teaches Ethnopoetics, Digital Literature, and Digital Humanities. He is also involved in the NEH-funded High Performance Sound Technologies for Access and Scholarship project. As a DHC faculty member, he works with graduate students across departments in scholarly DH projects.

IUP graduate students and faculty are invited to become involved with IUP’s DH initiatives through the Center for Digital Humanities and Culture. Find out more about the Elliston Workshop.

Department of English