This talk will examine the course "East Asian Digital Humanities" taught by Dr. Des Jardin at Penn, covering the format and content of the course, the students and their expertise, and its broader implications for digital humanities pedagogy and community building. By introducing several specific aspects of digital humanities methods that are complicated by the vagaries of data based in East Asian sources, Dr. Des Jardin will demonstrate how she approached teaching about the seminar's various topics through examining real-world research cases in addition to theory and method.
Dr. Des Jardin is the Japanese Studies Librarian, and liaison for Korean Studies, at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries. Her research interests encompass book history in modern Japan as well as Japanese text mining, and she is deeply involved in the global Japanese DH community. Dr. Des Jardin received her PHD in Asian Languages & Cultures and MSI in Library & Information Science from the University of Michigan, and BA/BS in History and Computer Science from Pitt.