Digital Humanities Research Institute: Binghamton 2019

Scalar Workshop

This session will explore the basic functions of Scalar.  We will navigate this digital publishing platform together while also learning how to create digital projects in non linear, media driven ways.  

We will begin by clicking through two sample projects listed below.  This will give us a broad overview of the possibilities offered by Scalar.  

Sailing the British Empire: The Voyages of the Clarence, 1858-73.  By STSC 077, Fall 2015, First Year Seminar, University of Pennsylvania.

Review (Enhanced Digital Version): Mimi Gardner Gates and Josh Yiu, eds. Chinese Painting & Calligraphy. Seattle: Seattle Art Museum, 2011.

After a short demo session through the basic functionalities of the site, we will move step by step together to create our own projects. The best way to learn the nuances of this platform is to jump right in! The majority of this session will provide the participants with time to experiment with Scalar and create their own work.

Digital publishing platforms provide a range of possibilities not offered by traditional publishing methods. We might also consider what happens to editing and commenting more broadly with digital scholarship while we are exploring the basic functions of one online platform.

Suggested Readings:

Daniel J. Cohen.  "The Social Contract of Scholarly Publishing."  In Matthew K. Gold, ed.  Debates in the Digital Humanities.  Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2012.

Paul Fyfe.  "Electronic Erratica: Digital Publishing, Open Review, and the Futures of Correction."  In Matthew K. Gold, ed.  Debates in the Digital Humanities.  Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2012.

Workshop Outcomes:

By the end of this session, you will have a basic understanding of Scalar and how to navigate the platform.  The workshop portion will allow you to create your own work so when you return, you will have your own examples.

Registration Key:

All participants will need this key case sensitive key to create their own accounts: Rm3pPd0#s7