Due Date: April 02
Remember that the proper way to create your assignment repository is by clicking on this lick, allowing Github Classroom to do the work for you]]. (But you should already have done this for the last two assignments!) Please also read the assignment description on Github. We will discuss this at greater length in class in the final weeks of the semester.
For your final assignment, respond to the following call for proposals with an application approximately 2000 words in length, plus a provisional budget in the form of a spreadsheet (includea PDF, or provide a link to a viewable google sheet) or Markdown table. There’s a nice Google Sheets Extension that will convert a Google sheet to markdown for you.
See below for details.
The Hacking History Foundation is pleased to announce a new Digital History Initiative, intended to advance the field of digital historical studies in Canada. We are grateful to an anonymous donor from Qatar who has agreed to underwrite three levels of grant: We invite applications for all three categories, to be submitted by. Be sure to identify the category of grant you are applying for. Regardless of the project’s scale, the proposal should be:
The Hacking History Foundation strongly values honesty. It is not necessary for you yourself to possess all the skills to complete the project; but you should be able to clearly articulate the nature of the technical challenges and have a realistic assessment of what is required to overcome them. You should also be able to articulate the historical import of the project, and its worthiness for public funding, because even though we are funded by shadowy carbon-spewing billionaires, our Foundation has a strong sense of civic duty.
The proposal should be composed of the following elements (word lengths are approximate):
This is a difficult assignment. As usual, you should turn in a lucidly-written paper with minimal grammatical or spelling errors, written in accordance with scholarly standards for citation and originality. Your project should be of genuine historical interest, and your text should convince me of that importance. Your methods section should describe the challenges inherent in the project, and provide a provisional plan for overcoming them. You should demonstrate awareness both of the difficulties of DH research, and of the existing resources that are available to scholars undertaking this kind of work.
If you wish, you may certainly build upon other work you have done this semester.
Good luck! I look forward to the results.