Rapid Development Projects

Each week, students will be challenged to rapidly build a project.  These projects will collaboratively envisioned and developed.  Students will be expected to present their finished projects.

 Weekly Blog Posts

Fieldschool students will be required to write at least 1 blog post/week.  The posts themselves should be thoughtful commentary on an issue relating to cultural heritage informatics (focused on this year’s theme of “Visualization: Time, Space, and Datae”).  The posts can expand on something we talked about in our meetings, a critical analysis of a project or issue, or the discussion of a specific aspect of a fieldschool project.  The tone of the posts should be “casual scholarly.”  Students should not view these as required assignments that need to be slogged through.  Instead (in keeping with the idea of course website as publishing platform), they should be thought of as short form publications that are of interest to the broader community.

In addition, students will also be required to collaboratively work on descriptions for each of the Rapid Development Projects (which will be posted as a blog entry as well as put on the Projects page).


Students will be provided with a series of readings on a wide variety of topics relavent to fieldschool activities.  These readings (which will all be available on the fieldschool website) will provide necessary context and background for fieldschool activities.  The readings will also provide inspiration and fuel for discussions and development work.

 Final Project

The CHI fieldschool will culminate in a large cultural heritage informatics project that students will work on over several weeks.  The final project will be envisioned and developed collaboratively by the fieldschool students themselves.

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