Nieves, Simon Present at AACU Conference - Hamilton College

Nieves, Simon Present at AACU Conference

Janet Simons and Angel David Nieves
Janet Simons and Angel David Nieves

Digital Humanities Initiative co-directors Angel David Nieves and Janet Simons presented at the annual American Association of Colleges and Universities 2012 meeting in Washington, D.C., in January. The presentation was titled "Curricular Connections to Humanities Research: DHi's CLASS Program." 


The panel in which they participated was featured in Inside Higher Ed  in an article titled "Behind the Digital Curtain."


In the article, Nieves noted that having undergraduates work with metadata and design databases and search tools can help demonstrate how arguments and biases inhere in interface design and search logarithms,. When curators are king, “seeing the black box as not just a way of organizing information, but also a way of delivering an argument -- that [discovery tools are] not neutral -- is really important,” said Nieves.


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