Handout 4: 8/29/06

CPSC 689-606: Digital Humanities

Assignment: "State of the art" topic paper/presentation

Papers due Tuesday, October 24, 2006
In-class presentations on Tuesday, October 24, 2006 and Thursday, October 26, 2006

In this assignment, you will identify a topic of relevance to digital humanities and will figure out what the current state of the art is in terms of work addressing the topic. To make sure that everyone is working on different topics and that topics are of appropriate relevance and size, we will have an open discussion in class about topics and will make final assignment of topics at that time.

There are two "deliverables" for this assignment: a written paper in scholarly form (about the length of a standard Computer Science conference paper) and a short (15 minute) in-class presentation. Items to be covered include:

The paper should include correct and complete literature citations.

Some sample topics that came to my mind are given here, but you are encouraged to think up your own: