Jeanne Belisle Lombardo, M.A. is co-founder of the Center for Future Consciousness in Scottsdale, Arizona and Assistant Director of Community Development at Rio Salado College in Tempe, Arizona. She has worked as an adjunct faculty at University of Advancing Technology in Tempe, and has taught English and American Studies in Los Angeles, Paris, and at Beppu University in Oita, Japan. She is a member of the World Future Society, HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory), and the Arizona Humanities Council. She is a regular presenter at the annual World Future Society Conferences. Jeanne is interested in the intersection of the humanities and the sciences and the possibilities for greater collaboration and participation across disciplines afforded by new technologies in the digital age. She holds a Masters degree in Interdisciplinary Humanities.
Course : Digital Humanities
This course explores how information technology is used in the study of the various disciplines which make up the Humanities. Topics covered include: understanding the organization of knowledge on the Web; the major computing tools and techniques used by those working in Digital Humanities; the examination and re-presentation of physical artifacts and the creation of “born digital” work; electronic research methods and the critical thinking skills required to find and evaluate electronic sources; publishing on the web (text markup and HTML); the use of electronic tools for text analysis; computing and the dissemination of the results of scholarly research on cultural artifacts; digital archives and resources; a review of selected humanities computing projects; and “open access” and other social, ethical, and legal implications of IT.