I’d like to lead a discussion that includes a variety of perspectives about what you would want to see in a digital humanities program, degree, or specialization at your university/college/school.
Some questions to consider:
What skills/tools/methodologies should be taught? (To code, or not to code?)
Will the program be stand-alone, situated within a certain department, or have multiple centers?
What theory or background knowledge of the field will students need?
What career paths will the program prepare students for?
What institutional support is needed to create and maintain this kind of program?
I welcome any other interested parties to co-moderate. I intend to take my observations from this discussion back to the University of Maryland, where our Digital Studies Colloquium has been charged with developing a plan for such a program.