Digital Humanities Summer Institute

  • Posted on: 15 June 2015
  • By: quinn

The Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) kicks off today! For anyone (in the course or not) interested in the drafts of the Drupal for Humanists book, you can fill out this form and I'll add you to the Google Doc.

Example files for Feeds:

For the students, here's the schedule, along with corresponding readings from the book.

Monday, June 15

  • 9:30 -­ 10:00 Introductions and overview
    • DfH 1.2 - Overview and audience
    • DfH 1.3 - Drupal compared to other CMSes
  • 10:00 -­ 11:30 Installing Drupal (Pantheon) & overview of demo site
    • DfH 1.5 - overview of example site
  • 11:30 -­ 12:00 Essential Drupal jargon
    • DfH 2.4 - understanding Drupal’s components, core & database
    • DfH 2.5 - Drupal components
    • DfH 4.5 - installing & enabling modules
  • 12:15 ­- 1:15 Lunch
  • 1:30 -­ 2:30 Navigating a Drupal site (basic configuration, installing modules, etc.)
    • DfH 2.6 - overview of site building
    • DfH 11.2.1 - “Demonstrate block regions” and positioning tricks
    • DfH 11.2.2 - assigning blocks to regions
    • DfH 8.4 - adding content
    • DfH 11.3 Menus
    • DfH 6.2 Creating new content types
    • DfH 6.3 Adding and configuring fields
    • DfH 9.2 Configuring node display
    • DfH 6.4.3 List (text) field
    • DfH 6.4.4 Term reference field & creating vocabularies
    • DfH 4.4 - essential modules (used as examples for practicing installing modules in 4.5)
    • DfH SFTP appendix
  • 2:30 ­- 4:00 Data modeling and content types
    • DfH 5.2 - introducing content types and other entities
    • DfH 5.4 - data modeling for content types
    • DfH 5.5 - preliminary data modeling for example site

Tuesday, June 16

  • 9:00 ­- 10:30 Creating and configuring content types
    • DfH 6.2 - creating new content types
    • DfH 6.3 - adding and configuring fields
    • Rest of DfH 6 is for reference, but may make reference to individual sections like automatic nodetitles and pathauto
    • DfH 7.2 - configuring content types for the example site
    • DfH 8.5 - adding data (just to create a couple nodes for use in Views after lunch)
  • 10:30 ­- 11:30 Drupal configuration checklist (user profiles, paths, permissions, etc.)
    • Touching briefly on each of these things:
    • DfH 9.2 - configuring node display for example content type (show them the configuration options, but clicking through the options to align with instructions in 9.2 can be homework)
    • DfH 10 - Users and permissions, focus on basic account creation, orientation to the permissions page
    • DfH 6.9 - Pathauto
    • DfH 11 - Menus & blocks (these things exist, here’s where you go to configure them; may have to reference ahead to DfH 18 - Themes as part of Blocks discussion)
  • 11:30 -­ 12:00 Intro to Views
  • 12:15 -­ 1:15 Lunch
  • 1:30 ­- 3:00 Feeds and importing data
    • DfH 14 - Feeds
  • 3:00 -­ 4:00 Free time for project work

Optional homework: configure content type display as laid out in DfH 9.2, read DfH 14.3 - overview of Feeds settings

Wednesday, June 17

  • 9:00 -­ 10:30 Importing data
    • DfH 14.4 - Importing from CSV
  • 10:30 ­- 12:00 Advanced Views: relationships and contextual filters
    • DfH 13.4 - Site timeline (uses Simple timeline, which doesn’t require a library); has a relationship
    • DfH 13.8 - Table with exposed filters
    • Variation of 13.5 - Individual timeline, to display events as a table rather than a timeline, in order to use contextual filters (but avoid possible library problems)
  • 12:15 ­- 1:15 Lunch
  • 1:30 -­ 2:15 Theming and site design
    • DfH 18 - Theming
  • 2:15 ­- 4:00 Break-out groups based on shared interests (e.g. mapping, timelines, multimedia)

Thursday, June 18

  • 9:00 ­- 10:15 Exporting data
    • DfH 15.2 - Views Data export
    • Mention Features (15.3), but we’re not going into it (unless people want to later)
  • 10:15 -­ 11:00 Troubleshooting Drupal
    • DfH 4.3 - Assessing modules
    • DfH 20.9 - Debugging Drupal
  • 11:00 ­- 12:00 Updating Drupal (modules, core) and Drupal 8
    • DfH 20.2, 20.3, 20.4
    • DfH 2.3 - what about Drupal 8?
  • 12:15 ­- 1:15 Lunch
  • 1:15 -­ 2:30 Demo of Drupal site migration to generic shared hosting
  • 2:30 -­ 4 Tour of useful modules (Biblio, Taxonomy Manager, etc.) and Q&A

Friday, June 19

  • 9:00 ­- 12:00 Q&A and wrap-up