Nota Bene: Annotation as a Scholarly and Pedagogical Practice

Grinnell College Summer Workshop, 2022

Notes filling David Foster Wallace’s copy of “Players” by Don DeLillo. Image courtesy of the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas.

Tuesday, June 7: Introduction, Overview, and Author Conversation

  • 9:00–9:55 am: Introductions … activating background knowledge and experience with annotation …  observations and questions about annotation in general and specifically about Annotation (Kalir/Garcia)
  • 10:00–10:55: Conversation with Remi Kalir, co-author of Annotation
  • 11:00–12:00: Follow-up to author discussion … other resources for understanding annotation

Wednesday, June 8: Faculty Panel; Technologies of Annotation; Introducing

  • 9:00–9:55 am: Technologies of annotation … getting started with as a campus platform
  • 10:00–10:55:  Discussion with faculty colleagues Paula Yust and Sarah Purcell about annotation as a class assignment
  • 11:05–12:00: Follow-up to faculty panel … practicing collaborative annotation with

Thursday, June 9: Creating Annotation Assignments and Workflows

  • 9:00–9:55 am: Developing the workflow for creating annotation assignments
  • 10:00–10:55: Breakout time for brainstorming/workshopping your potential annotation project(s), e.g., drafting an annotation assignment description, sketching out a knowledge/research workflow that includes annotation, etc.
  • 11:00–12:00: Sharing out of project ideas … feedback and discussion … take aways and next steps