RELI/ENGL 39, Fall 2015, University of the Pacific

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Details on HTML and Subdomain assignment

Assignment for Thursday 11/19 or Tuesday 11/24

  1. Create a page of HTML (30 pts)
    Tutorial resource:
  1. Create a subdomain (name it anything you want, you can delete it when this assignment is done, or it can be the subdomain where the group final project lives – I don’t care) (20 pts)
    Tutorial: login to and start the following tutorial at step 3
  1. Upload the file to your subdomain (20 pts)
    Tutorial: see the tutorials on “Uploading files” and “File manager” here (click on the CPanel tab!!!!)
    Make sure you upload your files to the correct directory!!!  public_html and then whatever folder is the name of your subdomain.
  1. Make sure your page works by going to the link. Edit the file and upload the revised file if necessary.
  1. Post the link to your new HTML page to the assignment on Canvas (this is how I will see if you did the above steps).

Note: if you are having major difficulties, submit your HTML page to canvas, and I will give you some credit, and we can troubleshoot together after Thanksgiving.


Note: folks like Kyle and Ray who already know HTML: try to create a standalone stylesheet for your page using cascading style sheets


Creating a Group Project Charter

Each group needs to create a charter that is a document that you all will agree to.  Someone in the group should bring a printout on Tuesday.

Your Charter is your statement of principles about collaborating together for this project.  It should include:

  • Tentative name for group or project
  • General principles and values (including ethical principles)
  • Goals and Outcomes for your group
    • Concrete as well as learning/development goals for you all
  • Team management issues:
    • consider issues of Credit, Conflict Management, Maintenance/sustainability (where will your project live after this class is over? Do I need to be part of your Charter?),
    • Communication and transparency
    • Meetings
    • Shared resources to enable collaboration (will you use Google docs? Canvas?)
    • Anything else?
  • Credit and licensing
    • Licensing of your project’s work (what license will you give it?
    • How will you give credit to each other?
    • How will you credit the work of others you use, adapt, research, etc?
  • Anything else?

Sample charters (yours can be shorter, since yours is a smaller project):

Also you might want to read this Collaborators’ bill of rights

***Your final project grade will include a GROUP grade and an INDIVIDUAL final grade.***


Embedding a Google Fusion Map or Chart

To embed your Google Fusion map or chart into a website:

  • In Google Fusion Tables, click on the tab of the chart/map you want to embed
  • In the menu:  Tools > Publish
  • In the window that opens, be sure to change visibility to Public
  • Adjust the size of your map or chart to whatever you want it to be
  • Copy the HTML
  • Go to your web page or blog post (click on the “Text” tab of your blog post if it’s a blog) and paste the HTML

Spatial history and mapping websites discussed in class

In addition to the websites already on the syllabus, in class I discussed the following:

Websites referenced today

Here are the websites we looked at today:

Creating Omeka Exhibits

Here are some detailed instructions with screenshots in case you need more guidance on creating your Exhibits.

Each group has ONE Exhibit.

Each person in the group is responsible for a subtopic in his/her/their Exhibit. (One Page per person/subtopic is fine, though if you want to create more than one page per person, I won’t stop you.)

The details for the assignment are on the 15-omeka3-handout (sections 5-6).  I promise the tech issues are easy — if you can write a post in WordPress, you can do this. 

To create your Page, do the following:

  • Go to and login.  (You now have administrator privileges, so you can see and edit Exhibits and Pages.  Please don’t delete other people’s content! Thanks!)
  • Click on Exhibits on the left menu
  • Find your group’s  Exhibit and click Edit underneath (see below)
Edit exhibit

Edit exhibit

  • Scroll down to the bottom of the Exhibit page and click on Add Page
Add a page to your Exhibit

Add a page to your Exhibit

  • In the new window, you’ll see places to add a Title and a slug (the slug is what gets added to the URL so pick one word or maybe two separated by a hyphen, no spaces) (see below)
Type title, slug, and select layout for your page

Type title, slug, and select layout for your page

  • You’ll also select a layout for content.  (above) You probably want either the Gallery or the File with Text.  (File with Text allows you to include more than one Item file — no worries).  You CAN have more than one content block, so you can choose Gallery first, then File with Text next, or vice versa.  If you are confused, just choose File with Text.
  • Click “Add new content block” after you’ve selected the layout.
  • Then you’ll see a window to add Items and type in text below.  You can add more than one Item (just keep clicking Add Item).  Give your item a good caption!  For the narrative text: SEE THE HANDOUT on what to write.
Add content to your page

Add content to your page

  • Add a second content block if you want. (Say, for example, you want to have just one image + text and then a Gallery below.)
Add another content block (optional)

Add another content block (optional)

  • Don’t forget to save your changes! Often!

    Save your changes

    Don’t forget to save your changes!

  • To get back to this page:  login > Exhibits > Edit [your exhibit] > scroll down to see your page and click on it (see below)
To edit your page, go back to the page where you edit the Exhibit and scroll down.

To edit your page, go back to the page where you edit the Exhibit and scroll down.

Example Omeka Sites

The sites I showed in class on Thursday are: (created by undergraduate students)

There are other examples at’s Showcase and Wiki.

Please Register for Omeka Site

You should have received an email asking you to register at email me if you didn’t get the email.)

This is the website where we will be creating an online exhibit related to the text you are reading for tomorrow.


  1. Click through the link to create a password for the site.  (Remember your password)
  2. Login to the site
  3. Click on your own name in the upper right (next to “Welcome”) and update your profile:  change your user name, public name, and/or email to whatever you want them to be.  NOTE: your public name is the name that will appear online associated with content you add to our exhibit.  If you don’t want your real name online, change your public name.

See you in class tomorrow!


Homework for AntConc

Using the datasets from our Voyant homework (early Christian martyr texts, sermons about Lincoln’s death, and Shakespeare), use AntConc to study one or more of these corpora.

TIP:  There are video tutorials on the antconc website:  scroll down the page to the section titled Video Tutorials.

I’ll post mine here as soon as it uploads (it is a big file).  [added 5:55 pm, the screen capture is here

NOTE:  you may need to unzip the zip files to load them into AntConc.

  1.  Use the collocation feature to see what words are used around m?n and wom?n in the Shakespeare or martyr corpus.  What does this tell us about what these texts associate with men vs women?  What does this tell us about how men and women are depicted in the corpus?  (Experiment with the From… To… settings in the lower right to give yourself a small window around m?n and wom?n and then a larger window to catch more words.)
  2. Use the collocation feature to see how Shakespeare talks about love and death (something we did in Voyant, also).  Do you need to use wildcards (such as love* or death*|die*|dead|dying)?  Do you get more information than you did in Voyant?  Less?  Or a different kind?  What does it tell you about how Shakespeare talks about love and death?  [If love and death don’t interest you, play around with any other key words of interest to you.]

Note:  you can click the CLONE RESULTS button to have your results appear in a separate window.  You can take screenshots of anything you think is important, also, and print the screenshots.  [Don’t worry if you don’t know how to take a screen shot.]

TIP:  If you want to look at different corpora and use different tools within AntConc, it might be useful to clear your data out before uploading a new corpus.  The “File” menu up on the top menu bar has an option for Clear Tool, Clear All Tools, and Clear All Tools and Files.  I often “Clear All Tools and Files” before doing something new.

FOR CLASS THURSDAY:  Bring a typed response to these questions.  We will discuss them further in class, and in small groups will post to the class blog.  You will turn in your typed response in class.  

You do not need to spend hours playing around with AntConc.  Load the corpora, use the collocation feature, see what you learn and don’t learn.

OPTIONAL [don’t worry if you don’t do this]

  1. Using the martyr corpus, set one text or set of texts as a target in the key words tool and the rest of your corpus as the reference corpus.  See the screen capture of the tutorial for more details and see the tutorial online, linked on the syllabus.  (For example:  load the martyrdom of Perpetua and Felicitas.  Then in Settings > Tool Preferences > Key Word List load the whole martyr corpus as the Reference corpus.  Then click Apply, and in the Key Word List part of AntConc click “Start.”  You should get a list of words that are more unique to Perpetua and Felicitas compared to the whole corpus.  What do these Key Words tell you about the Martyrdom of Perpetua and Felicitas compared to the other martyr texts.


DH projects/websites: how did they make that? especially







What is the research question?

What is the dataset?

What is the method/tool?

Who/what is the audience?

Evaluate — does it work?


datasets for voyant


    2. (OPEN this in your computer)

Also — if you want to follow along

Registering for the blog

Blog posts will begin soon for this class.

This is a PUBLIC blog.  You may use a pseudonym.  We will talk about it in class on Tuesday.

If you have serious concerns about privacy and are nervous about posting at all, send me an email, and I’ll give you an extension on this assignment; we can talk more next week.

By Tuesday please:


  • Go to the blog’s login site
  • Login with your username and password
  • Go to the Dashboard (hover over upper left to see Dashboard in a drop down menu)
  • Go to Your Profile
  • CHANGE your nickname to something we can all understand, and set your “Display name publicly” as your Nickname.Screen Shot 2015-08-27 at 5.52.14 PM
    • be sure to save your changes!
  • Create a test blog post.  [Click on the + New link on the top bar of the screen, or click on Posts > Add New on the left menu].  Here is a video about writing a page or a blog post in Word Press.  (YOU ARE MAKING POSTS not pages.  The beginning is also not relevant  — pick up the video at about 58 seconds into the video when it shows you the dashboard.

If you have any concerns about privacy use a pseudonym.

See you Tuesday!