Dh Costume Introduction & Training Class

Marik Empang and Kain Kebat

Welcome to the DH2 guide to making your very own Rebel Fleet Trooper Replica Costume as seen in the Star Wars movies. Most of the costume pieces can be bought at local department and craft stores. The helmet and the blaster are probably the hardest things to acquire. Due to the introduction of multiple gear acquisition methods outside of raid that also provide competitive items, Best in Slot lists are now a thing of the past. When gearing your Holy Priest, you should be focusing on item level as a priority and then, in the situation where you have two available items of the same item level, pick the one.

The Iban traditional costume for women is“marik empang” and kain kebat. Marik empang is a combination of beadsand hand-stitched cotton decorative outer garment.It is usually red in colour. Iban women requireto wear marik empang at any occasion or festival. The “ngajat” or the traditional Iban dance performed byan Iban women must wear the “marik empang” as part of the outer garmentadorning her shoulder. Kain kebat, which is a cloth patterned by the ikat (tie)technique. Normally, the kain kebat is decorated with colorful stripes patterndesign. It is made of cotton as well. This kain kebat is narrow and its lengthis only about until knee. The Iban women wear the dress consisting of kainkebat, “marik empang” which is a chest adornment, the sugu tinggi headdress andother silver ornaments such as coin belt and bangles.

Kelambi and Sirat
Thetraditional garment of Iban men is called kelambi and “sirat”. There are twotypes of kelambi which is sleeved and sleeveless. Kelambi worn by men Ibanduring certain ceremonies. Cutting of kelambi is very simple which consists ofa rectangular piece of cloth folded double.

Theloincloth is a garment of great antiquity, is now distinctively ignored amongmodern Ibans. Barkcloth is the originalmaterial for loincloths.The way to tying a 'sirat' is take a strip of materialabout 10 inches wide and 10 to 12 feet long, the end of the cloth is decoratedwith beautiful embroidery or weaving. Men's traditional Iban costumes wear “sirat”with a very long loincloth around the waist and between the two stocks, one endthrough the legs hanging in front which is dress like a apron and the other endaround the waist. There should be a little “tail” (iko sirat in Iban) in theback. The loincloth worn in this way is quite secure and will not fall off. Furthermore,they also wearaccessories such as a belt, armlet and anklet made from silver and a headgear decoratedwith hornbill feathers.

Dh Costume Introduction & Training Class

ENG 429/529: Intro to Digital Humanities

Fall 2013

Christopher M. Ohge

Contact Information

  • Office: Stevens Hall, Room 325
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays, 3:15-5pm., and by appointment
  • Phone: 781-366-2972
  • Web: http://umaine.edu/umhi/digital-humanities/
  • Twitter: @cmohge (use hashtag #UMaineDH)

Course Description

This course serves as an introduction to the history, methodologies, and practices of digital humanities (DH). In addition to being a survey of DH as an emerging discipline, the course will show how digital tools enhance or reshape literary and cultural studies, scholarly editing, and the study of material objects in virtual spaces. As DH is a practical enterprise by nature, you will be expected to engage in hands-on projects that use digital tools to enlighten your current research or creative interests.


We will also investigate several technologies relevant to digital scholarship and editing, including eXtensible Markup Language (XML), the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI), Adobe Creative Suite, and platforms such as WordPress and Omeka. Each week will be divided into two sessions, the reading/lecture portion (a discussion of readings) and the demo/lab portion (blog responses as well as practical exercises with digital resources).


Schreibman, Susan, Ray Siemens, and John Unsworth, eds. A Companion to Digital Humanities. Oxford: Blackwell, 2004.

Schreibman, Susan, and Ray Siemens, eds. A Companion to Digital Literary Studies. Oxford: Blackwell, 2007.

Robin Sloan, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore.

The above texts will be supplemented by online and reserve readings.


You’re required to do at least six blogs, all of which should be about 500 words and include pointed questions. The list of responses/questions must be posted to the class by 9 p.m the evening before class meets.

Mid-Term Essay

A 2000-word essay. Topics to be determined.

Text Encoding Exercise and Reaction Paper

An exercise in encoding a literary work in TEI and a 500-word paper reflecting on the exercise.

DH Project

A small-scale project using some digital tool, with a 2000-word essay.

Attendance and Participation

Students are expected to attend and participate in class discussions, and turn in assignments on time.

Should you have to miss class, you are required to email me before the class begins. You are responsible for any material that you missed in class; you should ask your fellow classmates for help with the notes, and also feel free to come into my office hours if you need additional assistance.


3 September 2013 [Virtual]Dual boot vista and windows 8 download free full version 64 bit.

  • Introduction

5 September, Perspectives on DH

  • Busa, Roberto A. “Foreword: Perspectives on the Digital Humanities.” A Companion to Digital Humanities. Ed. Susan Schreibman, Ray Siemens, and John Unsworth. Oxford: Blackwell, 2004. http://www.digitalhumanities.org/companion/view?docId=blackwell/9781405103213/9781405103213.xml&chunk.id=ss1-1-2.
  • Hockey, Susan. “The History of Humanities Computing.” A Companion to Digital Humanities. Ed. Susan Schreibman, Ray Siemens, and John Unsworth. Oxford: Blackwell, 2004. http://www.digitalhumanities.org/companion/view?docId=blackwell/9781405103213/9781405103213.xml&chunk.id=ss1-2-1.
  • Pannapacker on “Big Tent” DH: http://chronicle.com/article/Big-Tent-Digital-Humanities/128434/

10 September, Perspectives

  • Ramsay, Stephen. “Who’s In and Who’s Out” and “On Building.”
  • Fish, Stanley. “The Digital Humanities and the Transcending of Mortality”.
  • Burke, Timothy “The Author Is Human”.

12 September, Applications: Topic Modeling, Distant Reading[Virtual]

  • Franco Moretti, “Conjectures on World Literature,” New Left Review (January–February 2000). http://newleftreview.org/II/1/franco-moretti-conjectures-on-world-literature
  • LA Review of Books debate: http://lareviewofbooks.org/essay/franco-morettis-distant-reading-a-symposium/
  • Ted Underwood: http://tedunderwood.com/2012/04/07/topic-modeling-made-just-simple-enough
  • David Blei: http://journalofdigitalhumanities.org/2-1/topic-modeling-and-digital-humanities-by-david-m-blei/

17 September, Topic Modeling; Disciplines: Classics [Virtual]

  • Presentation from last week.
  • Blevins, Cameron: Topic Modeling Martha Ballard’s diaries: http://historying.org/2010/04/01/topic-modeling-martha-ballards-diary/
  • Selections from Matthew Jockers’s Macroanalysis: Digital Methods and Literary History (2013)
  • Crane, Greg. “Classics and the Computer: An End of the History.” A Companion to Digital Humanities. Ed. Susan Schreibman, Ray Siemens, and John Unsworth. Oxford: Blackwell, 2004. http://www.digitalhumanities.org/companion/view?docId=blackwell/9781405103213/9781405103213.xml&chunk.id=ss1-2-4.
  • Crane, Greg. “Cyberinfrastructure for Classical Philology.” Digital Humanities Quarterly. http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/3/1/000023/000023.html.

19 September, Disciplines: History

  • Thomas, William G., II. “Computing and the Historical Imagination.” A Companion to Digital Humanities. Ed. Susan Schreibman, Ray Siemens, and John Unsworth. Oxford: Blackwell, 2004. http://www.digitalhumanities.org/companion/view?docId=blackwell/9781405103213/9781405103213.xml&chunk.id=ss1-2-5.
  • Cohen, Daniel J. and Roy Rosenzweig. “Introduction: Promises and Perils of Digital History.” Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 2005. http://chnm.gmu.edu/digitalhistory/introduction/.

24 September, Disciplines: Literary Studies [Virtual]

  • Borges, Jorge Luis, from Museum, “Exactitude in Science.” In Collected Fictions. Trans. Andrew Hurley. New York: Viking, 1999.
  • Rommel, Thomas. “Literary Studies.” A Companion to Digital Humanities. Ed. Susan Schreibman, Ray Siemens, and John Unsworth. Oxford: Blackwell, 2004. http://www.digitalhumanities.org/companion/view?docId=blackwell/9781405103213/9781405103213.xml&chunk.id=ss1-2-8

26 September, Disciplines: Literary Studies

  • Price, Kenneth M. “Edition, Project, Database, Archive, Thematic Research Collection: What’s in a Name?” Digital Humanities Quarterly. http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/3/3/000053/000053.html.
  • Price, Kenneth M. “Electronic Scholarly Editions.” A Companion to Digital Literary Studies. Ed. Susan Schreibman and Ray Siemens. Oxford: Blackwell, 2008. http://www.digitalhumanities.org/companion/view?docId=blackwell/9781405148641/9781405148641.xml&chunk.id=ss1-6-5&toc.depth=1&toc.id=ss1-6-5&brand=9781405148641_brand.
  • Ramsay, Stephen. “Algorithmic Criticism.” A Companion to Digital Literary Studies. Ed. Susan Schreibman and Ray Siemens. Oxford: Blackwell, 2008. http://www.digitalhumanities.org/companion/view?docId=blackwell/9781405148641/9781405148641.xml&chunk.id=ss1-6-7.

1 October, Editions and Annotation [Virtual]

  • Open Annotation: http://hyperstudio.mit.edu/projects/annotation-studio/

3 October, New Media and Materialities

  • Marshall McCluhan, Introduction to Understanding Media
  • Response by Christopher Ricks
  • Kirschenbaum, Matthew. “Introduction: ‘An Awareness of the Mechanism.” Mechanisms: New Media and the Forensic Imagination. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2008. 1-23.
  • Hayles, Katherine N. “Print is Flat, Code is Deep: The Importance of Media-Specific Analysis.” <http://www.cws.illinois.edu/IPRHDigitalLiteracies/Hayles.pdf>, Poetics Today 25.1: 67-90.

7–10 October, Digital Humanities Week

TEI Workshop [Virtual]

  • Sperberg-McQueen, Michael and Lou Burnard. “A Gentle Introduction to XML.” from the TEI Guidelines.
  • XML in 10 Points.
  • Cummings, James. “The Text Encoding Initiative and the Study of Literature.” A Companion to Digital Literary Studies. London: Blackwell, 2007.
  • Vanhoutte, Edward. An Introduction to the TEI and the TEI Consortium.
  • Chapters 1-4 and 7 of the TEI Guidelines.
  • Chapters 13, 16, and 17 of the TEI Guidelines

15 and 17 October (No class), but continue TEI Projects! And read:

  • Kirschenbaum, Matthew. “‘Every Contact Leaves a Trace’: Storage, Inscription, and Computer Forensics.” Mechanisms: New Media and the Forensic Imagination. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2008. 25-71.

22 October, Materialities; TEI Workshop

24 October,TEI Project Presentations

29 October, TEI Project Presentations

31 October, XSLT

  • Transforming TEI: A Quick and dirty intro to XSLT

November 1: Mid-Term Essay due

5 November, Digital Curation / Speculative Computing / Scalable Reading

  • Metadata Standards: Dublin Core, RDF, MODS, META
  • Galey, Alan. “The Human Presence in Digital Artefacts.” Text and Genre Reconstruction: Effects of Digitization on Ideas, Behaviours, Products, and Institutions. Ed. Willard McCarty. Cambridge: OpenBook, 2010. 93-117.
  • Drucker, Johanna. “The Virtual Codex from Page Space to E-space.” A Companion to Digital Literary Studies. Ed. Susan Schreibman and Ray Siemens. Oxford: Blackwell, 2008. http://www.digitalhumanities.org/companion/view?docId=blackwell/9781405148641/9781405148641.xml&chunk.id=ss1-5-5&toc.depth=1&toc.id=ss1-5-5
  • Martin Mueller on “Scalable Reading”: https://scalablereading.northwestern.edu/scalable-reading/

Speculative Computing & DATA [Virtual]

  • Drucker, Johanna.”Introduction: The Background to SpecLab.” SpecLab: Digital Aesthetics and Projects in Speculative Computing. xi-xix.
  • Drucker, Johanna.”From Digital Humanities to Speculative Computing.” SpecLab: Digital Aesthetics and Projects in Speculative Computing. 3-30.

7 November, Data Visualization

  • Gephi
  • Zepel, Tara, “Visualization as a Digital Humanities ____? http://www.hastac.org/blogs/tzepel/2013/05/02/visualization-digital-humanities
  • Tooling Up (Stanford): Visualization, http://toolingup.stanford.edu/?page_id=1247
  • Schreibman, Susan. “Digital Representation and the Hyper Real.” Poetess Archive Journal 2.1 (2011): n. pag. Web. http://journals.tdl.org/paj/index.php/paj/article/view/7

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12 November, E-Lit [Virtual]

  • E-Lit demonstration

14 November, Spatial Humanities

  • Nowviskie, Bethany. “‘Inventing the Map’ in the Digital Humanities: A Young Lady’s Primer.” Poetess Archive Journal 2.1 (2011): n. pag. Web. http://www.nowviskie.org/dh2010poster.pdf.
  • Franco Moretti, “Maps” from Graphs, Maps, Trees.
  • Neatline demonstration
  • Non linear mapping: Scalar

19 November, [Virtual]


  • Pitti, Daniel. “Designing Sustainable Projects and Publications.” A Companion to Digital Humanities. Ed. Susan Schreibman, Ray Siemens, and John Unsworth. Oxford: Blackwell, 2004. http://www.digitalhumanities.org/companion/view?docId=blackwell/9781405103213/9781405103213.xml&chunk.id=ss1-5-1
  • Deegan, Marilyn and Simon Tanner. “Conversion of Primary Sources.” A Companion to Digital Humanities. Ed. Susan Schreibman, Ray Siemens, and John Unsworth. Oxford: Blackwell, 2004. http://www.digitalhumanities.org/companion/view?docId=blackwell/9781405103213/9781405103213.xml&chunk.id=ss1-5-2
  • Nowviskie, Bethany. NEH Grant Proposal: “Institute for Enabling Geospatial Scholarship.” http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/pdf/IATDH_UVa.pdf

21 November, NINES / Publication / Projects and Archives

  • Wheeles, Dana. “Testing Nines.” Literary and Linguistic Computing 25.4 (2010): 393-403.
  • Henry III Fine Rolls Project: Ciula, Arianna, Paul Spence, and José Miguel Vieira. “Expressing Complex Associations in Medieval Historical Documents: The Henry Iii Fine Rolls Project.” Literary and Linguistic Computing 23.3 (2008): 311-25.
  • Fitzpatrick, Kathleen. On the Future of Peer Review in Electronic Scholarly Publishing

Peer Review [Virtual]

  • Vershbow, Ben. Toward the Establishment of an Electronic Press
  • McClymer, John. Teaching in a “collaborative, interactive, multimediated, networked, nonlinear, and multi-accented” Environment
  • Cavanaugh, Sheila. Living in a Digital World: Rethinking Peer Review

November 26, 28: Thanksgiving Break (no class)

3 December, Book Club [Virtual]

  • Read and discuss Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

5 December, Book Club

  • Read and discuss Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

10 December, DH Project Presentations


Dh Costume Introduction & Training Classes

  • 10-minute presentation of your DH project

13 December: Final Project portfolio due

More resources:

Randomness in Literary Computing

Skills package for DHists:

Cultural theory & code / Coding Crime:

DH Novels