USM Digital Humanities

Digital Humanities: Writing and Designing

John Muthyala Wiritng and Desiging Digital Humamities

On August 13, 2021, John Muthyala, Professor of English, gave a lecture on “Digital Humanities: Writing and Designing Across the Curriculum” for the online Refresher Program organized by the Department of English Language Studies, University of Hyderabad (UoH), India.

Recognized in 2019 as an Institution of Eminence, “a recognition of UoH’s standing, ability and potential to move into the league of the world’s best institutions,” the University of Hyderabad, located in the state of Telangana, is one of India’s premier public universities; it is ranked 4th by the National Institute Ranking Framework issued by the Ministry of Education, Government of India.

Funded by the University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi, the Refresher Program in English Language Studies was conducted online over two weeks starting in early August. Its lectures and workshops focused on three themes: Language Pedagogy, Research in Language, and Digital Education. It is for the session on Digital Education that Professor Muthyala, who leads USM’s Digital Humanities Initiative, was invited by Professor Joy Anuradha and the coordinating team.

Professor Anuradha, who teaches at the Centre for English Language Studies (CELS), UoH, noted, “Digital Education was included as a theme since all of us have been forced to teach online due to the pandemic, whether we were prepared or not.  We thought this segment would help the participants to familiarize themselves with effective methods, tools, and techniques to enhance digital teaching and learning. For this reason, we requested Prof. John Muthyala and a few other experts from both academia and the industry as Resource Persons. We thought that an introduction to Digital Humanities and how it can be applied in the classrooms would be a valuable addition to the program.”

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