final portfolio guidelines—pandemic edition

Portfolio presentations from May 6th are archived here (morning session) and here (afternoon session).

NO stress. Be in touch. Share and collaborate. Link to each other.

Now that we have met to discuss your practice portfolios, we’ve got a much better sense of the potential for really great work. We talked about themes and connections among the various aspects of your portfolios.

click for the movie that will help make your portfolio brilliant

We pondered better definitions. We thought about audience and voice and engagement. You’re ready to do this.

BUT WAIT, there’s a pandemic.
Do what you can.


This is our draft plan for your presentations at the Case Symposium on Wednesday May 6.

We’ll do those in two groups of presenters, one from 9-11am and one from 2-4pm (EDT). Those of you in time zones west of Davidson to Hawaii (-6) will go in the afternoon slot, in time zones east of Davidson including East Asia (+12) in the morning slot. The rest of you fill out this form to let me know when is best; we’ll try to accomodate everyone’s choice. There will be 34 students each presenting in each session (and most everyone watching).

Plan a two-minute presentation of the best few parts of your portfolio that you’re proud of and want to share. Not the whole portfolio, just your research paper and some more of the good stuff, whatever that is for you. We’ll use zoom and turn on share screen for the presenters and record everything for the archive and review. This is similar to the Cold Open format you may have seen.

If you can’t make it for some reason—personal needs, health, family support, whatever—let us know and you can put up a movie of your presentation, or if you’ve got no good tech for that, you can talk through it with some of us on the phone at some point.

We’re trying to support sharing your work together, and we think this is a good format in which you can all have something to share and be proud of. You’ll want to practice with a partner or a fellow or your AT group a few times: sharing your screen, presenting your research paper briefly, and presenting some other parts of your portfolio as you explain the choices you made and how the parts of your portfolio demonstrate your theme and connect to each other. All in only 2 minutes. You’ll need to practice on your timing!

There will be a simultaneous live youtube channel feed for Davidson people not in the course to view.


Your portfolios, which you present in public and for evaluation at the Verna Case Symposium on May 6, contain these elements:

  • an introduction or about page with directions for your readers and an acknowledgements section for image citations, your CC license, and any other acknowledgments; you may decide to divide this among more than one page
  • your working definition of revolution (1000-2000 words, perhaps across several pages)
    • include references and examples from each unit
    • include references and examples from Lapham
    • include at least six images of pages from your notebook with your reading notes about Lapham (from the fall break assignment) and from your notes on definitions more broadly
      Your definition must include references or notes and links to Prof. Robb’s definition primer.
  • your working definition of the humanities and of the Humanities (1000-2000 words, perhaps across several pages)
    • include references and examples from each unit
    • include references and examples from at least two plenary lectures
    • include at least six images of pages from your notebook with notes about the humanities and the Humanities
      Your definition must include references or notes and links to Prof. Robb’s definition primer.
  • a newly revised version of paper 1 or paper 2 [done already]
  • a polished version of paper 3 [nope, not doin this now]
  • your research paper–the centerpiece of your portfolio, (2000-2500 words; use a viewer of some sort but also include a pdf download option); this should be linked to your other work in your portfolio
  • expanded and polished versions of at least two of your campus event commentaries (at least one each from fall and spring); more are welcome
    link these to other parts of your portfolio
  • a revised and expanded version of one of your posts from each unit; you may decide to connect these four posts in some way
  • one post each from unit 7 and unit 8 (500 – 1000 words each); link and connect these to other parts of your portfolio
  • your slideshow and handout about your artist from unit 6; connect this to other parts of your portfolio, especially to your definitions [We can imagine most of you will connect your abstraction slideshow framing notes to Gerhard Richter or Never Look Away somehow.]
  • something (or several things) new (creative, reflective, analytical, exegetical, hermeneutic, discursive—we have so many great models of different modes and genres in our course) by you that is a text; connect this to your experience in our course and link it to other relevant places in your portfolio
  • something (or things) new by you that is not a text (image or images, audio, video, something else?); connect this to your experience in our course and link it to other relevant places in your portfolio
  • something (or things) new (text or non-text) that is collaborative; connect this to your experience in our course and link it to other relevant places in your portfolio
Jamiehttps://www.humanities.jaciukewicz.com/
Virginiahttps://www.humes.virginiabadams.com/
Thomashttps://www.humes.tscottbaker.com
Janehum.janeberick.com
Sadiehum.sadierblackshear.com
Prescotthumes.portfolioprescott.com
Lauraohthehumanity.lauralbullock.com
Alizahttps://hum.alizacantor.com
Lydiahttps://humes.lydiacatterall.com/
Simonhttps://hums103.simoncheng.net/
Catherinehumes.catherinechimley.com
Angelo4thtime.angelosbizzareaadventure.net
Andrewhttps://hum.andrewdenny.com/
Rachaelhttps://hum.rachaeldevecka.com/
Harrisonhumanities.harrisongdiggs.com
Cathyhttps://www.humes.catherinediop.com/
Aimeehumes.aiydr.com
Emilyhum.eevans.org
Emilyhum.emilyezell.com
Reemhumes.reemzfakhoury.com
McNeillhttps://humes.mcneillfranklin.com/
Gracehum.gracegardella.com
Caisonhttps://hum.caisongray.com
Rachelhttps://hum.rachelsloan.org/
Oliviahum.oliviaharper.org
Ericahumes.ericaharris00.com/
Philliphttps://hum.philliphazel.com/
Granthum.granthearne.com
Samhttps://samheie.com/
Prestonhttps://humes.prestonito.com/
Lunahumes.lunajerjees.com
Leenhumes.leenkhasawneh.com
Jackhttps://hum.jackclyons.com/
Jakehttps://hum.jakematthews.net/
Kadehttps://humes.kademcculloch.com
Emilyhttps://hums.emilymcdill.com
Cadiehttps://humanitiesportfolio.cadiemcnaboe.com
Skylarhttps://hum.skylarmcvicar.com
Riverhttps://humanities.rivermeng.com
Laurenhumes.laurenmeyers.net
Marybethhttps://www.hum.marybethmv.com/
Juliannahums.juliemoock.com
Gabbyhttps://hum.gabriellamorreale.com/
Isabelhum.isabelnowak.com
Louishumanities.louisonoratini.com
Nickwww.humes.nickparamy.com/
Kennedyhttps://humes.kennedypetties.com/
Selinahttps://hum.selinaqian.com
Tomáshttps://humanities.toquintero.com/
Peterhum.peterthomasrock.com
Ianhttps://humes.iarolls.com
Lillyhumies.lillianasandoval.com
Jordanhttps://humanities.jordansatch.com/
Maryhum.maryshandley.com
Erinhums.erinsimard.com
Sodehttps://humanities.sodesmith.com
Harrisonhumes.harrisonsparks.com
Roberthttps://www.humanities.sparks-creations.com/
Carsonhttps://hum103.carsonriellystenroos.com/
Alechum.alecstimac.com
Bryanhums.ttranbryan.com
Elizabethhttps://hum.elizabethvair.com/
Gwenhttps://hum103.gvandoren.com/
Samhumes.samrvanhorn.com
Lukehttps://lukewanden.com/
Jacksonhumes.augustwarmack.com
Alexhumes.alexweinman.com
Basilhum.basilaugust.com
Sarahhttps://hum.yunyuesarah.com/
Nataliehttps://humanity.nataliezhuqianyu.com/


Make sure your portfolio subdomain address is correct in this sheet.