My latest at NITLE’s Techne blog: Digital Humanities and the Undergrad
September 14, 2010 § Leave a comment
Originally posted on September 14, 2010 at NITLE’s Techne blog, http://blogs.nitle.org/2010/09/14/digital-humanities-and-the-undergrad/
In an earlier post I argued that the digital humanities are important for small liberal arts colleges because they offer opportunities to connect undergraduates to humanities research. But how do students feel about that? Recently, I had the opportunity to explore that connection with Jen Rajchel, an English major at Bryn Mawr College. Rajchel first encountered the digital humanities in a class taught by Katherine Rowe, went on to publish her thesis in CommentPress, rather than as a traditional academic paper, and this fall is organizing “Re: Humanities,” the first national research symposium dedicated to undergraduate research in digital media, November 11-12, 2010, hosted by Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges. Her thoughts in this video offer insights into how the digital humanities engage students in active and collaborative learning while reinforcing traditional liberal arts values.
Rajchel also shared her experience in creating her online thesis. We’ll share that video in a future post. Read our other posts about digital humanities and small liberal arts colleges.