My latest at NITLE’s Techne blog: Doing It

August 23, 2011 § Leave a comment

Originally posted on August 23, 2011 at NITLE’s Techne blog,

photo from flickr user: DonkeyHotey

Lately I’ve been noticing an emphasis in higher education on doing and producing. You see it manifested at all academic levels—students learn through hands-on projects, faculty get evaluated based on productivity, universities boast of patents generated and parents want colleges to prepare their children to do something with their life (read “get a job”). « Read the rest of this entry »


My latest at NITLE’s Techne blog: Sign Up Now to Get Connected in Digital Humanities

August 18, 2011 § Leave a comment

Originally posted on August 18, 2011 at NITLE’s Techne blog,

get connected! by flickr user ___aran

Many challenges prevent scholars at small liberal arts colleges from pursuing digital humanities; getting connected to the larger digital humanities community can help overcome some of those challenges.  In January 2012, NITLE will be cosponsoring an opportunity at the annual convention of the Modern Language Association for modern language scholars to engage with leading scholars in the digital humanities.  We hope to connect small liberal arts colleges to this rapidly expanding field. This is a boom time for the digital humanities–both inside academia–marked by online discussion, conference presence, articles, and books–and beyond. Public awareness has grown as 2010 saw Google funding digital humanities projectsaround the Google books collection and Patricia Cohen beginning Humanities 2.0, a series of articles in the New York Times about digital methodologies in the humanities. At a time when the academic humanities seems otherwise threatened and contracting, the digital humanities remains a viable growth area. Yet, lack of awareness, resources, and expertise have prevented sustained engagement in the digital humanities at small colleges. « Read the rest of this entry »

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