My latest at NITLE’s Techne blog: Upcoming Digital Humanities Training for Textual Research

August 24, 2012 § Leave a comment

Originally posted on August 24, 2012 at NITLE’s Techne blog,

This installment of NITLE’s series on Building Capacity in Digital Humanities within the NITLE Network, focuses on upcoming training opportunities for liberal arts faculty and staff.

One of the biggest challenges for liberal arts colleges seeking to build capacity in digital humanities is training faculty and staff in new digital methods, especially due to the wide variety of methods that fall under the big tent of digital humanities and the lack of local expertise at small colleges.  Since many digital humanities centers at large research institutions do offer such training, small colleges can take advantage of these resources to build capacity in digital methodologies, though there will be some cost involved. « Read the rest of this entry »


My latest at NITLE’s Techne blog: A Digital Humanities Center for Small Liberal Arts Colleges?

September 27, 2010 § Leave a comment

Originally posted on September 27, 2010 at NITLE’s Techne blog,

Hamilton College Digital Humanities Initiative

Last week Hamilton College rolled out the new and improved version of its Digital Humanities Initiative (DHi), funded by an $800,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon foundation. DHi, founded in 2009, is co-directed by Angel Nieves, Associate Professor of Africana Studies, and Janet Simons, Associate Director of Instructional Technology. They have also recently hired Gregory Lord as Lead Designer and Software Engineer.

With the new grant, Hamilton plans to build the first comprehensive digital humanities initiative at a liberal arts institution. While DHi models itself, in part, on the idea of a digital humanities center, a common structure to support digital humanities at large research universities, DHi differs with its focus on connecting digital humanities to the undergraduate experience. Faculty research projects will engage undergraduates through collaborative investigation, and undergraduate fellows will have opportunities to pursue their own research. All projects of the initiative must demonstrate a clear connection to the undergraduate curriculum, and these courses will, in turn, advance new or ongoing research. « Read the rest of this entry »

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