September 27, 2010 § Leave a comment
Originally posted on September 27, 2010 at NITLE’s Techne blog, http://blogs.nitle.org/2010/09/27/a-digital-humanities-center-for-small-liberal-arts-colleges/
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 »