The Digital Humanities initiative (DHi) at Hamilton College is a collaboratory - digital parlance for a research and teaching collaboration - where new media and computing technologies are used to promote humanities-based teaching, research, and scholarship across the liberal arts.

DHi creates opportunities for new interdisciplinary models and methods of collaboration between faculty and students.

These activities support a fundamental shift in humanities research, leveraging the potential of technology to access and manipulate rich media collections in ways that increase collaborative scholarship (not only within Hamilton humanities but also, potentially, with other institutions around the world) and lead to the generation of new knowledge.

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DHi CLASS Scholar - Kerri Grimaldi

Kerri Grimaldi is an English major at Hamilton College. As a DHi CLASS scholar, she is working with Professor Patricia O'Neill on The Beloved Witness project--a collaborative digital archive featuring the works of Kashmiri American poet, Agha Shahid Ali. Kerri is utilizing the archive to study the influence of Emily Dickinson's poetry on Shahid's.

DHi's Second Mellon Grant

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Hamilton College a second grant for $800,000 in support of the Digital Humanities Initiative (DHi), a research and teaching collaboration in which new media and computing technologies are used to promote humanities-based research, scholarship, and teaching – including curriculum development – across the liberal arts.