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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Doran Larson offers MOOC - American Prison Witness: Understanding U.S. Penal Practice and Its Future through the Voices of the Condemned

After a brief history of the U.S. prison system and a survey of U.S. prisoner writing from 1904 to 1970, we will explore—through prisoner witness—the issues raised by the unprecedented rise of the nation’s mass-incarceration regime since the early 1970s, and the central place that prisoner witness can take in understanding this system and its future.

Institute for Liberal Arts Digital Scholarship (ILiADS) - CFP

In the summer of 2015, from July 26 to August 2, a partnership of 23 liberal arts institutions will host ILiADS, the Institute for Liberal Arts Digital Scholarship, at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. ILiADS offers participants two ways to engage the community of liberal arts practitioners and pedagogues: a team- and project-based approach and a more traditional conference structure. Those interested in the project-based component, with ideas or teams at any stage (or no stage!) of development, are encouraged to let our planning consultants guide their participation.  
Lord and Grimaldi present at Bucknell's Digital Scholarship Conference

Janet Simons, Gregory Lord, and Kerri Grimaldi present at Bucknell Digital Scholarship Conference

Janet Simons Co-director Digital Humanities Initiative (DHi), Gregory Lord DHi Lead Designer & Software Engineer, and Hamilton Senior Kerri Grimaldi '15, presented DHi's undergraduate fellowship program CLASS as part of a roundtable on Institutional Models for Digital Scholarship and Collaboration at Bucknell's Digital Scholarship Conference November 14-16, 2014. Some of the highlights of the talk emphasized the roles played by multiple partners on campus including members of DHi's Collection Development Team.