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. As DHi builds on the curricular integration achieved in our first three years, it will delve more deeply into new models for teaching information management, metadata schema, and collection development in the liberal arts. The second $800,000 grant allows DHi to pursue an array of multi-institutional and collaborative scholarly programs while also continuing to develop its model for a sustainable digital infrastructure. Over the next three-year grant period, DHi will build an Innovation Lab for interdisciplinary digital scholarship, a series of faculty-led Working Groups in areas of research expertise, an open source humanities consortium of Liberal Arts Colleges (LACs), and a student-driven laboratory and project development space that focuses on gaming and interactive media.