coffeelearn_headerCoffee & Learn is a new series of mini-workshops held at the Arts & Humanities Café in Bartlett 201 every Monday afternoon from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. Members of Dartmouth's Digital Humanities community will discuss technologies for research and teaching, and participants will have plenty of time for guided practice over delicious afternoon cappuccino. Read more for a list of Coffee & Learns that we've organized for the remainder of winter term. ...continue reading "Coffee & Learn"

ITS (Information Technology Services) and the Dartmouth College Library are pleased to announce the Digital Humanities Residency for Summer 2016. All Dartmouth faculty are eligible to submit a proposal to digital.humanities.support@dartmouth.edu by April 18th. The selected Resident will not only be awarded $10,000 for project expenses but will also work with a team composed of computing specialists, librarians, and instructional designers during the summer term to execute his or her digital humanities project. Click here to read the CFP or see details after the jump.

During the summer term of 2015, the Digital Humanities Residency was piloted at the Arts and Humanities Resource Center. Professor Scott Sanders (French and Italian) was selected as the 2015 DH Resident and was supported by John Wallace and Mark Boettcher from Research Computing, Scott Millspaugh from Educational Technologies, and Jill Baron, Eric Bivona, and Laura Braunstein from the Library. Please watch the following trailer that was produced to support Scott's project, Multimedia in the Long Eighteenth Century.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BC4wFWv1ee0

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Please join ITS and the Library for a series of Spring events at the Arts and Humanities Resource Center (201 Bartlett Hall). Every month, we hold First Thursday at the AHRC, a social event that features wine, fine meats and cheeses, and conversation about teaching, technology and research. This spring term, First Thursday will be held on the following days:

  • April 7th, 4:30-5:30 pm
  • May 5th, 4:30-5:30 pm
  • June 2nd, 4:30-5:30 pm

Twice a term, ITS and the Library also host a Digital Seminar event at the AHRC. The seminars are always organized around a topic and feature short presentations from faculty and staff and a Q&A with the audience. Topics for previous Digital Seminars include virtual reality, digital exhibitions, digital annotation, and teaching with social media. For updates about these events and other happenings at the AHRC, please join the Dartmouth DH mailing list! To do so,  send an email to digital.humanities.support@dartmouth.edu with the subject heading "DH List".

ITS and the Library recently hosted the first Digital Seminar of the academic year.  October's topic was "Research Computing and the Digital Humanities", and the seminar consisted of a panel discussion with George Morris, Director of Research Computing, and members of his team that work most closely with faculty in Arts and Humanities departments. Please join us after the jump for a conversation with George and more information about Research Computing!

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"Throw Open the Doors" on the Humanities with MOOCs

On Friday October 16th, Dartmouth hosted faculty and instructors from several institutions teaching MOOCs (massive open online courses) in humanities disciplines. These teachers and scholars were joined by members of the Dartmouth community to discuss the particular challenges and opportunities related teaching a humanities course on a massive scale.

Learn more about the event and view recorded sessions here.

Participants were invited to consider the following questions:

  1. What does it mean to teach arts and Humanities disciplines for a global audience?
  2. How and why might we scale up learning opportunities up in the Arts and Humanities?
  3. How have instructors adapted new digital learning strategies for the Humanities residential classroom?
panel speakers
Steve Swayne (Dartmouth), Emily Silk (Harvard), Adrienne Raphel (Harvard) , & Jed Dobson (Dartmouth)

The dedicated faculty who spoke about their experiences provided much groundwork for continued conversation.  There were some answers, some new questions, and a wealth of "teacher talk". And as good teachers know, the best conversations come from questions. Jed Dobson (Dartmouth) convened the presenters from a range of disciplines within the Humanities and provided context and opportunity for a fabulous discussion.

As someone entirely new to the Humanities, it was my pleasure to learn from these amazing folks.  I'd like to share with you six big questions that were raised for me throughout the day.

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AHRCEducational Technologies and the Library have planned some exciting Digital Humanities events for the remainder of the spring term! Every month Scott Millspaugh and Laura Braunstein host "First Thursday at the AHRC", where faculty and staff gather to discuss teaching, technology, and research over wine and fine charcuterie. In addition to these social gatherings, we've worked with the Leslie Center for the Humanities and the Neukom Institute to bring Marisa Parham, Director of the Five Colleges Digital Humanities Project, to campus for a public lecture on Monday, May 4th. And Dartmouth's own Kirstyn Leuner will offer an introductory workshop on text markup at DCAL on May 26th. Please see details below! ...continue reading "Upcoming Digital Humanities Events"

dh_panelJanuary has been a busy month at the Arts and Humanities Resource Center! In addition to our monthly social gatherings the first Thursday of each month, Educational Technologies and the Library co-sponsored two Digital Humanities events last week: Funding and Resources for the Digital Humanities, a panel discussion and Q&A with Mary Flanagan, Dan Rockmore, and David Seaman (Tuesday, January 20th); and Gear Up, a fair-type showcase of Dartmouth DH projects aimed at connecting faculty in the Arts and Humanities with resources and support for pursuing computational research (Thursday, January 22nd). ...continue reading "Digital Humanities Events at the AHRC"