Collaborations in Liberal Arts Colleges in Support of Digital Humanities

Aug 26, 2016

The field of digital humanities has been rapidly expanding over the course of the last decade. As such, academic institutions have been working to identify ways of supporting these new endeavors in a time of economic struggles. The Digital Humanities Initiative (DHi) at Hamilton College was conceived as one possible model of supporting digital humanities scholarship at a liberal arts institution. The DHi model relies heavily on collaboration among different teams in the Library and Information Technology Services across campus, and with institutions across the United States. DHi also has international partnerships that promote its goals in research, learning, and public humanities. This chapter will describe the various collaborations of DHi and offer suggestions for how others can implement similar support models at their institutions.


  • Lisa M. McFall (Hamilton College)
  • Janet Thomas Simons (Hamilton College)
  • Gregory Lord (Hamilton College)
  • Peter J. MacDonald (Hamilton College)
  • Angel David Nieves (Hamilton College)
  • Steve Young (Hamilton College)