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Adeline Koh's "A Letter to the Humanities: DH Will Not Save You"

Adeline Koh (Associate Professor of Postcolonial Literature and Director of DH@Stockton at Richard Stockton College) recently published an article that gives an insightful look into the relationship between the current state of digital humanities as a field, and its larger place and possibilities within the humanities in general.

Jazz and the City Archive

Over the course of the Spring semester of 2015, Dr. Angel David Nieves and our ‘Intro to Digital Humanities’ have worked together to develop "Jazz and the City," a collection of Scalar-based presentations showcasing the content of the Fillius Jazz Archive at Hamilton College, in an effort to find, recover, and advocate for voices from marginalized communities.  The project's goals are listed as:

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.

Nieves and Jaksch Featured in the Journal for Interactive Technology and Pedagogy

Drs. Marla Jaksch (TCNJ; DHi Networked Faculty Fellow) and Angel David Nieves (DHi) are special guest editors for Issue 6 (2014) of the Journal for Interactive Technology and Pedagogy, “Intersections of Heritage, Development, Digital Technologies, & Pedagogy in Africa & the African Diaspora.”  Recent scholarship in development studies has highlighted the importance of new digital technologies as tools for furthering social justice while at the same time revealing continued economic and educational inequalities across the African Diaspora.

Abhishek Amar and Lauren Scutt present at Bucknell Digital Scholarship Conference

Abhishek Amar, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, and Lauren Scutt '16, double majoring in Religious Studies & Psychology, presented, "Archiving Hindu Gaya: Temples, Shrines and Images of a scared center in India" on November 15 at the Bucknell Digital Scholarship Conference panel "Collaborating Digitally: Engaging Students in Faculty Research" at Bucknell College in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania November 14-16, 2014.

Nieves at Amherst: Digital Humanities as Restorative Social Justice

On Wed, Oct. 29th, DHi Co-Director Angel David Nieves will present a lecture at Amherst College titled "Digital Humanities as Restorative Social Justice: Virtual Heritage, 3D Reconstructions and South Africa’s Township Histories."  This lecture will take place at 4:30pm in Amherst's Friendly Reading Room, Frost Library.

Fifth Annual Digital Witness Symposium

On Wed., October 1st, Hamilton College will host the first of two events in the fifth annual Digital Witness Symposium event. The event will be held at 127 Kirner-Johnson Hall at 7pm. This year’s symposium will focus on how activists, media-makers and designers are using digital code and software design to reengineer the very possibilities of human rights media.