Phase 1: Startup

Each of DHi's projects is approached and developed within a four-phase framework.

Phase I: Start-Up – supports the initial planning and development stages of newly forming digital projects; encourages collaboration with scholars at Hamilton (exploring cross-disciplinary collaborations); and facilitates collaborations across institutions as we draw on a network of scholars.

The following projects are currently in Phase I of their development:


The Landscape of Advertising in North India: Languages, Scripts, and the Politics of Education

Chaise LaDousa has been visiting Varanasi and Delhi, two cities in North India, for the past two decades in order to explore the relationship between language and schooling in India’s rapidly changing economy.  A major sociolinguistic phenomenon in North India is the advertising done in public, often for schools.  Advertising can draw words from Hindi and English and can represent those words in Devanagari and roman script.  LaDousa has photographed hundreds of examples of advertising in the two cities, and published an article in the journal Language in Society about the ways that lexical

Refugee Project

A collaborative/collective documentary project about the daily lives of refugee families in Upstate New York, document the daily practices, rituals, and cultural events of refugee communities.

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