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.

Beloved Witness Project: Agha Shahid Ali and Kashmir Symposium

DHi and Hamilton College will host the Beloved Witness Project: Agha Shahid Ali and Kashmir Symposium on Sept 19 - 20, celebrating the life, work, and influence of the poet and teacher Agha Shahid Ali. A former Hamilton College professor, National Book Award nominee, and beloved poet of Kashmir and America, Shahid brought to our attention not only a global perspective on poetic language and forms, but also a profound respect for poetry’s importance in the world.

Doran Larson's Essay in The Atlantic

DHi faculty fellow Doran Larson (American Prison Writing Archive or APWA) published an essay, "Why Scandinavian Prisons Are Superior," in "The Atlantic" on-line that should be read by those of us concerned with the American prison-industrial complex. Perhaps we could learn something from other countries?
(See full post for the downloadable article.)