An excerpt from my Winter syllabus appears in the library exhibit “Digital Humanities at Dartmouth: A Community of Practice.” The exhibit opened August 1 and ends today, so it’s the last day to visit these posters in the Baker Library workspace. I especially appreciate that I share this poster with my Neukom mentor at Dartmouth, Ivy Schweitzer, because together we have embraced this idea of a DH community of practice in our collaborations with each other as well as with the greater Dartmouth DH collective.
Digital Humanities at Dartmouth: Portraits of a Community of Practice
What is digital humanities?
It is a community of practice at the intersection of texts and technologies. Digital humanists seek both to understand human culture (literature, art, media) by using technology, and to understand technology through a humanist lens. Digital humanists use computational methods, build digital collections, design online games, create new media, analyze textual data, and think critically about the technological environment in which we carry out our daily lives. Digital humanities is a collaborative endeavor, involving faculty and scholars across the disciplines—including English, Anthropology, Computer Science, Film & Media Studies, and Classics, to name a few—and practitioners around the institution, including technologists, archivists and librarians, graphic designers, programmers, and students, who work together in cross-disciplinary, cross-functional teams that operate outside traditional academic hierarchies. Currently, Dartmouth has a thriving digital humanities community. This exhibit showcases many—but not all—of the projects happening now at Dartmouth; we invite you to explore our work and our community further atdigitalhumanities.dartmouth.edu
Digital Humanities at Dartmouth: Portraits of a Community of Practice was curated by Laura Braunstein, Digital Humanities and English Librarian, and Scott Millspaugh, Instructional Designer. Design by Dennis Grady, Library Education & Outreach.
Baker-Berry Library, Baker Main Hall: August 10 – September 30, 2016