Digital Humanities at Carleton

Digital Humanities 2012 

Digital Humanities projects are proliferating at Carleton! The Mellon Foundation’s “Collaborative Planning for the Digital Humanities” grant to Carleton, St. Olaf and Macalester Colleges allowed us to build capacity, establish partnerships, and begin regular programming in "DH" on campus for 2012-14. Since Fall 2012, the Humanities Center at Carleton has served as the center for this work.  In Winter Term 2015, thanks to the presence of a Robert Oden Postdoctoral fellow on campus, we will offer the first course devoted solely to the Digital Humanities. Dr. Austin Mason will teach "Hacking the Humanities," as well as four other courses offered from Winter 2015-Spring 2016.

Updates from the Digital Humanities Associates

Thursday 11/06/2014

  • Online Journals and DH Work

    Yesterday I attended a Learning Communities meeting focused on the rise of online journals and what they mean for digital scholarship. The meeting raised many interesting issues surrounding the scholarly record. One of the most important issues discussed was the ... more

Monday 11/03/2014

  • Facial Recognition project update

    Last week, I met with Ann Zawistoski to refine our search for articles on facial recognition software. From that meeting, I was able to find a couple sources that look very promising for giving us the techniques and tools we ... more

Thursday 10/30/2014

  • 3D Workhouse Project

    Graham and I recently started working with History Professor Susannah Ottoway in hopes of starting a new 3D Workhouse project. From her experience, students tend to learn much more effectively through visual means, and accordingly, she dreams to create a ... more

Thursday 10/16/2014

  • Steve Hindle, Art History, and the Digital Humanities

    Steve Hindle is on campus, and yesterday, I attended his talk, “An Economic Historian Plays with Art History.” It was a really enjoyable presentation, filled with engaging content. Hindle started with a simple graph depicting seasonality of labor in agriculture ... more
  • Steve Hindle and Digital Scholarship

    “The computer screen has provided a shaft of light that will illuminate, not eliminate, the book.” I had the wonderful opportunity to attend a joint A&I class session with guest Steve Hindle, the W.M. Keck Foundation Director of Research at ... more

Tuesday 10/07/2014

  • Making a Humanities Lab out of Greek Mythology

    During this last August, I took part in a 2-week-long Humanities Lab. There were eleven of us students from various liberal arts colleges – Wellesley, Haverford, Grinnell, Denison, etc. – divided into two groups, one focusing on mapping Greek mythologies (my group) ... more

Monday 10/06/2014

  • Archives Facial Recognition Project – first thoughts

    Currently, Sahree and I are working with Nat Wilson in the archives department to review existing facial recognition software tools. The end goal of this project is to be able to use a tool to recognize and label pictures of ... more
  • Russian 205 Moodle Project

    I spent most of last fall and winter working on creating an electronic version of an assignment for Russian 205. The assignment is a long-term task that requires students to watch clips from a Soviet movie, Courier, and then interact ... more
  • DH Around the World (Part II)

    I shared this infographic last week in its full form (see my post) but I want to devote a little more attention to the interesting issue of digital humanities research around the world. In the above image (cropped from the original ... more

Thursday 10/02/2014

  • Digital Humanities Retreat

    During the first weekend of the term, the Digital Humanities communities at Carleton and St. Olaf got together for a retreat to share ideas, lessons, and news about the field. The event was an excellent opportunity to see what was ... more