What we do

Currently, there are two groups of students working on digital scholarship projects - Digital Humanities Associates (DHAs) and Digital Scholarship (DS) Interns. Both programs are based in the Gould Library. DHAs are funded jointly by the Humanities Center, Library, and ITS, and overseen by Reference & Instructional Librarian for Digital Scholarship Sarah Calhoun and Assistant Director of the Humanities Center for Digital Humanities Austin Mason. DSIs are sponsored by the Career Center, the LibrCarleton DHAsary, the Humanities Center, and Academic Technology, and supervised by Sarah, Austin, and Academic Technologist for Instructional Technology Celeste Sharpe.

Digital Humanities Associates (DHAs)

The Digital Humanities Associates (DHAs) are a group of responsible, engaged undergraduate students who support digital humanities projects and courses throughout the academic year. DHAs engage in a wide array of projects, collaborating closely with faculty who conduct arts and humanities research and who teach using digital methods and tools.  

  • In some cases, they function as Research Assistants for digital humanities projects, consulting on every stage of the process from initial design to data entry, development and final deployment.  
  • The DHAs also serve as embedded Teaching Assistants in humanities courses, offering hands-on assistance for digital class projects and holding "tech help" evening office hours when students are up working but most faculty have left campus for the night.

Meet the DHAs on our People page and read about what they've been up to on the Carleton Digital Humanities Blog!

Digital Scholarship (DS) Interns

The Digital Scholarship (DS) Interns are a group of four undergraduate students who work collaboratively on meaningful individual and group tasks that contribute to digital scholarship work being done across campus. They utilize and enhance their skills in such areas as web development, accessibility and inclusive design, digital ethics and privacy, as well as project management methods and technologies.

Find out more about the DSIs and their individual roles and contributions on our People page and read about their current projects on the DS Intern Blog!


For examples of what Digital Humanities at Carleton support, see our gallery of current projects and the archive of past projects.