Digital Humanities initiative co-directors Angel David Nieves and Janet Simons were lead presenters at the New Directions Digital Humanities Workshop in Holland, Mich., Oct. 7–8, for the Great Lakes College Association (GLCA) at the request of the Mellon Foundation. The workshop was funded by the GLCA’s New Directions Initiative whose purpose it is to support the renewal and continued professional growth of liberal arts faculty members during the critical trajectory of their post-tenure careers.
Nieves and Simons gave two presentations, “How Do You ‘do’ Digital Humanities?” and “Curricular Connections to Digital Humanities Research: DHi’s CLASS Program,” on the wide range of possibilities within digital humanities, with an emphasis on projects in the areas of scholarship, research and teaching, including undergraduate research and DH pedagogy in the classroom.
Steve Young, HPC system administrator, and Mary Lehner ‘12 assisted GLCA participants during one-on-one roundtables where they discussed their proposed DH projects. Participants included faculty representing 14 humanities-based disciplines, as well as librarians and information technologists. Nieves also presented a poster on the “Virtual Freedom Trail Project (VFTP): Corridors to the Past and Present, Tanzania and South Africa.”