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Janet Simons and Kerri Grimaldi '16
Kerri Grimaldi '16, Janet Simons Present at Digital Humanities Conference

Kerri Grimaldi '16 and Janet Thomas Simons, co-director of Hamilton's Digital Humanities Initiative, gave a poster presentation,"Empowering Student Digital Scholarship: CLASS Program as a model for digital humanities scholarship in the Liberal Arts" on July 10 at the International Digital Humanities Conference in Lausanne, Switzerland.  More ...

Jack Lyons '16
The Silent Serpent: Understanding the Role of Benshi in Japanese Cinema

With the exception of the 2011 French film The Artist, which won three Golden Globes and five Academy Awards, silent films have become a thing of the past. Yet there may still be lessons to learn from this antiquated art form. John Lyons ’16, an Asian studies major with a Japanese focus, was recruited by Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures Kyoko Omori to work on the DHi project, “Reconstructing Serpent.”  More ...

Lainie Smith '16
Smith ’16 Studies the Practice of Meditation

Lainie Smith ’16, through the Digital Humanities Initiative (DHi), is examining meditation in her summer research project titled “Investigating the Growth and Adaptations of the Practice of Meditation” with Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Abhishek Amar.  More ...

Janet Simons
Simons is Keynoter at Collaboration Through Digital Liberal Arts Meeting

Janet Thomas Simons, co-director of the Digital Humanities Initiative, gave the evening keynote address on May 30 at the Great Lakes Colleges Association's Expanding Collaboration Through the Digital Liberal Arts in Ann Arbor, Mich.  More ...

Doran Larson
Larson Edits Special Journal Issue

Professor of English and Creative Writing Doran Larson edited a special issue of the legal-studies journal Studies in Law, Politics and Society.  More ...

Nieves and Simons Discuss DHi at Amherst

Digital Humanities Initiative (DHi) co-directors Angel David Nieves and Janet Simons gave an invited presentation on April 28 at Amherst College. “Innovation and Sustainability in Digital Humanities” focused on collaboration among faculty, students, librarians and technologists to develop innovative approaches to digital humanities scholarship that are also sustainable models at liberal arts colleges.  More ...

Kyoko Omori
Omori Awarded Japan Foundation Grant

Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures Kyoko Omori has been awarded an $11,000 grant from the Japan Foundation for a project titled “Reconstructing and Creating a New Japanese Silent Film Experience: Benshi, Music and Film.”  More ...

Doran Larson
Larson Discusses Book and DHi Project

Professor of English and Creative Writing Doran Larson spoke about his new, edited collection, Fourth City: Essays from the Prison in America, at locations in New York and California. His presentation also included a discussion of the American Prison Writing Archive, a Digital Humanities Initiative (DHi) project.  More ...

Angel David Nieves
Nieves Awarded NEH Grant

Angel David Nieves, associate professor and co-director of the Digital Humanities Initiative (DHi) was awarded an NEH Office of Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant of $59,510 for "Dangerous Embodiments: Theories, Methods, and Best Practices for Historical Character Modeling in Humanities 3D Environments."  More ...

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President Stewart to Participate in Innovation+Disruption Symposium

Hamilton President Joan Hinde Stewart will join five other college presidents on a panel titled “Seizing the Initiative in the Digital Age,” part of the day-long Innovation+Disruption symposium to be hosted by Colgate University on May 5. The focus of the event will be on technology, the liberal arts and preparing graduates for the future. The event is being held at the TimesCenter in Manhattan.  More ...

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