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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 ...

Poet Agha Shahid Ali
Hamilton to Celebrate Life and Work of Poet Agha Shahid Ali

Hamilton College will celebrate the life and work of poet Agha Shahid Ali on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m., in the Burke Library Commons.  One of Kashmir’s most celebrated poets, Shahid taught at Hamilton in the early 1990s.  Burke Library has an extensive archive of his work in its Special Collections. The event will feature community poetry readings, reminiscences, music and birthday refreshments.  More ...

DHi Co-Directors Janet Simon and Angel David Nieves
DHi Awarded Second $800K Award From Mellon Foundation

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Hamilton College a second $800,000 grant for its Digital Humanities Initiative (DHi). DHi is a research and teaching collaboration in which new media and computing technologies are used to promote humanities-based research, scholarship and teaching – including curriculum development – across the liberal arts.  The Mellon Foundation awarded the DHi its first grant in 2010.  More ...

Members of the Refugee Project, from left Janet Simons, Philippa (Pippa) Schwarzkopf ‘16, Utica College’s Dave Chanatry '80, John Bartle, Britt Hysell, Dima Kaigorodov ‘16, and Tsion Tesfaye ’16.
Documentary Genesee Lights to be Screened

Genesee Lights, a  short documentary film that was a collaboration of students and faculty from Hamilton College, Utica College, the Digital Humanities Initiative, and the Levitt Center, will be screened as part of the Unspoken Human Rights Film Festival on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m., at the Uptown Theater in Utica.  More ...

Angel David Nieves
Nieves Presents at DHi’s Digital Witness Symposium

Angel David Nieves, associate professor of Africana studies and co-director of the Digital Humanities Initiative (DHi), presented at the Fourth Digital Witness Symposium.  More ...

Will Newman '14 sorts and organizes a large cache of materials by the late poet Agha Shahid Ali in Burke Library's Special Collections.
Poet Agha Shahid Ali’s Legacy Lives On In Special Collections

Poet Agha Shahid Ali taught at Hamilton for only five years, but in that short time he established lasting connections and friendships at the college. For this reason, the Agha Shahid Ali Literary Trust donated his collection of manuscripts, letters, and other writings to Hamilton after his death in 2001. This summer, Will Newman ’14 is working with Burke Library’s Special Collections to organize the materials so that they are accessible to scholars, ensuring that Shahid’s legacy at Hamilton lives on.  More ...

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