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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 ...

Angel David Nieves
Nieves Attends NEH Digital Humanities Institute

Angel David Nieves, associate professor of Africana studies and co-director of Hamilton’s Digital Humanities Initiative, recently attended the Summer Institute for Advanced Topics in Digital Humanities. The three-week program was supported by a National Endowment for the Humanities grant.  More ...

DHI's The Beloved Witness Project Featured in Kashmir Newspaper

Hamilton’s project to digitally archive video-taped readings, personal documents, letters and manuscripts of the celebrated Kashmiri-American poet Agha Shahid Ali (1949-2001) was featured in The Kashmir Reader.  More ...

Hamilton Authors Publish in SAA Archaeological Record

An article written by several members of the Hamilton community was published in the May issue of The SAA Archaeological Record, the magazine of the Society for American Archaeology.  More ...

Angel David Nieves
Nieves Gives Keynote at Austin College

Angel David Nieves, associate professor of Africana studies and co-director of the Digital Humanities Initiative, gave the opening keynote address on Feb. 19 at Austin College’s Digital Humanities Colloquium.  More ...

Award-Winning French Film Rives to Screen Oct. 25

Independent French filmmaker Armel Hostiou will screen his latest production, Rives (“Day” in English), on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m., in the Red Pit. The film is spoken in Bosnian, French and Urdu with English subtitles and runs approximately 75 minutes; Hostiou will answer questions after the showing.  More ...

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