We’ll be connecting to this webinar in Bailey/Howe 303 Friday at 4:00, so come by if you would like to participate:

Digital Scholarship and Liberal Arts Colleges

Digital technologies and the Internet have changed the context for inquiry and pedagogy, forcing the production and exchange of knowledge into an increasingly public, global, collaborative, and networked space, and increasing capacity to tackle complex questions across disciplines. In 2010 Hamilton College, Occidental College, Wheaton College, and Willamette University partnered with NITLE to create the “Digital Scholarship Seminars” to explore the implications of those changes on scholarship and teaching at small liberal liberal arts colleges.  This series uses interactive discussions to showcase digital scholarship projects and other undertakings across or open to liberal arts colleges.  A year later, the seminar program committee will lead an open discussion on the state of digital scholarship at their institutions and at liberal arts colleges in general, as well as sharing their practical experiences is pursuing and supporting digital scholarship projects. 

Discussion leaders will be Janet Simons, Associate Director of Instructional Technology, Co-Director, Digital Humanities Initiative (DHi), Hamilton College; Daniel Chamberlain, Director, Center for Digital Learning and Research, Occidental College; Timothy Burke, Professor of History, Swarthmore College; Robert Nelson, Director, Digital Scholarship Lab, University of Richmond; and Michael Spalti, Head of Library Systems Division, Willamette University.

Questions to be addressed include:

  • What do digital scholarship and the digital humanities mean for small liberal arts colleges?
  • What opportunities and challenges are there for digital scholarship for liberal arts colleges?
  • How does digital scholarship connect to the undergraduate curriculum?
  • How can institutions facilitate collaboration between faculty, technologists and librarians?
  • What are strategies to cope with limited resources on liberal arts campuses?
  • How can you get started in digital scholarship?

More information about NITLE is available at: http://www.nitle.org