Digital Scholarship Seminar: Oxy’s Mellon-Supported Digital Scholarship Summer Institute for Faculty

4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT October 22, 2010

Seminar organizers encourage faculty, instructional technologists, librarians, and others interested in digital scholarship, digital humanities, and related projects to attend this seminar in institutional teams, if possible. (Times EDT)
Program Description

In August 2010, ten faculty took part in Occidental College’s inaugural, Mellon-funded Digital Scholarship Institute (DSI) – an intense week-long exploration of digital scholarship issues, practices, and tools. Conducted by the Center for Digital Learning & Research, DSI is “built around an explicit expectation that faculty participants will incorporate digital technologies in one or more of their courses through revised or new research avenues, methodologies, pedagogies, and student assignments” and “the assumption that these new practices, while novel at the moment, will become mainstream in scholarly work over the next ten years.” This seminar will share outcomes of the institute from a variety of perspectives. Participants include: Professors Carmel Levitan (Cognitive Science) and Amy Lyford (Art History and Visual Arts), Daniel Chamberlain, Director of the Center for Digital Learning & Research, and Marsha Schnirring, Associate Vice-President for Scholarship Technology. Robert Kieft, College Librarian, will facilitate.  Attendees of this seminar will leave connected to an emerging network of digital scholars, with practical ideas for replicating Institute activities, in day or week-long programs on their own campus.


Please register by sending an e-mail to by October 15, 2010. Registration is free; however, space is limited. 


For more information about this event or the Digital Scholarship Seminar Series, please contact Rebecca Davis at