Digital Scholarship Seminar: National Perspective

4:00pm - 5:00pm EST January 21, 2011

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 EST)
Program Description

Jennifer Serventi, Senior Program Officer in the Office of Digital Humanities (ODH), will share a national perspective on developments in digital scholarship. The Office of Digital Humanities (ODH) is an office within the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Its primary mission is to help coordinate the NEH’s efforts in the area of digital scholarship. As in the sciences, digital technology has changed the way scholars perform their work. It allows new questions to be raised and has radically changed the ways in which materials can be searched, mined, displayed, taught, and analyzed. Technology has also had an enormous impact on how scholarly materials are preserved and accessed, which brings with it many challenging issues related to sustainability, copyright, and authenticity. Serventi will share insight from ODH into trends in digital humanities projects and approaches, e.g., 

  • What areas, topics, methods, etc. are appearing in grant applications?
  • What areas are being funded and what characterizes successful projects?
  • What are current and future goals of ODH for digital humanities?
  • What particular challenges are faced by the digital humanities?

This seminar will focus on the big picture for digital humanities to establish a context for digital scholarship at small liberal arts colleges. Participants are encouraged to submit questions in advance by emailing Rebecca Davis at


Please register by sending an e-mail to by January 17, 2011Registration is free; however, space is limited. 


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