Digital Scholarship Seminar: Digital Scholarship in the Online Archive

4:00pm - 5:00pm EST February 25, 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. This seminar will be especially interesting to History and English faculty. (Times EST)
Program Description

You too can be a digital humanist without a lot of technical know-how and without a staff of techies at your beck and call. The presence of large bodies of digitized text among your college’s subscriptions or on the Web affords the literary or historical scholar ample opportunity to design “digital projects” for students using readily available tools. Such digital archives expand the range of texts you can bring into the classroom, help you more easily achieve some of the traditional analytical and interpretative textual tasks that are at the heart of the humanities curriculum, and pose different kinds of questions for students than can be answered with the printed texts available in your library. Professors Lauren Coats (Louisiana State University), Laura Mandell (Miami University of Ohio), and Laura McGrane (Haverford College) will discuss work they have done with students using online archives. This seminar will be especially interesting to History and English faculty.


Please register by sending an e-mail to by February 18, 2011 Registration is free; however, space is limited. 


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