Digital Scholarship Seminar: Digital Scholarship at Small Liberal Arts Colleges

4:00pm - 5:00pm EST November 11, 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 those interested in tying into a community for digital scholarship and digital humanities at liberal arts colleges. (Times EST)
Program Description

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?
Registration

Please register online by Thursday, November 10, 2011. Registration is free; however, space is limited.

Questions

For more information about this event or the Digital Scholarship Seminar Series, please contact Rebecca Davis at rdavis@nitle.org.