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Angel David Nieves

Associate Professor & Chair of Africana Studies

Digital Humanities Initiative (
DHi
), Co
-
Director/Co
-
PI


Janet Thomas Simons

Associate Director, Instructional Technology

Digital Humanities Initiative (
DHi
), Co
-
Director/Co
-
PI


Mary
Lehner


Hamilton ’12


Steve Young

Unix/HPC System Administrator



How Do You
‘do’
Digital
Humanities?


GLCA Workshop, 7
-
8 October 2011

OVERVIEW/ROADMAP



What is
Digital Humanities
?


How do we
‘do’
DH @ Hamilton
?


What is necessary?


Our model …


Seed money
(thank you Mellon
Foundation)


Scalable, sustainable, technology



Case studies …



Japanese Film Archive


Sinixit

Nation


Explain, promote, P&T


MISSION

DHi

challenges

the traditional ways in which teachers and students interact,
primarily through creation and use of digital collections (archival holdings) and
through the design and implementation of new digital tools.


DHi

creates

opportunities for new interdisciplinary models and methods of
collaboration between faculty and students as co
-
researchers and co
-
creators
of new knowledge. These activities support a fundamental shift in humanities
research, leveraging the potential of technology to access and manipulate rich
media collections in ways that increase collaborative scholarship (not only
within Hamilton humanities but also, potentially, with other institutions around
the world).


DHi

supports

innovative inter and multidisciplinary research while integrating
that research with teaching at the undergraduate level through ITS and the
HILLgroup
.


DHi

sponsors

a wide range of activities, including faculty development
workshops, media literacy programs, scholarly conferences and symposia,
undergraduate seminars, a fellows program for Hamilton College students and
faculty, and humanities programs designed for the public
-
at
-
large.


DHi

establishes

a cohort of faculty well
-
trained in the digital humanities who
can assist in outreach, mentor colleagues, and enhance faculty development.


ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION GRANT

THEMES:

The Digital Humanities Initiative

(
DHi
)
is a research and
teaching collaboration where new media and computing
technologies are used to promote humanities
-
based
research, scholarship and teaching across the liberal arts.


“I am confident that the
DHi

will

transform

the ways in
which humanities scholarship and teaching are practiced not
only at Hamilton, but also,
through collaborations
,
among our peers across the liberal arts … To remain relevant
to new generations of students and faculty, the humanities
must embrace the tools of technology
to enhance
scholarship
, create knowledge, and inform curricula.
Hamilton’s
DHi

will make these digital tools available to
faculty and their student partners, teach them how to employ
these tools
to

create
new knowledge
and

interactive
collections
of artifacts, and help them integrate their
discoveries into the classroom and beyond.”









President Joan Hinde Stewart

ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION GRANT

CHARACTERISTICS OF DIGITAL HUMANITIES RESEARCH

Transformative



Connections to traditional
approaches but asking a
fundamentally different set of
questions by applying new
methods and novel approaches.



ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION GRANT

CHARACTERISTICS OF DIGITAL HUMANITIES RESEARCH

Collaborative



It is the intersections of
perspectives and methods. DH
approaches require
collaboration


Multiple experts
sharing expertise.


Teamwork and division of labor
to divide and conquer, build
knowledge that others can
further build upon.






ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION GRANT

CHARACTERISTICS OF DIGITAL HUMANITIES RESEARCH

Interactive



Enhance scholarship through
collaborative knowledge building,
interdisciplinary connections,
and interactive collection
development.


Understanding through
experience and shared
knowledge development.





ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION GRANT

CHARACTERISTICS OF DIGITAL HUMANITIES RESEARCH

Transformative + Collaborative + Interactive




= MESSY






ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION GRANT

Communication and Project
Management

are absolutely necessary
!!!

http://
www.dhinitiative.org
/projects/support/

DHI

PROJECT GUIDELINES FOR FUNDING

I. Must be digital humanities
-
based research question


II. Project scope must fit within digital humanities prototype
technology/infrastructure


III. Expect that projects will take 2 years to reach proof of
concept stage


a. Within the 2
-
year timeframe, expect to write a grant
proposal with our support to further project
development

b
. Emphasis on NEH grants & others for visibility


IV. Must be connected to the curriculum

a.
Coursework, project in course, etc.


V.
Must have civic and/or public component


VI. Project durations reevaluated at regular milestones (6
mo.) in consultation with DHi.

ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION GRANT

BEST PRACTICES IN INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT


Sustainable, scalable
infrastructure and processes that
combine the best of existing technology and library practices
with feature rich options in support of collaborative digital
scholarship.


Characteristics include



Connected data, artifacts, working tools, presentations



Shared collections


among faculty/students,
institutions



Collaborative working environments



Efficient, scalable project workflows



Collaboration among faculty/students/support experts



Project teams and Advisory Committee



ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION GRANT

INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT

ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION GRANT

Collection Layer

Repository

Objects with metadata


High Quality, High Resolution
formats


Fedora IR

Working Space

Tools & Methods to Access & Manipulate objects in Collection

Originals unaltered, new instances of objects monitored and
may be added to the Collection Layer.

Discovery Garden.

Presentation Layer

Digital Scholarship drawing from Working space with additional
programming as necessary. Public Presentation, peer review, and
collaborative scholarship
.
Drupal

CMS.

DR. KYOKO OMORI, “COMPARATIVE JAPANESE FILM
ARCHIVE”



Omori began development of a Japanese film archive over the summer of 2009.





As of September 2009, the archive stores video clips and stills from 14 feature
-
length films and 4 shorts.





Having collected close to five hundred images from these movies, the archive
obviously covers only limited aspects of Japanese cinema.





The impetus of the list of films selected to date was provided by her new
“Introduction to Japanese Film” course. This course surveys the history of Japanese
cinema over the last 110 years. As it stands now, the archive is useful for any
student or faculty interested in determining certain directors’ signature styles and
in assessing genre differences


from camera work, editing, sound effects, lighting,
stage properties, and acting, to various other aspects of film.

ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION GRANT

DR. NATHAN
GOODALE

AND ERICA
KOWSZ
, “SEARCH”

ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION GRANT

Promotion and Tenure

University of Nebraska
-
Lincoln, USA

http://cdrh.unl.edu/articles/promotion_and_tenure.php


University of Victoria, BC

http://internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/Foyer/CompRecog.html


RESEARCH TRANSLATED INTO THE CLASSROOM

Faculty research projects supported through
DHi

are
required to have a curricular component.
HILLgroup

course support, among other collaborative services, will be
crucial to the translation of research outcomes into
assignments, course designs, and independent projects.


Goals



Increased access to and use of rich media collections



Increased literacy in manipulation and presentation of

scholarly work



Increased opportunities for inter
-
institutional
collaborations

around courses and programs




CLASS (
C
ulture,
L
iberal
A
rts and
S
ociety
S
cholars
P
rogram) … more to come …


ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION GRANT