Dickinson scholars and students are harnessing the power of new technologies through an array of digital humanities endeavors.

Digital humanities is an emerging field that applies methods derived from computing to the traditional questions and objects of study in humanities disciplines. It is an umbrella term covering a wide range of activities, from online preservation and digital mapping to data mining and the use of geographic information systems, data visualization, and digital publishing. These and other tools are being used at Dickinson in collaborative and interdisciplinary projects in ways that help advance the liberal arts mission.


Digital Bootcamp @Dickinson

Digital Bootcamp @Dickinson

Participants learn and practice the basics of how to manage and display content in WordPress, edit audio and video, use Geographic Information Systems to create custom maps, and practice these skills on sample data provided by Dickinson faculty-led digital humanities projects.


The Mixxer

The Mixxer

A web application that provide language students regular conversations with native speakers via Skype sessions that fit their schedules. The project enables Dickinson’s faculty to provide students and more than 110,000 participants a kind of learning experience that was once impossible in the classroom.


Dickinson College Commentaries

Dickinson College Commentaries

A new model of textual commentary for readers of Greek and Latin texts, using digital tools to enhance texts with explanatory notes, vocabulary, and graphic, video, and audio elements, including a core vocabulary of the most common words in Greek and Latin.


Russian Rooms

Russian Rooms

A multimedia project that shows portraits of average Russian citizens in their home environment. You can read a brief biography about each person and listen to interviews with some of them in Russian while viewing their portraits and a picture of their room.


Eighteenth Century Poets Connect

Eighteenth Century Poets Connect

An ongoing project to reconstruct and visualize the relationships among poets, publishers, patrons, periodicals, educational and religious institutions, and published volumes of poetry in Britain in the 1730s.


gender/sexuality/italy

gender/sexuality/italy

An online annual, peer-reviewed journal that publishes research on gendered identities and the ways they intersect with and produce Italian politics, culture, and society by way of a variety of cultural productions, discourses, and practices spanning historical, social, and geopolitical boundaries.


Journal of Buddhist Ethics

Journal of Buddhist Ethics

The first academic journal dedicated entirely to Buddhist ethics. It promotes the study of Buddhist ethics through the publication of research and book reviews, and by hosting occasional online conferences.


Women's Experiences at Dickinson College

Women's Experiences at Dickinson College

Digitized materials relevant to understanding the experience of the institution’s female students, alumnae, faculty, and staff, catalogued and curated as a way to tell the collective story of the women of Dickinson College.


Digital Humanities at Dickinson Blog

How far will core vocabulary get you?

One of the claims that scholars make about vocabulary acquisition in Latin and Greek is that a relatively small number of high frequency lemmas (dictionary headwords) accounts for a high percentage of word forms in a typical text. John Muccigrosso and Wilfred Major, for example, estimate that the number of lemmas that will generate 80% […]

January Digital Boot Camp for Dickinson Students

Student applications to Digital Boot Camp 2016 are due Friday, November 20, at 5:00 PM. Please invite students who may be interested in this two-week, paid opportunity. This year’s program includes an all-day “humanities hack-a-thon,” and the theme will be “Humanities at the Crossroads of Tradition and New Technologies.” The application form is available on the website, DBC 2016. […]

Dickinson Expands Digital Humanities Projects, Resources

[Reprinted from an article by Kristina Rodriguez ’19 (Staff Writer) in The Dickinsonian: The Dickinson College Student Newspaper, from October 15, 2015] As the field of Digital Humanities grows in academia, Dickinson continues to integrate it into the curriculum, and is currently sponsoring training opportunities and a new Pulp Magazine digital archiving project. The term Digital […]