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

Mellon Grant Interim Report 2015

Dickinson College received a $700,000 grant in December 2012 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for use over approximately four years to support faculty and curricular development in the digital humanities. The Mellon Foundation provided project funding to support the following: 1) a one-course reassigned time for the faculty chair of a digital humanities advisory […]

Cliff Wulfman on Skunks, Shmoos, and the Future of DH

[The following slides and presentation notes are from Cliff Wulfman’s talk, “Thinking Big,” which took place Thursday, April 2, 2015 in Stafford Auditorium on the campus of Dickinson College. The Digital Humanities Advisory Committee thanks Dr. Wulfman for his permission to share them–PSB]. I want to thank Chris and Patrick for inviting me to speak with you this afternoon.  I’m a close […]

Mellon Digital Humanities Seminar: Clifford Wulfman (4-7:30 PM, Thursday, April 2, 2015) @ Dickinson College, Carlisle PA

DHAC PRESENTS “Thinking Big: Five Steps to Successful Digital Project Development” Clifford Wulfman is the Coordinator of Library Digital Initiatives at Princeton University and co-founder of Princeton’s new Center for Digital Humanities. He has been involved with the Perseus Digital Library, the Modernist Journals Project, and is currently the Director of the Blue Mountain Project, […]