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

Two New Historical Simulations

Three Dickinson students, Shayna Solomon, Patrick Schlee, and Edwin Padilla, working with Todd Bryant of Academic Technology, and Ed Webb, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies, have created two historical scenarios using the game “Civilization V” and the software “ModBuddy.” Todd Bryant passes along this report. The first scenario is an updated and […]

Dickinson President’s Report

The annual report from Dickinson’s President Nancy A. Roseman and the senior staff is out, and I wanted to highlight the statements there on technology, scholarship, and learning, which nicely sum up the approaches being taken at Dickinson. President Roseman begins with her vision for the academic program, a statement which concludes with the following: Lastly, we […]