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.


House Divided

House Divided

A digital project that helps users experience America during the period from 1840 to 1880, at a time when Dickinson College itself was a house divided with graduates playing important roles on both sides of the emerging conflict. The site holds over 10,000 historic images and tens of thousands of records including stories, timelines, maps and multimedia on people, events, documents, places, topics and sources from the Civil War era.


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.


Carlisle Indian Industrial School

Carlisle Indian Industrial School

A developing database of Carlisle Indian Industrial School resources. Beginning with the school records housed at the U.S. National Archives as part of the Bureau of Indian Affairs papers, the site will expand to contain digitized materials that tell the story of the school and the many thousands of students who were sent there.


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.


Romantic Natural History

Romantic Natural History

A digital hypertext project that surveys and organizes texts, images, and scholarship that link Romanticism and natural history, primarily in the century before Charles Darwin. The site operates like a scholarly text, with the addition of links and interlinks designed to allow readers to move easily from topic to topic, from author to author, and from primary and secondary sources to bibliographic citations.


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.