About

“Resilient Networks to Support Inclusive Digital Humanities” is a new initiative that was jointly conceived by Geneva Henry, GW’s dean of libraries and academic innovation and Ben Vinson III, the dean of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, in collaboration with Rice University, Davidson College, and Prairie View A&M University. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded $500,000 to address the challenge of providing diverse perspectives, shared pedagogical approaches, and partnerships between librarians, students, and scholars to advance digital humanities (DH) scholarship. This initiative will establish a network of institutions to share and build expertise in and support for digital humanities research and pedagogy.

This generous support from the Mellon Foundation will allow faculty, students, and librarians to collaborate to develop shared DH curriculum modules, participate in training opportunities, and form research project teams that include students, faculty, and librarians from across the participating institutions. Providing students with hands-on experience in applying the DH concepts they have learned to a real research endeavor will advance their understanding of both the research methods and computational techniques needed for successful inquiries. We hope to create DH networks that are resilient and diverse, supporting long-term sustainability with minimal new institutional resource investments.

Four institutions are participating in this pilot phase of the “Resilient Networks to Support Inclusive Digital Humanities” initiative. These institutions will exchange labor and training with one another to support digital humanities projects. Any member of these four institutions may register for this site with their organizational email.

Davidson College

Davidson College

Davidson, NC
Faculty Lead: Mark Sample
Librarian Lead: Paul Go

The George Washington University

George Washington University

Washington, DC
Faculty Lead: Diane Cline
Librarian Lead: Geneva Henry
Project Director: Amanda French

Prairie View A&M University

Prairie View A&M University

Prairie View, TX
Faculty Lead: Toniesha Taylor
Librarian Lead: Phyllis Earles

Rice University

Rice University

Houston, TX
Faculty Lead: Melissa Bailar
Librarian Lead: Lisa Spiro

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