Claremont Colleges Receive $1.5 Million to Develop Digital Humanities

The five undergraduate colleges of the Claremont University Consortium—Pomona, Claremont McKenna, Scripps, Harvey Mudd and Pitzer College—have received a $1.5 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to strengthen and expand digital humanities (DH) teaching and scholarship across The Claremont Colleges and beyond.

The emerging field of digital humanities studies the interactions between literature, art, performance, history, electronic media, data analysis and new technologies, placing these interactions at the center of humanities research and pedagogy and deepening our understanding of human culture.

“This grant will support and nurture new teaching approaches, new courses and new areas of research, and it will increase our contribution to the society-wide conversation about how digital affects everything that we do,” said Pitzer College Professor of Media Studies Alexandra Juhasz, a leading national scholar in digital humanities education and critical Internet studies, who will direct the project in collaboration with other faculty and administrators across The Claremont Colleges.
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