Update from the DH@CC Team

Unfortunately, starting Monday, March 16 and until further notice, The Claremont Colleges Library will be closed to all visitors other than Library staff critical to on-site operations. Nevertheless, the DH@CC Team is committed to supporting our students, faculty, and staff remotely, especially as we strategize how best to finish up the spring semester.

We will offer that support in the following ways:

  • Course Support: We’ve already spent time working with many classes across The Claremont Colleges this semester, and we’re committed to making sure that we are able to continue to support the projects that our community members are working on. At this time, we’re reviewing our teaching materials to make sure that they are clear and accessible so that remote access can be as painless as possible. Moreover, members of the DH@CC Team are in the process of reaching out to faculty members directly about how to best proceed with class sessions scheduled for the remainder of the semester.
  • Resources: As we review our teaching materials, we’re also eager to share these materials with the wider DH community, so we’ll be updating our website regularly throughout the rest of the semester in an effort to make our resources more accessible.
  • Digital Assignments: If you are a faculty member who is struggling to adjust to remote online teaching, we want to stress that now is not probably not the best time to try to learn any and everything about digital pedagogy. In their excellent Preparing to Move Your Course Online workshop, The Claremont Colleges Center for Teaching and Learning emphasized communication, explicit goal setting, accessibility, collaboration, and trust, and we want to reiterate a lot of their approach. To that end, we encourage you to reach out to us if you’d like to brainstorm some of the (easy) ways that you can adjust your assignments to take advantage of digital resources. From WordPress to Wikipedia to WeVideo, we’re here to help!
  • Programming: Although our events for the spring semester, including the Research Studio Series and Martin Hägglund’s visit, have been postponed, we’re coming up with a creative plan to keep the members of our community engaged even from a distance. Stay tuned for more information about virtual events after Spring Break.
  • Troubleshooting: Members of the DH@CC team are prepared to respond quickly to troubleshooting requests, as much of our support can easily take place remotely. For some platforms, we may already be serving as a project administrator, so we can easily log in and attempt to fix the problem on our end; otherwise, screen sharing can help facilitate the troubleshooting process. If you’re struggling with something technical, don’t hesitate to ask us for help.
  • Updates from The Claremont Colleges Library: Access to resources (ebooks, journals, digital platforms like ArcGIS, etc.) through The Claremont Colleges Library has been changing constantly these days, for the better, as our vendors modify their licensing agreements so that they can accommodate shifting circumstances for students, faculty, and staff. Be sure to keep an eye on the library website for updates.
  • Questions, comments, concerns?: Let us know how we can best support you by contacting us directly.

Starting 2020 Off on the Right Foot!

Welcome back to campus, friends and fans of DH@CC! Check out our first newsletter of the year to preview what we’ve got in store this semester. If you’re not already signed up for our mailing list, you can easily do so here to stay up to date on our upcoming events.

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We’re back: colleges.claremont.edu/dh relaunched!

It’s been a lot of fun redesigning our website over the past few months, but we’re finally ready to put ourselves back out there! We’re excited to be able to use this space to showcase all the great work that the DH@CC team has helped facilitate over the years, as well as highlight some of our ongoing projects and upcoming events. We’ll also be using the blog as a platform for reflections from faculty and students, as well as members of the DH@CC Team, so keep an eye on this space for frequent updates.

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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DH@CC has been made possible through a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.