Digital Course Development Grants

As the DH@CC Mellon grant has been focused largely on pedagogy, one of its major activities has been Digital Course Development. In three grant cycles from 2015-2017, the DH@CC initiative offered competitive Digital Course Development grants of $6,000 to 5C professors interested in developing or redesigning courses that focus on or make use of digital tools. These grants have resulted in a robust offering of 25 digital humanities courses which will have been taught at least twice during the life of the DH@CC Mellon grant.

Another major focus for the DH@CC Mellon grant has been to build a vibrant digital humanities community across disciplines, departments, and institutions. Not only do faculty involved in the DH@CC initiative become familiar with one another and with the Honnold Library staff, but those who have received Digital Course Development grants have been asked to present their digital humanities courses and projects to the 5C community. Faculty have made formal presentations at DH@CC events, written personal reflections on how digital strategies have transformed their pedagogical approaches, and developed educational videos with DH@CC media personnel.

While my DH course is still in progress, the grant I received provided the incentive and resources to add a new research methodology and learning modality to my course. This has been exciting and challenging for both my students and myself.

Anonymous Faculty Survey

This was the fourth time I had taught the course, but the first time integrating digital humanities to the extent that I did… I think digital humanities have made what is a history course (or even an art history course) into something that might affect careers choices… The technology here has helped unleash students’ imaginations, and that is a good thing.

Jonathan PetropoulosHistory
Claremont McKenna College

I have witnessed how DH has created opportunities for students who struggle with writing (and particularly students from diverse backgrounds) to connect to the humanities and learn how to narrate a story.  The level of student engagement makes DH projects an outstanding tool in the classroom.

Anonymous Faculty Survey

2015 Digital Course Development Grant Recipients

Eric Doehne | Art Conservation | Scripps College
New Course: Capturing Art: Digital Preservation and Analysis in 100 Objects

Tarrah Krajnak | Art | Pitzer College
Redesigned Course: Introduction to B&W Photography

Gina Lamb | Media Studies | Pitzer College
Redesigned Course: Media for Social Change

Rachel Mayeri | Media Studies (HSA) | Harvey Mudd College
Redesigned Course: Art and Science

Daniel Michon | Religious Studies | Claremont McKenna College
New Course: Virtual Worlds and Archaeology
Taxila’s Rift

Paul Steinberg | Political Science (HSA) | Harvey Mudd College
New Course: Bicycle Revolution

Kim-Trang Tran | Art | Scripps College
Redesigned Course: United: Women’s Work and Collective Actions
United: Women’s Work and Collective Actions

Raquel Vega-Duran | Modern Languages and Literatures | Claremont McKenna College
Redesigned Course: Encounters in the Atlantic: Transnational Relations Between Spain and Latin America (1491-2015)

2016 Digital Course Development Grant Recipients

Dru Gladney | Anthropology | Pomona College
Redesigned Course: Anthropology of Religion, Myth, and Ritual
Religious and Ritual Sites in Los Angeles

Vivien Hamilton | History of Science (HSA) | Harvey Mudd College
New Course: Popular Science since the 19th Century

Anne Harley | Music | Scripps College
Redesigned Course: Mobilizing Art: Creating Activist Performances
Claremont Colleges Activism Archive

Ethel Jorge | Modern Languages, Literature and Cultures (Spanish) | Pitzer College
Redesigned Course: Los Angeles, The City and Its People

Harmony O’Rourke | History | Pitzer College and Ruti Talmor | Media Studies | Pitzer College
New Course: Contemporary Africa: Digital Archives of Recent Pasts

Jonathan Petropoulos |  History | Claremont McKenna College
Redesigned Course: Museums and Leadership
Museums & Leadership: Virtual Museum

Feng Xiao | Asian Languages & Literatures | Pomona College
New Course: Chinese Language in Society

Kathleen Yep | Asian American Studies | Pitzer College
Redesigned Course: Community Health

2017 Digital Course Development Grant Recipients

Gabriela Bacsan | Spanish, Latin American & Caribbean Literatures & Cultures | Scripps College
New Course: Trans-Caribbean Formations: Translating Identity, Race, and Gender in Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico

Isabel Balseiro | Comparative Literature (HSA) | Harvey Mudd College
New Course: Zora Neale Hurston: Theories of Race, Science, and Art

Paul Faulstich | Environmental Analysis | Pitzer College
Redesigned Course: Visual Ecology: Revealing Animals, Creating Art, and Making Symbols

Weiqing Gu | Mathematics | Harvey Mudd College
New Course: Foundations of Big Data Analytics and Their Applications

Todd Honma | Asian American Studies | Pitzer College
Redesigned Course: Science, Technology, Asian America

Phyllis Jackson | Art History | Pomona College
Redesigned Course: Black Aesthetics and the Politics of (Re)Presentation

Tanja Srebotnjak | Hixon Center for Sustainable Environmental Design | Harvey Mudd College
New Course: People and Oil in the L.A. Basin
A Historical Analysis: An Exploration of a Century of Oil Production, Urban Growth, and Environmental Justice

Erich Steinman | Sociology | Pitzer College
Redesigned Course: Unsettling Settlers and Making Space: Pitzer College and Indian Nations of Southern California

Tamara Venit-Shelton | History | Claremont McKenna College
Redesigned Course: Human Health and Disease in American History

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