Uncovering a New England Ghost Town (2017-2018 Five College Digital Humanities Undergrad Fellow)

The Five College Digital Humanities Undergraduate Fellowship supports innovative digital humanities projects from a variety of academic disciplines including archaeology, anthropology, English, critical studies, computer science and more. In this blog post, Gwendolyn Ruth Jones (Smith College) describes her cutting digital archaeological project that innovates in the use LiDAR for a historical archaeological survey in the Western Massachusetts region. Read on to learn about Gwendolyn’s discoveries… Uncovering a New England Ghost Town: Using LiDAR to Visualize Archaeological features at Macleish … Read More

Five College Digital Humanities Program Presents: Visualizing Absence: Broken (hyper)Links between Mary Wroth and Mary Sidney Herbert

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Five College Digital Humanities Program Presents:Visualizing Absence: Broken (hyper)Links between Mary Wroth and Mary Sidney HerbertBy Amanda HenrichsApril 3rd 4:30 pmAmherst College Room: Fayerweather 113The Sidney family is fertile ground for scholars: whether in Early Modern literature, politics, empire building, or cultural formation, some member of the Sidney family is usually found, playing a key role. Their contributions to British history are extraordinarily well documented; in, for example, the magisterial two-volume Ashgate research companion (2015). Yet by employing digital tools … Read More

Speaker Series Event: Are we in the Present, Past, or Future? 3D GIS Explorations of Vision, Sound, and Movement in Ancient Maya Cities

The Five College Digital Humanities Program is pleased to announce that Dr. Heather Richards-Rissetto from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will be the first speaker to kick-off our Five College Digital Humanities speaker series this academic year. Her talk “Are we in the Present, Past, or Future? 3D GIS Explorations of Vision, Sound, and Movement in Ancient Maya Cities” will be given on: December 12th 5:00 pm in N255 at the Integrative Learning Center at UMass in Amherst MA. Ancient Maya architecture worked in … Read More

Digitizing the Experience of Reading: An interview with Lauren Tuiskula

Any conversation about Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is bound to be complex. Through Adichie’s novels, speeches, and interviews, we have seen and heard of her complex opinions informed by her complex history of weaving through many cultural and physical landscapes. One of our 5CollDH fellows Lauren Tuiskula finds Adichie’s complexity through one of her most popular novels; Americanah . Tuiskula’s project titled, “Digital Adichie: Identity, Diaspora, and Transmedia Practice”  uses a web form to pair textual and visual elements as means to study the immersive … Read More