The Five Colleges Digital Humanities program supports a number of initiatives to develop greater capacity for DH and to stimulate a DH imaginary within our students, faculty, and staff.

Undergraduate Fellows Program:

Across the Five College Consortium, undergraduate students consistently inform and inspire exciting new work in their fields. But what if their project requires technical and computational resources or expertise they don’t possess? The 5CollDH undergraduate fellowship program exists to support outstanding student projects that bring a “digitized perspective” to larger dialogues in the arts and humanities. Since 2013, we have supported student projects such as a virtual reality showcase of local plants and environments, a study of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah, mixing tech and hip-hop, and an exploration of the relationship between visual media and the viewer, as well as still more not mentioned. Learn More.

Microgrant Program:

Sometimes, all a project needs is a little jump start. In recognition of this need, 5CollDH offers small grants on a rolling basis to support student-led projects, travel, and other scholarly initiatives. Learn More.

Faculty and Staff Projects:

Numerous faculty and staff projects have arisen with support from 5CollDH. See the Projects.

Digital Humanities Research Consultation:

Given serious enough consideration, every idea will face the challenge of implementation. For DH projects the pace of both innovation and obsolescence makes realizing them even more challenging. For this reason, 5CollDH offers expert consultation with our staff and our advisory board to help faculty, students, and staff design their DH project.

DH Lecture Series:

Each year, the Five College Digital Humanities Speaker Series brings scholars and artists to the Five Colleges to share cutting-edge research on the intersections of digital technologies and the humanities. These talks, which are free and open to the Five College community, are an opportunity for faculty, staff, and students alike to come together and hear from some of the most influential voices working in the digital humanities today. Read More.

Nearly all these talks are archived on our lecture series page and will be/are discoverable within our digital resource repository.

The New Rigor:

Throughout 2015, Five College Digital Humanities has worked with faculty, staff, students, and community members throughout and beyond the Five Colleges to help understand how to make recognizable and assess digital projects and digital humanists in new ways. Read More.