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Preparing for XR - Hands On Community Design for a Digital Age

Preparing for XR – Hands On Community Design for a Digital Age

For the past few months, I have served on the steering committee for a proposed Extended Reality (XR) space on the University of Rochester’s River Campus.  My tenure as an Andrew D. Mellon Fellow in Digital Humanities has provided me with many opportunities to engage with a broad range of digital tools and techniques aimed...
Collections, Provenance, and TEI with the William Blake Archive

Collections, Provenance, and TEI with the William Blake Archive

As part of my duties as an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in the Digital Humanities, I am required to serve as a Research Assistant for one of the many digital humanities projects at the University of Rochester.

The Lessons of Teaching Digital Humanities

As part of the Andrew Mellon Fellowship, fellows are required to undertake teaching assistantships in fields related to the Digital Humanities.  The University of Rochester’s Digital Media Studies Program has a close association with the Mellon Program, and many previous fellows have served as Teaching Assistants for its courses.  This semester, I, along with my...
Digital Storytelling for the 21st Century

Digital Storytelling for the 21st Century

Over the course of the semester the students of Professor Thomas Fleischman’s Earth, Wind, Water, Fire: An Environmental History of Everywhere class have challenged the “traditional” homework assignment.

October 2017 Newsletter

        DH Lunch Mellon Digital Humanities Fellows at the University of Rochester are pleased to invite you to attend our second DH lunch this semester, organized in collaboration with the Global DH Group. Please RSVP by October 17th. For more information, please see our October Newsletter below or visit our website at https://humanities.lib.rochester.edu/mellondh. ...
Playing with Digital Histories in the R-CADE

Playing with Digital Histories in the R-CADE

Robert Emmons and James J. Brown, of Rutgers University, Camden presented a fascinating history of the conception, development and ongoing work of their R-CADE Archive of Digital Ephemera at the Humanities Center.  R-CADE is an archival project that encourages researchers to engage directly with objects not through preservation, but exploration, repair, repurposing and transformation.  Conceived...

September 2017 Newsletter

  DH Lunch Mellon Digital Humanities Fellows at the University of Rochester are pleased to invite you to attend our first DH lunch this semester. Please RSVP by September 18th. For more information, please see our September Newsletter below or visit our website at https://humanities.lib.rochester.edu/mellondh.  RSVP Friday, September 22, 2017 12pm Humanities Center, Conference Room D...
Lab-based Learning in the Humanities: A Reflection

Lab-based Learning in the Humanities: A Reflection

DMS 103: Essential Digital Media Toolkit is a project-based course in which students are introduced to an array of softwares and technologies that are indispensable to digital humanities research. Curated by Stephanie Ashenfelder, a practicing artist and Studio Arts program coordinator at The University of Rochester, the course is designed to provide technical proficiency through...
In "The Shape of the Civil War," the Heritage of DH

In “The Shape of the Civil War,” the Heritage of DH

“Every epoch, in fact, not only dreams the one to follow, but in dreaming, precipitates its awakening. It bears its end within itself and unfolds it cunningly.” – Walter Benjamin, The Arcades Project The early twentieth century German philosopher and critic Walter Benjamin was convinced that the popular architecture and cultural technologies of the nineteenth century—iron-and-glass arcades,...