W&L Initiative

Digital Humanities Working Group

In August 2012, Suzanne Keen, Dean of the College, formed the Digital Humanities Working Group (DHWG) to spearhead the campus initiative. This group consists of faculty and staff from various departments and units interested in the intersection of information technology and humanities research and teaching.  The goal of the working group is to lead the way in establishing DH as a more commonly accepted method of teaching and research.  We have recently begun to network with other institutions with active DH centers and programs to discuss best practices and to lay the groundwork for future collaborative research and teaching efforts.  Digital humanities leverages a combination of traditional research methodologies in the humanities or the social sciences with computing tools like visualization techniques, data mining, statistics, and computational analysis.

A case study of launching the DH movement at W&L was published in late summer 2014.

If you are member of the faculty or staff at Washington and Lee and are interested in learning more about DH, receiving invitations to DH workshops, or subscribing to the DH Sakai site (login required), contact Paul Youngman (youngmanp@wlu.edu).

If you have a DH project idea and want to discuss how to approach it, contact the Digital Humanities Action Team (DHAT).

Ex-officio Members: