Event off campus Project Update

Professor Rebecca Benefiel presents on the Herculaneum Graffiti Project

Professor Rebecca Benefiel recently presented on the Herculaneum Graffiti Project at the Classical Association of Canada annual conference on the panel Let’s Get Digital:
She also presented at the Inaugural Institute for Digital Archaeology conference in Oxford:
Event on campus Speaker Series

Charlotte Roueché speaks Wed. April 29

Event on campus Speaker Series

Gabriel Dance to Speak on Friday, 3/20/2015

In the next digital humanities workshop we will hear from Gabriel Dance, a journalist and editor working at the cutting edge of news. Based in New York City, Gabriel helped launch the Guardian US, building a graphics team that garnered awards and recognition for interactive storytelling. He was part of a group of journalists who won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for coverage of widespread secret surveillance by the National Security Agency. His work has also won two Emmy awards for New Approaches to News and Documentary, an Alfred L. DuPont award, a World Press Photo award, and several others. Gabriel is currently a managing editor at The Marshall Project, a non-profit investigative journalism startup focusing on crime and punishment in the United States. Check out: The luncheon is at 12:15 on Friday, March 20, 2015 in the IQ Center; you can sign up at

Event on campus

DH Presentations at SSA

Don’t miss the upcoming presentations about Digital Humanities projects at SSA on Friday, March 13.

9:30-10:45 Panel Presentations 1
* Literary Digital Humanities: Hotel Orient
Location: Reid 111

2:30-3:45 Panel Presentations 2
* Historical and Cultural Digital Humanities
Location: Science Center G14

* Literary Digital Humanities
Location: Science Center P307

Event on campus Speaker Series

DH workshop on DH Studio: Scholarly Text Encoding


Please join us for the next Digital Humanities workshop on Thursday, February 19, 12:15-1:15 pm in the IQ Center.  Mackenzie Brooks, Jeff Barry, and Steve McCormick will speak about the pilot DH studio course Scholarly Text Encoding and its co-requisite course French 341.  This session will provide an overview of the DH Studio concept, describe the structure of the Scholarly Text Encoding course, and explain how it integrates with the advanced French course and a grant project. To register go to

Incentive Grants

Two DH Incentive Grants Awarded

Congratulations to Christa Bowden and Genelle Gertz!  They are the latest recipients of W&L Digital Humanities Incentive Grants.  Professor Bowden’s students in her Spring Term Abroad class, ARTS 223 Photography and the City of Paris, will create their final project portfolios as e-books, which will be the first time in W&L’s photography program that a major course project has involved digital photographs rather than physical prints.  Each e-book will consist of a body of photographs based around a Paris-based concept or theme outside the realm of traditional tourist photography.  In her Winter 2015 course, ENGL 330 Gaming in Milton’s Paradise Lost,  Professor Gertz will use the Ivanhoe gaming platform, developed at UVA’s Scholars’ Lab, to afford her students a unique approach to this often analyzed work.

Event off campus

Institute for Liberal Arts Digital Scholarship to be held at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York this summer

From July 26 to August 2, 2015 a partnership of 23 liberal arts institutions will host ILiADS, the Institute for Liberal Arts Digital Scholarship, at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York.  The institute will have both a team and project-based approach as well as a more traditional conference structure.  See for more information.

Washington and Lee University is organizing a group to attend this institute.  Please contact Paul Youngman (youngmanp [at] if you are interested in being a part of this group.



Digital Humanities Incentive Grant – call for proposals

Submit your course proposals for a Digital Humanities Incentive grant of $1000 to by 5 pm, 31 October 2014.

Two grants of $1000 will be awarded for pedagogical projects employing tools and techniques of digital humanities within winter or spring 2015 courses. For samples of such course-based projects, please see

Competitive proposals will integrate computing tools such as visualization techniques, data mining, computational analysis, digitized annotated editions of texts, or crowd-sourced interpretations, but you don’t need to know the tools right now, just the project you’d like to embark upon. Preference will be given to plausible projects that will reach all students in your course: tell us about how you think you’d evaluate their work, according to our student learning outcomes. How will your DH project help students meet course, program, or FDR learning objectives?

The DHAT (Digital Humanities Action Team) members are ready to assist course-based DH projects, large and small. If you have a course project you’d like to add to our blog, write to .

All undergraduate faculty teaching winter or spring courses employing DH pedgogy are eligible to apply.

Event on campus

Digital Humanities Project/Assignment Workshopping Luncheon

Tuesday, October 14, 12:15pm – 1:15pm
Digital Humanities Project/Assignment Workshopping Luncheon
Science Addition 202A

Do you have an idea that you’d like to turn into a Digital Humanities class project? Do you plan to apply for an incentive grant this October? Have questions about how to prepare, support, or assess the project?

During this luncheon, you can meet with the members of the Digital Humanities Action Team and experienced faculty to discuss and prepare your project.

This session will take place in the IQ Center 3D Lab.

Register for the workshop at

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Digital Humanities Sessions at Fall Academy 2014

We are excited to announce there will be several sessions related to Digital Humanities during the upcoming Fall Academy:

Day of DH 2014, Wednesday Sept 3:

  • Reports from the Front: A Discussion with the 2014 Digital Humanities Incentive Grant Awardees Wednesday, Sept 03, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM, Hillel 101 (Breakfast session)
  • Visualization Techniques: Mapplication & Timeline Wednesday, Sept 03, 11 – 11:55 AM, Hillel 101
  • W&L and UVa Digital Humanities Partnership Wednesday, Sept 03, 12 – 1:30 PM, Hillel 101
  • Diving into Text with Voyant Tools and More Wednesday, Sept 03, 2 – 2:55 PM, Hillel 101
  • Image Map: A New DH Tool for W&L Wednesday, Sept 03, 3 – 4 PM, Hillel 101

Additional Sessions:

  • Concept Mapping in the Classroom: Pedagogy and Tools  Monday August 25, 9-10am, Science Addition 202A
  • Intro to Digital Storytelling  Wednesday August 27, 10:30-11:30, Leyburn Library M47
  • The LION in the Classroom Monday, Sept 01, 1:30 – 2:30 PM, Leyburn Library M47

Faculty and staff should see for further information.