For Students

Are you a student looking to get involved in Digital Humanities? Not sure what Digital Humanities means or what it can offer you?

At W&L, Digital Humanities is a community of students, staff, and faculty who are interested in using digital methods in their classes and research. DH can take many forms – from a single mapping project in a history class to a summer spent in Florence creating a virtual reality environment. DH provides students with new ways to tackle humanities subjects, opportunities to work on research projects with faculty, and experience with technology that will set them apart in the workplace.

Research Opportunities

The following faculty are interested in adding students to their research team. Opportunities may vary depending on funding and availability, but could include independent study, summer research, or work-study positions. Contact the faculty member to learn more about the project. Not sure which one is the right fit? Mackenzie Brooks, Digital Humanities Librarian (, is happy to talk with you and figure out your options.

Huon d’Auvergne Digital Archive

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Prof. Stephen P. McCormick (Romance Languages) is regularly looking for students with programming skills or an interest in Franco-Italian to work on The Huon d’Auvergne Digital Archive. This project….

Students who worked on this project have gone to pursue a Master’s in Digital Humanities ??

In the past, students have contributed the following:

  • Front-end development in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Python scripts for modifying text.

Prof. McCormick is seeking a summer research student for 2021.