Granovetter, M. S. “The Strength of Weak Ties.”
American Journal of Sociology (1973): 1360–
The Long Tail!
DH and Liberal Education!
Alexander & Davis. “Should
Liberal Arts Campuses Do
Process and Products in
the Small College World.”
In Debates in the Digital
Humanities, ed. Matthew K.
University of Minnesota
NITLE Survey of Digital Humanities
at Liberal Arts Colleges!
• AY 2012-2013: survey & interviews!
• Current results!
– 32 institutions!
– 50 responses!
• Of 32 institutions surveyed: !
– 1 has a major, minor, or program!
– 4 have a digital humanities course, e.g.,
Introduction to Digital Humanities!
– 23 have courses with some Digital
Avenues to Engage Undergrads
in Digital Humanities!
10%# 20%# 30%# 40%# 50%# 60%# 70%#
Digital Humanities as
Liberal Arts Mission!
• Undergraduate research !
– active & collaborative learning!
– project based & applied learning !
• Preparing citizens in a networked world !
• Interdisciplinary work & integrative
• Civic engagement & place-based learning!
• Student-faculty collaborative research!
• Tasks in expertise range of students!
• Meaningful contributions!
Wheaton College Digital History
• Kathryn Tomasek,
• History methods
• Transcribing &
• Partners: archivist,
Daily accounting of
reﬂect the many
business activities of
1828 and 1859!
NEH DH Start-up
• Stage 1: Background Reading in Secondary
• Stage 2: Transcription and Coding of Daybook
• Stage 3: Writing and Editing Episodes for the
• Stage 4: Writing a Paper Based on Primary
Process Checklist for Integrating Digital
Humanities Projects into Courses!
1. Connecting Course and Project!
2. Scaffolding and Chunking!
3. Collaborative Teaching!
Digital Field Scholarship!
• Davidson, Math Maps!
• Lewis and Clark, Digital
• Reed College, Carbon !
Situating the Global Environment!
• Lewis & Clark College!
• https://sge.lclark.edu/ !
• Jim Proctor,
“Situated Social Learning”!
• Situated research!
– Local focus on global issues!
Document research process!
Share research resources!
Share references !
Aggregate projects on blog!
High Impact Practices!
• Common intellectual experience!
– Reﬂecting on research!
Learning communities online!
Documenting learning experiences!