Digital Humanities (DH) links technology and design to essential learning outcomes such as close reading, writing, visual and data analysis, information literacy, teamwork, and critical thinking. DH puts computers to work for the arts, humanities and social sciences, and is an epistemology that has broader implications for the intellectual development of students and faculty at The New School. As other scholars in the field have pointed out, DH is 21st century literacy.
This is why we at The New School Digital Initiative believe that, like writing or quantitative skills, technology has an importance that exceeds a credential or classes any one student might take in the field of digital humanities. The Digital Across the Curriculum (DAC) initiative, launching as a pilot in 2015 -2016, will make two teaching fellows available to help faculty and students explore how Digital Humanities can enhance their research, teaching and learning; run workshops for how computers can better serve your learning and research needs; and make ourself a resource for designing and implementing digital projects.
Digital practices enhance our capacity to teach the traditional humanities in ways that engage a 21st century learning environment, sharpening close reading and editing skills as well as the ability to learn new technologies. In the 21st century, we all are, and must be, digital learners. Please join us!
- If you are interested in being a Digital Fellow, download this form from Google Docs and return it to Claire Potter.
- If you are interested in linking your course to the Initiative, would like a fellow to help you with a teaching assignment, want to develop a site, or have a research problem that needs solving, you can email us here.
Funders of Digital Across the Curriculum at The New School include The University Provost’s Innovations in Education Fund, the Schools of Social Engagement and The Collaboratory.