We Cannot Direct the Wind, but We Can Adjust the Sails
In 2018, Wesleyan University Library and Information Technology Services launched the Digital Scholarship Fellows Program, a fellowship program that offers a small cohort of students multifaceted skills-development opportunities for pursuing research in the digital humanities. Despite concentrating in different fields, the inaugural Digital Scholarship Fellows are collaborating on two digital humanities projects that combine the disciplines of history, art, politics, and economics. Optical character recognition, topic modeling, text mining, and GIS story-mapping are the primary techniques of data analysis in these projects. Ultimately, the Digital Scholarship Fellows hope to utilize modern technology in uncovering and understanding the complexities of the humanities.
Outcomes: Articulate effective strategies for partnering collaboratively with students * Reflect on potential connections between curricular and co-curricular learning opportunities * Identify a framework for the digital liberal arts