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Kellie Cavagnaro: Announcing a New Digital Humanities-Enhanced Course for Undergraduates!

Anthropologist Kellie Cavagnaro is a Mellon Graduate Fellow in Digital Humanities and a Fellow in Vanderbilt’s Comparative Media Analysis and Practice (CMAP) joint-PhD program.  Building on her Digital Humanities and CMAP experiences, she will offer a new undergraduate course this Spring, that will integrate a series of curricular and instructional designs that connect students with on-campus media experts, and…

Posted by on October 11, 2017 in DH Center Blog, News

Angela Sutton: Digital Initiatives for Public Engagement: Storytelling and Oral Histories of the Descendants of Fort Negley

  Digital Initiatives for Public Engagement: Storytelling and Oral Histories of the Descendants of Fort Negley There is a fortification on St. Cloud Hill, right next to Nashville’s Adventure Science Center, called Fort Negley. Beneath it are buried countless stories untold that we may never get a chance to recover. This fort played a pivotal role…

Posted by on September 27, 2017 in DH Center Blog, News, Uncategorized

When Communication Is Key – Honing In On Online Platforms Of Communication For Alternative Black America

The social impact that the internet provides its users opens doors (or Windows) for building a community which would otherwise struggle to connect. As a Mellon Digital Humanities Graduate Fellow, I have been given the opportunity to continue some of the digital work that I started prior to my admission to Vanderbilt University in 2015…

Posted by on December 2, 2016 in DH Center Blog, News

Reflections on GIS Day 2016

On GIS day (and please, do visit us at the Center for Digital Humanities Open House this November 16th, from 1:00-3:00 pm), I wanted to take a closer look to the role of GIS in the current stage of development of the Digital Humanities. I am looking forward to celebrating GIS day as any other…

Posted by on November 16, 2016 in DH Center Blog, News

Laura Hagele-Strömbergsson: Vanderbilt 2016 THAT Camp

Every year, the Vanderbilt digital humanities community looks forward to fall not just because of the promise of slightly cooler weather, but also because of our annual THAT Camp. Short for “The Humanities and Technology”, this two-day un-conference for digital humanists across the Vanderbilt campus provides a wonderful opportunity to come together and learn as…

Posted by on November 2, 2016 in DH Center Blog, Event Archives, News

What Does it Mean to Connect?

With the gigapixel imaging of the Google Art Project, you can get closer to Van Gogh’s Starry Night through your computer than you could by visiting the MoMA. Although this is totally cool–and you should definitely check it out if you haven’t yet–the novelty of digitization has worn off for many of us. We know…

Posted by on November 1, 2016 in DH Center Blog, , , , , ,

A Decade in Digital: Collaborations with the ESSSS Digital Archive

Hello Everyone, I’m Angela Sutton, one of the postdoctoral fellows at the Digital Humanities Center here at Vanderbilt.  I also have the privilege of working with the brand-new office of the digital archive of Ecclesiastical and Secular Sources for Slave Societies (ESSSS), right around the corner in Buttrick 341. The archive holds over 600,000 unique…

Posted by on October 27, 2016 in DH Center Blog, , , , , , , , ,

Introducing the Vanderbilt Center for Digital Humanities

(Or, Hello World!) If you saw the announcements last spring, you already know that Vanderbilt University was awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Mellon foundation to create a new Center for Digital Humanities, a trans-institutional center located in Buttrick Hall, with support from the College of Arts and Sciences and the Office of the Provost….

Posted by on October 26, 2016 in DH Center Blog, News