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Scripps College Shares $1.5 Million Mellon Grant to Promote Digital Humanities

CLAREMONT, California - October 13, 2014

Scripps College is one of five undergraduate colleges of the Claremont University Consortium to share a $1.5 million Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant that will strengthen and expand digital humanities at The Claremont Colleges and beyond.

hsa-classThe emerging field of digital humanities studies the interactions between literature, art, performance, history, electronic media, data analysis and new technologies, placing these interactions at the center of humanities research and pedagogy and deepening our understanding of human culture.

The digital humanities initiative will focus on four areas aimed at creating a collaborative, vibrant DH community at the colleges: summer training institutes; digital course development; a new collaborative digital research studio; and community programming.