The Digital Humanities Center is closed for the summer. Please visit our COVID-19 page for more information about how to work with us this year.

Learning Communities

Learning Communities

The Digital Humanities Center supports several programs and communities of learning for faculty, students, and staff throughout the year. Communities of learning cultivate supportive environments for exploration and collaboration—two of the DHC’s core values. If you are interested in starting or facilitating a digital humanities community of learning, get in touch!

Speculative Technologies for Liberatory Worlds

Join a community of students, staff, and faculty and build capacity for what adrienne maree brown calls “radical imagination,” where “all efforts to bend the arc of the future towards justice, is science fictional behavior.” Explore imaginative possibilities through hands-on activities.

Undesign the Redline

Undesign the Redline @ Barnard is an interactive exhibition combining history, art, and storytelling with community outreach and collaboration in order to reckon with systemic racism by examining the legacy of redlining in Barnard and Columbia's neighborhood. Working with Designing the WE, a local social design studio, members of Barnard's neighborhood, including faculty, students, and unaffiliated community members, will create a collaborative exhibition tracing the history of redlining in Morningside Heights and Harlem to its present day legacies.

Thinking Digitally

The Digital Humanities Center in partnership with IMATS, the Center for Engaged Pedagogy, and the Barnard Library presents the Thinking Digitally series. In this series, faculty investigate the theories, ethics, and praxis of digital pedagogy. Through workshops, discussions, and an intensive institute, faculty develop and redesign courses to critically engage with technology.

DH Summer Institute

The Digital Humanities Summer Institute brings together a small cohort of faculty, staff, and students to advance individual digital humanities projects. Together we explore how to build a framework for digital humanities that takes up the invitation by feminist DH scholars to centralize questions of race, class, gender, sexuality and disability in DH work, and to valorize community-based work that is not often recognized as scholarship. The DHSI was initially created and led by Miriam Neptune and developed with a grant from the Council on Diversity Equity and Inclusion, and additional support from the Consortium for Critical Interdisciplinary Studies and Alice Schreyer ‘68. 

DHC Summer Cohort

The Digital Humanities Center Summer Cohort supports a small group of students to work collaboratively on a digital humanities project they co-design that works against racial inequity and towards environmental justice.

In All My Dreams Book Club

The "In All My Dreams" book club, held from October 2019 to February 2020, was a series of informal gatherings of readers and scholars of Haitian literature, history, and anthropology interested in exploring Haitian culture through the prism of one of Haiti's most important works of literary fiction, Hadriana in All My Dreams by René Depestre. The site exists as a space for ongiong conversations and resources.