The Digital Humanities Center will be closed from December 17th through January 4th. Open hours will begin again in the new semester. Please visit our COVID-19 page for more information about how to work with us this year.


At the Digital Humanities Center’s 2021 Open House, students, staff, and faculty across the Barnard community came together to contribute to a collaborative collage dedicated to the memory of Ntozake Shange. This collage was directly inspired by the “Octavia Butler” and “June Jordan” collages created by Barnard alum, Alexis Pauline Gumbs ‘04, as a part of her Black Feminist Breathing Chorus series. On December 2nd, the DHC invited community members to view the opening reception for the installation of these three collages.

This week we added zines about radical Barnumbia, a retired school librarian, filing for unemployment in pandemic times, an AFAB GenXer remembering expecting to grow up to be a man, translations of Ntozake Shange's poems, the program accompanying a Barnard alum's dance installation, quarantine times in Salt Lake City, frustrations with people who don't mask/vax, exercising for health rather than beauty, and coping with the long term impacts of rape.

With this warm weather and sunshine, we bring you the April 2021 issue of @barnlib. Keep reading for news and highlights from the BLAIS Staff!

Students from Dr. Kimberly Springer's "Activism & Inquiry" course will be presenting their Encyclopedia of Pandemic Activism at the 2021 virtual Global Digital Humanities Symposium at Michigan State University on April 15th.

NYCDH Week 2021: Care and Repair, Feb. 8-12, will focus on NYCDH as a community of digital humanities practice impacted by the past year. Taking place virtually, NYCDH will include open workshops, demos, DH projects showcases, and special events for those interested in the digital humanities and its diverse community of scholars and practitioners.

As we begin spooky season and reminisce Central Park in autumn, we welcome you to the September/October 2020 issue of @barnlib. Keep reading for news highlights from the BLAIS Staff at Milstein!

We're recognizing Professor Lozano for her innovative and collaborative 'Radio Immigrante' project! We've also named three runner-ups - Meredith Benjamin, Wendy Schor-Haim, and Cecelia Lie-Spahn - for their work with the Zine library.

The #unsilencedpast initiative has emerged directly from this moment's exceptionally muscular call for us all to mobilize whatever platforms we have at our disposal in thoughtful and immediate service to the project of racial and social justice in our local, national, and global communities. 

From our sweaty homes, where we wish we were in the MLC complaining that the AC is too cold, welcome to the July 2020 issue of @barnlib.  

The Digital Humanities Center, Center for Engaged Pedagogy, and IMATS hosted a three-day, virtual intensive for faculty to design assignments that critically engage with digital technologies. Our student worker, Miranda Jones-Davidis, reflects on the experience attending the institute and engaging with the curriculum.

The Digital Humanities Center, Center for Engaged Pedagogy, and IMATS hosted a three-day, virtual intensive for faculty to design assignments that critically engaged with digital technologies.

Welcome to the June 2020 issue of @barnlib. BLAIS full-time staff are working from as far north as Vermont and as far south as Georgia. From our homes to yours...enjoy!

Post-Baccalaureate Fellow for the Digital Humanities Taylor Faires will begin graduate study at the University of Michigan School of Information, (aka library school) in the fall, on a full scholarship