Digital Liberal Arts Week



Colorado College would like to thank the following individuals for participating in the 2018 DLA Week. For more information about each presenter, click on their photo below.

Dr. Rebecca Wingo

Digital Liberal Arts Postdoc (2015-18) | Macalester College
Incoming Assistant Professor of History and Director of Public History | University of Cincinnati

Address | The State of DLA

Dr. Rebecca Wingo presented an overview of the DLA field, drawing on her experience as the DLA Post-doc at Macalester College. Specifically, Dr. Wingo discussed the structure of Macalester’s DLA program, presented a number of faculty research projects, and shared her experiences teaching and supporting digital-based courses.

Presentation | What’s Next?: Digital Community Engagement with Rondo

Dr. Rebecca Wingo shared her work with the Rondo Community Partnership that she established while at Macalester, the History Harvest community archive (built in Omeka) and the projects that ensued from establishing long-term community partnerships

Dr. Vilja Hulden

Instructor of History | University of Colorado – Boulder

Skype Presentation | What’s for News? The “News Diet” and the Meaning of the Newspaper for Ordinary Early-Twentieth-Century Americans

Dr. Hulden presented her digital research project that addresses the “news diet” of ordinary early-twentieth-century Americans. She shared her data sources from the Chronicling America Project and how her methodology and analysis draws upon digital tools for topic modeling (more about topic modeling here). Lastly, Dr. Hulden shared her preliminary research findings from a case study of newspapers from St. Louis, Missouri.

Dr. Will Hanley

Associate Professor of History | Florida State University

Skype Presentation | Text Encoding and Digitalization in the Classroom

Dr. Hanley shared his experience teaching undergraduates to digitize issues of a turn-of-the-century Egyptian newspaper and use XML tags and the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) standards.  Read an account of this class here and see the project website here.

Dr. Sarah Stanford-McIntyre

Visiting Assistant Professor of History | University of Wyoming

Presentation | The Mapping Oil Project: Digital Research and Pedagogy from the Ground Up

Dr. Stanford-McIntyre presented her research into the daily lives and politics of oil industry workers, addressing issues of environmental racism. She also discussed how she developed her project through a variety of digital tools, primarily GIS mapping software, and shared advice for faculty that want to embark on a digital research project.


Members of the ITS Educational Solutions Team and Crown Faculty Center lead several workshops on tools and software for research and teaching. Visit the resources page to learn more about these tools.



The Crown Faculty Center would like to thank everyone that participated in this productive week-long event, especially the ITS staff—Matt Gottfried, Jennifer Golightly, Matt Cooney, and Weston Taylor—for their continued support of DLA activities, as well as Director of Faculty Research Support, Tess Powers, for assisting faculty find grants and funding for digital projects. Lastly, Colorado College would like to thank the Mellon Foundation for making the DLA initiative at CC possible.

Digital Front Range Symposium


Colorado College participated in the first ever Digital Scholarship in the Front Range event held on May 8th at the University of Denver. Jennifer Golightly (ITS) and Tip Ragan (History) presented on their project, Policing Homosexuality: 18th Century Paris, as well as two DLA courses they co-taught during the Spring of 2018. Michael Sorensen (DLA Intern) also lead a workshop entitled “Analyzing Humanities Data with Nodegoat”. The event included faculty and staff from CU Boulder, CU Denver, University of Denver, US Air Force Academy, Red Rocks Community College, University of Wyoming, Iliff School of Theology, Colorado School of Mines, National Institute of Corrections, and CSU Pueblo.

Read more about the event on the symposium website

Block 8 Crown Faculty Luncheon


The topic for the Block 8 Crown Faculty Luncheon was “Collaborative Research in the Digital Liberal Arts”