By Laura Bang
On Nov. 15, Falvey Memorial Library debuted its new digital-humanities program, the Aurelius Digital Humanities Initiative. The digital humanities (DH) is a growing academic movement exploring the intersections of humanities scholarship and technologies, and it will have an important impact on future humanities scholarship. As such, the Library is pleased to offer support for DH projects as well as foster a digital-humanities community at Villanova University. Although we have yet to publish DH research, we are currently working with faculty on three digital-humanities projects and have already spoken with other faculty about possible future projects.
We are planning a more formal launch of the Aurelius Digital Humanities Initiative in the spring semester, in which we anticipate having some finished projects to share. In addition, we will hold monthly get-togethers for those interested in DH to meet and hang out, as well as occasional workshops.
I am very excited about bringing digital humanities to Villanova University, and I hope you will be, too. If you have any questions, comments or ideas, please feel free to get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org – I would love to hear from you!