Digital Humanities at Kenyon encompasses a dual lens. On the one hand, we empower our next generation of thinkers and leaders with the conceptual framework underlying our Age of Information — from Dataism and algorithmic thinking to bioinformatics and artificial intelligence. Only then will they be prepared to engage constructively with the many ethical issues surrounding technological innovation.
At the same time, Digital Humanities at Kenyon explores the most recent computational approaches as a way to augment — rather than replace — more traditional humanist inquiry. Students today can imagine and pursue new avenues of research by identifying unexplored datasets. Available are powerful new methodologies that expand the sets of questions we can ask and the types of answers we can formulate.
Digital Humanities is structured as a collaboratory environment. At Kenyon, students and faculty work side by side to explore new computational approaches and define new research questions and projects. We are pleased to announce our 2019 Digital Humanities Research Fellows, who will be partnered with faculty in English, modern languages and literatures, religious studies, philosophy, and history. This spring, faculty and students will together explore new approaches to computational textual analysis in our first annual spring workshop.