Faculty Spotlight


  • From 2014-2016, RIT student Ben Eshleman conducted archival research and oral history interviews to document the history of the transgender community in Rochester, New York. With his faculty advisor, Dr.

  • The Project, Buffalo State insane Asylum: A Purposeful Recovery, was a year-long effort to render what is now called the Richardson Olmsted Complex in 3D design animation. Six students collaborated with Professors Lisa Hermsen and Shaun Foster to recover the original architecture of H.H.

  • DHSS majors participate in a wide range of interdisciplinary research in their project-based courses and in their senior capstones.

  • Students in Tamar Carroll’s History of the Family in the U.S. course collaborated with the Library Company of Philadelphia to develop content for a web exhibit about the rare Friendship Albums in their collection.

  • The Steampunk Rochester is an interdisciplinary project that brings students together to work on a large-scale narrative that is rooted in local history and spans the disciplines of Creative Writing, Visual Culture, and Game Design and Development.

  • During Fall 2015, students enrolled in Professor Juilee Decker’s Cultural Informatics (MUSE 359) worked with RIT’s Archivist, Becky Simmons, and Associate Archivist, Jody Sidlauskas, to curate an exhibition focusing on personal histories of RIT.

Twitter Feed @RITDHSS

  • Jul 21
    What are required readings in the field? What should every DHSSer know? One's you've taught or read, or wish read. Let us know!
  • Jul 20
    DH folks, this is required reading: “studying media through new media” https://t.co/rXduijGP0U by the awesome @jenterysayers
  • Jul 19
    For the GoT DHers, this is a cool visualization project plus references Vignelli, whose archives are at RIT! https://t.co/Qi3gA2kXhe
  • Jul 18
    A non-academic DH job: https://t.co/wLaxYrcCI4 They're looking for applicants with undergraduate DH degrees. Check it out!
  • May 15
    Come by the University Gallery tomorrow at 11 to see our graduating seniors present their research at the COLA Poster Session!
  • May 8
    See you at the DHSS Faculty Research Showcase today at 3 pm in COLA's McKenzie Commons!
  • May 4
    Come see us this Saturday @Imagine_RIT! We'll be in Booth 1480 with lots of great projects to show!
  • Apr 24
    Celebrate a great year and learn about new DHSS faculty research May 8 3 pm McKenzie Commons! https://t.co/Qn3VRm6wBK
  • Apr 20
    Founder of Girls Who Code speaking this Friday at 4 at Ingle Auditorium! https://t.co/7tvUK2H38k
  • Mar 21
    Join us for our spring faculty/student mixer tomorrow, 3/22, at 3:30 in the Stan McKenzie Commons (06-1251)!

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