Faculty Spotlight


  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

Twitter Feed @RITDHSS

  • Aug 29
    The New Media Writing Prize is looking for submissions. Deadline 11/24. Student prize deadline 12/5. https://t.co/KqupWs2kTv
  • Aug 22
    DHSS: If you haven't already, check out Light&Sound, less than a month away and lots of RIT involvement https://t.co/DaNVvH5zqX
  • Aug 18
    Job requiring undergrad DH degree at U Waterloo, Project Manager for Archives Unleashed https://t.co/S3GC3B0zre. Check it out!
  • Aug 16
    Interesting research on optical character recognition for historical/multilingual documents. Take part: https://t.co/5TCIiqpZFr.
  • Aug 10
    Special issue of the Black Scholar on the convergence of black studies and the digital humanities: https://t.co/ExqeaOk35A
  • Aug 5
    DHSS students Mitchell Cartner and Christine McCullough presenting their research at the Undergraduate Symposium on… https://t.co/iyE6ryFsJG
  • Aug 3
    "The New Wave in Digital Humanities." Great profiles, including @miriamkp who visited RIT last year. https://t.co/9OABFp1Wcs
  • Jul 26
    New book for free download: introduction to "the mathematics that digital humanists are likely to encounter” https://t.co/xAULeAfOCJ
  • Jul 25
    Check out Enslen’s cool DH data visualization of Dias’ “Canção do Exílio,” one of the most popular poems of all time https://t.co/ghLNaR8USH
  • 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!

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