Digital scholarship at Wesleyan encourages the evolution of the liberal arts in the twenty-first century through critical engagements with digital technologies. A hub for faculty, staff, and students, the digital scholarship program supports the Wesleyan community through trainings, consultations, and collaborations to make informed choices about how they will interact with, create, and critique digital technologies in relation to their chosen fields of study and activate student learning.

Interested in starting a project? We'll help you to navigate the options, provide project management and technical expertise during development, as well as the long-term preservation and maintenance of your published work.


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    A new Digital Scholarship (DS) Fellows Program has begun this spring, offered by Technical and Digital Services in the Wesleyan University Library and Academic Technology in Information Technology Services. Three awesome fellows have been chosen from a competitive application pool. They are Philippe Bungabong, Rama Co, and Sofia Sperber (pictured above). This spring the inaugural group of DS Fellows will engage in a series of workshops where they will develop skills in the use of technology for scholarly research, culminating in the drafting of a proposal for their own digital scholarship project. 

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    Explore the Life of the Buddha

    The challenges of studying visual art, literature, and their institutional contexts in a synthetic fashion is acute throughout the humanities today. The Life of the Buddha project (LOTB) addresses this challenge by presenting and analyzing for the first time a rare set of  monumental seventeenth-century Tibetan murals depicting the Buddha’s life, their related literature, and their architectural and historical settings. The project thus offers scholarly and learning communities the first multimodal tool to research and teach Buddhist images and texts as a meaning-rich whole. To do so, it has adapted the Mirador Viewer, a configureable and extensible environment for displaying and annotating IIIF resources. LOTB is supported by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) and the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation.