Dr. Daniel Michon is an Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Claremont McKenna
College, where he has taught since 2007. He is currently the Faculty Director of the Andrew J. Mellon Digital Humanities Grant.
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Contact her at: Ashley_Sanders@cuc.claremont.edu
Alex Margolin is the Mellon DH Project Manager and comes from a background in Ethnic Studies, non-profit project management, & grassroots media production. She has spent the last 6 years working on non-profit & higher education grants.
Contact her at: Alex_Margolin@cuc.claremont.edu
About the Grant
In 2014, the five undergraduate colleges of the Claremont University Consortium—Pomona, Claremont McKenna, Scripps, Harvey Mudd and Pitzer College—received a $1.5 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to strengthen and expand digital humanities (DH) teaching and scholarship across the Claremont Colleges and beyond.
The emerging field of DH studies the interactions between literature, art, performance, history, electronic media, data analysis and new technologies, placing these interactions at the center of humanities research and pedagogy and deepening our understanding of human culture. The digital humanities initiative will focus on four areas aimed at creating a collaborative, vibrant DH community at the colleges: summer training institutes; digital course development; a new collaborative digital research studio; and community programming.