Stockton College and Digital Innovation
Digital technology has long held the promise to transform teaching and scholarship. Stockton faculty have been engaged in that transformation practically since the college opened in 1971. We remain passionate about using digital media in our teaching and scholarship, and in service to our college, our disciplines, and our communities.
The South Jersey Center for Digital Humanities @ Stockton College places us on the cutting edge of work in digital media. Its mission is to foster our home-grown talent in interaction with broader trends in the theory and practice of digital technologies. To that end, it will showcase our own work while encouraging exploration of a wide spectrum of digital humanities initiatives.
Arts, Humanities, and Design:
The SJCDH is located within the School of Arts and Humanities. It builds on the synergy of creative thinking and expression that has long been a feature of teaching and research within ARHU. In digital projects, faculty have made a point of combining aesthetics with functionality, presentation with analytical rigor. This work has already indicated how digital media can be transformative for the humanities.
Our vision of digital humanities is methodologically pluralist. Stockton encourages multidisciplinary approaches, and one impact of new media has been to create a kind of humanities that transcends disciplinary boundaries. But the SJCDH supports digital work resting within the traditional humanities disciplines as well. Innovation in digital media is, literally and figuratively, not writ in stone. We look forward to the process of defining and re-defining the role of a humanities center within the liberal arts college environment.
Into the Future:
The SJCDH is a work in progress, and its agenda and activities will evolve based on the needs of its constituencies. To begin with, we have identified five broad areas of activity which are most in need of support:
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