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For James Madison University Faculty

For faculty members at James Madison University, the Networked Humanities offers opportunities to:

  • ask new research questions and experiment with innovative approaches and tools
  • collaborate with other faculty members from across the university
  • enliven your teaching by inviting students to learn along with you

College of Arts and Letters (CAL) faculty from departments such as Justice Studies, History, and English use digital tools and methods to advance scholarly understanding of the history of lynching in Virginia, conduct spatial analysis of the historical development of Harrisonburg, and explore the circulation of American periodicals.

Through courses in the JMU X-Labs, CAL faculty and students from units such as the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, the School of Communication Studies, and the School of Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication collaborate with real-world clients and JMU colleagues from Biology, Physics, and Engineering to solve complex problems.

Many CAL faculty integrate innovative digital projects into their classes, allowing students to experiment with 3D printing and virtual reality, gain experience in podcasting, and work across semesters to develop rich and imaginative websites, or walking tours of downtown Harrisonburg.

For faculty who are interested in exploring how digital tools and methods might enrich their research, interdisciplinary collaboration, and teaching, an excellent way to join the conversation is participation in the Networked Humanities Institute.

The Networked Humanities Institute

The Fall 2018 institute will be open to faculty from across campus. More details about the institute will be available soon!