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October 25, 2016

DSS Supports Original Undergraduate Research Using GIS

John Clark, Data Visualization GIS Librarian at Skillman Library Digital Scholarship Services, supports Molly Leech '17 in incorporating a geographic component in her Anthropology and Sociology senior thesis.

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October 20, 2016

Nov 14: An eyewitness account of the Florence Flood

Arno RiverOn November 4, 1966, the Arno River—Florence’s “Bad Boy of 1966”—burst over its banks and flooded the great Renaissance city, submerging churches, businesses, and homes in up to twenty feet of roaring water and leaving behind up to twenty inches of mud. Among the many works damaged were Andrea Pisano’s 1339 bronze doors. David G.

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October 19, 2016

Skillman Joins the Project Hydra Community

Skillman Library Digital Scholarship Services partners with Project Hydra, a multi-institutional collaborative community that develops open source software solutions for digital asset management in academic libraries and cultural heritage institutions.
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October 17, 2016

Swift Poems Project Gains Visibility in Austria

Digital Library Developer James Griffin of Digital Scholarship Services recently presented on the Swift Poems Project at the Digital Scholarly Editions as Interfaces Conference at Graz University in Austria.

October 17, 2016

Recent library acquisitions list posted

Includes book, film and browsing acquisitions, viewable by subject, department, or call number.
Jessica Carr

October 15, 2016

October 28: Information Literacy brown bag

Professors Tamara Carley (Geology) and Jessica Carr (Religious Studies) will host a lunch time discussion on how they integrated information literacy into their courses.

October 14, 2016

Digital Humanities Grants for Faculty

In conjunction with Skillman Library’s Digital Scholarship Services department, the Digital Humanities Steering Committee invites proposals from Lafayette faculty for developing digital humanities initiatives in the classroom or in furthering scholarly engagement with DH.

Ian Smith

October 5, 2016

Nov. 10: "Shakespeare's Othello: The World, the Text, and the Responsible Reader"

Professor Ian Smith, the newly-named Sell Chair in the Humanities, will deliver both the Sell Chair Inaugural Lecture and Skillman Library's Schuleter Lecture on November 10.

October 5, 2016

Queer Archives Oral History Project Launches

The Queer Archives Project is an LGBTQ oral history project dedicated to preserving the experiences of Lafayette’s LGBTQ alumni, faculty and staff in the College's Archives.

Digital Humanities Summer Scholars

October 2, 2016

DH Summer Scholars present to full house

Under the leadership of Sarah Morris, Research and Instruction Librarian at the Skillman Library, the 2016 Lafayette College Digital Humanities Summer Scholars undertook independent research projects on such topics as Iranian statecraft, Soviet monument culture in Bulgaria, the misunderstood Moog synthesizer, and histories of Indian Ocean trade and migration.