The Digital Liberal Arts Initiative (DLA) at Middlebury College fosters innovative digital scholarship. We fund, support, and collaborate on research projects, teaching and curricular development, and civically engaged public work. We organize ongoing events, workshops, a digital fluencies series, and more.

We provide:

ongoing consultation

yearlong programming and events


• conference travel

• initial discovery phases of research

• student research assistants

• year-long DLA Fellowships

• news about external opportunities

news about digital liberal arts activities both on and beyond campus

social media and monthly newsletters about the digital liberal arts at Middlebury

• overview of DLA people and projects  

digital fluencies series

Philosophy: We encourage faculty to take risks and try new approaches. The DLA offers support and guidance in adopting best practices. Sometimes digital explorations take participants deeper into their existing disciplinary research, teaching, and learning.  At other times, they lead to new modes of collaboration or transformation across departments and units of Middlebury as well as outward toward partnerships with other institutions or through public-facing projects. Sometimes digital exploration does both, linking disciplinary work to knowledge and opportunities beyond one’s core area of study.

Connect: You can subscribe to our monthly newsletter, follow the DLA on Twitter at the hashtag #dlamidd, and join our Facebook page

Consultation: For a consultation, please contact Michael J. Kramer, Assistant Professor of the Practice in Digital History/Humanities and Acting Director of the Digital Liberal Arts Initiative.

Initial funding for the Digital Liberal Arts Initiative was generously provided by the Trustees of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Read more about the awarded grant.