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.
• conference travel
• initial discovery phases of research
• student research assistants
• year-long DLA Fellowships
• news about external opportunities
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.
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.