Invitation to the Five College Digital Humanities Undergraduate Fellows Symposium

Evan Young/ April 10, 2020/ Digital Humanities, Sandbox: The 5CollDH Blog/ 0 comments

The Five College Blended Learning and Digital Humanities program is pleased to invite you to the 7th annual Undergraduate Digital Humanities Fellows Symposium, hosted via Zoom on April 23, 4:00pm EST. This symposium is a showcase of the hard work of our undergraduate fellows, whose research ranges from networks of South Asian artists to biographies of incarcerated black women, from mapping the frontiers of China’s Qing dynasty and Rome’s urban infrastructure, to placing Asian-Americans in modern America. The digital expressions of these topics also demonstrate the fellows’ adaptability, as the pandemic that consumes our present moment upended some original designs. You can learn more about our fellows and their projects on the symposium web page:

This year’s symposium is especially significant as it serves as a culmination of the 5CollBLDH program as a whole. For ten years, through multiple configurations and with generous funding from the Mellon Foundation, Teagle Foundation, and from each of the Five College campuses, 5CollBLDH has been a beacon from those interested in teaching and researching with digital materials. The strength of our program has always been the people who have committed their time, energy, and passion to the digital humanities. Therefore, in celebration of those people, this year’s Symposium will feature testimonials from previous members and a panel discussion from several “generations” of our post-baccalaureate fellows.

With such an exciting program of events, I hope that you will mark your calendars and join us in support of our DH fellows on April 23, 2020 at 4:00pm EST. We will send a link to the Zoom webinar in a subsequent email, and you can join our our Twitter conversation for the Symposium using the hashtag #5CollDHFellows.

If you have any questions or just to announce your interest in joining the event, please feel free to email Evan Young at

Eric Poehler

Eric E. Poehler
Associate Professor of Classics
Director, Five Colleges Blended Learning & Digital Humanities Programs
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Author of The Traffic Systems of Pompeii

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