We are the 2016 Digital Scholarship Summer Interns. This June and July, we have immersed ourselves in traditional scholarship with a twist: through a digital lens. The first part of the internship revolved around defining the digital humanities and evaluating digital tools such as digital exhibits, textual analysis, mapping, and topic modeling. The second half was mostly self-driven, with the end goal of producing research projects built around the Student Publications Collection (36 boxes spanning 90 linear feet!), tucked away in the Archives & Special Collections in Frost Library, Amherst College.
We would like to thank our supervisor, Sarah Walden, and the numerous kind souls in the library who offered their time to teach and aid us throughout this process: the Research & Instruction librarians, staff in the Archives, in the Digital Programs, and from IT.
William Harvey: Rising junior at Amherst College, majoring in something.
Jennifer Lee: I am a second-semester senior at Amherst College.
Norah Oteri: Rising junior at Amherst College.
Phuong-Nghi Pham: I am a rising junior at Amherst College.