Board of Regents takes Initiative
Texas A&M University’s Board of Regents has approved the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture to be rebranded as the Center for Digital Humanities Research (CoDHR), with Dr. Laura Mandell serving as director.
By Allen M. Junek ‘18
Texas A&M University’s Board of Regents has recently approved the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture to be rebranded as the new Center for Digital Humanities Research (CoDHR).
Often referenced as the “modern day printing press,” the digital humanities’ innovative method for converting art and texts into globally-accessible digital format has reckoned it on par with the invention of the Gutenburg printing press, Dean Pamela R. Matthews says.
Now, instead of flying halfway around the world to examine a text, researchers will be able to access it via web databases at the touch of a finger.
Located in the Liberal Arts and Humanities building, CoDHR will provide resources and support for faculty and graduate students pursuing research and excellence through the digital humanities.
Laura Mandell will serve as the center’s director, with Daniel Schwartz serving as the associate director.
In addition to its renaming, the Center of Digital Humanities Research is in the process of being transitioned out of the English department. In the coming months it will be housed directly under the College of Liberal Arts–with Matthews serving as administrator–so it can be more readily accessible for all of the College’s departments.