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Digital and Emerging Scholarship

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From community archives to geographic information system (GIS) mapping, Holy Cross faculty and students are involved in innovative digital work. Digital scholarship opportunities on campus foster a creative and collaborative learning experience within the world of new technologies.

Holy Cross supports new and exciting research, both inside and outside the classroom. This research promotes the ongoing process of exploration and discovery that is central to a Jesuit education. 

Faculty are provided the space to conduct digital scholarship in their field with the help of Holy Cross students, who benefit from the unique experience of real-world research. Students have the opportunity to learn new technologies and showcase their digital skills through group and individual projects. With support from departments such as Educational Design and Digital Media Services and Dinand Library, digital and emerging scholarship is able to thrive on Holy Cross’ campus.

Classroom Projects

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Professor: Leila Philip | In this series Holy Cross students created podcasts about a work of art in the Worcester Art Museum.
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Professor: Aaron Seider | A series of podcasts from students at Holy Cross that offer a modern take on the ancient environment.
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Professor: Bridget Franco | Through a hands-on learning approach to the art of filmmaking, students explore and experiment with the core components of cinematographic production: screenplay writing, directing, lighting, sound engineering, camera technique, and digital editing (conducted entirely in Spanish).
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Professor: Chris Arrell | Supports the experiential learning of digital sound design, hardware hacking, collaborative music composition, and chamber music performance.
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Professor: Ellis Jones | For this app project, students in Sociology of Television & Media course investigated a variety of well-regarded data sources and assigned news media outlets A to F grades for overall reliability, integrity, neutrality, and independent, fact-based reporting.

Faculty Projects

book cover: the better shopping world
A comprehensive database with reliable accounting of the social and environmental responsibility of companies.
Catholics & Cultures understanding the religious lives and practices of the catholics around the world
A hub of research articles, interviews, photographs, videos, maps, and graphics to provide viewers a global sense of what it means to be Catholic today.
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Seeks to present the textual transmission of the Iliad and Odyssey in a historical framework, and provides ways to view these contexts both synchronically and diachronically.
cineglos
CINEGLOS is an audiovisual glossary of cinematographic terminology designed for students and teachers of cinema in Spanish.

Resources

Educational Design and Digital Media Services

Educational Design and Digital Media Services is the campus’ hub for all things digital within the classroom. On the project page, students can browse scholarly projects created by fellow students, and faculty can find inspiration from the work fostered by fellow faculty members. From podcasts to mapping projects, the department provides the support needed for innovative digital work in a classroom setting.

Dinand Library

Dinand Library provides additional support for faculty who are looking to expand their personal research into a wide range of digital projects. On Dinand’s Digital and Emerging Scholarship page, faculty members can find information on web hosting, digital tools, research data management, and other on-campus resources. They can also schedule a one-on-one consultation appointment with a librarian to discuss opportunities for their project.