The History Department at Gustavus Adolphus College has some courses and assignments that involve a digital component. This site is intended to be a home for these digital projects, and allow us to expand the possibilities for digital humanities and to share our students’ work with a wider audience.
The digital humanities are driven by technology, but they are grounded in the long tradition of inquiry and study of humanities. Here at Gustavus we are asking the questions we have always asked, using different methodologies and new digital tools to research and present.
In promoting the digital humanities, we want students to become more than digital consumers of technology, we want them to become digital creators within the liberal arts tradition of critical inquiry. Through such innovation, we believe we position our students to use their liberal arts education to live and act on the greater challenges of our time, with all of the tools available to them.