Writing Support in the Library

Five nights of writing help in the library begins this week! Emma Binder and Andrew Byler, alumni fellows, are available for help at all stages of your writing process. Come by their office on the 2nd floor of the library, Sundays 1-9 PM and Monday through Thursday 6-10 PM. No appointment necessary, though they’ll keep your appointment if you make one.

Apply: 5 College Digital Humanities Student Fellowships

We’re now taking applications for our 2015 – 2016 Student Fellowship Program, which provides undergraduates funding and mentorship to realize their own digital humanities and arts projects!

Our past roster of projects include a digital essay on narratives of enslavement, interactive maps of ancient Roman cities, public robotic sculptures, and a virtual reality game exploring embodiments of race. We’re not just looking for computer scientists: we’re looking for innovative, risky projects with strong humanistic questions at their cores. You can check out videos from our Student Symposium and our Sandbox blog to hear from past fellows.

We’ll also host three information sessions for interested students, as well as for faculty or staff who want to learn more about the Student Fellowship Program! Info sessions will be held:

  • 4 PM, Sept. 30th, Hampshire College
  • 5 PM, Sept. 30th, Amherst College
  • 4 PM, Oct. 7th, Smith College

Check out the Apply page soon for more details!

Apply Now!

Preparing the final version of your written Div III

We’ve created a formatting guide for students whose Div III project takes the form of a thesis (or has a significant written component). The guide, Div III Formatting Help, offers resources for arranging your manuscript, citing sources, adding visuals, creating a table of contents, writing an abstract, making a cover page, and submitting the final document to the Hampshire College Archives.

We compiled this guide based on questions we received from Div III students last year. If there’s a step, an issue, or a process we missed, please comment and we’ll look for more helpful content to add to the guide.

If you have questions about archiving your Div III, or just want to learn more about what that process entails, the Library is offering an “Archiving Your Div III” workshop on Thursday April 23 at 3:30PM in the Hill-Urbina Room (Library 3rd floor).

Write an abstract for your Div III

An abstract helps orient your reader to your Division III. Here are a few helpful resources for writing an abstract.
From the Commonwealth Honors Program at UMass: https://www.honors.umass.edu/capstone-experience-guidelines-abstract-writing
From the University of Wisconsin-Madison, examples of abstracts from different fields (including the arts): http://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/presentations_abstracts_examples.html
From OWL Purdue: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/656/01/

Digital Humanities Student Workshop

 Come for a workshop with Professor Sonya Donaldson

Friday, February 20th, 9:30am-12:00pm

This workshop for students will provide an introduction to digital humanities tools and discourses. Professor Donaldson will give an overview of the digital platform, Omeka, and discuss possibilities for working with other social media tools to represent student work. This workshop is appropriate for students interested in discussing digital humanities as praxis, for students with emerging knowledge of these discourses and tools, as well as students who are new to digital humanities tools and discourses. Interested students should contact Jackie Jeffery at jmjDO@hampshire.edu to register.

Library carrels for the spring semester (apply now!)

CarrelStarting today, Div 3 students may apply for a library carrel for spring semester 2015. The Library will accept applications, via this online form: https://hamp.it/carrel, through January 29, 2015.

In a pilot we started this fall, the library is trying out a new carrel assignment process. The 87 carrels that we have traditionally allowed Div 3 students to claim for either a semester or a year are not quite enough to meet student need. Since we cannot easily create more carrels, we are inviting those students who want a carrel to apply for one by using an online form. The library will then assign carrels for the semester based on a set of criteria for eligibility and priority.

To get a sense of how we’re prioritizing the applications, please read about the carrel request process here. If we have more eligible and prioritized applicants than we have available carrels, we will use a lottery system to determine who gets a carrel from the pool of eligible and prioritized applicants. We will notify carrel applicants of the status of their request as soon as possible after that closing date.

We know some of you will not get the carrel you want – or even get a carrel at all. Because of that, we are setting aside 10 carrels as “un-assigned” that any student can use day to day. We hope that having a number of first-come, first-serve carrels will also make the carrel access be more equitable for students. Please send your comments and feedback to: library@hampshire.edu.



Map Your Div III

There is a map of Division III’s posted on the window in the Div III showcase area in the library. The map has some key terms that identify some possible areas of interest. Feel free to write your name and contact information on the map and add/connect fields of study. This map might help you find others who share your interests.