Digital Humanities & Literature Research Initiatives

Faculty Research

In October of each year, the Projects in Digital Humanities at MIT invite Faculty and Teaching Staff of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences to propose projects in research and teaching to conduct in the lab the following year. Projects are chosen for student learning opportunities, feasibility, and faculty commitment. Once selected, faculty spend part time for a semester in the lab as a substitute for one class of teaching (the DH programs compensate department and section heads for replacement teaching). Faculty in the lab work closely with undergraduate students, postdocs, and technical professionals to create projects related to their research and teaching. Faculty and students learn to speak each others’ language, students learn the joys and difficulties of faculty research interests, and, by communicating at each stage of the research and development, avoid the pitfalls that plague so many DH projects.