Caro Pinto is the librarian for social science & emerging technologies at Hampshire College, where she oversees collection development, outreach, and instruction for the school of Critical Social Inquiry as well as evaluating and integrating emerging technology into classroom and library practice. Currently, she’s developing a digital humanities methods course for undergraduates at Hampshire.

From 2009-2011, Pinto was an archivist at the Yale University Library where she arranged and described collections, managed a large-scale digitization project, taught research education courses, and provided reference and outreach services. Pinto is a graduate of Smith College; she holds a MA in history from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a MS in library and information science from Simmons College.

Caro has just returned from the fall meeting (PDF) of New England Archivists; stay tuned for a post on what she learned there.

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Welcome!

March 25, 2010

Inspired by the Digital Humanities SoCal blog, I created this space as a way to disseminate information about digital-humanities events and research projects in Boston and the greater New England region.  Given how many colleges and universities call New England home, I know that there must be interesting DH projects going on in the area, but as a graduate student at Brandeis for the past 6 years, I’ve had trouble finding them. I keep meeting people who are the One Digital Humanities Person in their department or office, and I want to make a space where we can all find one another.

Right now, the only upcoming DH event I’m aware of is the humanities+digital visual interpretations conference, being held at MIT, May 20-22. I also hear rumors of a New England regional THATCamp in the works, but nothing’s been confirmed yet.

If you’re affiliated with a research center, department, conference, or other project that’s engaged in digital-humanities work, I’d love to hear from you about what you do. I’d particularly welcome guest posts or other contributions from advanced undergrads, graduate student, library/information sciences people, and alternative-academics as well as faculty, in a variety of genres: project overviews, opinion pieces, calls for papers. Please comment below, find me on twitter (@cliotropic), or email me at srl at (mytwittername) dot org.