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Digital Humanities Focal Group

In the 2013 Fall Quarter, Dan Edelstein, Professor of French and, by courtesy, of History, and Michael Widner convened The Digital Humanities Focal Group (DHFG) for the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages. The DHFG promotes faculty and graduate research in the digital humanities through lectures series, praxis workshops, curriculum, and the identification and development of digital humanities research projects, especially those eligible for grant-funding opportunities. The DHFG sponsors a lecture series and convenes regular workshops alternating between praxis and theory. These activities provide fora in which faculty and graduate students can share work in progress, discuss the state of the field, and identify important research that should be shared with the DLCL and broader academic communities. Crucially, the DHFG promotes digital research on underrepresented literatures and cultures to counteract the English-language dominance of much work in the field.