Resilient Networks to Support Inclusive Digital Humanities (Resilient Networks) is an initiative to address the challenge of providing diverse perspectives, shared pedagogical approaches, and partnerships between librarians, students, and scholars to advance digital humanities scholarship. Faculty, students, and librarians collaborate to develop shared digital humanities curriculum modules, participate in training opportunities, and form research project teams.
Students have the opportunity to apply digital humanities concepts they have learned to a real research opportunity, advancing their understanding of both the research methods and computational techniques needed for successful inquiries. Resilient and diverse digital humanities networks support long-term sustainability with minimal new institutional resource investments.
Jointly conceived by Geneva Henry, dean of libraries and academic innovation and Ben Vinson III, dean of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Resilient Networks was awarded $500,000 by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to establish a network of institutions to share and build expertise in and support for digital humanities research and pedagogy. Resilient Networks is a partnership between GW and Rice University, Davidson College, and Prairie View A&M University.