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University of Massachusetts Amherst



Dean's Welcome

As we begin another academic year, I'm delighted to welcome both new and returning students, faculty and staff and to share with you the College's plans for the coming year. More...

Creative Economy

Research project that measured the economic impact of HFA and our alumni on the Pioneer Valley. More...

Academic Freedom

The College's official policy on academic and artistic freedom and community response.


Digital Humanities Initiative

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Funded by the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, the Digital Humanities Initiative at the University of Massachusetts seeks to support and initiate research projects within the digital humanities broadly conceived. The Digital Humanities Initiative is composed of core HFA faculty whose research directly engages digital materials in a variety of ways, focusing on:

• new tools to facilitate research, including those that allow scholars to pose new questions or to analyze data in ways that are impossible or cumbersome without digital tools
• critical studies of digital culture and the changing nature of text, image, and sound in digital settings
• digital platforms for creative expression and artistic endeavors
• scholarly communication and the engagement of researchers with broader publics


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