AMICAL’s Digital Liberal Arts (DLA) Consultation Program provides expert guidance on any questions or challenges that AMICAL members have related to the digital humanities, or to digital pedagogy or scholarship generally, in liberal arts environments.
Funded through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, consultations are offered free of charge to AMICAL members. By supporting specific projects or initiatives with solid advice, the program contributes to capacity building for DLA pedagogy and scholarship at AMICAL institutions.
Types of consulting help offered
Requests are welcome for help on any DLA-related issues. Some example project types include:
- course-integrated projects or assignments
- library-based instructional initiatives and resources for scholarship
- campus-wide initiatives involving staff, faculty, or student
Consulting will be provided by AMICAL’s Mellon Digital Liberal Arts Fellow, Dr. Najla Jarkas, who has extensive experience in integrating digital methods and tools in Academic Writing and Literature courses in addition to integrating Digital Humanities projects into course design.
The Fellow will provide consulting directly for cases that fall within her areas of expertise; for other areas, she will facilitate consulting with another AMICAL colleague or external expert with relevant expertise.
More specifically, the Fellow can help individuals or teams to:
- Clarify project challenges and identify, or help research, solutions
- Develop plans for digital projects (including scoping, sustainability, etc.)
- Offer suggestions on integrating digital methods into course design
- Identify suitable professional development opportunities in digital methods and tools
- Develop collaborative digital projects — in particular by
- facilitating connections with potential partners
- providing guidance on the development of the collaborative project
- Take advantage of other forms of support AMICAL offers through its DLA Programs (e.g., participation in our DLA Cohort program or assistance with preparing DLA-focused Small Grants)
- Address other questions/challenges related to Digital Liberal Arts
How to request an online consultation
Consultations with the Mellon Digital Liberal Arts Fellow are available to all interested AMICAL faculty and staff, whether individually or in teams. You may either drop in during the Fellow’s “online office hours” (no appointment necessary), or book a private consultation. Private consultations are typically booked for 30 minutes, but can run longer or shorter, as needed.
Submit the following form to book a private online consultation with the Fellow, who is available Monday to Friday, between 9am and 4pm (Paris time):
The Fellow’s 30-minute “online office hours” are:
- Monday, Wednesday, Friday → 9:00-9:30am (Paris time)
- Tuesday & Thursday → 2:00-2:30pm (Paris time)
You can join via the following link at any of the above times, even if you have not submitted a consultation request:
(Note that this link is protected and requires a free AMICAL account to access.)