The English Department’s Digital Media and Pedagogy initiative provides programming through the DMAP Studio (Cathedral 462) and the DMAP Classroom (Cathedral 435), and maintains ties to the larger arena of digital humanities at Pitt.
Our mission is to facilitate departmental experimentation, connection, and collaboration with digital tools and methods.
Experimentation in this context includes developing digital resources, piloting digitally-centered teaching techniques, or adapting existing technologies (such as 3D printing or book scanning) in ways that are considered innovative to the humanities.
We focus on connection by bringing department members into contact with existing institutions that can support digital research and pedagogy, including online resources, infrastructure, equipment, and people with appropriate expertise. The Digital Media and Pedagogy website--an effort to collect, curate, and disseminate resources on the production and teaching of digital media--is one aspect of this goal.
We foster collaboration and partnerships with University of Pittsburgh faculty from other departments, representatives of the library’s digital scholarship service unit, partners affiliated with other higher education institutions, and agencies and individuals outside of academia.