Hitchcock.jpgCelebrating our Digital Scholarship Summer Interns
If you missed the culminating presentation by the Library's Digital Scholarship Summer Interns, check out their "Hitch in Time" project site. Over the course of eight weeks, they embarked upon a critical reexamination of the life and legacy of one of Amherst’s best-remembered presidents: geologist and minister Edward Hitchcock. Hitchcock’s impact and importance to the college can be seen on campus even today, from the dorm that bears his name to the contents of the Beneski Museum to the very presence of the geology department itself. Drawing on Archives & Special Collections’ Edward and Orra White Hitchcock Papers and a breadth of digitally based research methodologies and tools, they engaged in an exploration of what Edward Hitchcock left behind, both tangibly and intangibly. From the personal—an account of the contents of Hitchcock's will—to the global—mapping the reach and reception of his intellectual conversations—this project delved into one man's legacy in the spirit of Hitchcock himself, who spent his life consumed with questions of time and infinity in his roles as both geologist and man of God.

So long...So long, farewell... (but stay connected)
Congratulations on finishing your finals! If you're heading out for the summer, remember you can still access databases and e-books from afar. If you're graduating, check out all the resources the library makes available to you as an alum—including JSTOR, MUSE, ebrary, and HeinOnline. And if you're staying on campus, we've got a series of summer research and technology workshops and gatherings to help you make the most of your time here, whether you're working on your thesis, in a lab, on a Mellon project, or as an academic intern.

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