Custom Website Development

We can help you to design, construct, and publish your academic web projects.

Where to start

If you would like to speak with someone about developing a website for your class or your research please contact an Academic Technology liaison


Some recent Projects include:

The Dickinson College Commentaries

DCCThe DCC publishes scholarly commentaries on classical texts intended to provide an effective reading and learning experience for classicists at all levels of experience. Though they are born digital, the commentaries will also be available in print and e-book formats. In contrast to other digital projects that conceive of classical texts as a database, or foreground hypertext—focusing on chunking or linking the text—DCC aims at a readerly approach, and one responsive to the needs of readers, teachers, and students. Texts are presented in a clean, readable format, with custom-authored notes, specially selected images and maps, and original audio and video content. Core vocabulary lists of the most common Latin and Greek words are provided, and all words not in the core lists are fully and accurately defined in running vocabulary lists that accompany each section of text. DCC commentaries are peer-reviewed, citable scholarly resources, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

The Clarke Forum

Clarke ForumThe Clarke Forum connects the students and faculty of Dickinson College and members of the broader community with scholars, practicing professionals and activists through the use of lectures, seminars, and conferences. By encouraging engagement with these visitors in ways that allow for dialogue and critical reflection, The Clarke Forum helps prepare students to become knowledgeable, productive, and intellectually active citizens and leaders. The Clarke Forum also provides a space where faculty from many perspectives can come together to discuss ideas and solutions to social problems. With events that are free and open to the public, The Clarke Forum is a vital part of the community, continually enhancing public awareness and understanding of critical contemporary issues.

House Divided

House DividedCurrently under development, this is a comprehensive archive of primary source documents, timeline entries, biographical profiles, and images about the people and circumstances that led to the outbreak of the American Civil War.  Designed to be a resource for primary and secondary school teachers.





Carlisle History

Carlisle HistoryThe coursework is designed to give students an understanding of the social and economic history of Downtown Carlisle while teaching them methods in conducting fieldwork. Reading material compares suburban economies, like those promulgated by “big box” stores such as Wal-Mart and The Home Depot, with more centralized downtown economies which thrive on small businesses. Students will be conducting fieldwork in downtown Carlisle by participant-observation, neighborhood canvassing, and oral history interviews. How has the success of Wal-Mart been connected to notions of work, capitalism, and desire? What happened to the vitality of small towns in the United States? What will local business owners have to say about the movement of economic energy away from the center of town?

The class partners with the Downtown Carlisle Association, the High I Project, and the Cumberland County Historical Society to produce a web-based project dedicated to the history of downtown Carlisle. Drawing on themes both the students and these three partner programs value, such as the effect of a store like Wal-Mart on the economy of downtown Carlisle business, students will conduct field interviews and gather stories which will be presented to leaders of these partner programs and the interviewees, and digitized for the web-based museum.

Recreation in Central Pennsylvania

RecreationPrepared by: Economic Policy & Recreation Class

This is the first phase of our community research project, and by far the easiest.

In this phase you will identify all local or in some cases regional resources for the activity or type of facility listed below. As discussed in our Recreation text, some of these activities are utilized on a far more local basis than others. This should guide the geographic scope of your search.