Part of the Carolina Digital Humanities Initiative the DIL/IAH Faculty Fellowships support UNC faculty who are interested in developing digital approaches as a significant dimension of their academic practice in the humanities; putting into practice digital methods related to the arts and performance; exploring how data and data studies are transforming intellectual work in the arts and humanities; pursuing an interdisciplinary, collaborative digital humanities project arising from their research, pedagogy, or engaged scholarship that is likely to be of interest to users beyond academic specialists and which raises larger social, historical, literary, or artistic issues; reflecting upon and discussing with colleagues the implications of digital humanities for their own academic practice; and applying what they have learned as DIL/IAH Faculty Fellows to their graduate and/or undergraduate teaching and mentoring.
Applications are due Wednesday, September 30, 2015. Please review the 2016 Guidelinesthoroughly. Apply online at the Institute for the Arts and Humanities website.
Applicants are strongly advised to attend an information session/workshop on either Tuesday, August 25, 3:30-5pm or Wednesday, September 2, 3:30-5pm in the Digital Innovation Lab (Greenlaw 431). If you have any questions, please contact Malina Chavez, CDHI Programs Coordinator.
The Carolina Digital Humanities Initiative is accepting applications for a full-time Program Coordinator. The position will be responsible for administering and coordinating the diverse activities and programs of the CDHI, including the DIL/IAH Faculty Fellows Program, the CDHI Graduate Fellows Program, the CDHI Postdoctoral Fellows Program, and (pending University approval), the Graduate Certificate Program in Digital Humanities. Duties associated with coordination of these program include liaising with academic departments and support units in the College of Arts and Sciences and other university academic and support units; organizing and executing selection recruitment evaluation for all programs; supporting the work of the CDHI Faculty Steering Committee Chair and Cyberinfrastructure Taskforce Director; serving ex officio on faculty sub-committees; and maintaining the CDHI website. The position will also participate in and coordinate professional development and training activities in digital humanities for faculty and graduate students, and plan campus activities and events designed to increase interest and involvement in digital humanities across the campus in cooperation with other university units, other universities and digital humanities programs, and cultural heritage organizations.
To read more, or to apply online, see the full posting.
How Do You Say It?, one of two DIL/IAH Faculty Fellowship projects for 2014, is now live and available to the public. The project, directed by Lucia Binotti in Romance Languages, is one of two faculty projects supported in 2014 by the DIL/IAH Faculty Fellowship Program, under the auspices of the Carolina Digital Humanities Initiative.
How Do You Say It? is an interdisciplinary and community service oriented proof of concept project that exploits the Digital Innovation Lab’s DH Press to layer, map and visualize information about the Spanish language varieties used to address Latin@ audiences in the prevention of intimate partner violence. The project’s long-term goal is to assess if the choice of different varieties of Spanish more specifically targeted to a regional sub-group of the larger Latin@ population increases the success/effectiveness of textual literature (brochures, signs, advertisements) as well as direct oral interaction (from support services, doctors, social workers, etc.) in preventing and educating about domestic violence.
The documents repository at a glance
The project site consists of three sets of data visualizations, including a map of U.S. agencies dedicated to combating interpersonal violence among Latin@ communities. The core of the site features a documents repository — visualized in a myriad of ways — of nearly 230 Spanish and English documents dedicated to interpersonal violence prevention and support for survivors. Site visitors can search for documents based on document type, language, type of violence discussed, and services provided. From this corpus, the project team conducted a preliminary linguistic analysis of a subset of documents to begin visualizing textual patterns. The corpus is also available as a plain text zip file for researchers to download and ingest into text mining tools, such as Voyant.
In the coming months and years, Dr. Binotti plans to grow this project in many new directions. She will continue building partnerships with various agencies, as well as extending the linguistic analysis by incorporating that research into her undergraduate teaching.
Special thanks to the Institute for the Arts and Humanities for its support of Dr. Binotti’s Fall 2014 fellowship.
And stay tuned for an announcement of the launch of POPP, our other faculty fellowship project, in January 2015!
CDHI is currently accepting applications for a two-year Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship.
This postdoctoral fellow will consult with faculty on incorporating digital humanities approaches and materials in their work, and plan programs and workshops that contribute to broader conversations on campus around digital humanities topics and issues. The position will provide project management and technical support for up to four DIL/IAH Faculty Fellows (one or two each fall semester). the position will develop a research and publication agenda through the use of digital technologies in a project to be completed by the end of the fellowship experience. The position will also teach four digital humanities courses over the twenty-four months of the fellowship. The fellow will also hold a teaching appointment in the appropriate department or curriculum in the College of Arts and Sciences. Courses will reflect the scholarly interests of the fellow as well as the curricular needs and priorities of the academic department and university, particularly with respect to the Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities.
Learn more or to apply online, visit the online listing.
For students interested in Digital Humanities, Digital Public History, or those looking to enroll in a class in pursuit of the Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities, CDHI Postdoctoral Fellow Julie Davis will offer AMST 840: Digital Humanities/Digital American Studies in the Spring 2015 semester.
This course focuses on the application of interdisciplinary digital humanities approaches within site-based, community-oriented, public history projects. We’ll explore how to incorporate a physical and emotional sense of place into digital spaces. We’ll also consider how to use digital technologies to interpret historic sites in ways that engage broad publics and foster local community. Students will analyze/discuss readings on digital humanities and public history theory, review case studies, and critique examples of digital public projects. They also will analyze ongoing work in the Digital Innovation Lab (DIL), including the Loray Mill project.
Students also will gain hands-on, practical experience in applying digital tools & methods to a public history project. They will contribute work to one or more DIL projects in ways that could be translated into individual portfolios. No prior DH training is necessary, but a willingness to experiment and make small contributions to a long-term, collaborative effort is essential.
The course meets Thursdays from 1:00-3:50. Please direct inquiries to Julie Davis.
The Carolina Digital Humanities Initiative (CDHI) is soliciting proposals for digital humanities course development grants. Current funds will be devoted toward graduate courses, but applicants may also propose courses at mixed, graduate/undergraduate levels.
Awards will consist of a $5,000 summer stipend. Note that stipends are subject to reductions related to university benefits, taxes, etc. Applicants may request up to an additional $1,000 for professional development pertaining to creating the course. Applicants should include a budget detailing how any requested professional development funds will be used (e.g., for specific workshops or training).
CDHI Curricular grants might be used to:
- Develop a course focused on activities or topics associated with the digital humanities
- Extend the reach of digital humanities course offerings beyond campus to non-degree seeking students–e.g., through hybrid or online options or through summer school
- Explore and implement pedagogical innovation in a course through digital tools and methods
- Implement digital activities to facilitate team teaching and/or interdisciplinary exchange
- Integrate experiential work with digital materials and activities into a course
- Develop a course that explores multiple modalities of digital activities–e.g., the visual, aural, video, performance
- Create a course that engages the transformative potentials for digital humanities–political, social, cultural, scholarly.
All tenure track and fixed term faculty at the University who are eligible to teach graduate level courses may apply.
Award recipients agree to
- Create a new or revise an existing course that can be taken for graduate credit
- Consult with the CDHI Curriculum Committee and Director regarding the development of the course
- Work as advisors (as appropriate) with course participants pursuing the Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities
- Deliver a report to the CDHI Curriculum Committee detailing the course development activities, the disbursement of funds, and the outcomes of the grant-supported efforts during the grant cycle
- Obtain Chair’s approval and agree to offer the course at least three times in the five years following the receipt of the funds, starting with the 2015-16 academic year.
Submit a current cv and proposal of no more than two pages to Daniel Anderson no later than 11:59 PM on December 6th.
For questions related to the proposal process, contact Daniel Anderson.
The Department of English and Comparative Literature at UNC Chapel Hill seeks a digital humanist with experience in digital methods applied to an additional area of literary or rhetorical studies. Successful candidates will demonstrate a record of digital engagement either through project development, significant deployment of digital methods, and/or innovations in digital composing, publishing, or pedagogy. We encourage candidates with interests at the intersections of the digital with poetry, medieval, modernist, and/or rhetorical studies, but depth of digital engagement applied to a subject area is most important. The position begins 1 July 2015 and carries a 2-2 teaching load with significant expectations for research as well as departmental service.
The hire will participate in The Carolina Digital Humanities Initiative and collaborate with the University’s Digital Innovation Lab. The position carries a $50,000 start-up fund with the expectation that the candidate will arrive on campus prepared to pursue a robust and innovative digital research agenda. (This fund includes moving expenses.)
Review of applications will begin on 10 November 2014 and interviews will be conducted at the MLA convention in January.
Read more about this job on the MLA Job Listing, or view and apply for the job here.
The application window is currently closed. Stay tuned for future opportunities to join a Faculty Learning Community in Digital Humanities.
This past spring, the Digital Innovation Lab and the Center for Faculty Excellence launched a Faculty Learning Community in Digital Humanities (DH FLC). We are now accepting applications from UNC-CH faculty members interested in joining the group beginning in Fall 2014. Current members of the DH FLC do not need to reapply.
The group will meet on the first and third Fridays of each month throughout the fall semester from 9am-11am:
- September 5, 2014
- September 19, 2014
- October 3, 2014
- October 24, 2014 (rescheduled from October 17, which is Fall Break)
- November 7, 2014
- November 21, 2014
- December 5, 2014
- December 19, 2014
The DH FLC is intended for faculty who are interested in incorporating digital technologies and approaches into their humanities teaching and research. Over the course of the year, the DH FLC will learn together and from one another about digital humanities approaches and methodologies, study exemplar projects, and be exposed to a range of open-source tools for creating digital humanities projects. Participants will apply what they learn toward developing a digital humanities project to be used for hands-on, undergraduate learning.
The DH FLC is meant to be an interdisciplinary and diverse group. Faculty with little/no technical knowledge are encouraged to apply, as are those with DH experience. There are no technical or experiential prerequisites for joining the DH FLC beyond an interest and curiosity in DH teaching and research. UNC-CH faculty at all ranks (tenure, tenure-track, fixed-term, adjunct, research or clinical rank, lecturers, or instructors) are invited to apply.
The DH FLC is part of the Curricular Innovation and Professional Development program of the Carolina Digital Humanities Initiative (CDHI), an effort supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to develop a sustainable and scalable model of digital humanities at UNC.
Learn more about the DH FLC and how to apply. Applications are due Monday, August 25, 2014 by 5pm. Questions should be directed to Stephanie Barnwell or Molly Sutphen.
Part of the Carolina Digital Humanities Initiative the DIL/IAH Faculty Fellowships support UNC faculty who are interested in developing digital humanities as a significant dimension of their academic practice; pursuing an interdisciplinary, collaborative digital humanities project arising from their research, pedagogy, or engaged scholarship that is likely to be of interest to users beyond academic specialists and which raises larger social, historical, literary, or artistic issues; reflecting upon and discussing with colleagues the implications of digital humanities for their own academic practice; and applying what they have learned as DIL/IAH Faculty Fellows to their graduate and/or undergraduate teaching and mentoring.
Applications are due Friday, September 26, 2014. Please review the 2015 Guidelines thoroughly. Apply online at the Institute for the Arts and Humanities website.
Interested faculty are strongly encouraged to arrange for a consultation before applying. Please email DIL Associate Director Pam Lach as soon as possible, but no later than September 15, to schedule a consultation. We cannot guarantee that DIL staff will be available to consult or provide feedback on an application after September 15.
A project proposal workshop will be held on Tuesday, August 26, 3-5 pm in the Digital Innovation Lab (Greenlaw 431). Email Stephanie Barnwell, CDHI Programs Coordinator, to RSVP no later than Friday, August 22.
Renee Alexander Craft, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies and the Curriculum in Global Studies, and one of two inaugural DIL/IAH Faculty Fellows, publicly launched her digital humanities project, Digital Portobelo: Art + Scholarship + Cultural Preservation. This collaborative project was built with the Digital Innovation Lab using DH Press.
The project was unveiled at a two-part lecture/presentation, “The Devil is in the Details: Engaged Qualitative Research and the Digital Humanities.” This launch event focused on the “front stage” and “behind the scenes” processes that created Digital Portobelo, an interactive online collection of ethnographic interviews, photos, videos, artwork, and archival material that illuminate the rich culture and history of Portobelo — a small town located on the Caribbean coast of the Republic of Panama best known for its Spanish colonial heritage, its centuries old Black Christ festival, and an Afro-Latin community who call themselves and their cultural performance tradition “Congo.”
In the first part of the event, Alexander Craft talked about how she came to study Portobelo, how her research has evolved over time, and how she developed the digital project in tandem with her monograph, When the Devil Knocks: The Congo Tradition and the Politics of Blackness in 20th Century Panama. She shared triumphs and challenges, and stressed the deeply collaborative nature of her work.
In the second part, Pam Lach, Project Manager for Digital Portobelo, deconstructed the project, revealing the processes and workflows developed to create the project. Her PowerPoint, along with all additional resources for those interested in creating similar digital oral history projects, is available at http://digitalportobelo.org/resources/diy/ and http://dhpress.org/diy/.
This project received support through an inaugural Digital Innovation Lab/Institute for the Arts and Humanities Faculty Fellowship, a program of the Carolina Digital Humanities Initiative, which is supported by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.