DIL/IAH Fellows Projects

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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 Guidelines thoroughly. 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.


2014 DIL/IAH Faculty Fellows



Lucia Binotti
2014 DIL/IAH Faculty Fellow
Project: How Do You Say It?
Project Blog

How Do You Say It? is an interdisciplinary and community service oriented project that exploits 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 (IPV). 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.

Anne MacNeil
2014 DIL/Faculty Fellow
Project: POPP: Parsing Ottaviano Petrucci’s Prints
Project Blog

POPP: Parsing Ottaviano Petrucci’s Prints explores what it means to “read” the arcane notation and page designs of 16th-century music. Focusing on the frottola (vernacular song) books of the first music printer, POPP illustrates applications of 16th-century music theory, pedagogy, and printing practices to this repertory, together with research about the history, performance practices, and patronage of these songs and the people who created them. POPP forms part of a large, interdisciplinary initiative MacNeil co-directs, called IDEA: Isabella D’Este Archive, which is an interactive, interdisciplinary research and learning environment that offers users new ways to explore the history and culture of early modern Europe. POPP will come online in January 2015.

2013 DIL/IAH Faculty Fellows

Digital PortobeloRenee Alexander Craft
Project: Digital Portobelo: Art + Scholarship + Cultural Preservation
Renee’s Project Blog

Digital Portobelo: Art + Scholarship + Cultural Preservation is an interactive online collection of ethnographic interviews, photos, videos, art work, and archival material illuminating the rich culture and history of Portobelo, Panama — a small community 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.”


Seeing Syllabi

Tessa Joseph Nicholas
Project: Seeing Syllabi: Research, Reference, Inspiration
Tessa’s Project Blog

Seeing Syllabi allows the UNC community to interact with, analyze, and visualize patterns in a database of UNC course syllabi. Use Seeing Syllabi to browse syllabi in your discipline for inspiration, view patterns of text and topic adoption across disciplines over time, find out who else is assigning a text you use, identify potential cross-disciplinary collaborators, … and more as our system evolves. Project coming online soon!