Since 2016, the Franklin Humanities Institute has partnered with North Carolina Central University faculty and administrators to promote digital humanities at NCCU, with an emphasis on teaching and pedagogy. 23 NCCU faculty members across the humanities and allied departments (Art, History, Language and Literature, Mass Communications, Music) have participated in the NCCU-Duke DH Fellows program. The accomplishments of the Fellows have been impressive and remarkably diverse: in addition to new digital modules and student projects in the classroom, Fellows have produced individual and collaborative publications, opened a DH Lab on campus, hosted the annual conference of the Digital Humanities Collaborative of North Carolina and assumed leadership roles in the organization, collaborated with universities in Pakistan on a highly successful DH faculty exchange, received individual fellowships and spearheaded NEA, NEH, and Mellon grant initiatives.
In Summer 2023, the NCCU-Duke DH program began a new two-year project to support course development in NCCU’s new Digital Humanities Minor. Funding for this new phase of the program is provided by Duke's Mellon-funded Humanities Unbounded initiative.