Announcing the 2018-19 FHI-NCCU Digital Humanities Fellows

Christina Chia
Friday, October 26, 2018
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We are pleased to announce the 2018-19 cohort of Franklin Humanities Institute-North Carolina Central University Digital Humanities Fellows. The fellowship program was inaugurated in 2016-17 under the aegis of the FHI’s Mellon Humanities Futures initiative and is now supported by the Digital Humanities Initiative @ FHI. Developed in conjunction with NCCU faculty, the fellowships are intended to increase the uses of digital tools and methods in the NCCU classroom. Fellows participate in a year-long series of workshops, geared toward both the theoretical and practical aspects of the digital humanities, and are expected to create a new course or significantly revise an old one for inclusion in their regular teaching cycle. While its primary focus is pedagogical, the program also supports the development of digital scholarship and collaborations at NCCU.

2018-19 Fellows and Proposed Projects

  • Brett Chambers, Mass Communications – “Local Community Narratives and Archives”
  • Hilary Huskey, Fine Arts – “ERRORCODE_Lets_Play_More” (a game to teach intro to art history)
  • Lydia Lindsey, History – “Changing the Color of the European Union"
  • Michelle Ware, English – “Teaching Undergraduate Critical Theory through DH”

To learn more about the program, including the work of all previous fellows and new DH activities at NCCU, we encourage you to visit the program's new website.

This initiative is led at Duke by Victoria Szabo, Director of the DHI@FHI and Associate Research Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies. Matthew Cook, Joshua Nadel, and Kathryn Wymer serve as faculty coordinators at NCCU. The support of the NCCU College of Arts and Sciences has been critical at every stage of planning.