Duke-NCCU Digital Humanities Fellowships

The Duke – North Carolina Central University Digital Humanities Fellowship program is currently based at the Digital Humanities Initiative at the Franklin Humanities Institute (DHI@FHI). Inaugurated in 2016-17 under the aegis of the FHI’s Mellon Humanities Futures initiative, the fellowships are designed to increase the uses of DH tools and methods in the NCCU classroom. This initiative builds upon a decade of collaborations with Historically Black Colleges and Universities faculty at the Franklin Humanities Institute, which began in 2008 as an FHI-based residential fellowship program and later evolved into the University-level visiting faculty fellowships under the Mellon Humanities Writ Large grant.

The Duke-NCCU DH Fellows program consists of a year-long series of workshops, geared toward both the theoretical and practical aspects of the digital humanities. Fellows 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 DH-related research projects and professional development opportunities for fellows. To learn more about the Duke-NCCU DH Fellowships, including ongoing activities by previous fellows, please visit the program website.

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

See lists of fellows by year: