FHI-NCCU Digital Humanities Fellowships

A key component of the FHI’s Mellon Humanities Futures initiative, the FHI-North Carolina Central University Digital Humanities Fellowship program is designed for NCCU faculty and geared towards increasing the use of digital technologies in the classroom. It also promotes Duke-NCCU exchanges around digital pedagogy and digital scholarship. The initiative builds upon a longer history of the Institute's connections with scholars at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, beginning with the FHI's Mellon HBCU Faculty Fellowships from 2008-2012 and continuing through Duke's Mellon Humanities Writ Large Visiting Faculty Fellowships (2012-present). We are grateful for the support and cooperation of the NCCU College of Arts and Sciences.

The program is coordinated at NCCU by Matthew Cook (Professor of Postcolonial and South Asian Studies, Department of Language and Literature), Joshua Nadel (Associate Professor of History), and Kathryn Wymer (Associate Professor of Language and Literature, beginning Spring 2017), and at Duke by Victoria Szabo (Associate Research Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies; Director, FHI Digital Humanities Initiative).

2017-18 Fellows

Shelvia Dancy, Mass Communication
"More Sinned Against Than Sinning" – A History of the Black Press

Tony A. Frazier, History
The African Presence in the English Archives, 16th – 20th Centuries

Carolyn (Collie) J. Fulford, Language and Literature
Digital Humanities in First Year Composition

Lenora Z. Helm Hammonds, Music
Interpreting the Arts: A Digital Library for Humanities Teaching in the Performing and Visual Arts

Charmaine McKissick-Melton, Mass Communication
Historical & Contextual Advertising Timeline

Julie Nelson, Language and Literature
Rhetorical Visions: Creating Visual Stories and Digital Arguments

W. Russell Robinson, Mass Communication
21st Century Black Masculinities: A Digital Archive of Video Oral Histories

2016-17 Fellows

Candace Bailey, Music
Uncovering African-American History through Material Culture

Claudia Becker, Language and Literature
Multimedia Storytelling: Comparing and Contrasting Emigrants'/Immigrants' Voices from Films and Real Life

Lisa Carl, Language and Literature
Early American Material Culture

Jarvis L. Hargrove, History
African History as Told through African Owned Newspapers, 19th-20th Centuries

Kathryn C. Wymer, Language and Literature
LGBTQ African American Authors