FHI-NCCU Digital Humanities Fellowship | Creating Visual Stories and Digital Arguments
Julie D. Nelson is Assistant Professor in the NCCU Department of Language and Literature, where she teaches in the writing program. Her fellowship project, Transforming NCCU Rhetorics: A Curated Collection, engaged students in her History of Rhetoric course (mostly juniors and seniors English majors) in the creation of a digital text for a local, public audience. The Franklin Humanities Institute – North Carolina Central University Digital Humanities Fellowship program is currently based at the Digital Humanities Initiative at FHI (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. The FHI-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.