Ames Library Digital Humanities Summer Fellowship
The Ames Library, with additional support from the Provost's Office and funding from
the American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grants for Libraries, an initiative of the American
Library Association (ALA) made possible with funding from the National Endowment for
the Humanities (NEH) through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, is delighted to
be able to offer its first Summer Digital Humanities (DH) Fellowship Program for students,
to take place July 11, 2022-August 12th, 2022.
This experience will offer fellows a chance to explore the growing field of digital
humanities, including meeting with scholars currently carrying out DH projects, and
to learn a number of common DH tools including Open Refine (dataset cleaning); Tableau
Public, Voyant, Gephi, Piktocharts (data visualization tools); Omeka/Timeline, Knightlab,
and Scalar (online display/publishing); and video and podcast editing tools.
Participants will be working in small teams with professors who have identified a
set of data related to their current research and interests. From this starting place
of a shared research focus, the student team will develop a specific research question,
and carry out their analysis and create a digital story highlighting their research
using the DH tools they have mastered. Students will present their findings in a symposium
on August 12th, as well as committing to an additional student research symposium
during homecoming week.
This program is open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
The Summer DH Fellowship is designed for all majors and all levels of experience!
DH work is collaborative and takes advantage of the different skill sets of researchers,
and we will be reflecting on the skills you bring to the team and learn as you go,
as well as the best ways to share and demonstrate those skills for future opportunities.
Participants will develop critical thinking and analysis skills, specific technical
skills, and communication and teamwork skills.
Commitment and Compensation
- July 11th-August 12th, 2022
- In-person experience (with due attention to COVID rates)
- The expected work load is about 35 hours/week: in general, mornings will be devoted
to learning new skills, while afternoons will serve as lab time to develop skills
and plan and work on project
- Subsidized on-campus housing available [Please note there is no dining hall service
in the summer]
- Stipend of $1500+
- February 21st, 2022: Open for applications. Click here to apply.
- March 11th, 2022: Application due by 11:59 PM
- March 22nd, 2022: Applicants notified of status
Please contact Online Learning Librarian Abby Mann (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.