The NCCU-Duke Digital Humanities Fellows Seminar is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Initiative is co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Science at North Carolina Central University and the Humanities Futures project at the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University. The grant will support the development of Digital Humanities courses and projects at North Carolina Central University through a competitive Fellows program, along with series of workshops and events held at both institutions.

Five inaugural Fellows from NCCU from will develop courses with digital humanities components over the course of the 2016-17 academic year. They will receive funds for technology and research support. A similarly-sized cohort will participate in 2017-18.

Kick-Off Workshop Description
August 19-21, 2016 

This hands-on and interactive workshop will focus on the use of digital technologies in teaching, with an emphasis on technologies that can be leveraged quickly and easily in a project-based classroom setting. The specific topics covered in the workshop draw upon the project interests of the Fellows and will include sections on conceptualizing a digital project for teaching and learning, project management, and evaluation as well as hands-on tutorials in digital archive and exhibition development, mapping and digital media creation and annotation.

The expectation is that workshop participants develop a digital course module during the 2016-17 academic year. Fellows will be offered digital project consultations by Duke staff at Duke and/or NCCU and invited to attend optional workshops and events. Fellows will be asked to present on their work at a Spring 2017 symposium held at Duke University, and to meet with 2017-18 Fellows in Fall 2017. We also strongly encourage Fellows to use some of these stipends to development of proposals and support travel to the annual HASTAC conference in Florida in Fall 2017.