Announcing new cohort of FHI-NCCU Digital Humanities Fellows (2017-18)

Posted on August 19, 2017 by

Update: Join us for the 2018 year-end FHI-NCCU Digital Humanities Fellows symposium on Saturday May 5! More info here.

The Franklin Humanities Institute is pleased to announce the second cohort of North Carolina Central University-Duke University Digital Humanities Fellows. A key component of the FHI’s Mellon Humanities Futures initiative, the FHI-NCCU DH collaboration is built upon the Franklin Humanities Institute’s rich history of engagement with HBCU faculty and animated by an interest to advance digital humanities across institutions. The project 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), and at Duke by Victoria Szabo (Associate Research Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies; Director, FHI Digital Humanities Initiative) with assistance from Hannah Jacobs (Multimedia Analyst, Wired! Lab).

The fellowship program is geared towards increasing the use of digital technologies in the classroom. Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in a series of hands-on and interactive workshop, beginning in August 2017. The workshops will focus on both the theoretical and practical aspects of the digital humanities. NCCU faculty fellows are asked to create a new course or significantly revise an old one for inclusion in their regular teaching cycle. Fellows will also present their projects at a joint FHI-NCCU symposium in Spring 2018. For information on 2016-17 fellows, click here.

2017-18 Fellows & Projects

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


For more information and to follow our progress, see our NCCU-Duke Digital Humanities Fellows Program website.