FHI-NCCU Digital Humanities Fellows, 2016-17

Posted on August 19, 2016 by cmc7@duke.edu

The Franklin Humanities Institute is thrilled to announce the first 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) and Joshua Nadel (Associate Professor of History), both previous Humanities Writ Large fellows at Duke, and at Duke by Victoria Szabo (Associate Research Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies; Director, Digital Humanities Initiative).

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 2016. 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 2017.

2016-17 Fellows & Projects

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

Claudia Becker, Professor of German, Department of Language and Literature
Multimedia Storytelling: Comparing and Contrasting Emigrants’/Immigrants’ Voices from Films and Real Life

Lisa Carl, Associate Professor of Language and Literature & Mass Communication
Early American Material Culture

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

Kathryn C. Wymer, Associate Professor of English, Department of Language and Literature
Uncovering the Spirit of Place at North Carolina Central University