2018 FHI-NCCU Digital Humanities Fellows Symposium

Date: May 5, 2018
Time: 9:45am - 4:15pm
Location: Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall - C105, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse

Please join us at the 2017-18 year-end symposium of the Franklin Humanities Institute-North Carolina Central University (FHI-NCCU) Digital Humanities Fellowship program. A key part of the FHI’s Mellon Humanities Futures initiative, the fellowship program supports the development of digital pedagogy and digital scholarship at NCCU. Please see a list of 2017-18 fellows below and learn more about the program here.


Program (check back for updates)

9:45 – 10:00 – Welcome & Introduction

10:00 – 10:50 – Keynote 1
Maintaining and Mainstreaming the Study of the African American Experience:
The Affordances of Digital Tools

Ronald Bailey
Department Head & Professor, African American Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign / Co-Principal Investigator, AFRO Publishing Without Walls
Introduction: Charmaine McKissick-Melton, Associate Professor of Mass Communication, NCCU

10:50 – 11:00 – Break

11:00 – 11:50 – Keynote 2
Digital Organizing and Collective Recovery:
Colored Conventions and the Long History of Black Activism

Gabrielle Foreman
Ned B. Allen Professor of English & Professor of Africana Studies & History, University of Delaware / Founding Faculty Director and Co-Founder, The Colored Conventions Project
Introduction: Tony Frazier, Assistant Professor of History, NCCU

11:50 – 12:50 – Lunch

12:50 – 2:00 – Fellows Presentations 1

2:00 – 2:15 – Break

2:15 – 3:15 – Fellows Presentations 2

3:15 – 3:45 – Closing Discussion

** NCCU faculty interested in participating in the next stage of this fellowship program are invited to an informal conversation after the symposium (roughly 3:45 to 4:15).


2017-18 FHI-NCCU DH Fellows

Shelvia Dancy, JD, Journalist & Adjunct Instructor of Mass Communication
Tony A. Frazier, Assistant Professor of History
Carolyn (Collie) J. Fulford, Associate Professor of Language and Literature
Lenora Z. Helm Hammonds, Assistant Professor of Music
Charmaine McKissick-Melton, Associate Professor of Mass Communication
Julie Nelson, Assistant Professor of Language and Literature
W. Russell Robinson, Assistant Professor of Mass Communication
NCCU Faculty Coordinator and 2016-17 Fellow: Kathryn Wymer, Associate Professor of Language and Literature