The Digital Humanities Committee is pleased to announce a call for applications from faculty to become Seton Hall Digital Humanities Faculty Fellows for a term lasting from Feb 1st, 2018 to August 31st, 2018. All full-time faculty are encouraged to apply (regardless of discipline.)
The theme of this call is “Building Core Competencies in the Digital Humanities” and the CFP asks faculty to reimagine existing courses or create new ones in anticipation of the new Digital Humanities Certificate.
DH Faculty Fellows are considered to be a cohort and expected to meet bi-weekly as a group with representatives of the TLTC to work on course development. The meeting schedule will be determined once the group has been selected.
Fellows will consult with and receive technical support from an instructional designer throughout the course of the grant. They are encouraged to attend workshops offered by the New Jersey Digital Humanities Consortium (Seton Hall, Rutgers, Drew, Montclair, Princeton, etc.) These workshops are free to grant recipients. A limited amount of funding is available for DH Faculty Fellows to participate in local conferences and seminars.
For the DH Faculty Fellow grant, applicants must describe a project that involves developing a new undergraduate course or redesigning an existing undergraduate course that will contain significant DH components. For ideas please look to:
- DH Pedagogy Assignments (Click on the link for Session 1 to access a list of specific assignments, tools, and projects for ideas and inspiration.)
- Case Studies of DH Pedagogy This is a list of projects and links to articles on them that represent common characteristics in DH pedagogy.
Projects should not simply include a list of digital technologies but rather integrate these tools into a genuine research or learning experience for undergraduate students.
This position includes a $1,500 unrestricted stipend.
A limited amount of funding is available for DH Faculty Fellows to participate in local conferences and workshops related to their project.
NOTE UPCOMING DATES (details below):
Dec. 15, 2017: Letter of Interest Due
Jan. 17, 2018: Proposals Due
Jan. 24, 2018: Award Recipients Notified
What Are the Digital Humanities?
Digital Humanities (DH) is a broad and dynamic interdisciplinary field of study. DH scholarship explores traditional areas of humanities through the application of new technologies, as well as applying traditional humanities-oriented questions to emerging technologies in society. DH can be grouped into three broad categories:
- Direct, Practical, Uses of Computational Methods for Humanities Research: New explorations of traditional humanities-oriented areas of study that are made possible through the use of statistically grounded, computer-enabled analysis that includes text mining, spatial analysis, data visualization, etc. Research can be both theoretical and methodological in focus.
- Using Technology in the Classroom: Research into the creation of pedagogical tools and applications of technology to improve classroom learning, as well as studies into how emerging technologies change pedagogy. Research that both advances the use of technology in the classroom and examines and assesses the impact on learning is included.
- New Media and Emerging Technology Studies: Application of traditional areas of critical theory from the social sciences and humanities to study new media and emerging technologies. Research will advance an understanding of the impact of a rapidly expanding digital culture.
DH Faculty Fellows are expected to:
- Have an initial consultation with a TLTC DH Representative to learn what tools might best serve their purposes and what technology support is available to complete their project
- Meet bi-weekly as a group with representatives of the TLTC to enhance understanding of the digital humanities and pedagogy and to work on course development. The meeting schedule will be determined once the group has been selected.
- Submit a complete course syllabus by the deadline of August 31st, 2018. The syllabus must include goals, objectives, and an assessment strategy.
- Present the completed course at a TLTR Best Practices Showcase in the fall semester of the academic year following the award
Who is Eligible?
All full-time faculty are encouraged to apply. Adjunct faculty may submit proposals if their submission is supported and guided by their department chairperson.
- A Letter of Interest should be submitted through the DH website no later than 5:00 PM EST Monday, December 15, 2017.
Upon receipt of the Letter of Interest, an initial consultation meeting with the TLT Center will be scheduled to discuss feasibility, technology support available to complete the project, and additional tools to consider.
- Full applications should be submitted through the DH website no later than 5:00 PM EST Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Please use the Digital Humanities Fellows Application submission form. Applications will be reviewed by the Digital Humanities Committee.
Applicants will be notified of the results of their applications by January 24, 2018.
If you have any questions regarding the Digital Humanities Faculty Fellows initiative or the application process, please contact Mary Balkun or Marta Deyrup.