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The Doctoral Certificate Program in Digital Humanities offers an opportunity to currently enrolled Ph.D. students interested in adding expertise in digital methodologies and techniques to their research portfolio.

Digital Humanities  is a vibrant and wide-ranging research domain. The field uses digital methodologies and formats to answer humanities and humanistic social science research questions, produce and share knowledge, and teach.

It encompasses critical studies of digital environments (for example, bias in algorithms or the ethics of data), innovative modes of research and advancing arguments (such as new methodologies for constituting archives, analyzing texts and images, and visualizing data) new forms of scholarly and general publications, and aspects of digital pedagogy.

Brown University Library’s Center for Digital Scholarship and the Cogut Institute for the Humanities are pleased to partner together to offer the doctoral certificate, which will provide students with a foundation in digital methods and skills for their research, as well as an understanding of the broader theoretical questions that digital approaches to scholarship offer.

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The certificate is aimed at Ph.D. students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences though Ph.D. students from all disciplines are welcome to apply.

Upon completion of the certificate, students will:

  • Have a foundational understanding of digital humanities as a broad scholarly field, including basic theory and debates.
  • Develop deeper familiarity with specific areas of digital scholarship (e.g. mapping or text mining) of relevance to their own research and teaching.
  • Know how to evaluate and critique digital scholarship.
  • Be able to design and execute a research project using digital humanities research techniques grounded in a theoretical articulation of the stakes of that project.
  • Be empowered to explore this fast-moving domain of practice and research further.
  • Introduction to Digital Humanities (HMAN 2300) . This course, which is open to all graduate students, will provide an overview of the field and introduce students to the wide range of methodologies and theoretical underpinnings in the digital humanities.
  • The curriculum for the doctoral certificate in digital humanities, mixing theory and practice, requires completion of four components, with all courses taken for credit (letter grade or pass/fail).
  • An elective at the 1000 or 2000 level , selected from the approved course list in consultation with the CDS faculty director.
  • Digital Tools and Methods . This requirement may be fulfilled through completion of a programming course, the CDS Summer Workshop in Digital Humanities/Digital Scholarship, or seven or more workshops in the CDS academic-year workshop series selected from the approved workshop list in consultation with the CDS Director.
  • Digital Humanities Capstone Seminar (HMAN 2301) . This seminar will provide students with hands-on experience working on their own Digital Humanities project and/or contributing to a Digital Humanities project as part of a team. Students will present their capstone project in the Digital Humanities Salon . Admission into the course is conditional upon admission into the certificate. Students are encouraged to take Intro to Digital Humanities prior to the Digital Humanities Capstone Seminar. Students can apply to enroll in the certificate at any stage in their coursework. 

Steering Committee

The certificate’s steering committee is composed of the CDS faculty director, the CDS director, a member of the Cogut Institute, and three faculty members.

Laurel Bestock , Associate Professor of Archaeology and the Ancient World and Egyptology and Assyriology, Associate Professor of History of Art and Architecture

Ashley Champagne , Director of the Center for Digital Scholarship, Lecturer in Humanities

Kim Gallon , Associated Professor of Africana Studies

Damien Mahiet , Associate Director of the Cogut Institute, Lecturer in Humanities

Tara Nummedal , John Nickoll Provost’s Professor of History, Professor of Italian Studies

Sohini Ramachandran , Director of the Data Science Initiative, Professor of Biology, Co-Director of Graduate Studies for the Center of Computational Molecular Biology, Director of the Center for Computational Molecular Biology, Professor Computer Science

Please apply to the Digital Humanities Doctoral Certificate Program using UFunds .  To access the application, log in to UFunds , and select Doctoral Certificates , then Digital Humanities . Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year. (Deadlines in UFunds are administrative: a new application cycle will open as soon as the previous one comes to end.)   

The applicant’s home department DGS approval is required. Please note that the program is open only to Ph.D. students currently enrolled at Brown University. For more information, please contact Professor Tara Nummedal .

Exploring PhD Scholarships in Humanities with a Focus on Digital Humanities

Exploring PhD Scholarships in Humanities with a Focus on Digital Humanities

  • February 7, 2024

Embarking on a doctoral journey in the humanities with a specific emphasis on digital humanities opens up a realm of intellectual exploration and innovative research. As the digital landscape continues to reshape our world, academic institutions are recognizing the importance of merging traditional humanities disciplines with cutting edge technology.

Let us delve into the exciting domain of PhD scholarships in humanities shedding light on institutions that are leading the way in fostering research at the intersection of humanities and digital technology.

The Rise of Digital Humanities

The field of digital humanities is a dynamic and interdisciplinary domain that leverages technology to enhance our understanding of human culture, history and expression.

As we navigate the 21st century, the integration of digital tools and methodologies has become increasingly crucial in humanities research. PhD scholarships in this field offer aspiring scholars the opportunity to explore the multifaceted relationship between technology and the human experience.

a. Stanford University: Renowned for its commitment to innovation and academic excellence, Stanford University offers a PhD program in Digital Humanities. This program is designed to equip students with a deep understanding of both traditional humanities disciplines and emerging digital methodologies.

Faculty at Stanford engage in cutting edge research making it an ideal institution for those seeking to contribute to the evolving landscape of digital humanities research.

b. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT): MIT, a global leader in technology and research offers a unique interdisciplinary PhD program that combines humanities and technology.

With a focus on fostering collaboration between scholars from diverse backgrounds, MIT provides a stimulating environment for those interested in pushing the boundaries of digital humanities research.

c. University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA): UCLA’s PhD program in Digital Humanities is characterized by its emphasis on hands on experience and practical applications. The program encourages students to actively engage with digital tools preparing them to navigate the evolving landscape of academic research.

UCLA’s vibrant academic community and commitment to diversity make it an attractive choice for prospective scholars.

Scholarships and Funding Opportunities

a. Fulbright Scholar Program: The Fulbright Scholar Program provides opportunities for international students to pursue doctoral research in the United States. With a focus on promoting cultural exchange and academic collaboration, Fulbright offers scholarships in various fields including humanities and digital humanities.

b. Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships: The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) offers dissertation completion fellowships in collaboration with the Mellon Foundation. These fellowships support PhD candidates in the humanities providing financial assistance during the final stages of their research. Scholars working on innovative projects at the intersection of humanities and digital technology are encouraged to apply.

c. The Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) Fellowship: For scholars looking to enhance their digital humanities skills, the DHSI Fellowship offers a unique opportunity. This fellowship provides financial support for attending the Digital Humanities Summer Institute, where participants can engage in hands on workshops and connect with leading experts in the field.

Key Research Areas in Digital Humanities

a. Text Analysis and Digital Archives: Explore the transformative power of digitized texts and archives allowing for advanced text analysis and the preservation of cultural heritage.

b. Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality: Investigate the use of virtual and augmented reality in presenting historical narratives and immersive cultural experiences.

c. Computational Linguistics: Examine the intersection of linguistics and computer science, unraveling the complexities of language through computational methodologies.

Emerging Trends in Digital Humanities

a. Blockchain Technology in Cultural Preservation: Explore how blockchain technology is being utilized to secure and authenticate cultural artifacts ensuring their preservation for future generations.

b. Ethical Considerations in Digital Humanities: Delve into the ethical challenges associated with the use of digital tools in humanities research addressing issues such as data privacy and algorithmic bias.

c. Collaborative Research Platforms: Examine the rise of collaborative research platforms that enable scholars from around the world to work together on large scale digital humanities projects.

PhD scholarships in humanities with a focus on digital humanities open doors to a world where technology and tradition converge. Institutions such as Stanford, MIT and UCLA provide the ideal platforms for scholars to embark on a transformative academic journey.

With funding opportunities like the Fulbright Scholar Program and Mellon/ACLS fellowships, aspiring researchers can pursue their passion for digital humanities while contributing to the ongoing dialogue that shapes our understanding of the human experience.

As the digital landscape continues to evolve, these scholarships stand as beacons of opportunity for those eager to make a meaningful impact at the intersection of technology and the humanities. The emerging trends in blockchain technology, ethical considerations and collaborative research platforms further emphasize the evolving nature of this field.

By embracing these opportunities, scholars can not only contribute to the advancement of knowledge but also play a pivotal role in shaping the future of humanities in the digital age.

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Digital Humanities is an interdisciplinary subject area that brings a range of computational, quantitative and other innovative and collaborative methods to the study of texts, images, histories, languages and cultures, while also being critical about methodology, disciplinarity and pedagogy.

Digital Humanities in the School of Advanced Study demonstrates the value of digital research to the wider humanities community and fulfils the School’s remit to promote and facilitate digitally enabled research across the disciplines. The School’s multidisciplinary DH team comprises academics with strong connections to subject areas including Classics, English, History and Modern Languages and Cultures, as well as researchers and practitioners with technical backgrounds.

Undertaking doctoral research in the digital humanities allows you to develop in-depth knowledge, while making a meaningful contribution to your chosen field.

With guidance from our expert supervisors, you'll carry out extensive independent research culminating in a thesis of up to 100,000 words. 

This degree presents the opportunity to gain expertise in your area of interest while also honing a range of transferable skills. On completing this course, you'll be well prepared for specialist career paths both within academia and beyond.

Subject Areas and Supervision

PhD students are based in the Digital Humanities Research Hub, which has strong connections with the Institutes in the School. Academic staff in the Hub has expertise in Classics, English, History and Modern Languages and Cultures. Students will also have the opportunity to work with technical experts and other digital humanities practitioners. It is also possible to secure co-supervision from a supervisor based elsewhere in the School who can offer additional disciplinary expertise.

All of the digital research in the School has a strong humanities focus and brings together technical expertise with a strong foundation in specific disciplinary approaches. Recent research in the Hub has included: •    Humanities approaches to the archived web •    Analysing COVID misinformation on social media •    The transnational comparison of parliamentary proceedings •    Computational text analysis of the 1921 Census records •    The application of digital methods to papyrology •    Digital resources in cultural heritage institutions •    Multilingual analysis of contemporary news coverage using natural language processing

Before submitting an application you are advised to contact a member of academic staff who has interests in your proposed field of study to discuss your proposal. A list of academic staff and their interests can be found below.

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Digital humanities at the school of advanced study.

Digital Humanities  is an interdisciplinary subject area that brings a range of computational, quantitative and other innovative and collaborative methods to the study of texts, images, histories, languages and cultures, while also being critical about methodology, disciplinarity and pedagogy.

Digital Humanities in the School of Advanced Study demonstrates the value of digital research to the wider humanities community and fulfils the School’s remit to promote and facilitate digitally enabled research across the disciplines. The School’s multidisciplinary DH team comprises academics with strong connections to subject areas including Classics, English, History and Modern Languages and Cultures, as well as researchers and practitioners with technical backgrounds.  

The School of Advanced Study

The  School of Advanced Study  at the  University of London  brings together  eight internationally renowned research institutes  to form the UK's national centre for the support of researchers and the promotion of research in the humanities.

Course structure

Full-time study for the PhD degree entails three or a maximum of four years' independent research, culminating in the writing of a thesis of not more than 100,000 words. Part-time students complete the same programme in five, or a maximum of six years.

After submission of the thesis, you will attend an oral examination conducted by an internal examiner, from the University of London, and an external examiner, normally from another British university.

There is no formal coursework, but you will be expected to participate in a weekly seminar on Work in Progress and to present a paper every year from their second year onwards. In your first year you are required to attend a weekly class on Techniques of Scholarship. You are also encouraged to participate in the regular seminars held at the Institute during the academic year.

Distance Learning 

The School of Advanced Study will offer students with an appropriate topic and level of local resource the opportunity to undertake a PhD by distance learning. These students are required to attend our London campus at set intervals to complete an intensive research training module, for upgrade, and for the viva but will otherwise study at their own location. This option is available to UK, EU and international students on the same basis as our on-campus PhD programmes (three years full time, six years part time). Fees are the same as for our on-campus PhD programmes. Please note that not all institutes and supervisors offer this option, and that some topics are not appropriate to be studied this way.

If you would like to be considered for our Research Degree programme via Distance Learning, please download and fill out the  Research Degrees by Distance Learning form , to attach to your online application.

Opportunities and facilities

The Digital Humanities Research Hub conducts cutting edge research and collaborates on a number of well-established digital projects. These include a number of online databases; directories; bibliographies; catalogues; and collections. The Hub also runs the Senate House MakerSpace , which provides facilities for 3D imaging and printing, digitisation, and computational experimentation.

The Hub hosts a lively intellectual environment that includes an active seminar series and visiting research fellows . Students are also welcome to participate in digitally-focused seminars hosted by other Institutes within the School. Members of the Hub are also active in digital humanities organisations including the UK-Ireland Digital Humanities Association .

The  School of Advanced Study  itself offers excellent resources for inter-disciplinary research by bringing together  eight internationally renowned research institutes  that support the promotion of research in the humanities. The Hub also has strong relationships with  Senate House Library , which runs a number of digital programmes in addition to its range of historic library reading rooms and collections. 

The School offers a broad range of  events, seminars and conferences  that we encourage our research students to engage with. This includes opportunities to participate in the annual Being Human Festival , the flagship festival of the humanities in the United Kingdom.

Our research students can also take advantage of a varied and challenging  research training programme , with general research skills training and research methodologies courses provided through the School and subject-specific training provided within the institutes.

How to apply

Before submitting an application you are advised to contact a member of academic staff who has interests in your proposed field of study to discuss your proposal. Please speak first to  Valerie James , manager, Central Academic Initiatives, School of Advanced Study. Your particular research interest may be able to be supported, even though it is not listed. A list of academic staff and their interests can be found  here .

Before agreeing to accept you, the School will require you to submit a research proposal, so it is worthwhile having this drafted ahead of a formal application.  Guidelines on drafting your research proposal .

Candidates will normally receive an initial response to their application within 28 working days. Those who have been formally interviewed will normally be informed within one week as to whether they are to be offered a place.

Note : in accordance with regulations research students will be registered for the MPhil degree in the first instance. Upgrading to PhD will be considered in the second year for full-time students and in the third or fourth year for part-time students.

Supervisors

Professor jane winters.

Professor of Digital Humanities (On research leave through September 2024)

Dr Kaspar Beelen

Technical Lead, Digital Humanities

Dr Gabriel Bodard

Reader in Digital Classics

Dr Christopher Ohge

Senior Lecturer in Digital Approaches to Literature (On research leave through April 2024)

Dr Naomi Wells

Senior Lecturer in Modern Languages and Digital Humanities Acting Director, Digital Humanities Research Hub

The School of Advanced Study is a unique environment in which to study the humanities.  The School strives to reflect the latest developments in thinking across the humanities disciplines it supports and to ensure that its programmes reflect this.   We are also aware that the needs of our students are constantly changing.  With that in mind, the School continually reviews the its programmes and, as part of that process, reserves the right to alter or discontinue them. 

We assure you that we carry out these exercises at no detriment to any enrolled students. Students enrolled on any programme that we discontinue will be able to complete that programme within a reasonable timeframe and with all the necessary resources at their disposal. The School will communicate any anticipated changes with students as early as possible.

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A Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities allows you to pursue an organized course of study in an emerging field of research with the interdisciplinary faculty of the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks. You can choose to apply directly to the certificate as a standalone program or complete its requirements in conjunction with a doctoral or master’s program at Northeastern.

Digitized texts are now read and accessed in new ways, offering innovative modes of quantitative and qualitative analysis. New archival resources are changing our understanding of the archive itself as well as revealing new historical, literary, and cultural patterns.

A Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities allows you to pursue an organized course of study in an emerging field of research that is interdisciplinary in scope and collaborative in nature. This field is constantly developing in relation to new digital technologies that have changed the objects of study, methods, and opportunities for research and teaching in existing humanities fields.

You’ll work closely with the faculty of the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks as you conduct your research and after completing your final project, you’ll be prepared to make an impact in the real world and take on new career opportunities.

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  • Be on the cutting edge of new modes of encoding, aggregating, and connecting texts.
  • Earn your certificate in 12 semester hours, with your choice of electives ranging from Digital Space and Place and Analyzing Complex Digitized Data to Introduction to Computational Statistics and Special Topics in Data Science.
  • Complete a final cumulative project that uses digital methods to address a significant research question in your field of study, involving both a practical component and a written reflection. You may choose between many different forms, including but not limited to: a data set or digital collection, a prototype or wireframe, a game or interactive narrative, or a set of data analyses and/or visualizations.
  • Work alongside faculty in the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks—the university’s center for digital humanities and computational social science.

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The Graduate Certificate in the Digital Humanities (GCDH) meets a growing need among the humanities for training in digital methods by leveraging existing resources at Stanford University. The GCDH program draws upon CESTA's community of expertise. Over the past several years, many dozens of graduate students have taken classes taught by CESTA affiliated faculty and postdoctoral fellows, and participated in workshops and seminars sponsored by CESTA. The GCDH offers a formal structure for this activity, and allows graduate students to acquire and deepen their technical and conceptual skills, as well as to strengthen their position in the competitive job market within and beyond the academy.

The GCDH seeks to strike a balance between the cultivation of technical skills and their practical application within project-based digital humanities research. The program is meant to be relatively lightweight in terms of specific requirements and flexible as to content and timing in order to best support the work students are doing in their home departments. Core classes and exposure to the CESTA research community will ensure that students leave the program with solid skills and the experience of learning in a cohort environment. Completion of the program will result in a certificate signed by CESTA's director and the director of the GCDH program.

Admission to the program is on a rolling basis, and students may apply at any time. Please submit a letter of interest and any supporting information to either the director of the certificate program, or to  cesta_stanford [at] stanford.edu (subject: Graduate%20Certificate%20in%20Digital%20Humanities) (cesta_stanford[at]stanford[dot]edu) .

There are three elements to the GCDH: two courses and one independent research project. The elements may be completed in any order, but it is recommended that you complete the core course first.

1.  Students will be expected to complete one GCDH-approved graduate core course for a letter grade. Examples of previously approved core courses include:

  • HISTORY 401A: Spatial History: Concepts, Methods, Problems
  • ENGLISH 384E: Quantitative Models and Literary Form: Advanced Methods in Digital Humanities
  • ENGLISH 384B: Literary Modeling
  • CLASSICS 365: Digital Humanities Methods for Classics

Students who have completed any of the core courses, or equivalent courses taught by CESTA affiliates, in past years are eligible to move forward to the next step in the GCDH program.

2.  Additional coursework (1 or more classes, may be taken pass/fail, must be approved by the GCDH director) in computer science, information design, statistics, network analysis, linguistics, or associated fields. The course should have a technical element.

3.a.  An independent research project which will be evaluated and approved by a faculty advisor (see below) and accepted as an affiliated project in one of CESTA’s labs. The duration of such projects must be a minimum of 1 academic quarter. Students may take up to 5 units of credit as directed reading for the purpose of completing the independent research project.

3.b.  Supervised collaborative research in a CESTA lab with the expectation that the student’s participation culminates in a DH product substantially authored by the student—2 quarters minimum duration.

Regardless of whether students select option 3.a. or 3.b., they will be expected to give a talk on their research as part of CESTA's weekly Seminar Series. If the work was collaborative, the presentation may be given jointly.

You may choose any Stanford faculty member as your GCDH advisor, but we recommend that you choose a CESTA-affiliated faculty member if there is one in your home department. The list of affiliated faculty can be found  here .

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The program is currently limited to students currently enrolled in a graduate program at Stanford.

  • Typically two years, but may vary based on each student’s particular situation. The certificate must be completed prior to graduation from the student's degree-granting program.

By all mean, yes. One of the main goals of the program is to provide digital humanities experience, knowledge, and tools to future graduates. Both core and elective courses are designed to both introduce students who have no prior experience with digital scholarship, as well as provide opportunities for students who have worked in the digital humanities with outlets for more advanced work.

Yes, but the format is flexible: it may be an article, a dissertation chapter, or another form of scholarly output. It may be a product of an independent research project or the product of a collaborative project in which your contribution is substantial and clearly defined. The plan for the final product must be determined with your GCDH faculty advisor and subject to the approval of the program's director.

No, Stanford does not indicate certificates on transcripts. You will, however, receive a certificate of completion signed by both CESTA's director and the director of the certificate program. You will also be listed on the CESTA website as having completed the program.

You must take one approved core course for a letter grade and one approved elective course, or two approved core courses. Electives must be approved in advance by the GCDH director and may be taken pass/fail.

No. You may take either the elective or core course first and you may begin work on the required project at any point during your participation in the certificate program.

Yes. You can submit courses that you have taken to the GCDH director for approval as either a core course or an elective course (which can be taken at any time).

Yes. You may submit suggestions for both core and elective courses to the GCDH director for approval.

You may choose any Stanford faculty member as your GCDH advisor, but we recommend that you choose a CESTA-affiliated faculty member if there is one in your home department.

The GCDH director will be available to discuss your project with you once you have formulated your ideas, and will work with both you and the heads of the various labs to find the best fit for your project.

Evaluation will be done in consultation with your advisor and be based upon your work on the project as well as the talk that you give on this research as part of the CESTA Seminar Series.

You will give a talk on your project as part of CESTA's weekly Seminar Series. If the work was collaborative, the presentation may be given jointly with your collaborators. It is recommended that you reach out to the GCDH director to schedule your talk at least one quarter in advance of the quarter in which you wish to present.

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Librarians and faculty partner on digital scholarship  .

Posted February 20, 2024 by Cory Slowik

As Northwestern’s data analysis librarian, Sarah Thorngate knows that her title may not generate an instant understanding of what she does.   

“Data analysis, that’s so broad right?” Thorngate said.   

It’s that broadness, though, that lets her get very specific with the needs of a researcher.  

“I do some straightforward helping people get up and rolling with software, but where I really focus my attention, because I think it makes sense for a library, is in the interplay between computational text methods,” said Thorngate.  

Thorngate is part of Digital Scholarship and Research Data Management, a team of librarians who integrate scholarly methodologies with technological skills. While the official title of the team is new, the work of digital scholarship has been around for years, and it has been steadily growing. Along with Thorngate’s expertise in data analysis, Digital Scholarship collaborates on a variety of research projects involving AI/ML, GIS, text analysis, data mining, and other data science techniques.  

The Digital Scholarship team also holds workshops and class visits meant to introduce students to the tools and methods to perform data science, a skillset increasingly valued both in research contexts and in the general job market.  

Whether it is instruction or research, however, the best work is done when they join a project early.   

“In the past, we have been asked to help with one part of somebody’s research, just as one-off projects. Now, we want to be there at the beginning in more of a partnership, or a collaboration,” said Kelsey Rydland, head of Digital Scholarship and Research Data Management and an adjunct professor in McCormick School of Engineering.  

Thorngate found that this early collaboration approach worked best this fall. When teaching qualitative research methods, she found that one-time class visits and free-standing workshops still left students with questions. Students responded better to active learning and having an assignment to focus their learning.  

Thorngate approached Janice Mejia in the McCormick School of Engineering, interested in collaborating on teaching. Mejia shared her syllabus for the course, and Thorngate found places where her expertise could enhance the curriculum.  

“She gave me her assignments and her syllabus, and I said ‘Here are the points where I think students need something I could teach them,’” Thorngate said.  

She then created content that could be included in Canvas, the course management system, and joined the class in-person for active learning workshops where she made herself available to work through thorny projects and datasets. Because the students had a specific assignment to work on and more time, they retained more of the skills.  

Because this model can be imported to other classes through Canvas, Thorngate feels it is scalable over time and looks forward to slowly expanding this pedagogical collaboration to other classes.  

Basia Kapolka said that she wishes more faculty knew that librarians are available even at the brainstorming stages. As the Digital Humanities librarian, she can help with the practical skills of how to use digital tools, but also conceptually, tease out the interactive opportunities of digital platforms and anticipate an audience approaching a digital project.   

“If faculty have the kernel of an idea, it’s likely that talking to one of our team could make it into something concrete that they haven’t thought about,” said Kapolka.  

But where to start? Just reach out .  

“What we’re offering is a host of technical expertise that we can lend to faculty and students. They don’t necessarily have to go and figure out who to talk to,” said Rydland. “They just know that Digital Scholarship does digital projects, and we can help them. Do I talk to Basia, or should I talk to Sarah? No, just come to us, and we’ll work with you.”  

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CFP (Panel): “Invisible Labor: supporting emerging technologies in academic institutions”, 2025 MLA Convention (Proposals due 03/07/24)

Proposals are now open for the 2025 MLA Convention panel "Invisible Labor: supporting emerging technologies in academic institutions". Panelists might discuss the challenges in supporting emerging technologies such as but not limited to: immersive technologies (AR/VR), AI/LLMs, 3D scanning/printing, digital mapping/GIS, and digital storytelling platforms. The MLA 2025 Convention is scheduled for January 9-12, 2025 in New Orleans. Proposals are due by March 7, 2024 .

Please share and apply to our CFP on emerging technologies for  #MLA25 . This guaranteed panel sponsored by the Libraries and Research Executive Forum will feature initiatives, collaborations, and partnerships that support emerging technologies in academic libraries. We hope to make visible the labor and infrastructure necessary to adapt to and employ constantly evolving digital tools in higher education. Panelists might discuss the challenges in supporting emerging technologies such as but not limited to: immersive technologies (AR/VR), AI/LLMs, 3D scanning/printing, digital mapping/GIS, and digital storytelling platforms. We welcome perspectives from a variety of institution types and academic positions. Submissions of 250-300 word abstracts and 50 word bio due by March 7th, 2024. Contact  [email protected]  or  [email protected] .

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