Application deadline for 2017-18 is April 17, 2017

Application deadline for 2017-18 is April 17, 2017

The online program is organized by HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory), the leading digital center for faculty, students, and librarians in the digital humanities. For complete information about the HASTAC Program, see https://www.hastac.org/about-hastac .he Digital Scholars Program is a collaboration between the Center for the Humanities at Temple and the Digital Scholarship Center of Temple Libraries. It trains graduate students at Temple to apply digital research methods to humanistic or artistic material for their own research or creative projects. Successful applicants meet for 90 minutes once-a-week in the Fall, for an introduction to digital research techniques. In the Spring, students work on their own projects and we meet every other week. At the end of the year, all participants present their projects to the scholarly community. Students also participate in an international online collective and receive a $500 scholarship.

Eligibility

Applicants must be an M.A., M.S., M.F.A., or Ph.D. student in good standing at Temple University. Students in all schools, colleges, and departments are encouraged to apply.

Application

Please send a three-page statement (1000 words) proposing a digital project and explaining how you think it will further your research. This can be provisional, but you should touch on each of the following elements:

  1. What digital material do you want to work with, and where will it come from? You do not need to have it in hand, but you do need to know what kind of data you need (a Twitter feed? Images? Maps? Texts?). Is it accessible?
  2. What digital tools do you imagine using? Explain if you need an exhibition platform, mapping capability, textual analysis software, and so forth. Think in terms of function rather than specific programs.
  3. Identify any online projects similar to what you want to do.

No previous experience or familiarity with digital research tools is needed, but do explain your relevant skills and background.

Send your statement and a C.V. as email attachments to digitalscholarship@temple.edu . Direct questions about the award to Prof. Peter Logan, Digital Scholarship Center Academic Director, peter.logan@temple.edu, 215 204-8567.