Past HWL Fellows Continue Their Crosstown Collaboration
Two past HWL Visiting Faculty Fellows were instrumental in the recent launch of a new Franklin Humanities Institute program, the North Carolina Central University-Duke University Digital Humanities Fellows. NCCU professors Matthew Cook and Joshua Nadel have joined with Duke Visual Studies professor Victoria Szabo to coordinate the program, which recently welcomed its first cohort of five.
The fellowship program is a key component of the FHI’s Mellon Humanities Futures initiative. It is built on the Franklin Humanities Institute’s rich history of engagement with HBCU faculty and animated by an interest to advance digital humanities across institutions. It is geared towards increasing the use of digital technologies in the classroom. A centerpiece of the program is a series of hands-on workshops that will focus on both the theoretical and practical aspects of the digital humanities. Participating NCCU faculty fellows are asked to create a new course or significantly revise an old one for inclusion in their regular teaching cycle. They will also present their projects at a joint NCCU-Duke symposium in Spring 2017.