Collaborations to Support Digital Humanities
In a column in The Chronicle of Higher Education William Pannapacker, Associate Professor of English at Hope College in Holland, MI, argues that teaching-focused institutions have much to gain from partnerships with research universities on the digital humanities, and vice versa.
"This is at the root of the Visiting Faculty Fellowships being offered through Humanities Writ Large," says Srinivas Aravamudan, Dean of Humanities at Duke University. "Starting in Spring 2012, we have been able to partner with faculty at six colleges and universities that have different missions -- and require of faculty a greater portion of time spent teaching undergraduates. We will be extending this collaboration with five additional institutions next year, and will be looking for additional partners for the following two years."
The partnerships that have been formed during these Fellowships have enriched the work of Duke faculty and have led to sustained collaboration after the individual Fellowship is completed. To cite just two examples:
- Sharon Raynor has taught in the Center for Documentary Studies and is participating in the new Scholars & Publics initiative at Duke.
- Adeline Koh and Duke's Victoria Szabo have plans to continue the development of a digital version of Trading Races, which Professor Koh created as a paper version during her Fellowship.