Happy Halloween. Here are some of the things we’ve been working on. You can read more about our activities and support for digital scholarship online.
Summer Research Program Applications for 2019
Library & Information Technology Summer Research Grants support faculty interested in utilizing digital tools and methods to further their research. These grants are aligned with the University’s digital scholarship initiative, whereby research is enhanced, extended, or reconsidered through application of technology and furthers the goal of engaging students in digital scholarship outside of the classroom. Grants provide $3,000 for student summer funding and a stipend of $500 for the faculty member. Watch for an announcement soon about how to apply.
Digital Humanities Summer Institute
L&IT, in association with the Office of the Dean of Arts & Sciences, invites faculty members interested in attending the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) to apply for a fellowship covering tuition and travel for one course at DHSI 2019.
Now in its fifteenth year, DHSI has developed a reputation for community-oriented training and development in the tools and methods of the digital humanities. “A time of intensive coursework, seminars, and lectures, participants at DHSI share ideas and methods, and develop expertise in using advanced technologies. Every summer, the institute brings together faculty, staff, and students from the Arts, Humanities, Library, and Archives communities as well as independent scholars and participants from areas beyond.”
As part of its ongoing sponsorship of DHSI Bucknell can offer tuition-free attendance and travel expenses for up to four faculty members to participate in one of almost 50 week-long courses ranging from text and data analysis, humanities-oriented programming and publication methods, serious gaming, wearable computing, and digital publication to courses on ethics, feminist theory, and social justice as they relate to the digital humanities.
Faculty members interested in applying for a fellowship should consult the DHSI course catalog (http://dhsi.org/courses.php) and complete the Bucknell DHI fellowship application form https://goo.gl/forms/aNTdaT3jZ3YU1thJ3 by November 12, 2018. In your application, please identify the course you are interested in taking and explain how this course and experience at DHSI will impact your research and/or teaching.
On October 4, L&IT will hosted a celebration of digital scholarship at Bucknell. The event celebrated the end of the Mellon grant and all that we have accomplished so far, as well as what we hope for the future. Song Chen (East Asian Studies), Katie Faull (Languages, Cultures and Linguistics), Kevin Gilmore (Civil and Environmental Engineering), Brian Gockley (Teaching and Learning Center), John Hunter (Comparative Humanities), Rob Jacob (Geology), Barry Long (Music), Janice Mann (Art and Art History), Vanessa Massaro (Geography), Ghislaine McDayter (English), Andrew Stuhl (Environmental Studies), John Westbrook (Languages, Cultures and Linguistics), and Amy Wolaver (Economics) shared examples from their research.
The Bucknell University Digital Scholarship Conference took place October 5-7. The theme of the conference was “Digital Scholarship: Expanding Access, Activism, and Advocacy.” Kelley Kreitz, assistant professor of English at Pace University, spoke Friday evening. Whitney Quesenbery, co-founder at the Center for Civic Design, spoke on Saturday. There were 37 presentations and workshops throughout the three day event and a poster reception with 17 presenters on Saturday.