Digital Humanities Summer Fellowships

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The Simpson Center offers annual summer fellowships for faculty and doctoral students to pursue research projects that use digital technologies in innovative and intensive ways and/or explore the historical, social, aesthetic, and cross-cultural implications of digital cultures. The program has three primary goals:

  • To animate knowledge—using rich media, dynamic databases, and visualization tools
  • To circulate knowledge—among diverse publics
  • To understand digital culture—historically, theoretically, aesthetically, and generatively

UW faculty and doctoral candidates are eligible to apply either on an individual basis or in teams for Digital Humanities Summer Fellowships every fall. Where research in the humanities is often undertaken by a single scholar, this program enables faculty and graduate students to collaborate with each other as well as with designers, information technologists, and librarians. Applications from scholars using the open-source multimodal authoring and publishing platforms are particularly encouraged; the Simpson Center is an affiliate of the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture. Review additional eligibility and application information for faculty and graduate students

Up to 8 scholars—4 faculty and 4 doctoral students—will be selected each year; they will be required to be in residence for 6-8 weeks during the summer and will meet weekly to share their research. In addition to summer salary, each will have a research budget that can be used for expenses such as hourly support and software.

The Simpson Center gratefully acknowledges the support of a National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Grant and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as well as many donors to the endowment which is underwriting these fellowships.

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2017 - 2018 Digital Humanities Summer Fellows

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Associate Professor
School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, UW Bothell
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Affiliate Assistant Professor
Information School
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Assistant Professor
Ethnic Studies
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Assistant Professor
Performance Studies
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Associate Professor
Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies
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Doctoral Candidate
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
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Doctoral Candidate
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PhD Graduate
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Doctoral Candidate
Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies
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Doctoral Candidate
Cinema & Media Studies