Digital Humanities Summer Fellowships

scholars in the fellowship program having a lively discussion at the conference table

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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2018 - 2019 Digital Humanities Summer Fellows

Abraham Avnisan stands in front of a white wall wearing a patterned shirt.
Assistant Professor
School of Emerging Media and Technology and School of Media and Journalism at Kent State University
Kristin Dew stands in front of a dark wall wearing a white shirt and dark jacket.
Assistant Teaching Professor
Human Centered Design & Engineering
James Gregory stands outside wearing glasses.
Professor, Williams Endowed Professor, and Associate Chair
Department of History
Verena Kick stands in front of a bookcase wearing glasses and a dark shirt.
Doctoral Candidate
Department of German Studies
Jocelyn Moon stands outside wearing a dark shirt.
Doctoral Candidate
School of Music
Jin-Kyu smiling at the camera in a blue sweater with blurred book stacks in the background
Associate Professor
School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, UW Bothell
Ted Hiebert sits in front of a dark wall wearing an orange shirt and googly eyes all over his face.
School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, UW Bothell
Phillip Thurtle wears a blue shirt and glasses.
Professor and Director
Comparative History of Ideas
Sarah Ross sits on a beach looking toward the water.
Doctoral Candidate
Cinema & Media Studies