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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2019 - 2020 Digital Humanities Summer Fellows

Portrait of Jennifer Bean
Associate Professor
Cinema & Media Studies
Portrait of Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse
Assistant Professor and Curator of Northwest Art
Art History
Portrait of Ellen Y. Chang standing in front of a blurred background and wearing a blue collared shirt.
Graduate Student
Cinema & Media Studies
Portrait of Amanda Doxtater
Assistant Professor
Department of Scandinavian Studies
Isaac Rivera
Doctoral Student
Department of Geography
A black and white portrait of Leila Kate Norako
Assistant Professor
Portrait of Rachel Schlotfeldt
Doctoral Candidate
Portrait of Judy Twedt
Graduate Student
Climate Data Sonification