This summer program is designed to introduce DH as an advanced research method for undergraduates. Over six weeks, students will initiate and develop their own research projects while participating in workshops and weekly discussions of readings from a shared syllabus that address the major questions and principles in the field of digital humanities. A Summer Scholar will build their DH skills within a community of other scholars, have time to work on their own ideas, develop new research questions, gain practical experience with digital tools and project management, have the opportunity to professionalize their research, and acquire presentation skills.
Students are selected from faculty nominations then invited to apply for this competitive summer opportunity. The application requires a basic abstract of their project and a brief summary of how a digital approach would help their research. If selected, each student will receive a $1000 research award and will meet along with the rest of their cohort for six weeks in the summer. No technical experience is necessary just a willingness to experiment and to be a generous scholar to their cohort.
Faculty members nominate promising students for the chance to participate in this competitive summer scholar program.