DH Incentive Grants

Announcing Incentive Grant Recipients 2015-2016

We’re excited to announce the DH Mellon Incentive Grant recipients for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Claudette Artwick, Associate Professor of Journalism & Mass Communications
Student teams in JOUR 232: Communication Research Methods will design and conduct content analysis projects to explore the portrayal of social groups and issues in media content. Students will use digital tools, such as quickQuote and Twxplorer, to research and analyze larger-scale data sets as well as present them in an interactive, multimedia format.

Michelle Brock, Assistant Professor of History
HIST 229: The Age of the Witch-hunts will culminate in a Digital Humanities project that asks the students to imagine, write, present, and play a “Choose Your Own Witch-trial” game, modeled after the “choose your own adventure” books.

Laura Brodie, Visiting Associate Professor of English
ENGL 203: Fiction Writing will feature experimentation with new narrative techniques will encourage students to integrate digital media into the process of creative writing.

Owen Collins, Associate Professor of Theater
THTR 238: 3d Printing and Desktop Manufacturing for the Theater will feature a large scale group project in which the students will work collaboratively on creating a large scale puppet for a given play.

Holly Pickett, Associate Professor of English
ENGL 380: The (Digital) Crux in King Lear will explore Shakespeare’s King Lear from a variety of angles: its textual history and variants, sources, performance history, and legacy in film and literature. The goal for this course will be for students to explore new digital methodologies for literary analysis using tools such as Juxta Commons and Voyant.

Summer Renault-Steele, Visiting Instructor of Writing
The overall learning objective of WRIT 100: The Philosophy of New Media is to illuminate and connect up philosophical inquiry rooted in the Frankfurt School to present-day student experiences of digital culture. This course will feature “philosophy labs” in which students will apply the philosophy they read to their own reception—and production—of short digital media experiences.

This program is made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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