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Call for Participation: Undergraduate Fellowship Program

Call for Participation

DH @ WLU seeks applications for two Mellon Digital Humanities Undergraduate Fellows for the 2016-2017 academic year.

We’re looking for students who are curious about the ways that technology affects the world around them. You don’t have to be a software engineer to build a website or visualize data, but comfort around technology can set you apart in the job market or graduate school. The goal of this fellowship program is to give students the opportunity to develop technology skills and share what they’ve learned with others. This fellowship is broadly-defined and flexible to meet student skills and interests. Applicants without prior DH coursework are welcome to apply, but they will be encouraged to undertake a practicum project during the first semester of the fellowship to develop their technical skills in consultation with the digital humanities faculty.

Fellows will receive $10/hr and are expected to work 4-8 hours per week. Fellowships last one academic year but may be renewed. Fellows will report to Mackenzie Brooks, Assistant Professor and Digital Humanities Librarian.

Applicants should submit a statement of interest by May 31, 2016 to Mackenzie Brooks at brooksm@wlu.edu.

Position Description

Depending on their skills and interests, students will be expected to perform some the following:

  • Serve as lab assistants in DH courses with lab components or DH studio courses.
  • Staff the future DH Space (potentially after working hours) and serve as tutor/mentor for students seeking assistant on DH assignments.
  • Participate in outreach activities with and without DHAT/DHWG members (ex: visiting classes, connecting with student groups, presenting at conferences).
  • Contribute to the DH @ WLU blog on a regular basis.
  • Develop personal DH research projects or contribute to library DH projects.
  • Collaborate/mentor with other fellows or student groups on specific projects.

Qualifications

  • Willingness to engage with technology (prior experience not required).
  • Interest in humanities and social science-based research questions.
  • Comfort with independent research and skill development.

Statement of Interest

Your statement of interest should include the following in one page or less:

  • Your (prospective) major(s).
  • Your fall term schedule and availability.
  • What you hope to gain from this fellowship experience.
  • Your interest in digital humanities methodology, as it relates to your scholarship and your own skills/experience.

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

Undergraduate Fellows Winter 2016

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