Opportuntity is subject to funding availability. There will be no funding for the 2019-2020 cycle.
Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Washington and Lee University is collaborating with the Scholars’ Lab at the University of Virginia to bring UVA graduate students to give presentations or workshops on their digital research to enrich undergraduate courses at W&L. The grant aims to give graduate students the opportunity to develop workshop materials based on their work in digital humanities and to gain experience teaching in a liberal arts context in preparation for the job market. W&L courses and students gain contact with cutting edge digital research and pedagogy.
Graduate students who participate receive a $500 honorarium in exchange for their work consulting with the W&L faculty member, preparing and delivering their materials in a course visit, and then following up with the faculty member afterwards. We will work to match interested students with appropriate W&L courses. The opportunities are numerous, and we are happy to work with you to develop something productive for both faculty member and graduate student. These framing questions might help:
- How might you take your research interests as they pertain to digital humanities and articulate them to undergraduates in a single class session?
- How can you imagine reshaping your project into a teaching workshop? What hands-on activities can you use to shape a discussion of the work for newcomers?
- How can you connect your interest to the particular course topic?
Participants are encouraged to use this opportunity to try out new ideas, crystallize research interests, and to experiment. No particular experience teaching or working with digital humanities is required – just an interest.
Some past presentations have included:
- Basics of project management with a workshop on writing charters (documents to establish goals and rules for the team) for a DH intro course
- Introduction to web design by discussing “bad” websites for a DH intro course
- Discussion of use of digital humanities for theatre followed by a Prism game asking students to map stage directions in Hamlet for a course on King Lear
- Introduction to text analysis through a hands-on exercise on topic modeling for an intro to DH course
- Lecture on the history of technology in fashion and hands-on sewing workshop for a seminar on Fashion in Global History, drawing on grad student’s own research in wearable technology
- Design jams for helping students scope, shape, and develop their own course projects
Participants are encouraged to cross post to both the Scholars’ Lab and WLUDH blogs after participating to document their work. Here are past posts by participants:
- Mapping Alone, Together by Crystal Luo
- Working on a Workshop (aka outlining a possible workshop about DH and Sound) by Connor Kenaston
- To be out in the world, to be free! by Janet S. Dunkelbarger
- Thinking About [Art] Collections As Data by Chloe Downe Wells
- Exploring Power through Playacting & Virtual Reality by Lauren Van Nest
- Unmaking and Remaking the Archive by Natasha Roth-Rowland
- DH Pedagogy Roadshow by Mackenzie Brooks and Brandon Walsh
- Sounding Scholarship: A Workshop on Making Your Research Sing by Emily Mellen
- String Theory, or: Let's Explore Social Networks with String! by Chris Whitehead
- Teaching Transcription (and Secretly Metaphysics) by Catherine Addington
- Teaching Black Arts Poetry and Computational Methods by Ethan Reed
- Writing in Public (on Purpose) at Washington & Lee University by Catherine Addington
- All About the Archive: Guest Teaching at Washington and Lee by Lauren Reynolds
- My Experience Leading a Workshop on Text Analysis at Washington and Lee University by Sarah McEleney
- Why To Teach Students to Not-Read Novels by James P. Ascher
- The Long and Messy History of Privacy by Shane Lin
- “Gothic DH” at Washington and Lee by Christian Howard
- Using DH to Explore Movement and Meaning by Kelli Shermeyer
- One Teach, One Drift by Ed Triplett
- On co-teaching and gratitude by Sarah Storti
- Washington and Lee Trip by Brandon Walsh
Matches between W&L faculty and interested graduate students at UVA are made on a rolling basis. For more information, contact:
Brandon Walsh - firstname.lastname@example.org