Dr. Kathryn Wymer, Faculty Coordinator of the NCCU Digital Humanities Lab, recently compiled a year-end summary of major accomplishments from NCCU-Duke DH Fellows. With her permission, we’ve adapted her message and added a few items (including, notably, some of her own good news).
- Brett Chambers is the President-Elect of the Digital Humanities Collaborative of North Carolina, and he will soon transition into the President’s role.
- Tony Frazier is heading to the National Humanities Center on a Mellon-HBCU Fellowship for 2021-22. He will be working on his book project, Slaves Without Wages: Runaway Black Slaves and Servants in Eighteenth-Century London. Program alum Candace Bailey also held an NHC fellowship in 2019-20.
- Lenora Helm Hammonds has been named the recipient of a 2021 Award for Excellence in Teaching by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors. Award recipients are nominated by special committees at each of North Carolina’s 16 public universities and the NC School of Science and Mathematics, and selected by the Board of Governors Committee on Educational Planning, Policies, and Programs. Charmaine McKissick-Melton, who was a Fellow in the same year as Hammonds, won the award in 2017.
- Kathryn Wymer will be a Visiting Faculty Fellow with Duke’s Mellon Humanities Unbounded initiative in 2021-22. In collaboration with Victoria Szabo at DHI@FHI and other Duke partners, she will be working on a project on ephemerality and loss in digital humanities, particularly their impact on marginalized communities in academia. She joins Collie Fulford (2019-20) and Candace Bailey (2020-21) as the third NCCU faculty member, and third NCCU-Duke DH Fellow, to hold a Humanities Unbounded fellowship.
- In more good news from Dr. Wymer, her book Introduction to Digital Humanities: Enhancing Scholarship with the Use of Technology, is now out with Routledge. It’s geared toward students or early career researchers wanting to learn about DH.
While not brand new, we’d also like to point to this excellent project from Hannah Jacobs, who has been on the Duke team for the Fellows program from its inception, and her collaborator Beth Fischer. Visualizing Objects, Places, and Spaces: A Digital Project Handbook (https://handbook.pubpub.org/) should be a valuable resource for anyone planning a new DH project.
Congrats to all!