NCCU Awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Grant for Digital Humanities Initiative

Exciting news from two of our former fellows! From the official NCCU press release:

Two North Carolina Central University (NCCU) English professors have been awarded a two-year, $98,420 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities that will enable the duo to digitize the university’s history.

Kathryn Wymer, Ph.D., a professor of English and associate professor of English Rachelle Gold, Ph.D., are co-principal investigators of “Digital Exploration of North Carolina Central University’s History.” They’ve worked at NCCU since 2008 and were fellows with Duke University’s Digital Humanities Initiative, through the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute.

“As North Carolina Central University continues to expand its efforts in the humanities, this grant will provide faculty and students additional opportunities for hands-on training in digitization,” said Carlton Wilson, Ph.D., interim dean of NCCU’s College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities.

With the funding, NCCU will hold a five-day workshop this summer to teach faculty how to incorporate digitized materials about campus history into their classes.

Read the full story here.

Huge congratulations to Drs. Wymer and Gold. We can’t wait to see the project take shape!

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