2023 update: new phase of NCCU-Duke Digital Humanities Fellowship to focus on DH Minor course development

A much belated (but hopefully no less exciting) update from the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute:

Thanks to support from Duke University’s Humanities Unbounded Mellon grant, the NCCU-Duke DH Fellowship program has begun a new 2-year project to support course development for NCCU’s new Digital Humanities Minor. In this new phase, NCCU Faculty Fellows will be paired with Duke doctoral students who will work with the Fellows to design new courses OR to re-design existing courses for the DH minor, assisting with the preparation of course modules, assignments, instructional technology, etc. The course development work will take place over the summer, with the expectation that the new or redesigned courses will be taught the following year (contingent on any necessary institutional approval). Each Faculty Fellow will also receive two course releases from their normal teaching load, to be taken in the academic year following the summer course development work.

The 2023 cohort of NCCU Faculty Fellows and Duke Graduate Assistants are:

  • Dr. Lenora Helm Hammonds, Chair & Director of the Graduate Program in Jazz Studies, Department of Music, NCCU
  • Dr. Kuldip Kuwahara, Professor, Department of Language and Literature, NCCU
  • Pratistha Bhattarai, Doctoral Candidate, Graduate Program in Literature, Duke
  • Warren Lattimore, Doctoral Candidate in Theology, Duke Divinity School / Graduate Certificate in African and African American Studies, Duke

Both Drs. Helm Hammonds and Kuwahara are previous NCCU-Duke DH Fellows.

To prepare for the course development work, Bhattarai and Lattimore also served as GAs for the “Digital Exploration of North Carolina Central University’s History” NEH summer workshop and had the opportunity to work with a larger cohort of NCCU faculty. Drs. Kathryn Wymer and Rachelle Gold, both former NCCU-Duke DH Fellows, are co-Principal Investigators for the NEH project.

The next call for NCCU Faculty Fellows will be in October/November 2023, for work beginning Summer 2024. Call for Duke GAs will be in the Spring 2024. Stay tuned!

Group photo of NEH Summer Workshop Fellows visiting the NCCU Library "Treasure Room."

L to R: Pratistha Bhattarai, Lenora Helm Hammonds, Brett Chambers, Michele Ware, Benjamin Klein, Rachelle Gold (kneeling in front), Stefanie Frigo, Isaac Green, Andre Vann, Manna Duah, Warren Lattimore.

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