2019-2020 NEH Institute—“Migration, Mobility, and Sustainability: Caribbean Studies and Digital Humanities”

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Here is a call for applications for “Migration, Mobility, and Sustainability: Caribbean Studies and Digital Humanities Institute,” a 2019-2020 NEH Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities. This Institute is designed for anyone who teaches or supports Caribbean Studies courses or sections dealing with Caribbean Studies in courses. This Institute is also aimed at people who are interested in learning ways to utilize digital collections and implement digital tools and methods into their teaching and collaborative practices. This includes professors, graduate students, and librarians. Applications are due Friday, February 1, 2019.

The Institute will be able to cover travel costs and offer a small stipend for participants. Participation includes 5 phases, with required attendance at the in-person session (May 20-24, 2019) and for virtual sessions (July-December 2019), along with creation of teaching materials (January-August 2020). See For Participants for more information on the Institute phases and funding.

Description: Partners in the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) are pleased to invite applications to an NEH Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities entitled “Migration, Mobility, and Sustainability: Caribbean Studies and Digital Humanities Institute.” This Institute is designed for anyone who teaches or supports Caribbean Studies courses or sections dealing with Caribbean Studies in courses. This Institute is also aimed at people who are interested in learning ways to utilize digital collections and implement digital tools and methods into their teaching and collaborative practices. We seek participants who are looking to create new resources for teaching Caribbean Studies in multiple fields and varying types of institutions, as well as enhance the community of practice for engaging with DH. We welcome applications from professors, instructors, graduate students, and library faculty and staff.

Participants will gain DH teaching experience and in-depth knowledge of how to utilize digital collections in teaching. The Institute will provide training in tools (Scalar, TimelineJS, StoryMapJS, Mapping), processes, and resources for developing lessons, modules, and/or courses. Twenty-six participants will acquire concrete digital skills and DH approaches for teaching and research utilizing Open Access digital collections. Through participation in an enhanced community of practice for DH, they will also learn to create Open Access course and teaching materials that blend DH and Caribbean Studies.

Program: Comprised of introductory readings, a week-long in-person session (held May 20-24, 2019 at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida), and virtual sessions and online communication in the year following through August 2020, the Institute is structured to give participants the time and space to learn new approaches as well as integrate them into research and teaching. The overall goals of the Institute include gaining expertise in digital tools, with digital collections, and as part of a community of practice. Over the course of the program, participants will be supported in collaborating together and in developing teaching materials to be shared as Open Access. See the Institute website for a more detailed schedule: http://dloc.com/teach/schedule

Institute Directors and Faculty: Please see the Institute website for details on the directors and faculty: http://dloc.com/teach/faculty

Application Details:

The Institute will select 26 participants who regularly teach Caribbean Studies courses or sections dealing with Caribbean Studies in courses in related fields (e.g., history, literature, cultural studies, Black Studies, Global Studies). The classes can be at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and instructors, librarians, staff, and graduate students can apply. As we mentioned earlier, we are interested in recruiting participants who are looking to create new resources for teaching Caribbean Studies in multiple fields and varying types of institutions, as well as enhance the community of practice for engaging with DH.

Please see the Institute website for more details about stipends and conditions of award for participants: http://dloc.com/l/teach/forparticipants

Deadline: Applications are due Friday, February 1, 2019

Application Information: http://dloc.com/teach/apply