North Carolina Central University Mellon Humanities Futures Fellows at Duke

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Duke and North Carolina Central University kicked off the Mellon Humanities Futures Fellowships program with a Digital Humanities startup workshop  weekend at Duke on August 17-19, 2016.  Each Faculty Fellow from North Carolina Central University, the nation's first public liberal arts college founded for African-Americans,  came to Duke with ideas for how they might develop an historical and/or archival digital project within the context of classroom teaching and learning. The weekend emphasized best practices for adding digital components to an already busy schedule, highlighting mapping, timeline, and archiving tools that are accessible as online resources, and which lend themselves to participatory content-creation. This year's Fellows include: 

Candace Bailey, Professor of Music
Uncovering African-American History through Material Culture

Claudia Becker, Professor of German, Department of Language and Literature
Multimedia Storytelling: Comparing and Contrasting Emigrants’/Immigrants’ Voices from Films and Real Life

Lisa Carl, Associate Professor of Language and Literature & Mass Communication
Early American Material Culture

Jarvis L. Hargrove, Assistant Professor of History
African History as Told through African Owned Newspapers, 19th-20th Centuries

Kathryn C. Wymer, Associate Professor of English, Department of Language and Literature
Uncovering the Spirit of Place at North Carolina Central University

The project is coordinated at NCCU by Matthew Cook (Professor of Postcolonial and South Asian Studies, Department of Language and Literature) and Joshua Nadel (Associate Professor of History), both previous Humanities Writ Large fellows at Duke, and at Duke by Victoria Szabo (Associate Research Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies; Director, Digital Humanities Initiative), with teaching expertise from Hannah Jacobs (Wired Lab for Digital Art History & Visual Culture Multimedia Analyst).