For Faculty

Various Digital Humanities related programs and opportunities exist around campus for Duke faculty and staff involved in academic programs. In addition to consulting with a Digital Humanities Specialist or other staff in order to develop a project, faculty are encouraged to attend the various programs and events DHI sponsors or co-sponsors around campus and beyond. The DHI-initiated speakers and symposia tend to center around critical and theoretical topics, while workshops take on a more pragmatic character. This website aggregates many of those opportunities and events and promotes them through our Twitter feed @duke_dhi.


In many cases, faculty involved in Humanities Labs at the FHI, in the Computational Media, Arts & Cultures Labs, and the Wired Lab for Digital Art History & Visual Culture, and individual departments and programs have become involved in DH activities as part of their work. The Archives Alive initiative in the Rubenstein Special Collections Library often includes DH elements, and individual faculty have received DHI support for TAs to help them develop courses that combine special collections materials and digital pedagogy. In addition, many of the Bass Connections themes have sponsored faculty-led projects with DH components, especially in the Information, Society & Culture and Open Channel themes. Other programs and centers create websites, apps, exhibitions, and other resources that take advantage of digital technologies as well.


The North Carolina Central Digital Humanities Fellows Program was started as part of the Mellon-funded Humanities Futures initiative at the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute. In this program faculty from NCCU come to Duke to develop courses and exchange ideas with Duke faculty and staff around digital pedagogy and DH project development. The program will continue past the grant period as a core part of the DHI. 


Duke is also sponsoring two Summer Institutes related to Digital Humanities topics in 2018 and 2019. The Getty-sponsored Advanced Topics in Digital Art History: 3D Geospatial Networks Institute will take place in Venice in June 2018. The NEH-sponsored Virtual and Augmented Reality Digital Humanities Institute will take place at Duke in July 2018.  Both programs will include public-facing elements and report out on their findings to the wider DH community.