Application Deadline: March 20, 2022 The Digital Humanities Initiative @ the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute is offering DH Summer Research Grants to Humanities graduate students interested in developing their digital humanities knowledge and projects. The grants are considered non-compensatory awards. Grant recipients will be expected to consult with DHI@FHI faculty/staff on their project plans upon receiving the award, to participate in at least one PhD Lab group meeting of grantees in Spring… read more about Summer 2022 DH Research Grants - Deadline 3/20/22 »

Sometimes the challenge isn’t finding your passion, but figuring out how to follow it. For first-year student Noelle Garrick, that challenge just got a little easier. In fall 2021, the Departments of Art, Art History & Visual Studies and Computer Science introduced a new interdepartmental major in Computational Media. The major includes 14 courses — seven from Computer Science and seven from Visual and Media Studies. “We found that a lot of undergraduate students were already creating their own interdepartmental… read more about Art Meets Tech in New Major »

Dr. Jesús Ruiz is a historian of the Haitian Revolution, the Caribbean, Black Atlantic, and Afro-Latin America. He is currently an ACLS Emerging Voices Fellow at the Franklin Humanities Institute, History, and Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University. His fellowship is with ACLS is thematized around Critical Digital Humanities, and we are excited to have him join conversations around how to make the digital humanities more expansive, inclusive, globally accessible, and critically engaged.… read more about Jesüs Ruiz joins Duke as ACLS Emerging Voices Fellow »

Paul Jaskot, professor of art, art history and visual studies and director of the Wired! Lab at Duke, is the joint recipient of a 3-year National Endowment for the Humanities Digital Humanities Advancement Grant of $296,455, along with Anne Knowles (University of Maine, Orono) and Anika Walke (Washington University, St. Louis). Knowles is project director, with the grant based at the University of Maine, and Jaskot and Walker are co-project directors. The grant will fund “The Holocaust Ghettos Project: Reintegrating… read more about Wired! Lab faculty part of new NEH grant »

The 2017-18 year-end symposium of the Franklin Humanities Institute-North Carolina Central University (FHI-NCCU) Digital Humanities Fellowship program. A key part of the FHI’s Mellon Humanities Futures initiative, the fellowship program supports the development of digital pedagogy and digital scholarship at NCCU.  The Fellows are sharing project outcomes on their website. Event video will be shared by the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute. For more information about the Symposium, see the Humanities Futures… read more about NCCU-Duke Digital Humanities Fellows Symposium »

Digital Matters in Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7, 2018 Data Determinacy: Race, Algorithms, and Critical Intervention, Thursday April 12, and Friday, April 13, 2018 Emerging Turning Points in the Global Open Project - Interrogating the Dakar Declaration to Knowledge in the Global South, Friday, April 13, 2018… read more about Upcoming Digital Humanities Events: April 2018 »

The Virtual and Augmented Reality Digital Humanities Institute (V/AR-DHI) is a two-week summer institute at Duke University for up to 12 participants to take place from July 23-August 3, 2018. The Institute is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, and will be focused on the application of VR and AR to humanities research, teaching and outreach. Institute activities will include a combination of critical and scientific readings, demonstrations, and discussion, hands-on development workshops, informed… read more about CFP for Virtual and Augmented Reality Digital Humanities Institute (V/AR-DHI) Released! »

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: PHD LAB IN DIGITAL KNOWLEDGE GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWS JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN HUMANITIES INSTITUTE DUKE UNIVERSITY 2017-2018 PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge Fellows Application Deadline: July 15, 2017 The PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge seeks PhD Lab Fellows for 2017-18. The purpose of the PhD Lab is to foster innovative new digital research and teaching practices in the humanities and interpretive social sciences. This program is targeted at PhD students at Duke who are interested in sustained… read more about Duke PhD Lab Fellows Applications for 2017-18 »

You are cordially invited to join us for a symposium hosted by the FHI-NCCU Digital Humanities Initiative… Saturday, May 6, 2017 Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall Franklin Humanities Institute Duke University (C105, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse 114 S. Buchanan Blvd.) — Part of the Franklin Humanities Institute’s Mellon Humanities Futures initiative (, the FHI-NCCU Digital Humanities Initiative (DHI) supports the development of digital pedagogy and digital scholarship at North Carolina Central… read more about NCCU-Duke Humanities Future Digital Humanities Initiative Symposium »

Attention all Mappers! Join us for two special events on Thursday, March 30, 2017 and Friday, March 31, 2017 to explore concepts in humanities mapping and work with geographical information systems! On Thursday join CLIR Postdoc and Wired! Lab for Digital Art History & Visual Culture member Edward Triplett and Digital Humanities Consultant Brian Norberg as they discuss existing HGIS projects in a conversation called "Dissecting Humanities GIS Projects: Cross-Sections, Guts,… read more about Humanities GIS Summit at Duke! »

In fall 2016, Wired! Lab core faculty Dr. Kristin Huffman Lanzoni decided to integrate digital archiving and visualization technologies into ARTHIST 256 Italian Baroque Art. She planned to engage students in these digital practices to enhance their exploration, analysis, and presentation of course content. With collaborators Hannah Jacobs, Wired! Lab Multimedia Analyst, and graduate Teaching Assistant Amanda Lazarus, she designed a project assignment that asked students to gather and organize primary source materials using… read more about An Experience as a Wired! Lab Digital Humanities Teaching Assistant »

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… read more about North Carolina Central University Mellon Humanities Futures Fellows at Duke »

The Humanities Writ Large Visiting Fellows program brings 2-5 faculty members from liberal arts colleges and HBCUs to Duke each year (for the last 6 years). Each fellow is assigned a mentor and works with others in the Duke community to innovate their research and teaching. We caught up with recently "graduated" fellow, Meredith Goldsmith to discuss her experience as a fellow and going from having little experience using technology to a digital mapping projects centered around Victorian Literature.… read more about Going Digital with HWL Visiting Faculty Fellow Meredith Goldsmith »