The Rutgers Digital Humanities Initiative is pleased to announce the recipients of its graduate seed grants for 2022–2023: Maria Teresa De Luca (Italian) and Paolo Scartoni (Italian) Divine Networks: An Interactive Visualization of Dante’s Comedy Sam Hege (History) Civil and Labor Rights in the Southwest: A Digital History of the United Packinghouse Workers of America Alexander Liebman (Geography) Programmed Landscapes: The Production of Digital Nature in the Valle del Cauca Lisette Varón-Carvajal (History) Colombia’s Popular Healers: Past and Present The DH Initiative gratefully acknowledges the support of the School of Arts and Sciences for the seed grant program. Grant recipients will present their work atRead More →

On February 11, 2022, we held a discussion of how to conceptualize and plan a digital humanities project, led by DH Initiative faculty members Andrew Goldstone, Francesca Giannetti, Paul Israel, Kristin O’Brassill-Kulfan, and Sean Silver. The workshop was especially aimed at graduate students planning to apply for a Digital Humanities Seed Grant (due March 1). A video recording of the session is available here. The workshop handout is reproduced below, together with a few additional notes on other resources and example projects (include past seed grant recipients) mentioned in the discussion. Key considerations What is the research question? What story do you want to tell?Read More →

Please join the Digital Humanities initiative for these events in Spring 2022. Also check our calendar for a full schedule including DH workshops offered by the Rutgers Library. Note: please check back for updated information; events may be in-person, remote, or hybrid as pandemic circumstances and university policies dictate. NEH Office of Digital Humanities Virtual Visit Friday, January 28, 12 p.m. (remote) In this virtual workshop, Elizabeth Tran, Senior Program Officer at the National Endowment for the Humanities’s Office of Digital Humanities, will help us better understand which programs at the NEH can support digital humanities projects (and other digital projects), how to write aRead More →

Deadline: March 1, 2022 Award: up to $1,000 (maximum) Funding/Project Period: April 1, 2022–March 31, 2023 Click here to download this CFP as a PDF file. The Rutgers Digital Humanities Initiative (DHI) invites proposals from graduate students in any Rutgers-New Brunswick humanities department or program for seed grants of up to $1,000 to support digital humanities projects in research and/or public outreach. These projects may, but need not, be related to the applicant’s dissertation research. Grants will support projects conducted during the 12 months from the date of award (i.e. April 1, 2022–March 30, 2023). Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to attend a workshop on formulatingRead More →

Doing Labor History Online - Poster

Wednesday, October 27th, 1-3 PM (virtual) Doing Labor History Online: Digital Humanities Skills and Projects Speakers: Andrew Gomez | Associate Professor of History, University of Puget Sound Tobias Higbie | Professor of History; Faculty Chair, Labor Studies; Associate Director, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, UCLA Vilja Hulden | Instructor, History, University of Colorado, Boulder What can the field of digital humanities offer to labor historians and scholars in labor studies? How do online mediums provide new opportunities for making academic research on work, class, and political economy, accessible to public audiences beyond the classroom? How can digital humanities methodologies, and corresponding tools, algorithms,Read More →