DH Fellows participate in activities in a graduated way that allows them to build their DH skills over time. By the end of their term, Fellows will have been exposed to a number of skills increasingly essential in any career where information is at the center. Information management has always been a critical piece of humanities research, but as the world changes, the technical skills needed to work in this area are changing. Library, museum, publishing, and archival work is not conducted the same way it was 20 or even 10 years ago. Skills learned as a DH fellow will give students a good sense of the kinds of modern technical skills need to work in these traditional humanistic career paths.
The fellowship lasts the course of a year and a summer (summer, fall, spring, summer). Fellows work for 5 hours a week and are paid $10/hr for during the first summer, fall, and spring term. In early spring, students put together a proposal for their own research project related to the texts they have been working with during the fellowship. As a final outcome, student projects are expected to produce an edited text, a research, article, and self built web application with which to publish the results of their research. The project proposal is sent to the Center for Humanities for review. If accepted, the fellow receives $4,000 to conduct their research over the final summer. Further, Fellows during their final summer will act as a mentor to new incoming Fellow.
The Lab is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 term. To apply, send a resume and cover letter to the DH Lab director, Dr. Jeffrey C. Witt (jcwitt [at] loyola [dot] edu).