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PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge

Here's a little more knowledge about our upcoming new PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge.   We hope to have a website beginning later in the summer, then a year of pretty amazing parterning events, several of which will have distance partnering opportunities.   If you are interested, leave information in the Comment section of this post for now.  Later, we'll have a better way of connecting. 

 

http://www.fhi.duke.edu/labs/phd
PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge

2012 - 2013

The Franklin Humanities Institute is pleased to announce a new PhD Laboratory in Digital Knowledge, to be co-directed by David Bell and Cathy Davidson beginning Fall 2012.  

The future of research and teaching in the Humanities - and across the spheres of the university - is in the midst of a major transformation, one prompted by multiple and ongoing innovations in the digital, informational, and computational fields. The goal of the Digital Knowledge Lab is to provide an arena in which PhD students in all the humanities and interpretive social sciences, regardless of their individual disciplines, can both receive training in and contribute to the production of new forms of digital scholarship, knowledge networks, pedagogies, and engagements with the public.
 
When fully developed, the PhD Lab will include a rotating set of three Affiliated Faculty along with the Co-directors. With additional contributions from Duke University Librarians, these faculty members - who will be affiliated with the Lab for two-year periods - will offer a suite of courses for PhD students on the emerging epistemologies and pedagogies of the digital age. The Lab will also support undergraduate courses in which embedded graduate TAs can learn about new pedagogical methods and put them into practice in collaboration with the faculty cohort. In addition to courses and teaching opportunities, the Lab will offer PhD students skills assessment and training for digital literacies; guidance in developing e-portfolios; and support for collaborative projects in multimodal scholarship and publication. The Lab will also host an annual colloquium/workshop series on digital scholarship and pedagogy.
 
The Lab is supported by the Duke Graduate School, the Provost's Office, and Trinity College of Arts and Sciences.
 

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Announcing Our New PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge
Author:  Cathy Davidson
Posted:  4/5/2012

I'm very pleased to pass on this notice from Ian Baucom, Director of the Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke:

The Franklin Humanities Institute is pleased to announce a new PhD Laboratory in Digital Knowledge, to be co-directed by Cathy Davidson and David Bell, beginning in Fall 2012. We would like to invite you to a town hall meeting on Tuesday, April 24, 11am (FHI Garage) to introduce the Lab and to discuss ways in which faculty might participate in its pedagogical and research projects.

The future of research and teaching in the Humanities (and across the spheres of the university) is in the midst of a major transformation, one prompted by multiple and ongoing innovations in the digital, informational, and computational fields. The goal of the Digital Knowledge Lab is to provide an arena in which PhD students in all the humanities and interpretive social sciences (regardless of their individual disciplines) can both receive training in, and contribute to the production of, new forms of digital scholarship, digital knowledge networks, pedagogies, and engagements with the public.

Dean Laurie Patton and Dean Srinivas Aravamudan have both agreed to join us at the town hall. As many of you are aware, Dean Patton has recently hosted a series of Open Faculty Fora on technology and teaching, a key concern for her office. The FHI is particularly grateful for her leadership in this area and for the generous support Arts and Sciences, Provost Lange and the Graduate School are providing for the Digital Knowledge Lab.

On behalf of Cathy and David, I hope you will be able to attend on April 24. I’m eagerly looking forward to our conversation!  --Ian Baucom

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