The Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University is launching a new initiative in digital scholarship for PhD students in the humanities and interpretive social sciences. The Graduate Digital Scholar Initiative (GDSI) will provide resources for small teams of graduate students to convene working groups in areas of shared research interest, to commission an essay from a leading scholar in that field, and then to work with the author to produce a digital text. We will be seeking proposals that take up transdisciplinary engagements between the humanities and sciences, especially around questions of energy, the environment, and/or life forms. The GDSI is intended not only to support students whose work already engages with new media technologies. Our goal is to provide a space where students with a range of expertise can, learning from and working with each other, participate in emerging modes of scholarly inquiry and production.
While this initiative is internal to Duke, we hope the projects that emerge from it will be of interest to the wider academic community and beyond.
Duke students: please visit the FHI website or sign up for our listserv to keep up with initiative announcements. Seed grant propsals are due on September 30, 2011 - CFP for formal proposals will be announced later in the Fall.