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CHAT/Temple Libraries Digital Scholars Program

Deadline for 2019-20 is September 17, 2018
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The Digital Scholars Program is a collaboration between the Center for the Humanities at Temple and the Digital Scholarship Center of Temple Libraries. It trains graduate students at Temple to apply digital research methods to humanistic or artistic material for their own research or creative projects. Participants meet weekly in the Fall for an introduction to digital research techniques. In Spring, students work on their own projects and meet every two weeks. At the end of the year, all participants present their projects to the scholarly community. Students also are eligible to participate in an international online collective and receive a $500 scholarship.

The online program is organized by HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory), the leading digital center for faculty, students, and librarians in the digital humanities. For complete information about the HASTAC Program, see https://www.hastac.org/about-hastac.


Applicants must be an M.A., M.S., M.F.A., or Ph.D. student in good standing at Temple University. Students in all schools, colleges, and departments are encouraged to apply.


Please send a three-page statement (1000 words) proposing a digital research or creative project and explaining how you think it will further your work. This can be provisional, but you should touch on each of the following elements:

  1. What digital material do you want to work with, and where will it come from? You do not need to have it in hand, but you do need to know what kind of data you need (a Twitter feed? Images? Maps? Texts?). Is it accessible?
  2. What digital tools do you imagine using? Explain if you need an exhibition platform, mapping capability, textual analysis software, and so forth. Think in terms of function rather than specific programs.
  3. Identify at least one online project similar to what you want to do.

No previous experience or familiarity with digital research tools is needed, but do explain your relevant skills and background.

Send your statement and C.V. as email attachments to dsc_fellowships@temple.edu Direct any questions about the award to Prof. Peter Logan, Digital Scholarship Center Academic Director, peter.logan@temple.edu, 215 204-8567.

Center for the Humanities
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Phone - 215-204-6386
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