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CHAT/Temple Libraries Digital Scholars Program

Deadline for 2017-18 is Monday, September 18, 2017
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The Digital Scholars Program helps graduate students at Temple learn about digital research methods and use them to develop their own project. Successful applicants meet bi-weekly in workshops and consultations with faculty, librarians, and other graduate students. At the end of the year, all participants present their projects to the DH community at Temple. Students also 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. HASTAC gives students the opportunity to join a collective of students working together on digital humanities projects. CHAT will sponsor all program participants. For complete information about the HASTAC Program, see http://hastac.org/scholars/about.


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) describing the project you want to create and explaining how you think it will further your research. This can be provisional and more visionary than definitive, but you should touch on each of the following elements of every DH project:

  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?). You should also do some preliminary research about its availability.
  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 any online DH projects similar to what you want to do.

Previous experience or familiarity with digital humanities tools is not necessary, but do explain your relevant skills and background. Please include a C.V. with your application.

Send all materials as email attachments to chat@temple.edu. Direct 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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Email - chat@temple.edu