The Center for Humanities & the Arts (CHA) and Center for Research Data and Digital Scholarship (CRDDS) have partnered on a new three-year fellowship program (2021-2022 to 2023-2024) to support faculty working in digital humanities and arts.
Congratulations to Emilie Upczak, Asst Teaching Professor, CINE, as the AY 22-23 CHA-CRDDS Digital Humanities Fellow!
Feminism and Queer Identity in a 1970’s Commune: The Ann Roy Collection
The Rare and Distinctive Collections was gifted Ann Roy’s collection of work in 2012. The substantial and uniquely diverse materials cover Roy’s life as a young girl in Tulsa, Oklahoma; as the wife of an historian writing about the Ute Indian Territory; as an ex-patriot living in Mexico and raising two sons; as an instructor at Ivan Illich's center in Cuernavaca, and as a feminist working to bridge the cultures of Mexico and the United States. The collection includes Super-8 films that were taken in Tepoztlán, Morelos, Mexico where Roy lived in the 1970’s, a center for international spiritualists seeking answers and exploring identity, often through performance and under the influence of hallucinogens. The Super-8s also point to the emergence of a queer community. The final project will be a Digital Exhibition that will include audio recordings, digitized films, photographs, drawings, clothing designs, writings, lectures from the collection while giving a historical overview of the group of people, location, and movements within the collection, and engage creative projects and ask questions through the making and presentation of, experimental films, scholarly articles and interviews.
We invite all CU Boulder faculty (tenure-track, tenured, instructors, and senior instructors) interested in applying computational methods to or multimodal presentation of humanities and arts-related research questions to apply for a CHA/CRDDS Faculty Fellowship in Digital Humanities and Arts for the 2022-2023 academic year. Fellowships consist of up to a two course reduction to enable the faculty member to focus on their project/research during a single semester. We encourage applications from faculty across schools and colleges at CU Boulder, including from disciplines outside of humanities and arts; however, your project must be one that engages with arts and humanities archives/perspectives/theories/narratives/methodologies in a substantial way, as well as digital, computational, and/or multimodal tools and practices.
The selection committee will consider the intellectual merit of the project, its connection to the humanities and arts, the overall excellence of the applicant’s academic record, and the timeliness of the project in the applicant’s career. The selection committee will consider the intellectual merit of the project, its connection to the humanities and arts, the overall excellence of the applicant’s academic record, and the timeliness of the project in the applicant’s career.