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.

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 2021-2022 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.

Congratulations to the AY 2021-2022 Digital Humanities and Arts Faculty Fellow!

Vilja Hulden
History Department

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Speaking to the State: Representation at U.S. Congressional Hearings since 1877 asks who gets to "speak to the state," and what they say when they do. It investigates patterns in representation at U.S. Congressional hearings, the most accessible form of (federal) lobbying. The project creates a computational analysis of a data set covering over a million instances of testimony at hearings, analyzing the metadata (name, organization, committee...) as well as the full text of testimonies. To maintain a grounding in historical content and existing scholarship, the project focuses on three case studies: business vs. labor, women's groups before and after suffrage, and hearings on the environment around the time of the beginning of the modern environmental movement. The final product will be an open-source, freely available digital publication aimed at scholarly and general audiences in equal measure.

5:00pm MT November 15 (Sunday), 2020

By March 30, 2021, the fellow must submit a short data management plan (1 page) detailing plans for curating data produced by their work. CRDDS offers data management plan assistance as well as the CU Scholar institutional repository.

By May 31, 2022, Fellows must submit a final report on research completed and plans for publication. During the academic year, Fellows will be invited to CHA and CRDDS-sponsored events.