Cultivating a robust and sustainable community network for the next generation of African Americanist digital scholars is central to AADHum’s mission. In line with this mission, we invite faculty & graduate students in the University of Maryland System and from local surrounding universities to apply to be 2017-2018 AADHum Scholars at the UMD College Park campus. Successful applicants must demonstrate an interest and research focus in the intersection of African American History & Culture and the Digital Humanities. AADHum Scholars will receive support in the form of digital training, one-on-one consultation with MITH staff, networking with a cohort of engaged scholars, mentorship in developing digital research projects, and African American history/cultural theory.
Upon successful completion of the academic year, Scholars will be eligible for seed grants of up to $5,000 for graduate students and $6,500 for faculty or independent scholars. Seed grants will be distributed in summer 2018 and can be used to advance digital projects, traditional academic research in a variety of fields of study, and/or the development of new or revised courses with African American digital humanities components.
AADHum Scholars are required to:
- Participate in one full module of digital incubator training (4-6 weeks of project development, digital skills enhancement, and theoretical & cultural inquiry) during the 2017-2018 Black Movement(s) series
- Present their in-progress research or digital project during AADHum’s 2017-2018 workshop series
- Submit and revise a blog post for publication on the AADHum website
- Present at the AADHum National Conference in October 2018
AADHum welcomes applications from current faculty & graduate students from universities in the Maryland-DC-Virginia area, as well as independent scholars. Interested applicants should be prepared to submit the following materials:
- Detailed cover letter describing your current research & its intersection with AADHum’s mission (500-750 words)
- Current curriculum vitae (CV)