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Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning Selects First Summer Fellowship Cohort

February 06, 2017

The University of Idaho’s Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning (CDIL) — a collaborative effort between the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences and the University of Idaho Library — has selected four faculty members for the centers inaugural summer fellows program.

As the first cohort in the CDIL Summer Fellows program, Denise Bennett, associate professor of journalism and mass media; Adam Sowards, professor of history; Matthew Fox-Amato, assistant professor of history; and Kristine Levan, assistant professor of sociology and anthropology, will participate in a weeklong symposium exploring digital scholarship tools and ideas.

Each faculty member receives a financial award, funded through a Vandal Ideas Project grant.

During the last full week in May, cohort members will work with librarians from the University of Idaho Library to develop modules, projects and syllabi for their classes next year and to advance their own digital projects. They will also complete a group project using a tool they learn about during the program.

Sowards hopes to learn additional ways to use digital humanities tools in the classroom to conduct and present historical research, while also learning how to teach his students multiple ways to develop digital humanities projects.

“Our hope is that these fellows, and other faculty members involved, form a community of digitally-inclined teachers and researchers in CLASS that can assist and encourage each other in their further pursuit of digital scholarship,” said Devin Becker, director of the CDIL and head of Data and Digital Services at the UI Library. “We’re excited that the library can provide the space and expertise to help them along on their journeys.”

CDIL is an interdisciplinary consortium working to provide digital scholarship resources and opportunities for the faculty, staff and students of the University of Idaho. Established in 2015, it is using its Vandal Ideas Project funds to promote digital scholarship on campus.

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