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U of I’s Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning Selects Five Fellows

May 20, 2020

MOSCOW, Idaho — May 20, 2020 — Three University of Idaho students and two faculty members have been selected as fellows for the Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning (CDIL), a collaboration between the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences and the U of I Library that provides digital opportunities that advance research and teaching.

Fellows work with CDIL staff on digital projects to improve their development skills. Student fellowships begin now; faculty fellowships in the fall.

The winners include:

  • Christopher Lamb, Andover, New Hampshire, and Jack Kredell, Lemont, Pennsylvania, both M.A. students, English, College of Graduate Studies/CDIL Graduate Fellow Award ($3,900 split between the two): Lamb and Kredell will develop an interdisciplinary environmental humanities research project that explores the recent extinction of the woodland caribou in Idaho. They will build a multi-layered, interactive digital map that represents the community response to the elimination of the last caribou herd.
  • Samson Matthews, Boise, B.A. student, music, Office of Undergraduate Research/CDIL Undergraduate Fellow Award ($2,500): Matthews will develop a collection of fixed media works focused on places to be determined and based on collaborations with writers. The project will include text, sound and imagery to create unique, web-based installations that explore built environments, spatial soundscapes and poetic meaning.
  • Katrina Eichner, assistant professor, Sociology and Anthropology Department, CDIL Digital Scholarship Fellow (course release for the fall; no monetary award): Eichner will develop online curriculum and engagement tools related to her archaeological work with Moscow High School and use that work to build an adaptable template for students working on archaeological projects across the state.
  • Sarah Campbell, assistant professor, Theatre Arts Department, CDIL Faculty Development Scholarship ($1,500): Campbell will explore the potential of a variety of digital scholarship-related tools and techniques. She will also develop project ideas and proposals for a digital dramaturgy platform.

Media Contact

Devin Becker
Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning

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