DigiLab to host Digital Humanities Summer Scholars program

The Willson Center Digital Humanities Lab, supported by the Willson Center, the UGA Libraries, and the UGA Press, has announced a summer research program for students interested in the digital humanities.

The program will support students’ work on a digital humanities research project of their own design from June 1 – July 10. Students will initiate and develop their own research projects while participating in workshops and weekly discussions of readings from a shared syllabus that addresses the major questions and principles in the field of digital humanities.

This session is designed under the Experiential Learning Internship rubric with a full-time commitment of six weeks. It includes a research award of $1,000 for the most promising research projects, funded through the Willson Center, the Office of Research, and the Libraries.

Emily McGinn, digital humanities coordinator, will lead the sessions with support from faculty related to the DIGI initiative and participation by other members of the UGA Libraries.

At the end of the summer session students will create a small digital humanities project and present on their work in the fall.


Benefits of this program include:

  • Building DH skills with a community of other scholars
  • Time to work on your own ideas and develop new research questions
  • Practical experience in digital tools and project management
  • Professionalization of research and presentation skills


To find out more about Digital Humanities at UGA visit digi.uga.edu.

To apply: Please send your resume, a writing sample, a copy of your unofficial transcripts and a 100-200 word summary of your proposed digital project or interest in learning about digital humanities to Emily McGinn at mcginn@uga.edu. Applications received by February 1, 2018 will receive first consideration. An interview will be required for final candidates.