DIGI: DigiLab

DIGI is the Digital Humanities Initiative of the Willson Center, the UGA Libraries, and the UGA Press. DIGI includes support for research projects through the Willson Center Digital Humanities Lab (DigiLab) and an interdisciplinary certificate program that brings together courses taught across a range of humanities disciplines. The Willson Center’s support for DIGI includes three funded research clusters targeting Complex Systems, eHistory, and the DigiLab itself.

Co-Directors

  • Emily McGinn, Digital Humanities Coordinator, UGA Libraries
  • Stephen Berry, Amanda and Greg Gregory Professor of the Civil War Era, Department of History

Description

The Willson Center Digital Humanities Lab (DigiLab) located on the third floor of the Main Library, provides support, training and consultation for digital research projects. The Willson Center DigiLab research cluster offers the lab the flexibility to offer new programming and funding to support these efforts. This year’s goals for the funding are to increase visibility of DH work on campus and to build new entry points for this community of scholars.

DIGI Colloquium: This coming academic year, the DigiLab will host monthly Works in Progress talks open to faculty and grad students to show their work and obtain feedback on their projects. This series of events will help to build a cohort of scholars working in the digital realm and to showcase a variety of Digital Humanities methods.

Micro-Grants: Digital research projects often require resources not typical in other humanities projects. DigiLab micro-grants aim to provide access to software, subscriptions to applications, and other small scale resources necessary for digital project creation. Grants will be reviewed by the DH steering committee.

DH Summer Internship: The DigiLab will pilot a summer internship to increase student access to DH methods and tools. This program would be offered to students who apply to work on a digital project of their own design. A call for proposals will be issued this spring.

Affiliates

  • College of Environment + Design
  • Department of Classics
  • Department of English
  • Department of History
  • Department of Romance Languages
  • Lamar Dodd School of Art
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