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  • DH Office Hours

    Every Friday, 1pm - 3pm

    Every Friday, 1pm - 3pm

    Do you have an idea for a digital humanities project but don't know where to start? Have you heard about a promising tool but aren't quite sure how it works? Are you a student with a question about a digital class assignment? Are you just curious about what digital humanities could mean for your work? Stop by the the Digital Humanities Office Hours and UPenn experts will do what they can to help.

    Zoom Link: https://upenn.zoom.us/j/96750024786

    Note, we are using the Waiting Room feature in Zoom.

  • Summer Support for Faculty, Graduate Students, and Research Staff

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 19, 2021
     

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 19, 2021
     
    The Price Lab and Penn Libraries are now accepting proposals for the Summer 2021 Project Development Awards. Applicants may be either faculty, research staff or graduate students from the School of Arts & Sciences. Faculty from other schools at Penn may apply, provided their project will involve some collaboration with faculty or students in SAS. Graduate Student applicants must name a faculty advisor and/or collaborator on the project, and include that faculty member's contact information as part of their application.
     
    Under the aegis of these awards, the Price Lab collaborates with humanities researchers at Penn as well as Penn Libraries and and student programmers to support the prototyping and/or development of digital projects across humanistic disciplines. The goals of this program are to:

    • provide an opportunity for SAS faculty, students, and staff to engage in the production of original digital research and scholarship.
    • provide students with transferable technical skills and experience in collaborative project building;
    • build capacity for experimental DH work at Penn.


    We define Digital Humanities very broadly and have experience supporting text mining, textual editing, data curation, new media and gaming studies, GIS mapping and other data visualization techniques, image analysis, and sound studies. To see examples of projects we support, visit the Projects At Price Lab page.
     
    We are committed to diversity and inclusion in collections, publications, and collaborations. This means, in part, prioritizing underrepresented and unjustly marginalized voices and perspectives. In your application, you will be asked to explain how your project will help us meet this commitment.
     
    Applicants may be either faculty, staff or students from the School of Arts & Sciences. Faculty from other schools at Penn may apply, provided their project will involve some collaboration with faculty or students in SAS. Student applicants must name a faculty advisor or collaborator on the project, and include that faculty member's contact information as part of their application.
     
    We understand digital humanities to be a diffuse and constantly evolving set of practices with no clear boundaries and we are prepared to consider all applications on their merits and to provide feedback in every case. If you are interested, please contact Stewart Varner, Managing Director of the Price Lab, (svarner@upenn.edu) to schedule a pre-proposal consultation.

  • Call for Applications: Mellon Seminar Fellows, 2021-22

    Applications due March 1, 2021

    Applications due March 1, 2021

    The Price Lab is pleased to offer up to twelve Andrew W. Mellon DH Fellowships for the 2020–2021 academic year. University of Pennsylvania tenure-track faculty, full-time lecturers, and research staff who are either in the humanities or whose work engages questions of significant concern for the humanities are eligible. Additionally, we are excited to announce a new Regional Fellows program that will allow us to offer up to three of the twelve fellowships to scholars from schools in the Philadelphia area. The awards carry a $5,000 research fund.

    Learn more.

  • Dream Lab 2021: Remote & Free

    We are happy to announce that our annual digital humanities training institute, Dream Lab, will be hosted by the Price Lab at the University of Pennsylvania June 14-17, 2021.

    We are happy to announce that our annual digital humanities training institute, Dream Lab, will be hosted by the Price Lab at the University of Pennsylvania June 14-17, 2021. In order to keep everyone safe in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the institute will be held entirely online.

     
    While we're disappointed that we won't be able to convene in person, we're happy to announce that Dream Lab 2021 will be free to all attendees!
     
    Dream Lab is open to all but has been designed with graduate students and early career academic professionals in mind. Students can choose from nine classes that combine technical skills and humanistic inquiry.
    • Afrofuturism and Augmented Reality, Dr. Michael Sterling Burns, Dr. Clayton Colmon, and Dr. Robert Fletcher
    • Creating Lightweight Digital Archives from Scratch: Data Curation and Publication for Access, Dr. Jennifer Garcon
    • Creative Coding, Dr. Mark Sample
    • Digital Humanities in the Classroom, Nabil Kashyap and Roberto Vargas
    • Digital Surrogates, Dot Porter
    • Digital Humanities & East Asian Studies, Dr. Paul Vierthaler and Dr. Paula Curtis
    • Minimal Computing, Dr. Alex Gil
    • Text Analysis, Dr. Scott Enderle
    • Tidy Data for Humanists, Dr. Matthew Lincoln
    Most classes will be capped at 20 participants so be sure to sign up early. Wait-lists will be available.
     
    If you have any questions, please contact Stewart Varner at svarner@upenn.edu
     
    Visit the Dream Lab site to learn more: https://web.sas.upenn.edu/dream-lab/
  • ANNOUNCEMENT: Summer Support for Faculty, Graduate Students, and Research Staff

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 19, 2021

     

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 19, 2021

     

    The Price Lab and Penn Libraries are now accepting proposals for the Summer 2021 Project Development Awards. Applicants may be either faculty, research staff or graduate students from the School of Arts & Sciences. Faculty from other schools at Penn may apply, provided their project will involve some collaboration with faculty or students in SAS. Graduate Student applicants must name a faculty advisor and/or collaborator on the project, and include that faculty member's contact information as part of their application.

     

    Under the aegis of these awards, the Price Lab collaborates with humanities researchers at Penn as well as Penn Libraries and and student programmers to support the prototyping and/or development of digital projects across humanistic disciplines. The goals of this program are to:

    1. provide an opportunity for SAS faculty, students, and staff to engage in the production of original digital research and scholarship. 

    2. provide students with transferable technical skills and experience in collaborative project building; 

    3. build capacity for experimental DH work at Penn.

     

    We define Digital Humanities very broadly and have experience supporting text mining, textual editing, data curation, new media and gaming studies, GIS mapping and other data visualization techniques, image analysis, and sound studies. To see examples of projects we support, visit the Projects At Price Lab page.

     

    We are committed to diversity and inclusion in collections, publications, and collaborations. This means, in part, prioritizing underrepresented and unjustly marginalized voices and perspectives. In your application, you will be asked to explain how your project will help us meet this commitment.

     

    Applicants may be either faculty, staff or students from the School of Arts & Sciences. Faculty from other schools at Penn may apply, provided their project will involve some collaboration with faculty or students in SAS. Student applicants must name a faculty advisor or collaborator on the project, and include that faculty member's contact information as part of their application.

     

    We understand digital humanities to be a diffuse and constantly evolving set of practices with no clear boundaries and we are prepared to consider all applications on their merits and to provide feedback in every case. If you are interested, please contact Stewart Varner, Managing Director of the Price Lab, (svarner@upenn.edu) to schedule a pre-proposal consultation.