Training in Digital Methods for Humanists
From 2018 to 2021, the Humanities Research Institute (HRI) housed Training in Digital Methods for Humanists (TDMH), hosting a new cohort of faculty fellows each year.
TDMH fellows received two course releases allowing them the opportunity to take already established classes on campus and develop their digital methods and digital humanities skills. Additionally, fellows had both an equipment and workshop budget, the latter funding training in external summer programs.
Fellows met regularly during their TDMH year to foster interdisciplinary conversations, discuss opportunities for collaboration, and share their experiences, challenges, and successes. Lastly, each fellow had an assigned mentor, either an established digital humanist on campus or a former fellow, to guide them through the process and offer opportunities for consultation.
Though TDMH came to an end, it continues in spirit and in practice through the digital humanities track of the “Study in a Second Discipline” program in the College of Liberal Arts and Science (contact: LAS Associate Dean Clare Crowston).
If you are interested in hearing more about the experiences of all of those who were involved in TDMH during its pilot phase, you can access the project's rich archive.