Research & Training Opportunities
Students and faculty members have opportunities to participate in Digital Humanities research projects, including in USF DH Labs (beginning 2019), a shared space for collaborative research in the College of Arts and Sciences, founded and coordinated by Professor Steven Jones. Through workshops and other training events, students and faculty learn to use a wide range of digital tools, from text-analysis software, to platforms for digital storytelling and multimodal creative works, to 3D modeling. In addition, students and faculty can participate in the annual Digital Humanities Summer Institute in Victoria, Canada, and in HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory).
Dr. Amanda Boczar,
DTF Faculty Director
Designed for humanities scholars, the Digital Teaching Fellowship (DTF) for Visiting Instructors focuses on what the digital can offer to the theorizing and teaching of reading, writing, and research in humanities studies. Through a range of collaborative practices, Fellows discuss, theorize, and create digital assignments for the undergraduate classroom. The academic, pedagogical, and professional work of the Fellows is guided by the following question: How is teaching traditional literacy through digital tools different from teaching digital literacy—or what theorist Gregory Ulmer terms "electracy" (Teletheory 1989)?
DTFs participate in a weekly digital pedagogy seminar their first semester at USF and serve on committees in subsequent semesters. DTF committees are intended to serve both faculty, staff, and students within the English department as well as all interested parties across CAS and the USF campus. Committees include:
- Collaborative Teaching and Learning Technologies Committee, which curates a repository of digital teaching assignments designed by DTFs.
- Digital Pedagogy Symposium Committee, which organizes and hosts Fall and Spring roundtables on digital pedagogy.
- DH Professional Development Committee, which organizes and hosts bi-monthly reading groups on currents topics, conversations, and debates within the digital humanities.