The University of Delaware’s Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center
(IHRC) in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is accepting grant
proposals from faculty members interested in: Collections-Based Courses; Humanities for STEM 21st Century Approaches; or Humanities Laboratory Courses.
The deadline for submitting proposals is Jan. 14, 2019.
Interested CAS faculty are invited to attend an information meeting
from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 12, in Faculty Commons in
Pearson Hall. Light refreshments will be served. The session will feature discussions with faculty who have received IHRC funding. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP at IHRC-INFO@udel.edu
The session will feature discussions with Laura Helton and David Kim, who both received IHRC funding for 2017-18.
Kim, visiting assistant professor in digital humanities, is the lead coordinator of the Wilmington Archives Project.
Building on a series of digital scholarship workshops and initiatives
sponsored by the IHRC and the UD Library in recent years, the pilot
project will explore the city of Wilmington in a cluster of six courses,
with three offered in spring and three in fall 2018.
The courses will be taught in conjunction with community partners,
including the Creative Vision Factory and the Delaware Art Museum.
Topics will focus on art and social change, environmental journalism,
the 1968 occupation of Wilmington by the Delaware National Guard,
sociology of art and culture, the environment and health, and a creative
writing course modeled on the national StoryCorps project.
Helton, an assistant professor in the Department of English, is the recipient of an IHRC teaching grant for her course, Into the Archives. This project involves the development and delivery of an undergraduate course, “Into the Archives: The Ephemeral Langston Hughes," utilizing collections housed in the University of Delaware Library’s Department of Special Collections, and a graduate course, “The Black Atlantic and the Archive," utilizing regional collections, archivists, and scholars.