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A New Course in Digital Humanities for Undergraduates!

The Newbook Digital Texts in the Humanities research team has been funded to teach an experimental course on Digital Humanities for undergraduates at every level.  Based on the learning gained from training many very successful undergraduate interns, the course—entitled An Introduction to Digital Humanities (NEAR E 296/596 B)—will explore current Digital Humanities methods, tools, topics and debates.  Students will have a unique and exciting opportunity for the hands-on application of digital tools to our unpublished primary source material from the Near and Middle East (no area or language expertise required!) in a collaborative setting in one of the UW’s most advanced and amazing classrooms  (OUGL 141-check it out!).

  • Humanities and social sciences students will become familiar with tools and technologies that will enhance their abilities to succeed both as undergraduate researchers and in their lives after graduation.
  • Students in technology disciplines will be able to explore the application of a wide range of programming skills to humanistic endeavors.
  • One student with an outstanding class project will be funded to attend a national or international DH conference in the spring of 2016.

Registration information can be found here:  http://www.washington.edu/students/timeschd/AUT2015/neareast.html/
[The Autumn class will be limited to 35 students, so try to register as early as you can.]

The instructor, Digital Humanities expert and Egyptologist, Dr. Sarah Ketchley can be contacted for more information at ketchley@uw.edu.

Contact Prof. Walter G. Andrews at walter@uw.edu  for Digital Humanities internship opportunities available with Newbook Digital Texts ( http://depts.washington.edu/ndth/ ).


DH Course

2014 Summer Institute in the Arts & Humanities

The Summer Institute in the Arts and Humanities provides a unique opportunity for selected undergraduates to earn full-time, academic credit through immersion in scholarly research with accomplished scholars and peers. Bringing together four faculty and twenty students in plenary, seminar and tutorial-style sessions, the Institute encourages mutual learning as well as independent thought.

This year’s theme is Native Modernities: Histories, Politics, and Arts of Indigeneity. See below for a further description of SIAH then visit exp.washington.edu/urp/sinst/ for more information and to start an application.


Research Opportunity: Project on Human Rights

Con­tact Name: Dr. Amos Nascimento

Con­tact Email: anascim[at]uw.edu

Depart­ment: Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences


This project is part of a larger program on “Human Rights and Cosmopolitanism” that has received support from the Simpson Center for the Humanities at the UW and other external sources. It involves cooperation with the Exzellenzcluster on “Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen” at the University of Frankfurt (Germany), program on “Pasado y Presente de los Derechos Humanos” at the University of Salamanca (Spain), and the program on “Direitos Humanos” at the Federal University of Matos Grosso do Sul (Brazil). Research opportunities are open for motivated undergraduate students interested in research on Human Rights (HR).

Students’ roles and activities:
a) participate in study groups working on HR themes;
b) search online databases and prepare literature reviews;
c) design/develop HR newsletter and social media content;
d) interact with international guest students and faculty;
e) support/participate in events organized by the program.

a) In-depth research and direct faculty interaction;
b) Two (2) to five (5) credits of “Directed Research”;
c) Opportunities for graduate study/academic networking;
d) Possibility to develop own research and class papers;
e) Eligibility to participate in international programs at partner institutions.

a) 5 hours per week (including online work)
b) Reliability


Minimum Requirements:
a) Commitment to Human Rights and to academic excellence;
b) Ability to dedicate 5 hours per week to the project (flexible time/includes online work + meetings)

Other preferred criteria:
a) Preference given to Freshman and Sophomore students (Junior and Senior may be accepted)
b) Students with international interests;
c) Students with knowledge of other languages (Spanish, Portuguese, French, German or Chinese, etc)

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