Doctoral student, Jacob Hill, receives first Carolina Digital Humanities Initiatives Fellowship

April 29, 2013

Jacob HillJacob Hill, a Ph.D. student and a Fellow in the Educating Librarians in the Middle East: Building Bridges for the 21st Century (ELIME-21) program in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina, has been accepted to participate in the Carolina Digital Humanities Initiative (CDHI) Graduate Fellows Program for 2013-14. As one of the first Fellows, Hill will receive a total of $10,000 to support a project he will complete during the year and to help cover the costs of a summer internship or field experience.

According to the program Web site, “The CDHI Graduate Fellows Program is designed to identify outstanding Ph.D. students at all stages of their graduate training and across all the fields engaged in humanistic inquiry and teaching who are interested in developing digital humanities as a significant expression of their professional practice; (2) support their interest through a one-year individually tailored program of professional development, skills training, digital humanities courses and project-based learning; and involve them in a continuing community of fellow digital humanists—faculty, post-doctoral fellows and other graduate students.”

“Without this award I would not be able to pursue this study,” said Hill. “It will provide critical support for training, travel and project development. I feel very honored and blessed to be among the first cohort to receive it.”

During his year in the program, Hill will be partnered with a faculty member or CDHI postdoctoral Fellow who will serve as a mentor and advisor. In one semester of the program, Hill will participate in the digital humanities practicum in which he will be a part of an interdisciplinary collaborative team to work on a digital innovation project under the Digital Innovation Lab.