Digital Humanities at Berkeley

Digital Humanities at Berkeley supports the thoughtful application of digital tools and methodologies to humanistic inquiry by offering project consulting, summer workshops, grants for collaborative research and new courses, and other activities at UC Berkeley.

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Join Us at the 2016 DH at Berkeley Summer Institute!

Photo: Participants chatting at Summer InstituteWorkshop descriptions and applications are now available for the 2016 Digital Humanities at Berkeley Summer Institute. The Summer Institute is an opportunity for the Berkeley digital humanities community to gather for intensive training and collaboration. The Summer Institute is open to faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students affiliated with Berkeley through fall semester 2016. The program is free of cost for all participants. 

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until Friday, June 3, 2016.

This year's course offerings include:

Request for Proposals

Proposals due April 29, 2016

Anthony Cascardi, Dean of Arts and Humanities and Claudia von Vacano, Project Director of the Digital Humanities at Berkeley, invite proposals for new collaborative research and DH pedagogy. Applications from a variety of disciplines are welcome and encouraged.

Collaborative Research

  • Grants of up to $5,000 for students and $10,000 for faculty, librarians, and staff
  • Each project must include at least one partici-pant affiliated with an academic department and at least one affiliated with a UC Berkeley non-academic unit, such as a library, museum, research center, lab, or campus IT organization. Please reach out to the DH at Berkeley team for assistance with locating collaborating units.
  • Requires a letter of support from collaborator
  • Grant period lasts from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017

New Courses

  • Course planning grants for faculty and tenured lecturers developing courses in areas such as:
    • DH Methods
    • special topics seminars
    • critical perspectives in DH
  • Budget:
    • faculty buyout for one semester of course development ($20,211)
    • faculty buyout for one semester of teaching ($20,211)
    • a Graduate Student Researcher ($17,900)
    • additional funding for materials
  • Requires a letter of support from department chair