HART VRC to Collaborate with 2017-2018 HASTAC Scholars Program

Each year Vanderbilt University appoints a number of graduate students as HASTAC Scholars.  HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory) is a global network of individuals and institutions brought together by their shared interest in the intersections of digital media, 21st-century education, the digital humanities, science, technology, and the arts through online forums, blogs, conferences, social media, and other channels of communication.

“On behalf of the Vanderbilt HASTAC network, I am pleased to announce the 2017-2018 HASTAC Scholars program, a learning and collaboration opportunity for graduate students with an interest in the digital humanities,” said Madeleine Casad, associate director, Vanderbilt Center for Digital Humanities.

Up to nine Vanderbilt graduate students will be appointed as HASTAC Scholars.  Scholars will be matched to mentors at centers and institutions across the Vanderbilt campus:  Center for Second Language Studies, Center for Teaching, Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy, Program in American Studies, Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, Vanderbilt Center for Digital Humanities, Vanderbilt Institute for DIgital Learning, Department of History of Art – Visual Resources Center (HART-VRC), and The Wond’ry – Innovation Center at Vanderbilt University.

The HART-VRC collaboration with a HASTAC Scholar aims to establish and analyze the professional, personal, and social networks of an all-women’s architectural school, the Cambridge School of Architecture (ca. 1915-1945), using analog and digital repositories. The goal will be to develop a visual representation of the relationships between Cambridge School alumni as they moved from students to professional practice. Under the supervision of Chair and HART Professor Kevin Murphy, this research will be published through a digital platform and will incorporate such data visualization tools as GIS.

In addition to working with their mentoring centers, the HASTAC Scholars will serve as Vanderbilt’s ambassadors to the global HASTAC program. The appointment includes a $500 award and funding to attend the annual HASTAC conference.  For more information, see the HASTAC Scholars website.

Applications are welcome from Vanderbilt graduate students in any discipline.  Apply online by Sunday, September 3, 2017, at http://vanderbilt.edu/digitalhumanities/hastac.

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