The Fordham Digital Humanities Working Group and the Graduate School of Arts and Science are pleased to announce the 2016-18 HASTAC Scholars: Sharon Harris Jeter (PhD candidate, English) and Damien Strecker (PhD candidate, History). Our HASTAC Scholars represent Fordham's lively digital humanities community in HASTAC's distinguished, international online forum. In their roles as HASTAC Scholars at Fordham, they will contribute to the campus digital humanities dialogue by organizing workshops, reading groups, writing blog posts about their work, and other activities. HASTAC Scholars are generously funded by the GSAS.
Sharon Harris Jeter is a Senior Teaching Fellow and PhD Candidate in the English Department. Her dissertation examines the interdependent ways that music moves its hearers affectively, rhetorically, and physically in seventeenth-century English literature, and how music’s power to move thus ultimately forms communities. Sharon holds degrees in music and humanities and has received grants to the Folger Shakespeare Library, Digital Humanities Summer Institute, and for founding Fordham University’s Music and Sound Studies reading group. She has also worked on the editorial staff of 19th-Century Music, published by UC Press, and Opera Quarterly, published by Oxford Journals.
Damien Strecker is a PhD candidate in the History Department. He received his BA in history from Xavier University and his MA in African American and African diaspora studies from Indiana University. His current research delves into 1930s to 1960s church formation and community development in the South Bronx during a time of dynamic demographic shifts. During his two years working with Fordham’s Bronx African American History Project, he helped collect local oral histories and aided in digitizing the collection. The collection contains nearly 300 interviews of residents who helped shape the South Bronx from pre-WWII to today, and can be accessed via Fordham Library’s Digital Commons. He’s interested in making digital historical resources available to as many people as possible, with a particular emphasis on connecting university research to high school classrooms.
you a graduate student engaged with innovative projects and research at the
intersection of digital media and learning, 21st-century education, and
technology in the arts, humanities and sciences? Would you like join an
international conversation about the digital humanities? If so, you are invited
to apply for the opportunity to become a 2016-2017 HASTAC scholar.
As a Scholar, you will represent Fordham University at HASTAC’s prestigious,
online community. Two successful candidates will each receive a $300
honorarium from the office of the Dean of GSAS.
(pronounced "haystack"), which stands for Humanities, Arts, Science,
and Technology Advanced Collaboratory, is an interdisciplinary, international
network of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, as well as librarians,
archivists, museum curators, publishers, and IT specialists. Members of
the HASTAC community blog, host forums, organize events, and discuss new ideas,
projects, and technologies that reconceive teaching, learning, research,
writing and structuring knowledge. For more information about HASTAC
Scholars and to see their discussion forums, please see the HASTAC Scholars
website and also this page.
Remain in good
standing with the university.
Give one workshop
centered on integrating digital tools into the classroom or research. The
workshop will be open to the campus community and given by April 2016.
Be an active
participant in the Fordham Graduate Student Digital Humanities Group by leading
or planning one or more events related to the digital humanities, including
workshops, speakers, and/or reading groups.
according to your interests and abilities, in the discussions taking place on
the HASTAC website, as well as related events taking place during the year.
Between September and May, contribute no fewer than two posts
per semester to the HASTAC Scholars blog and to the Fordham GSDH blog. (These
may be cross-posted.)
Report your activities at least twice a semester to a faculty
mentor to be assigned to you.
will be evaluated based on the scholar’s activities in the areas of digital
humanities research, pedagogy and technology, and service to the community.
Highly motivated students with limited exposure to the digital humanities are
encouraged to apply. This opportunity is an excellent way to learn more about
digital media and practices.
To make the application, please answer the following the questions:
Why do you want to
become a HASTAC Scholar?
How will being a
HASTAC Scholar support your current work at work Fordham? Please speak to this
question in terms of both your teaching and research, noting your experience
with digital humanities research and pedagogy.
What strengths and
experience can you contribute to the HASTAC community?
two blog postings that you might contribute to the HASTAC Scholars blog.
application must include a brief recommendation from a faculty member who can
speak to your scholarship and ability to collaborate with others, both in
person and online.
Send applications and recommendations as Word Documents to Dr.
Elizabeth Cornell, firstname.lastname@example.org, with
"YOURLASTNAME-HASTAC APP" as the subject line. Applications are due
no later than 5:00 PM, August 26, 2016. Members of Fordham’s faculty Digital
Humanities Working Group will review applications and two scholars will be
announced no later than September 5. Selected scholars should make an
application at the HASTAC website by September 12. Details for that procedure
will follow if you are selected.
The Fordham Digital Humanities Working Group and the Graduate School of Arts and Science are pleased to announce the 2015-2016 HASTAC Scholars: Christy Pottroff (PhD candidate, English) and Tobias Hrynick (PhD candidate, History). Our HASTAC Scholars represent Fordham's lively digital humanities community in HASTAC's distinguished, international online forum. In their roles as HASTAC Scholars at Fordham, they will contribute to the campus digital humanities dialogue by organizing workshops, reading groups, writing blog posts about their work, and other activities. HASTAC Scholars are generously funded by the GSAS.
Christy L. Pottroff is a Ph.D. candidate in English where she specializes in nineteenth-century American literature, queer and feminist theory, and digital humanities. Her dissertation, “The Mail Gaze: Early American Women’s Literature, Letters, and the Post Office, 1790-1865," examines the fascinating and understudied influence of the United States Postal Service on women’s participation in early national literature and politics. Christy has received fellowships from the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Santander Universities International, and Fordham University. Recently, she was awarded first-place in the NYC Digital Humanities Graduate Student Digital Project Award. Pottroff is a teaching fellow, co-editor of Rhetorikos: Excellence in Student Writing, and is a co-coordinator of the Fordham Digital Humanities Graduate Student Group Last year, she the 2014-15 Digital Humanities Campus Scholar. Christy is also a member of Fordham’s LGBT and Ally Network of Support. She has an MA in cultural studies and a graduate certificate in women’s studies from Kansas State University.
Tobias Hrynick is a PhD student in the History Department. He has an MA in Medieval Atudies from Fordham, and a BA in English and History from the University of Maine. His chief area of study is high and late medieval environmental history, particularly of wetlands. He is also interested in medieval mapping and digital mapping as a tool of modern historians. Recenly Toby has collaborate with two digital mapping projects of Fordham’s Center for Medieval Studies: “Exploring Place in the French of Italy,” and “The Oxford Outremer Map.”
This year’s 2015-16 Campus Digital Scholars are Boyda Johnstone and Alex Profaci. The Campus Digital Humanities Scholars program fosters digital scholarship among the graduate student body by providing mentoring and support to new members of the community. The Campus DH Scholars are generously funded by the GSAS.
Boyda Johnstone is a PhD Candidate in the Department of English and current co-organizer of the Fordham Graduate Digital Humanities Group. Her dissertation examines dream culture and interpretation in the late Middle Ages. This interdisciplinary dissertation examines the groundswell of interest in dreams and visions between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries in England. Boyda’s publishing credits include reviews and articles for Medieval & Renaissance Drama in England, Early Theatre, and Editing, Performance, and Texts. She is an active blogger for the collaborative feminist academic Hook & Eye, a popular Canadian feminist academic blog, which was recently cited in the SSHRC/McGill "White Paper on the Future of the PhD in the Humanities" as a useful professionalization resource for PhDs.
Alexander Profaci is in his second year of the MA program in Medieval Studies, where he studies the historiographic culture of England, France and Spain. He is interested in how digital visualizations can help scholars to reassess the production of historical texts in medieval Europe. Beyond this, he is also interested in the theoretical implications of digitizing texts and manuscripts. At the Center for Medieval Studies, Alexander is currently doing digital maintenance work and research for the “Oxford Map Project,” affiliated with the Center’s “French of Outremer" digital humanities project.
This year's jurors for the HASTAC and Campus Digital Scholar awards were members of the Steering Committee of Fordham's Digital Humanities Working Group.