Wednesday, May 14, 2008

2008-2009 Evans/Glasscock Digital Humanities Project Fellowship

2008-2009 Evans/Glasscock Digital Humanities Project Fellowship
Recipients Named

The Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research and the Texas A&M University Libraries’ Sterling C. Evans Chair are pleased to announce Dr. B. Stephen Carpenter, II and Dr. Trina Davis as joint recipients of the 2008-2009 Evans/Glasscock Digital Humanities Project Fellowship. This fellowship provides $10,000 to support a project in digital humanities by faculty in any department in the university. The award aims to assist faculty projects that depend on or are fundamentally inflected by information technology, digitization, and computer-aided research.

Dr. Carpenter and Dr. Davis, both in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture, received this year’s fellowship for their project “Establishing a TAMU Digital Humanities and Visual Culture Education and Research Island in Second Life.” The team will create an official presence for Texas A&M University in “Second Life,” a 3-D virtual world in which approximately 100 colleges and universities maintain a virtual campus. When completed, The Island will provide four types of spaces – for instruction, research-based exhibitions and symposia, office hours and meetings that support instruction, and public social life to sustain networking.

The Glasscock Center will make another call for this award in spring 2009. For further information contact James Rosenheim, Director, at 979-845-8328 or, visit the Glasscock Center’s website.