The organizers of “Building Capacity with Care: Graduate Students and DH Work in Libraries,” a pre-conference workshop at the Digital Humanities 2016 conference (Kraków, 12-16 July 2016), have issued a call for participation.
Led by workshop instructors Alan Pike (Emory University), Dawn Childress (University of California, Los Angeles), Smiljana Antonijevć (Pennsylvania State University), Jim McGrath (Brown University), Alex Gil (Columbia University), and Brennan Collins (Georgia State University), with endorsement by the Libraries and DH Special Interest Group of the Alliance for Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO), the workshop invites both participants and discussion leaders to examine the ways that graduate student workers contribute to digital humanities projects in libraries:
If graduate students can help build capacity for digital work on your campus, what are some best practices for structuring their employment? What are some current models in place, and what are the benefits and challenges of fellowships vs. part time employment or RAships?
Perspectives from outside the U.S. are especially encouraged. Themes to be covered include:
- defining graduate student work in DH;
- models for structuring this work;
- making the work meaningful;
- building capacity through graduate student labor;
- expectations of institutions, supervisors, and/or students;
- funding, resources, and support
Applications, including a 500-word narrative, are open until March 31, 2016.