Our New Digital History Fellows & Their Work on RRCHNM’s History

Laura Crossley

Laura Crossley

Jessica Dauterive

Jessica Dauterive

This semester RRCHNM welcomes two new DH Fellows, Laura Crossley and Jessica Dauterive.
This year the Fellows practicum at the Center began with a seminar with Stephen Robertson, the director. The goal was to explore the role of centres in digital humanities, put RRCHNM in the context of other centres, and explore the 22 years of work the Center has done in the context of the development of digital history and DH. As part of the seminar, the Fellows each created an exhibit telling the story of an RRCHNM project using material on the site created for our 20th anniversary. Laura’s exhibit explored the Object of History; you can find her reflections on the project on the Fellows blog. Jessica’s exhibit explored The Lost Museum; her reflections can be found here.

In recent weeks the Fellows have been working in the Education division. Look out for their blog posts on their work there early in the New Year.

The Department of History & Art History at George Mason University is offering two Digital History Fellowships to support students beginning a Ph.D. in Fall 2017. As this is the final year of the funding from the Provost that supports the award, this cohort of Fellows will each receive only one year of funding at $20,000, in addition to three years of funding from the History Department, and undertake a one year practicum course for credit at RRCHNM. Students interested in applying to the GMU History PhD program and being a Digital History Fellow, should consult the information on the department website or contact the department’s graduate director, Professor Cindy Kierner. Applications close January 15, 2017