Summer Faculty Workshop in Digital Humanities

2017 Digital Humanities Summer Faculty Workshop

August 28 - September 8, 2017

Hosted by the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities in collaboration with Northwestern University Libraries and the Multimedia Learning Center of Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences.


Northwestern’s Digital Humanities Summer Faculty Workshop brings together humanities faculty, librarians, and technologists for a two-week intensive and collaborative experience in developing digital humanities pedagogical and research projects with meaningful roles for students. The workshop each year provides five Northwestern humanities faculty with the opportunity to learn and grow technology skills; think critically about digital information, tools and culture; conceptualize and collaborate on research and pedagogical projects; and participate in interdisciplinary seminars and discussions.

We define digital humanities broadly as humanities research, teaching and publication that is enabled by digital methods and tools, including, but not limited to digital mapping, digitization and online archives, text analysis, data visualizations, multi-media/modal narrative, and gaming.


The workshop is open to Professors and Associate Professors; Assistant Professors and Continuing Lecturers (with Chair approval); and Post-doctoral Fellows (first year with chair approval, and with intent to teach in their second year). Participants will receive a $3,000 stipend.

To apply

Application is by proposal, and faculty are asked to set up a brief consultation with Josh Honn, Digital Humanities Librarian, or Matt Taylor, MMLC IT Director, prior to submitting an application.

Workshop details, samples of past projects, and application instructions are at:


The deadline for proposals was April 7, 2017.