Summer Faculty Workshop in Digital Humanities

2018 Digital Humanities Summer Faculty Workshop

August 27 - September 7, 2018

Hosted by the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities in collaboration with Northwestern University Libraries and MAD Studio—the Media and Design Studio—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 scholarship that utilizes computational methods and/or digital tools to advance research and curricular projects. Methods and tools include but are not limited to: digital mapping, electronic textual analysis, digitization and archiving of materials, data visualization techniques, 3-D representation, and interactive digital media including game-based systems.


The workshop is open to Professors and Associate Professors; Assistant Professors and Continuing Lecturers (with Chair approval). Participants will receive a $3,500 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, MAD Studio IT Director, prior to submitting an application.

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


The deadline for proposals is April 6, 2018.