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Freedman Center Fellow Program 2010
The Freedman Center is pleased to announce the 2010 Freedman Fellows Program for faculty. The Freedman Fellows Program is sponsored by the Freedman Center, which is a partnership between the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) and the Kelvin Smith Library (KSL).
The Freedman Center Fellows Program:
• Supports research in the area of Digital Humanities by encouraging the use of new technologies in faculty research—specifically, providing immersive instruction to faculty in the rapidly emerging tools that will benefit their scholarly pursuits;
• Supports new approaches to scholarly endeavors using information technology such as the use of text-analytic techniques, GIS, and multimedia in research and teaching;
• Supports Digital Case in experimenting with digital tools for storing, preserving, analyzing and making accessible digital resources;
• Facilitates the use of emerging technologies for dissemination and publication of scholarship;
• Provides research design and visualization strategies in data archiving and retrieval.
Each Freedman Fellow named in 2010 will receive a stipend of $3000 to be spent on innovative scholarly or creative projects that meet the Freedman Fellows 2010 criteria guidelines (to be distributed at a meeting on Friday, April 2nd, at 12:00pm, in the Kelvin Smith Library’s Dampeer Room). In addition, Fellows will receive full access to Freedman Center/Digital Library Program services and guidance will be provided (digitization, project management, Digital Case ingestion, new media, scholarly communications, and web development) as will the services of other departments in KSL (copyright, GIS, metadata: including TEI); this includes Freedman Center Premium Services. The award may be used to supplement salary. The Freedman Fellows program requires faculty attendance at a week-long seminar which includes a ‘crash course’ in digital media concepts, research design and investigative skill sets, synthesis, and presentation of knowledge in a digital environment. As well, it is the intent of the Freedman Fellows Program that materials created as a direct result of participation in the Program will be included in Digital Case: Case Western Reserve University's digital library, institutional repository and digital archive.
It is the intent of the Freedman Fellows Program to showcase both the Freedman Center’s potential and that of Digital Case. In 2010, the Freedman Fellows Program will encourage the production of scholarly communication that utilizes digital technologies during the research process as well as in teaching and during the final ‘publishing’ phases: including document creation, multimedia asset creation, metadata application, and presentation in dynamic/interactive environments.
The Freedman Fellows Program is open to all faculty or instructors who teach fulltime. For those interested in the Freedman Fellows Program, an information meeting will be held on Friday, April 2nd, 2010, from 12:00-1:30pm in the Kelvin Smith Library’s Dampeer Room. Interested applicants should plan to attend this meeting if interested as application instructions will be distributed at that time. A general overview of the program will be given along with answers to any questions interested faculty may have. Additionally, Stone Oven lunches will be provided; sandwich and salad choices are available at http://stone-oven.com/menu.shtml
The Freedman Fellow’s Seminar week will be Monday, May 10th-May 14th, 2010, in the Kelvin Smith Library. For more information on the program as well as previous Freedman Fellows, please see the program website.
For more information or to RSVP for this event, please call Tom Hayes at 216-368-6513 or email Thomas.Hayes@case.edu; if an RSVP, be sure to include your lunch preference.
Posted by Thomas Hayes on March 12, 2010 10:22 AM