CDHI Programs


  • Targeted hiring of 3 new tenure-track digital humanities faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences between 2013-2014 and 2015-16. The College aims to hire the brightest and most promising young scholar-teachers in their fields who are pushing the intellectual boundaries of their disciplines and who appreciate the transformative potential of digital technologies for their own research and teaching agendas. These new hires will also appreciate the role digital technologies can play in expanding the audience for humanities scholarship and in engaging a wider public. Each position will carry significant start-up funding.

    The application period for the first and second DH faculty hires are now closed. Details about the position are available here.
  • DIL/IAH  Faculty Fellowships in Public Digital Humanities.  Simultaneous semester-long fellowships in UNC’s Digital Innovation Lab (DIL) and the University’s Institute for the Arts and Humanities (IAH) will allow outstanding faculty at all ranks to explore the possibilities of digital humanities for extending their research, teaching, and engagement with humanities audiences beyond the university. These new fellowships (2 per year) will encourage research at the intersection of traditional and engaged scholarship, the effective use of digital technologies in research and teaching, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Each fellowship will carry a digital project fund.

    Learn more about the 2013, 2014, and 2015 DIL/IAH Faculty Fellows
    . Applications are now open for the 2016 Fellows! See the 2016 guidelines for more information.
  • CDHI Postdoctoral Fellowships.  Between 2013-14 and 2016-17 UNC will host four two-year CDHI postdoctoral fellows. They will devote their time to developing their research and publication agenda through digital technologies in humanities scholarship, publishing, and community engagement; contributing to the advancement of the goals of the CDHI through collaborating on digital humanities projects; and developing and offering new undergraduate courses on topics relating to their own interests and working with UNC faculty to bring digital humanities into introductory undergraduate courses in humanities disciplines.

    Meet our first two CDHI Postdoctoral Fellows, Marten Düring (January-June 2014) and Ashley Reed (2014-2016). Check back from more information about our CDHI Postdoctoral Fellows.
  • CDHI Graduate Fellowships. CDHI graduate fellowships will pilot and test a new model of graduate training whereby UNC’s traditionally strong subject training in humanities disciplines will be supplemented and enhanced by parallel training and work experience in digital humanities. These fellowships are given to enrolled students who have demonstrated through completed work their growing sophistication in the adaptation of digital modalities to shape, enhance, and/or disseminate their research; and to advanced students whose dissertation prospectus forecasts scholarship featuring a noteworthy digital humanities dimension.

    Learn more about the current and future CDHI Grad Fellows. Details about the program are available here.
  • Curricular Innovation and Professional Development.  A number of programs will connect the new research approaches and practices of the digital humanities with curriculum development, pedagogic innovation, and faculty professional development. Among them: course development awards for new digital humanities courses and the revision of existing courses; planning for a graduate certificate in digital humanities; exploration of the role of data studies in the undergraduate curriculum and development of undergraduate seminars on the role of “big data” in everyday life; and faculty/graduate student workshops on key software applications and platforms.

    A graduate certificate program in digital humanities has been established at UNC-CH and is now accepting students. Information about requirements and eligibility are available here.