Digital Scholarship Summer Fellows

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The Digital Scholarship Summer Fellows program is a paid, full-time summer internship opportunity for Bryn Mawr undergraduate students to learn digital research and publication skills and gain professional experience by collaborating on a public-facing digital scholarship project. Over the course of ten weeks, fellows explore key issues and methods in digital scholarship, critical making, and multi-modal research through a combination of hands-on work, instruction, and discussion. Fellows also have opportunities to visit local cultural heritage institutions, attend and present at conferences, create a personal digital portfolio, and learn about careers in libraries, museums, and digital media and research.

Summer 2020: ’24, ’31 Students Study Race

June 1-August 7

The 2020 cohort will work on an archival project, lead by Dr. Vanessa Davies, about two conferences on race that Bryn Mawr students co-organized in the early-twentieth century. The 1924 conference was a three-day event co-organized by students at Bryn Mawr, Swarthmore, and Penn and held on Swarthmore’s campus. Students—black and white, male and female—from other institutions attended, exchanged ideas, and socialized with one another. The 1931 conference, a one-day event, was organized by Bryn Mawr students and held on Bryn Mawr’s campus. The event featured many prominent speakers of color, including Walter White, head of the NAACP, Alice Dunbar Nelson, poet and member of the Interracial Committee of the Society of Friends, and W. E. B. Du Bois, editor of The Crisis. Throughout the summer, the fellows will work with the program and project directors to design and produce a public-facing website (likely including digital exhibits, maps, data visualizations and other forms of digital scholarship) about these conferences.

Applications will be reviewed starting Monday, March 2. To learn more about the position, see our call for applicants or contact Alice McGrath with any questions.

Past cohorts and projects

Summer 2019: Journeyways to the West

Nitisha Bhandari, Dorothee Feng, Hanjun Huang, Tina Zhong
Fellows built A 3D-model of a baroque stage using forced perspective staging for a research project by Professor Shiamin Kwa (East Asian Languages & Civilizations)

Summer 2018: Bryn Mawr History of Women in Science

Elia Anagnostou, Tanjuma Haque, Arianna Li, Linda Zhu
Fellows built a VR environment based on archival photos of BMC’s early science labs.

Summer 2017: Visualizing College Women

Mimi Benkoussa, Madeline Perry, Nathália Santos, Claudia Zavala
Fellows created data visualizations and a timeline portal for the College Women Project.


Video by Claudia Zavala (Cities ’19, DSRA) and Stella Fritzell (Classics, DSGA). NB: If you are currently blocking 3rd party cookies on your browser, the video may not load. You can also view the video on viddler.

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