About the DSSF program
The Digital Scholarship Summer Fellows program is a paid, full-time summer internship opportunity for Bryn Mawr students to learn digital research and publication methods 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 will 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 2019 dates: June 3 through August 9
Program director: Dr. Alice McGrath (Digital Scholarship Specialist)
Research project: “Journeyways to the West” — This summer, fellows will design, build, and publish a 3D model of a baroque raked stage as a resource for imagining the performance of a 14th-century Chinese opera in 18th-century European theaters. This visualization will accompany Professor Shiamin Kwa’s research monograph on The Orphan of Zhao and its long history of translation, adaptation, and transnational performance.
Through project work, fellows will build familiarity with:
- Tools for 3D modeling and VR (SketchUp, Unity)
- Methods for representing historical artifacts and materials
- Project management
- Archival research
- Web publishing and digital content management
- Digital research methods for the humanities and social sciences
We are currently accepting applications from students of all majors.
*No prior experience with digital scholarship necessary.*
Successful applicants will possess:
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills
- Interest in any of the following: digital scholarship, theater or music history, visual/cultural studies, baroque/enlightenment European history, 3D modeling, virtual reality, or other areas relevant to the project
- Commitment to learning and experimenting with digital tools and methods
- Desire to apply digital scholarship skills to future research, creative, or professional projects
- Ability to work with a team and take direction
- Ability to work independently with initiative and resilience
- Ability to consistently arrive on time and work from 9-5 Monday through Friday
Please contact Alice McGrath with any questions. Review of applications will begin Monday, March 18, and continue until all positions are filled.