Call for Teaching Fellows: Indiana Digital Humanities Research Institute at Purdue University

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Purdue University is hosting a Digital Humanities Research Institute May 26-29 in West Lafayette, Indiana. This institute will cover many basic methods and technologies in the digital humanities, contextualized within the larger humanities research process. Over the course of four days, participants will discuss and explore these new methods, gaining literacy in tools that are often unknown to humanists. We seek instructors who can energetically and enthusiastically teach introductory sessions in the following tools and methods to an audience of newcomers from various disciplines in the humanities and social sciences:

  1. Command Line
  2. Git
  3. MySQL and databases
  4. Introduction to R for humanists
  5. R for introductory text analysis
  6. Open Refine and data cleaning
  7. Data and digital ethics
  8. HTML/CSS for web development

Instructors will be assigned, based upon their interests and expertise, a segment of the curriculum to teach; they will not be expected to design their own curriculum but will instead be using, and adapting at times, a version of the curriculum designed by CUNY’s Graduate Center. You can read more about the original curriculum here. Ideal candidates will be able to condense and communicate technical information to such an audience with support from the organizers. We also require instructors to help organize and coordinate all sessions and support one another over the course of the institute.

If interested, please fill out the Teaching Fellows Application by February 18, 2020. Selected instructors will be asked to attend a one-day training before the institute (May 25th). The salary is $750 for the week and includes travel, lodging, and most meals.

Questions about instructor expectations should be directed to Trevor Burrows at or Matthew Hannah at

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