Are you a student who is passionate about a research topic or project? Do you have an interest in using digital technology and tools as part of the research process and to create your own digital projects?

The Digital Humanities Summer Scholars (DHSS) Program is a six-week seminar with a minimum of 140 hours of work required. Funded through the Lafayette Libraries, it offers a $2,000 stipend and on-campus housing for the 2020 program’s duration from May 19 – June 26. Candidates may be from any class year, as long as they are enrolled as a student at Lafayette College in the summer at the time of the program.

During the six weeks of the program, students will meet for classes and labs multiple times weekly as a group to discuss readings and develop their research questions, as well as attend workshops dedicated to learning digital tools including Gephi, TimelineJS, MALLET (topic modeling software), ArcGIS, etc. Past scholars have used this program to explore interests such as the racial perceptions of anime, the history of electronic synthesizers, New York City’s subways, bridges, highways, and expressways in the 20th century, labor rights considerations in eSports, disarmament in South Sudan, and more. Students will present their projects during the summer and in the Fall.

To find out more about this program, browse past projects at

Angela Perkins, Research and Instruction Librarian, will lead the program with support from colleagues in Skillman Library.

To apply: Prior to submitting an application, students must meet with Angela Perkins to discuss their research ideas and interests, as well as their experience (if any) with digital humanities, digital scholarship, filmmaking, digital art, computer science, web design, etc. Students who wish to apply will be given application instructions after their interview.

If interested, please contact:
Angela Perkins

The application deadline is March 13, 2020. Students will be notified of their acceptance status by March 23, 2020.