The Digital Humanities Summer Scholars (DHSS) Program is a six-week seminar with a minimum of 200 hours of work required. Funded through the Lafayette Libraries, it offers a $3,000 stipend for the 2024 program’s duration from May 14 – June 21, 2024. The 2024 DHSS program will be conducted virtually, via Zoom. While the program will be held virtually, the cost of on-campus housing will be covered for the duration of the program for applicants, upon request.

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, R, ArcGIS, etc. Past scholars have used this program to explore interests as varied as the social geography of Lafayette College, racial perceptions of anime, the history of electronic synthesizers, New York City’s subways, bridges, highways, and expressways in the 20th century, Khmer classical dance in modern pop music, labor rights considerations in eSports, disarmament in South Sudan, urban agriculture and activism in the city of Detroit, and more.Students will present their final digital research projects at the end of the program to their fellow Summer Scholars and the Lafayette community at large during a recorded virtual event.

The application deadline is March 29, 2024. Individuals must have interviewed with program director Angela Perkins ( prior to submitting an application. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status by April 12, 2024.