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Friday, April 17, 2009

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Second class of faculty fellows at work in innovative IU institute

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April 17, 2009

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University's Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities, a part of the Research Commons in the East Tower of the Herman B Wells Library, has announced its second class of faculty fellows.

"We are pleased to welcome another talented group of faculty whose areas of expertise span the arts and humanities. The eight fellows now active in IDAH form a vital core to the activities of the institute," said Ruth Stone, associate vice provost for arts research and director of the institute.

The 2009 class of faculty fellows for the Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities and their projects include:

IDAH is one of four major scholarly and research infrastructure centers recently launched by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research. Sarita Soni, IU Vice Provost for Research, notes that IDAH has had particular success.

"I am pleased by the substantive activity taking place at the Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities," said Soni. "The first class of fellows has set the bar high for the development of new, innovative projects that will reflect well on Indiana University's aspirations to be a leader in the digital arts and the humanities. In the first year alone, the scholars associated with IDAH have successfully competed for more than $350,000 in external and internal grant funding to support their work. These early accomplishments pave the way for 2009 fellows to benefit from and advance this highly successful, collaborative program."

IDAH unites faculty from eight IU Bloomington schools with the disciplinary and technical expertise of staff from the Wells Library and University Information Technology Services. Faculty members selected as IDAH Fellows are awarded two-year fellowships, featuring project support and course release time, to develop their digital projects. IDAH fellows work in an interdisciplinary environment to enhance their understanding of digital tools, prepare prototypes for major research projects, and develop and submit grant proposals for external funding.

During their fellowships, the 2009 fellows will participate in an ongoing workshop with a team of specialists and other faculty fellows. Following the fellowship period, they will be invited to work with the institute and its research projects. IDAH will also serve as a center for collaboration among faculty already pursuing existing projects in expressive culture.

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