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Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities

Last modified: Thursday, February 18, 2010

Digital institute welcomes third class of fellows

Feb. 18, 2010

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

"We look forward to working closely with this vibrant group of faculty fellows over the next two years, helping them develop innovative projects that will expand digital arts and humanities research and creative activity," said Suzanne Lodato, IDAH's interim co-director.

The 2010 class of IDAH faculty fellows and their projects are:

  • Ellen MacKay, Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences, "Between Fact and Fiction: Using Virtual Sea Spectacles to Reclaim the Sense of History"
  • Ron Osgood, Department of Telecommunications, College of Arts and Sciences, "The Vietnam War: Stories from Both Sides"
  • Carmen Téllez, Jacobs School of Music, "Nested Analysis and Resonant Concordances: Developing Immersive Environments for the Presentation of New Art Music"

Faculty fellow projects form the hub of IDAH's activities. Fellows interact and collaborate with IDAH staff to learn about digital tools and methods and prepare prototypes of their projects for their use in seeking external funding. Throughout the fellowship period, they also participate in ongoing workshops and seminars with a team of professional staff from the School of Informatics and Computing, the School of Library and Information Science, the Digital Library Program, and University Information Technology Services.

Carmen Tellez

Carmen Téllez

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The Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities is one of several large infrastructure centers supported by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research. "Since its inception three years ago, the Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities has consistently nurtured a number of pioneering projects," says Sarita Soni, IU vice provost for research. "Scholars associated with IDAH have successfully competed for more than $400,000 in external and internal grant funding to support their work. IDAH is fast becoming a national leader in digital arts and humanities research."

As a result of their fellowships, IDAH scholars have staged performances and exhibitions; presented their work at national and international conferences; hosted workshops; taken part in invited lectures and presentations; had their work showcased in documentary films; and been awarded residencies in the United States, Norway and Italy.

IDAH brings together faculty from seven different IU Bloomington schools. The selected fellows are awarded two-year fellowships. Following the fellowship period, they are invited to continue working with the institute and its research initiatives. IDAH also serves as a center for collaboration among faculty already pursuing projects in expressive culture.

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