The Interdisciplinary Faculty Seminars harness the intellectual energies of the Wake Forest humanities and arts faculty to promote and support interdisciplinary collaboration and research that represents the leading edge of humanities scholarship and creates exciting bridges between different disciplines and units within the University. These groups, which meet regularly over the course of a semester or academic year, receive modest project funds and participate in the annual Faculty Seminars Symposium that the Humanities Institute hosts every spring.
The Humanities Institute sponsors and co-sponsors university-wide guest speakers and supports the Humanities Institute’s goal of bringing leading scholars in the humanities to the campus and community. Priority consideration will be given to guest speakers whose scope or methods span more than one discipline, and whose topics are of interest to faculty and students across the humanities.
The HI also fosters cross-unit and cross-departmental collaboration by co-funding interdisciplinary symposia on topics in the humanities. Priority is given to proposals that are coordinated with faculty seminars, collaborative research, or interdisciplinary course design.
The Humanities Institute supports faculty who are: (1) working on digital humanities projects that are independent of other institute programming; or (2) seeking support for training in the digital humanities. The Institute can cover a range of expenses including, in full or in part, software (not hardware), attendance at Digital Humanities workshops and other training opportunities, and consultation with other scholars working in related areas in the digital humanities.
DH Kitchen is a series of informal meetings that brings faculty and students together to workshop specific DH projects-in-progress (Hands on Kitchens) or to engage in discussion about open topics and questions pertaining to the digital humanities (Open Kitchens). The meetings are intended for DH novices as well as more experienced practitioners in the digital humanities. So if you are interested in all things, some things, or anything DH, grab your laptop and join us in the kitchen! If you can’t stay for the entire meeting, drop in when you can!