New Scholars Seminars

The New Scholars Seminar, which is intended to support professionalization within digital studies, will take place on Tuesday, July 23. Before the seminar, participants will share 500-word research statements and indicate topics they would like to discuss during the seminar. At the seminar, participants will give short talks on their research or their research ideas and participate in an unconference. At the unconference, we will first identify the issues and sessions that participants want to organize, which will be followed by breakout sessions. Sample topics may include giving effective talks, CV and resume feedback, project management,  managing collaborations, and ethics and values in digital studies work but will be participant driven. Sessions will be followed by the whole group reconvening to share their experiences from the day. After the seminar, participants and facilitators will gather at the conference opening event at the Warhol museum. Lunch will be included. Additionally, facilitators will identify interest in mentoring and connect participants with conference attendees for mentoring meetings. The facilitators are Sylvia Fernandez (University of Houston), Emily Esten (University of Pennsylvania), and Roopika Risam (Salem State University).

A “new scholar” is defined as someone who is new to digital studies and is not more than 5 years past their terminal degree. This includes anyone who has completed a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree; current graduate students; postdoctoral fellows; and those in contingent or alternative academic positions. Participation will be limited to a maximum of 15 people.

To apply, please follow the instructions found in the Bursaries page.

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