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Apply for the Migration, Mobility, and Sustainability: Caribbean Studies and Digital Humanities Institute 

Applications are due by February 1, 2019, at 5pm Miami time. 

Thanks to generous funding from the NEH, the Institute is pleased to be able to cover travel costs and offer a small stipend for partipants. Participation includes 5 phases, with required attendance at the in-person session (May 20-24, 2019) and for virtual sessions (July-December 2019), along with creation of teaching materials (January-August 2020). Please see For Participants for more information on the Institute phases and funding.

To apply, please send two documents to laurien@ufl.edu:

  1. Your CV
  2. Statement of interest (1-2 pages, or longer if sending a sample syllabus) that provides:
    1. description of current teaching assignments and responsibilities
    2. description of a course, proposed course, or sample syllabus that engages with the Caribbean through the themes of migration, mobility, and sustainability.

Applications will be reviewed by the selection committee (Taylor, Huet, Ortiz, Rosenberg, Asencio, and Felima). 

Applicants will be notified of acceptance or declination in mid-February 2019.

For final acceptance starting in March, participants will confirm:

  1. Attendance for the in-person institute and virtual sessions
  2. That by June 2020 they will submit two DH assignments, developed by taking part in the Institute, for inclusion in dLOC’s Teaching Guides & Materials Collection for use by others. As with all materials in dLOC, participants retain all rights and may elect to share their materials via other repositories and websites.

Please contact the project director, Laurie Taylor, with any questions at any point: laurien@ufl.edu 

The CSDHI’s priority will be to select a diverse mix of participants from institutions across the US, including specifically recruiting from Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, HBCUs, and HSIs given the rich collections, communities, and teaching connections related to Caribbean Studies. Priority also will be given to select participants from various humanities fields. Additionally, while Florida is the third most populous state, Caribbean Studies spans the whole of the US as a home to the diaspora. For those selected from Florida, priority will be given to those from institutions not represented on the project team.

The CSDHI will select 26 participants who regularly teach Caribbean Studies courses or sections in courses in related fields (e.g., history, literature, cultural studies, Black Studies, Global Studies), with classes at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and with instructors, librarians, staff, and graduate students. We are interested in recruiting participants who are interested in creating new resources for teaching Caribbean Studies in multiple fields and varying types of institutions, as well as enhancing the community of practice for engaging with DH.