Posted on December 15, 2021
Dr. Amy Vines, Associate Professor of English and Medievalist, has been accepted to attend the NEH Institute for Immersive Global Middle Ages. The Institute’s stated purpose is advancing the digital humanities in 2021 and finding a balance that signals a fundamental transition in how we study and represent history and culture that is not so disruptive that humanists are overtaken by new digital processes and tools. True to this spirit, we propose the Immersive Global Middle Ages Institute, which finds an ideal pathway for humanists to assume ownership of digital immersive technologies without abandoning their disciplinary homelands. Experiencing other times, places, and cultures through immersive technology is a flourishing methodology in research and teaching. At the completion of the 28-month Institute of virtual and in-person workshops, each of its fourteen participants will deliver and present a substantive project that demonstrates their mastery of immersive digital humanities and medieval global theory, applied methods, and production. The Institute targets ethnically, racially, and gender-diverse academics and researchers in the humanities with new and emergent projects related to the Global Middle Ages, but also welcomes applicants working in cultural institutions, associations, museums, libraries, archives, and other humanities-related organizations.