BC150 Seeks Summer 2018 Digital Humanities Fellow

Applications are no longer being accepted for this fellowship.

Bull City 150, a joint project of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity and the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, seeks a summer fellow to help develop an online complement to the award-winning public exhibition Uneven Ground: the Foundations of Housing Inequality in Durham, NC. The online exhibit will duplicate much of the existing exhibit content while also incorporating newly developed interactive elements to engage a broad Durham public.

Uneven Ground, which profiles the history of housing and land in Durham County, NC through a racial equity lens, currently exists as a physical traveling exhibit. The fellow will work with Bull City 150 staff to translate the existing physical exhibit content (consisting of 28 large panels, two map-based interactives and three audio stations) into a set of digital content items within our existing WordPress-based web platform.

The fellow will also have an opportunity to work with Bull City 150’s Research Cartographer to co-develop new dynamic interactive elements which complement or extend the exhibit, to be determined based on the fellow’s personal interests and skills — possibilities include web-based interactive maps, interactive data visualizations, or interactive timelines.

We’re looking for fellows who have some existing digital humanities skill set and are looking for an opportunity to deepen those skills through working on an exciting project, utilizing modern web development practices. BC150 staff can provide mentorship in public history, web development, and interactive mapping. We think this would be an ideal opportunity for a graduate student or undergrad with an interest in digital humanities, but the position is open to anyone with skills & interest!

Skills desired:

  • Basic working knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • Basic knowledge of git / github
  • Image editing and optimization using Adobe Photoshop or similar tools
  • Basic working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator
  • Familiarity with a web-based interactive mapping platform — possibilities include Carto, ArcMap Online, or leaflet
  • Some subject-matter knowledge in the history of racial wealth inequality in the Southern United States

The fellow will receive a stipend of $5,000, and access to office space during that time period. Fellows will be able to set their own work schedule, with an expected average commitment of approximately 20 hours per week over the fellowship period of June 1 – August 31, 2018.

Applications are no longer being accepted for this fellowship.

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