IAH Digital Arts and Humanities Initiative
The IAH Initiative for Digital Arts and Humanities was started in 2008
to facilitate digital projects based on scholarly and artistic
research. The IAH seeks to encourage the integration of digital media
into traditional academic practice by hosting events and promoting
access to ideas, tools and resources
We have developed an ongoing program of speakers, workshops and discussions to inspire digital work and collaboration, including the 2010 C.H.A.T. Festival, a Mozilla Design Jam and an augmented reality workshop. This website will be updated with resources, projects and opportunities for digital research. If you would like to be added to the digital listserv, please email Joyce Rudinsky at firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2012, the Institute was instrumental in securing a $1.4 million digital humanities grant from the Mellon Foundation to support UNC’s ongoing innovation in this area. There will be eight IAH fellowships in conjunction with UNC's Digital Innovation Lab for work in the digital humanities awarded over the next four years as part of a comprehensive program to bring the digital humanities into both the research and curriculum of our humanities departments.
Research Computing Partnership
The IAH has recently begun a partnership with Research Computing’s Joe Ryan. Joe is a Humanities Research Associate and is responsible for supporting humanities research technology on campus. He has experience in data modeling, user interface and experience design, mobile development, web development, text indexing and searching, markup languages, and many other technical building blocks of digital humanities work. Joe is in Hyde Hall on Wednesdays and by appointment.
If you’re planning a technology project, or stuck in the midst of one, or can’t make sense of the pragmatic side of applying technological tools to your work, Joe is ready and willing to help. Email him at email@example.com to set up a time to meet.
Joe comes out of the digital library world, most recently the Digital Library Initiatives unit at NC State University Libraries. At NC State, Joe worked on a variety of technology prototyping efforts, including the award-winning NC Architects & Builders: A Biographical Dictionary.