Application & Eligibility
Applicants must be enrolled in a UI graduate program in any college or department and on campus during AY 2013-2014. Applications are welcome from all fields as long as the student’s interests align with those of the digital arts and humanities. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a brief bio, a CV, and an email from your academic advisor. For a full checklist of application requirements, go to: http://obermann.uiowa.edu/programs/hastac.
Past HASTAC Scholars’ Work
In addition to blogging about digital media and learning at the UI and participating in HASTAC discussion forums, UI HASTAC Scholars also work on a project that supports the digital arts and humanities. Past HASTAC Scholars have helped to create the City of Literature smartphone application, organized Iowa’s first THATCamp (an “unconference” focused on technology and the humanities), organized a symposium on technolog and teaching ("Rewiring the Classroom"), and brought a group together to discuss digitization and museums, a talk that can be viewed here.
Informationational Session: Meet current HASTAC Scholars
Current UI HASTAC Scholars will meet with interested students on April 8 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm at the Digital Studio for the Public Humanities. DSPH is located in the Main Library [LIB-1015] on the ground floor in the northwest corner. All are welcome to attend this informational session.
Applicants must be enrolled in a UI graduate program (in any college or department), on campus in AY 2013-2014, and in good standing in their graduate programs.
UI HASTAC Scholars will have three primary requirements for the year:
- Engage in a blog maintained on the HASTAC web site at least twice a month in which the applicant reports on relevant activities at the University of Iowa.
- Contribute to HASTAC Scholar Discussion Forums, either by hosting or commenting. These very lively discussions are part of the backbone of the HASTAC Scholars program.
- Build community and conversation by commenting, tweeting, covering conferences, and helping organize local meet-ups.
- Work with the Obermann Center and DSPH on a project that supports the digital arts, humanities, and sciences at the UI and also enhances the applicant’s graduate studies. Note: We will work with each Scholar to be certain that the project is manageable in relation to demands of the student’s graduate program.
Deadline: April 30, 2013 by 5:00 p.m.
Submit the following materials in a single pdf document to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- A letter of interest indicating how participation in HASTAC would benefit the applicant and how his or her work to date reflects HASTAC’s principles.
- A brief bio paragraph of no more than 250 words that mentions research projects and interests, including dissertation if applicable, and applicant’s HASTAC-related interests and work.
- A curriculum vitae of no more than two pages.
- An email from your academic advisor addressed to email@example.com stating the following: “I affirm that APPLICANT’S NAME is in good standing in NAME OF GRADUATE PROGRAM and will be on campus for the 2013-2014 academic year. I support this application to the HASTAC Scholar program.
For more information or questions contact Neda Barrett at 335.4034 or firstname.lastname@example.org.