Fall 2016 Fellows
Christina Boyles is an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Scholar of Digital Humanities at the University of Iowa. In this position, she participates in the Digital Bridges initiative with Grinnell College and the University of Iowa. She also assists with the certificate in Public Digital Humanities at the University of Iowa. Her research interests include text analysis, digital storytelling, instructional design, and multicultural American literature.
James Enloe is an archeologist working on the Paleolithic of the Old World. His interests center on the transition from archaic Homo sapiens to anatomically modern humans and on subsequent behavioral changes through the end of the Pleistocene. During his residency, he will complete a monograph on all archeological occupation levels at Verberie for publication and presentation at professional meetings and continue his ongoing collaborative research on prehistoric hunting and gathering societies.
Kimber is Associate Professor of Musicology in the School of Music. Her research has centered on biography, gender, musical reception, and the intersection of poetic recitation and music in the 19th century. She is the author of articles on the composers Felix Mendelssohn and Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, and a book, Feminine Entertainments: Women, Music, and the Spoken Word, forthcoming from the Univ. of Illinois Press. Her seminar, Classical Music in Contemporary America, and her numerous program notes reflect her interest in the revitalization of classical music’s concert culture.
Mary researches music-making and wellness in prison contexts, writing and songwriting, and collaborative communities. During her residency, she will complete the book Silenced Voices: Music-Making in U.S. Prisons. The book summarizes approaches to music-making in U.S. prisons and suggests steps for creating new musical communities in prison contexts. Additionally, she will be creating a network of researchers who lead music-making in prisons, developing new approaches to this complex and leading-edge approach to supporting returning citizens and developing restorative justice.
Hannah is a Mellon postdoctoral fellow at the Obermann Center. He earned his PhD from the University of Oregon in June 2015. He studies Anglo-American modernism, twentieth-century literature, and digital humanities. His dissertation, Networks of Modernism: Toward a Theory of Cultural Production, analyzes modernism as the product of diffuse transatlantic interactions among individuals.
Matthew Kluber is Associate Professor of Art at Grinnell College. His 2016 Obermann Fellowship is in conjunction with Digital Bridges for Humanistic Inquiry, a multi-year collaboration between the University of Iowa and Grinnell College, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Kluber will be working on the creation of a digital image database of artwork created by Grinnell students. The database will be accessible to current students and faculty as well as prospective students and alumni. It will become part of Digital Grinnell, the database for Grinnell College scholarship.
Moreton is a Postdoc Fellow with the Andrew W. Mellon Sawyer Seminar, "Cultural and Textual Exchanges: The Manuscript Across Pre-Modern Eurasia," which brings scholars of history, art history, and religion, scientists, book conservators and practitioners together to chart cultural exchanges across pre-modern Asia and Europe (c. 400-1450 CE). The interdisciplinary seminar uses a study of the manuscript book, its development and movement to map these exchanges. Moreton's research examines the influence of Islamic and Byzantine book...