Insights from Managing a Humanities Project: A conversation with graduate students
Why would a graduate student want to work on a digital humanities project? Digital humanities projects force us to re-examine our practices and often take on unfamiliar roles, to collaborate and communicate with people outside our discipline and even our profession, and to confront problems that have no obvious solution or established process for solving them. Yet through active engagement in helping manage these projects, graduate students can gain experiences, insights, and skills that support and extend their curricular work: resiliency and creativity in the face of obstacles; active listening and effective communication with collaborators; and an understanding of how to engage problems and lead change. Join this conversation with three current graduate students as they talk about their management roles on different digital projects — their roles, tasks, and challenges — and the personal and professional insights they’ve gained.
The DH on the Edge series prompts discussion around current challenges in digital humanities scholarship. These talks encourage thoughtful engagement with new approaches to scholarly work and spotlight not only current practitioners but also resources for conducting digital projects.
Sponsored by Duke University Libraries (Digital Scholarship Services, The/EDGE), the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute (PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge, Digital Humanities Initiative), and The Graduate School.
Liz Crisenbery (doctoral candidate in musicology, Duke University)
Divya Rajaram (masters candidate in engineering management, Duke University)
Heather Suzanne Woods (doctoral candidate in communication, University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill)
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