Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Period of Performance

6/1/2022 - 12/31/2024

Funding Totals

$98,420.00 (approved)
$89,110.00 (awarded)

Digital Exploration of North Carolina Central University's History

FAIN: AB-284570-22

North Carolina Central University (Durham, NC 27707-3129)
Rachelle Suzanne Gold (Project Director: May 2021 to present)
Kathryn Cole Wymer (Co Project Director: January 2022 to July 2023)

A two-year project organizing digital humanities workshops for faculty to incorporate digitized materials about campus history.

Faculty and staff from Humanities disciplines within the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities at North Carolina Central University will form a cohort to participate in a two-year project (2022-2024) that uses the NCCU materials at Digital NC (especially the newspapers and yearbooks) and the materials in the NCCU Archives to develop teaching materials to be implemented in their courses. In the first year, we will coordinate with the Digital Humanities Research Institute at CUNY for workshop materials and instructors who would be willing to run a week of workshops. After the workshop, faculty members will be expected to create and implement course modules using this digital archival material. In the second year, faculty members will participate in a symposium discussing their results and will engage with other faculty members in their disciplines as well as the greater university community and the citizens of Durham, NC.

Media Coverage

2 NCCU professors win grant to digitize university’s history (Media Coverage)
Publication: WRAL TechWire
Date: 2/11/2022
Abstract: DURHAM – Two North Carolina Central University (NCCU) English professors have been awarded a two-year, $98,420 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities