The amount of digital work being done at UVa is impressive, and this year’s applicants for the NINES Fellowship were particularly strong. We’re happy to announce that, in addition to the the NINES Fellowship, we have introduced the NINES Internship as a training ground for projects just getting underway. Whereas NINES Fellows will be refining and developing existing projects, NINES Interns will get a crash course in digital scholarship and the chance, through discussion and hand-on training, to define the parameters of their own potential projects.
The NINES Fellows
Jean Bauer (Ph.D. Candidate, Corcoran Department of History).
NINES is thrilled to support Jean’s project, The Early American Foreign Service Database, a Ruby on Rails and MySQL application that catalogs all United States diplomats and consuls who served during the first fifty years of the U.S. Foreign Service. At her final presentation as a Scholar’s Lab Fellow this year, Jean showed that she has already made great strides in the construction of her data model, so we look forward to aiding the refinement and dissemination of her project.
C. Scott Nesbit, Jr. (Ph. D Candidate, Corcoran Department of History).
Scott comes to NINES with an already impressive resume in digital scholarship, thanks to his association with the Virginia Center for Digital History. From geographical analysis for The Countryside Transformed: The Railroad and the Eastern Shore of Virginia, 1870-1935 to archival work for The Valley of the Shadow and directing the Emancipation Project, Scott’s knowledge and talent have proven to be formidable. His new digital project, Metaphysical States: Religious Rhetoric in the Age of Nation and Empire, will explore the cross-pollination of religious concepts and political thought across the long nineteenth century.
The NINES Interns
Heather Bowlby and Kristin Jensen (both Ph.D. Candidates in UVa’s Department of English) will join NINES for one semester to brainstorm and initiate work on their proposed topics. Over the course of the next year, we hope that their involvement with the NINES Fellows, as well as the helpful folks downstairs in the Scholar’s Lab, will give them the tools they need to get their projects off the ground.
Please join us in welcoming Jean, Scott, Heather and Kristen to NINES!