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English graduate students become new Scholars' Lab Fellows

The 2014-2015 Scholars' Lab graduate fellows include three graduate students from the English Department- Jennifer Foy, Amy Boyd, and Andrew Ferguson.

Jennifer Foy (English), James Ambuske (History), and Emily Senefeld (History) were awarded the three Digital Humanities Graduate Fellowships. Throughout the year, they will have the opportunity to collaborate closely with Scholars’ Lab staff to integrate digital tools and methods to their dissertation research. Jennifer Foy’s dissertation is titled “Mapping Sympathy: Sensibility, Stigma, and Space in the Long Eighteenth Century;” James Ambuske’s dissertation is titled “Scotland’s American Revolution: Emigration and Imperial Crisis, 1763-1803;" Emily Senefeld project is titled “The Cultural Programs of the Highlander Folk School, 1932-1964.”

In addition, six fellows were chosen for the Praxis Program. Under the guidance of Scholars' Lab faculty and staff, they will design and create a full-fledged digital humanities project or software tool; past Praxis teams have worked on Prism and Ivanhoe. The 2014-2015 Praxis Fellows are Amy Boyd (English), Swati Chawla (History), Andrew Ferguson (English), Joris Gjata (Sociology), Jennifer Grayburn (Art and Architecture), and Steven Lewis (Music).

Read the full Scholars' Lab announcement here.

Date: 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014