Humanities Without Walls Consortium selects graduate student in national competition

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by Kay Walter Thu, 02/23/2017 - 14:34

The Humanities Without Walls (HWW) Consortium has named Christy Hyman, a University of Nebraska—Lincoln history doctoral student, as a 2017 National HWW PreDoctoral Fellow. Hyman, who was also a Digital Scholarship Incubator Fellow and is enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities at Nebraska, will attend the three-week long workshop in Chicago in July 2017. 

Hyman is developing The Oak of Jerusalem: Flight, Refuge, and Reconnaissance in the Great Dismal Swamp Region to highlight and analyze the Great Dismal Swamp landscape, using spatial technologies to uncover enslaved canal laborers' intellectual networks.

“Collaborative processes are an essential piece to humanities scholarship and I welcome the opportunity to embrace this concept even more at the Humanities Without Walls summer workshop,” Hyman said.

As a fellow, Hyman will attend a 2017 Pre-Doctoral Summer Workshop organized by and presented in partnership with the Chicago Humanities Festival. Guided by one of the leading public humanities organizations in the nation, these workshops encourage humanities doctoral students to think of themselves as agents of the public humanities and showcase opportunities beyond the walls of the academy.

The consortium is a group of humanities centers and institutes at 15 major research universities. Based at the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the consortium is funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  Nebraska's Center for Digital Research in the Humanities is a member.