Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation

Summer Fellowship 2018 Opportunities

With support from the WSU Libraries and the College of Arts and Sciences, and in partnership with the Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning (CDIL) at the University of Idaho, the CDSC is offering a limited number of six-week summer fellowships to attend the 2018 Palouse Digital Scholarship Symposium, and work with CDSC staff to develop and support digital projects.

The fellowships are available to faculty and graduate students at the WSU Pullman campus.

Fellowship details:

The 2018 fellowships include participation in the one-week Palouse Digital Scholarship Symposium (presented in partnership with the CDIL), as well as five weeks of work on individual projects at the CDSC. Participants must be in Pullman during the full fellowship period (May 11-June 15).


The Palouse Digital Scholarship Symposium is aimed at providing faculty and graduate students with project planning for using digital tools, technologies, and platforms in research, scholarship, and teaching. No prior work with or expertise in digital technology is required, only an open mind. The symposium includes a kick-off event of May 11th, and then runs May 14-18th.


The fellowships provide faculty and graduate students with a partial stipend for projects that incorporate digital tools, technologies, or platforms in research or teaching. No prior experience or technical expertise is required. The fellowship will include structured time at the CDSC where our staff will provide hands-on support to help you implement the project.

Applications, due March 28, 2018, will include a brief project description and statement of interest. To apply for the fellowship, please complete this online form.

CDSC Summer Fellows 2017

Julie M. Staggers profileJulie M. Staggers is an Associate Professor of English. Her current book, Rhetoric, Risk, and Secrecy in the Atomic City, explores the development of a secrecy culture at the Hanford Site, the Manhattan Project’s plutonium production facility during World War II. Her fellowship project involves documenting pivotal incidents in Hanford’s history of secrecy, safety, and contamination. She will also create an online space for recruiting participants and collecting oral histories from nuclear whistleblowers. The materials—and technology skills—she develops at the CDSC will support a new research project investigating whistleblowing as a form of “acquired literacy” in technical workplaces.
Pierce Greenberg PofilePierce Greenberg is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at WSU. His dissertation analyzes the characteristics of communities near hazardous coal waste impoundments in Appalachia. His project at the CDSC involves archiving and aggregating information about the history and risks associated with coal impoundments. A key element of the project is creating a publicly accessible map and database of coal impoundment locations. Parts of the fellowship project grow out of the research he recently published in Rural Sociology.
Robert R. McCoy ProfileRobert R. McCoy is an Associate Professor in the History Department. As a public historian, his work focuses on memory and historical narratives, with a special interest in the narratives created about Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest. His most recent book is The History of American Indians (ABC-CLIO/Greenwood) co-authored with Steve Fountain. His project at the CDSC is the beginning of a long-term digital public history project on the Spokane River.

CDSC Summer Fellows 2016

Hallie Meredith ProfileDr. Hallie Meredith is an ancient art historian in Fine Arts. She received her doctorate in Classical Archaeology from Lincoln College, University of Oxford. She is the glass specialist for an excavation at Çadir Höyük, Turkey and has won several awards for teaching with technology, see Dr. Meredith’s project with the CDSC offers undergraduates the digital tools with which to critically engage with questions of production and process in the ancient world.
Brianna Webb ProfileBrianna Webb is a MA student in the History Department, and worked on her project “Building Berlin: Monuments, Landscape, and Postwar Reconstruction.” With this project, she built a tool directed towards students, that will allow a more interactive approach for looking at how Berlin has changed over time. Specifically, Ms. Webb has built a timeline looking at the impact World War II and the Cold War had on the construction of monuments and landscape in Berlin.
Jeffrey C. Sanders ProfileJeffrey C. Sanders is an Associate Professor in the History Department, and his work focuses on the environmental and urban history of the US West in the twentieth century. His current book project explores the history of childhood and environment in the region after World War II. During his time at the Center he designed a new digital history course to add to the department of history’s UCORE offerings and he plans to use his new digital skills to map research data related to a chapter from his work in progress.