Initiatives

The main thrust of CDH Pune initiatives is to support Indian scholars and educators who are exploring and developing digital humanities research and projects. We do so by offering skill-building workshops and winter schools, sponsoring conference panels and small scholarships, and providing consultation services for DH courses and programs. The Center also pursues short-term digital projects which are of local or national significance.

For additional information, please email us at iasepune[at]gmail.com or cdhpune[at]gmail.com.

PROGRAMS

DH Winter School
Biennially held, the DH Winter School offers an opportunity for Indian scholars to participate in workshops and discussions on digital research methods and digital pedagogy. This event has been held in 2014 and 2016, and it will be held again in December 2018 in Pune. As we would like this to be a networking opportunity, invited speakers for the Winter School are generally DH scholars located in India. In previous years, we have had workshops and presentations by Sukanta Chaudhuri (Jadavpur University), Rahul Gairola (IIT Roorkee), Nirmala Menon (IIT Indore), Souvik Mukherjee (Presidency University), and Padmini Ray Murray (Shristi).

DH Workshops & Talks
CDH Pune sponsors research talks and one day workshops by visiting DH scholars in Pune. We also support DH panels at the International Conference on Language, Literature, and Culture (ICLLC) organized by our sister institute, IASE Pune.

PUBLICATIONS

The 2016 DH Winter School led to a special issue on Digital Humanities published by Asian Quarterly.

Journal Name: Asian Quarterly: An International Journal of Contemporary Issues
Special Issue Title: Special Issue in Digital Humanities
Special Issue Editor: Dr. Dhanashree Thorat
Published: Feb 2018, Volume 15, Issue 4

CONSULTATION SERVICES

CDH Pune affiliated faculty can consult on DH program building: this includes developing DH courses and creating new DH certificates or programs at university level. We are particularly interested in supporting DH scholars who are trying to make a case for digital humanities to university administrations. We can also provide recommendations to other DH scholars in India as appropriate to the project at hand.

In May 2014, CDH Pune partnered with Shivaji University in Kolhapur to guide Digital Humanities activities at SU. In the course of the 2 year collaboration, we conducted DH workshops for faculty and students at SU.

SPONSORSHIPS

We offer sponsorships for various DH opportunities depending on the availability of funds. In the past, we have sponsored a HASTAC Scholar (Radhika Diwan, 2016-2018) and offered a travel grant for the DHAI 2018 conference. We welcome inquiries from students who are interested in applying for the HASTAC Scholars Program (applications generally open in September).

DIGITAL PROJECTS

Digital Humanities in India: This is an ongoing project tracing the landscape of Digital Humanities in India. The project site is a collection of digital humanities projects, Indian scholarship on DH, and DH programs.

Martin Luther King, Jr. in India: This is a planned project documenting a five week trip by Martin Luther King, Jr. to a number of Indian cities in 1959.

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