ENGL388D - Writing Internship: Dickinson Electronic Archives

Join a research team of senior scholars, graduate students, and undergraduates working across the university and with institutions of higher learning across country, as well as with the Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst, Massachusetts. In collaboration with the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH; http://www.mith.umd.edu), the Dickinson Electronic Archives (DEA; http://emilydickinson.org) project is offering internships for up to three credit hours in humanities computing theory and practice. Interns will work in areas of new media and can specify on which of the many DEA‘s publishing initiatives they would like to spend at least eight hours per week. Projects currently available are publications of Dickinson family papers that have not been available for the past century, and research exploring the significance of erotic expressions that is part of NORA (http://www.noraproject.org), a data mining and visualization project in collaboration with HCIL (http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil), and the Universities of Alberta, Illinois, Nebraska, and Virginia. Interns will be asked to write a short progress report or research paper at mid-term and another at the end of the semester. Besides working on cutting-edge humanities projects, interns will acquire skills increasingly necessary for graduate study and advancement in today‘s work force and will be trained in high quality text encoding and scanning techniques. NO ADVANCED TRAINING IS REQUIRED, just a willingness to learn and become part of a research team. To apply, please consult your advisor and/or contact Professor Martha Nell Smith <mnsmith@umd.edu>.

Repeatable to 9 credits.


Permission of the department. Contact Professor Martha Nell Smith, mnsmith@umd.edu