My Vietnam Your Iraq

2010 IDAH Fellow Ron Osgood is developing an interactive documentary that will tell stories about the Vietnam War from both sides. More about Ron Osgood

Virtual Kumasi Central Market

Gracia Clark, a 2010 IDAH fellow, seeks to recreate the fieldwork experience by structuring the original materials interactively so that the visitors’ questions shape what they learn. Her project is titled, "Virtual Kumasi Central Market." More about Gracia Clark

Dolinsky at Intermedia

2009 IDAH Fellow Margaret Dolinsky participates in the Intermedia Festival,  a unique series of concerts and events presenting futuristic modes of live performance in the telematic and media arts. More about Margaret Dolinsky ...


The goal of the Digital Arts and Humanities Fellowship is to help IUB faculty members expand digital arts and humanities research and creative activity. Fellows will work collaboratively with a team of specialists to enhance their understanding of digital tools with the aim of preparing prototypes for major projects and developing and submitting grant proposals for external funding. In addition, fellows participate in ongoing workshops with a team of specialists and other faculty fellows. Following the fellowship period, fellows may be invited to work with the Institute, which will assist in hiring and supervising appropriate staff for the projects.

Digital Arts and Humanities Fellowships may last from one semester to one year (i.e., two semesters and one summer), depending on the arrangement between the fellow and the Institute. Within this timeframe, fellows will be expected to submit at least one grant proposal for external funding and to participate in ongoing workshops with a team of specialists and other faculty fellows. Following the fellowship period, fellows are invited to work with the Institute, which will assist in hiring and supervising appropriate staff for the projects.

The following are 2012 Faculty Fellows:

Daniel Reed

Daniel Reed, an associate professor in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology, received a Collaborative Research and Creative Activity Funding (CRCAF) grant from the Office of the Vice Provost for Research to collaborate with IDAH on a project that associates multimedia with his forthcoming book. As an IDAH fellow through his CRCA grant, Daniel will work with us during the 2012-2013 academic year, and participate in IDAH activities.

His project, “Dancing (Together) Around Discourses: Providing Online Access to Annotated Multimedia Materials on Ivorian Immigrant Performance" will examine adaptations of performative form and meaning in the lives of musicians, dancers and mask performers from Côte d’Ivoire living in the United States. Through life histories and performance analysis, this study argues that performative adaptations cannot be understood in binary terms such as homeland/new land, but rather as fluid social and cultural processes intertwined with shifting circumstances in immigrant performers’ lives. Immigrant performers occupy multiple spaces simultaneously; as members of an immigrant community geographically dispersed across the eastern US, they are simultaneously unmoored from their place of origin and deeply engaged in its symbolic representation to North American audiences. These artists operate strategically in and around discourses of Africa as an authentic, racialized, sacred space, at turns reifying and challenging such discourse.

During this project Daniel will partner with IDAH and the Ethnomusicology Multimedia (EM) publication series to annotate his book’s companion multimedia materials for online access on the new (EM) series website built by IDAH. He will prepare his materials using the Annotation Management System (AMS), an online software application designed specifically for the EM series by IDAH to upload, segment, and annotate digitized audio, video, and photographic files and link them directly to specific passages in a book.


IDAH and Data to Insight Center Collaborate to Support Teams of 2011-2012 Fellows

IDAH has also joined the Data to Insight Center, part of IU’s Pervasive Technology Institute (PTI), in sponsoring fellowships given to two teams for collaborative projects in which scholars from the arts and humanities join with computer scientists and informatics specialists to advance humanities research. The Data to Insight Center (D2I) undertakes research to harness the vast stores of digital data being produced by modern computational resources, allowing scientists and companies to make better use of these data and find the important meaning that lies within them.
The 2011-2012 fellowship recipients are:

“Developing a Model for the Automatic Analysis of Hebrew Learners’ Proficiency (MAP-H)”

Ayelet Weiss(Jewish Studies)

Sandra Kuebler (Computational Linguistics) Markus Dickinson (Computational Linguistics)

This project will develop a new method to automatically analyze the language of Hebrew learners in order to determine their proficiency on a very fine-grained level. This novel method is based on Computational Linguistics (CL) technology, which will be used for locating errors in learners’ productions and for classifying these errors into levels of proficiency.

“Reordering Virtual Reality: Recording and Recreating Real-Time Experiences for Art and Science”

Margaret Dolinsky (Fine Arts) Eric Wernert (UITS) William Sherman (UITS)

This project models a system and methodology for capturing, annotating, and re-experiencing interactive virtual reality artworks. These methods hold promise not only within the realm of the visual and performing arts, but also for training simulations and scientific visualization.


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