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Five faculty selected for 2018 Chicago Fellows

Digital Chicago: Unearthing History and Culture is pleased to announce our incoming cohort of Chicago Fellows!

Each year, starting in 2015, Digital Chicago, the college’s four-year, $800,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, has sponsored the work of several faculty Chicago Fellows. These faculty conduct research into forgotten or at-risk elements of Chicago’s history and culture and share their results through digital humanities projects. 2018 marks the final year of the grant.

You can find more information about these projects on our Chicago Fellows webpage

Annie Barry, Assistant Professor of Music

“Irish Music in Chicago”

Rudi Batzell, Assistant Professor of History

“Power, Distinction, Display: Excavating Elite Social Networks in the Midwestern Metropolis, 1850-1950”    

Elizabeth Benacka, Assistant Professor of Communication

“Drag in the Windy City: The Political History of Gender Performance in Chicago”

Courtney Cain, Assistant Professor of History

“The Sanctity of Stories: Haitian Churches and Oral Histories in Chicago”

W. Rand Smith, Irving L. and Fern D. Young Presidential Professor of Politics, Emeritus

“Keeping Tradition Alive: Chicago’s Folk Music Community in the 1960s”

Rebecca Graff, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, continues as our Chicago Archaeological Fellow through the end of 2018.

The grant team, including Project Director Davis Schneiderman; Chicago Digital Humanities Coordinator Emily Mace, and Digital Archivist Anne Thomason, looks forward to working with these Fellows in 2018, and hopes you will join us in congratulating the incoming cohort of Fellows.