The Digital Humanities Center hosts a recently graduated Barnard student each year. As part of their work at the Center, the DHC Post-Baccalaureate Fellow designs and carries out a digital humanities research project. They are also encouraged and supported in sharing their work with the Barnard community and externally at Digital Humanities or relevant scholarly or community conferences.
In The Girl, The Myth, The Fanfiction, Taylor Faires, hopes to drive home the idea that our stories, and how we tell them, tell us a great deal about who we are. In their interactive Scalar book, fanfiction is analyzed through the lens of performance studies. The book was designed to be inclusive of the communities it analyzed in its use of accessible language, multiple pathways, and a design that channels early 2000s fansites.
Creator(s): Taylor Faires (2019-20 Post-Baccalaureate Fellow)
In their Scalar book project, Sylvia explores the novel persistence of opera in our increasingly digital age. The Met in Motion analyzes how opera today has continued to stay relevant in the digital age. Their project discusses topics such as representation, streaming, archive, and culture in opera. Utilizing media functions heavily and integrating audio and visual clips, Sylvia stages opera’s evolution and the abiding appeal of an institution like the Met despite the digital world.
Creator(s): Sylvia Korman (2018-19 Post-Baccalaureate Fellow)