Podcasting the Humanities: Creating Digital Stories for the Public
NHC Virtual Institute for College/University Faculty and Staff
June 12–16, 2023
in partnership with the Digital Humanities Center, San Diego State University
This five-day virtual institute will provide hands-on training for college and university faculty and staff, including librarians, digital humanities practitioners, and administrators, to translate research, commentary, and community-sourced narratives into podcast episodes. Working in cross-disciplinary and intra-university teams, participants will learn how to express ideas in storyboard form, create and collect audio content, and edit their narrative into an entertaining, powerful podcast. All equipment will be provided, and technical support will be given throughout the week.
- Forge new intellectual connections between public life, humanities research, and responsive digital media.
- Deepen collaborative inquiry and project management skills.
- Hone their ability to communicate humanities expertise in accessible and publicly-responsive formats.
- Acquire conceptual and technical skills to create, revise, and publish broadcast-ready podcasts.
- Develop skills and networks valuable within and beyond the university.
Participants will receive 40 professional development hours by completing this institute.
All college or university faculty and staff are eligible to participate. Tuition for each participant is $975 and includes all equipment (microphone, headphones, windscreen) and materials.
Institute Scholarship Program
We are offering up to four scholarships for faculty, instructors, librarians, digital humanities staff, and independent scholars who are interested in attending the institute, but do not have financial support from their institutions or cannot afford to attend. Those who receive a scholarship will receive free tuition and all equipment.
Applicants should submit a CV and one-page response explaining what they are interested in learning and how they plan to use their new podcasting and public storytelling expertise. Applications are due April 21, 2023. Please submit all application materials as PDFs to firstname.lastname@example.org
Facilitators and Speakers
Associate Vice President of Faculty Advancement, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, San Diego State University
Digital Humanities Librarian and Digital Humanities Center Director, San Diego State University
Professor of Philosophy, University of California, Riverside; creator of Hi-Phi Nation