Rongqian Ma, assistant professor of information and library science for the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, has received a 2023-24 Indiana University Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities Faculty Fellowship.
IDAH Faculty Fellowships promote cross-disciplinary and cross-functional campus collaborations, provide dedicated consultation for digital project development, and bridge funding gaps for faculty seeking promotions on the basis of digital-arts or digital-humanities portfolio.
“This award will allow Rongqian to not only pursue her innovative research," said Noriko Hara, professor of information science and chair of Information and Library Science, “but also be connected to other DH researchers at IU.”
The fellowship objective is to help IU faculty members complete an interdisciplinary arts and/or humanities scholarly investigation or creative activity with a significant digital component in pursuit oftenure and/or promotion. It provides funding up to $11,000 based on tasks that support the completion of a project.
Research must contribute to the field in general, show innovative use of digital methods, and be completed within a year of funding.
“During my fellowship year, I plan to work with the IDAH team to explore how visual languages emerge and develop as an important part of digital humanities scholarship and discourse,” Ma said. “I have benefited from IDAH’s previous consultations on data collection and methods for this project, and I look forward to developing more in-depth collaborations with the IDAH team.”