Congratulations to CDIL Digital Scholarship Fellow Denise Bennett! Her project "Idaho’s LGBTQ Community: Oral Histories" was recently awarded a Creating Humanities Communities Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).


We are collaborative by design, connecting faculty, staff, and students with technology and with each other.


We open up spaces and opportunities to explore the new ideas, new tools, and new modes of working in our increasingly digital world.


We build digital platforms and technological expertise to advance research, teaching, and creative endeavors at the University of Idaho.


The Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning (CDIL) is a collaboration between the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) and the University of Idaho Library. Its purpose is to advance digital scholarship opportunities at the University of Idaho.


CDIL began in 2015 as a series of meetings convened by Andrew Kersten, Dean of the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS). These meetings brought together faculty from CLASS and the Library who were interested in advancing digital scholarship on campus and exploring collaborative research and teaching opportunities. In 2016, President Chuck Staben selected the CDIL as one of five campus projects, chosen from a pool of 43 applicants, to be awarded a Vandal Ideas Project (VIP) grant. The CDIL has used these funds, under the direction of Devin Becker, UI Library’s Head of Data & Digital Services and the CDIL’s first director, to outfit the physical center in the UI Library and to fund two different digital scholarship fellowship programs and two graduate research assistantships.


The CDIL is located on the second floor of the University of Idaho Library, Room 211. The center is available for meetings and project work related to digital scholarship activities at the University of Idaho. We have 15 computers and three virtual reality platforms (HTC VIVE, Oculus Rift, Playstation) available for demonstration and education purposes. Contact Director Devin Becker with any questions.

For more information on CDIL's first year, check out our infographic or read our 2017 fact sheet.


Devin Becker

Director, CDIL
University of Idaho Library

Denise Bennett

Assistant Professor
Journalism and Mass Media

Barry Bilderback

Associate Professor

Matthew Fox-Amato

Assistant Professor

Rodney Frey

Sociology & Anthropology

Bruce Godfrey

GIS Librarian
University of Idaho Library

Patricia Hart

Associate Professor
Journalism and Mass Media

Ben Hunter

Associate Dean
University of Idaho Library

Kristine Levan

Assistant Professor
Sociology & Anthropology

Sarah Nelson

Associate Professor
Modern Languages & Cultures

Rochelle Smith

Reference & Instruction Librarian
University of Idaho Library

Rebecca Scofield

Assistant Professor

Adam Sowards


Erin Stoddart

Head, Special Collections and Archives
University of Idaho Library

Alexandra Teague

Assistant Professor

Evan Williamson

Digital Infrastructure Librarian
University of Idaho Library

Digital Scholarship on the Palouse

Engaging the virtual through the local and vice versa.


Workshops & Events


CDIL workshops engage faculty, staff, and students on campus with a variety of tools and techniques for working with data and technology in their research projects.

Most workshops are held in the CDIL (Room 211) or the instruction room on the second floor of the library.

If you'd like to request or lead a workshop, please email the Workshop Coordinator, Evan Williamson at

Upcoming Workshops

DH Workshops and Events in the area

Washington State University's Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation (CDSC) offers regular digital scholarship workshops and public programming.

CDSC Events

Fellowships & Opportunities


CDIL Digital Scholarship Fellowships

CDIL Digital Scholarship Fellows receive a course release in the Spring semester to explore a digital research or teaching project.

Application Information and Instructions forthcoming

Spring 2017 Fellows:

  • Denise Bennett (Assistant Professor, JAMM) will be collecting and publishing Idaho LGBTQA Oral Histories, which will later be used for a documentary film.
  • Stacey Camp (Associate Professor, Sociology & Anthropology) will be working on an augmented reality (AR) application for local history (think Pokémon Go).

CDIL Summer Fellowships

Summer Fellows participate in a week-long symposium during which they explore various digital scholarship tools and ideas.

Application Information and Instructions forthcoming

Summer 2017 Fellows:

Undergrads and Graduate Students

If you're interested in working with the CDIL, please contact Devin Becker regarding available opportunities. We often have work available via work-study and temporary help opportunities.

Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning

Room 211
University of Idaho Library
Moscow, Idaho