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

Evan Williamson

Digital Infrastructure Librarian
University of Idaho Library


Denise Bennett

Assistant Professor
Journalism and Mass Media

Matthew Fox-Amato

Assistant Professor

Kristine Levan

Assistant Professor
Sociology & Anthropology

Adam Sowards



Barry Bilderback

Associate Professor

Rodney Frey

Sociology & Anthropology

Bruce Godfrey

GIS Librarian
University of Idaho Library

Patricia Hart

Associate Professor
Journalism and Mass Media

Rebecca Scofield

Assistant Professor

Erin Stoddart

Head, Special Collections and Archives
University of Idaho Library

Alexandra Teague

Assistant Professor

Digital Scholarship on the Palouse

Engaging the virtual through the local and vice versa.


Boys jumping off a pier and label for CCC Collection

Vandal Poem of the Day

Rodney Frey at Turning of the Wheel opening event

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

Fellowship applications are now closed. Information on our Palouse Digital Scholarship Symposium and the selected fellows can be found here:


CDIL Digital Scholarship Fellowships

Deadline: March 9, 2018

Information and Application Instructions Available Here:
Fall 2018 CDIL Digital Scholarship Fellowship

The CDIL Digital Scholarship Fellowship program provides time and assistance for faculty members in the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences to begin or continue exploring digital means for publishing or accomplishing their research. Selected Fellows will receive a course release during the Fall 2018 semester to enable them to work with CDIL staff and faculty in the pursuit of a digital scholarship project or the development of digital scholarship expertise.

Spring 2017 Fellows:

CDIL Summer Symposium Fellowships

Deadline: March 9, 2018

Information and Application Instructions Available Here:
Link to Application
Information Sheet on the Faculty Summer Fellowship

The CDIL Summer Fellowship program supports College of Letters, Arts and Social Science (CLASS) faculty as they begin or continue expanding their work with digital scholarship tools, projects, and processes. The award will provide $1500 of summer salary to participate with a cohort of fellow awardees from both the University of Idaho and Washington State University’s Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation (CDSC) in the inaugural Palouse Digital Scholarship Symposium.

CDIL Summer Symposium 2017:

The faculty fellowships are sponsored in part by our campus partners at the Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED).

Undergrads and Graduate Students

Deadline: March 9, 2018

This summer, with the assistance of the College of Graduate Studies (COGS) and the Office of Undergraduate Research(OUR), we are offering summer fellowships for both graduate and undergraduate students.

Information and Application Instructions Available Here:
Link to Application
Information Sheet on the Graduate Student Summer Fellowship
Information Sheet on the Undergraduate Student Summer Fellowship

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


Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning

Room 211
University of Idaho Library
Moscow, Idaho